Is anyone planning on going back to work?

Sheree - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Hello Everyone,
I personally have no intention to go back to work. Yet whenever i see a friend that isn't a "Close" friend or someone I havent seen in a while, or fellow work colleagues the first question they ask is "when are you coming/going back to work"
Well im not and i have no intention to. I love being a stay at home mum and I want to bring my daughter up with my morals and values not a childcare centres or babysitters.
Just wondering how everyone else feels about this question?

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Shanhan - posted on 10/07/2011

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I think it's great that you've chosen to be a stay at home mom. If you can afford to be, why not be?! I am one too and I have been for ten years. Next year, I am faced with the decision to stay home with all kids being in school full-time or just continue to be at home and it will be a difficult decision. I do know, if I choose to go back to work, it would only be because my husband isn't providing enough and I am bored.

Nelly - posted on 12/11/2010

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I agree I have 4 children ages 16,14,12 and 10 yrs old. I am still a stay at home mom with no intention to go back to work. I volunteer 4 times a week at their school, go on school trips and I have 1 day a week to do laundry and all the housework.

Tomesa - posted on 04/21/2010

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i personally am going to aim to stay home as much as possible...and while all of my children are in school, the baby will be home with me except on those days i need a break...then he's taking his little beehind to the nanny! and no i don't mind being a sahm with a baby that goes to the nanny.

Danielle - posted on 04/21/2010

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I have two kids ages 6 and 3 and stayed home with them till last year when my husband and I split up and had no choice but to go back to work. I hated it! I worked nights 11-7 my son was in school and my daughter was put in daycare for the first time in her life. I would see them maybe 4 hours a day and that killed me. Then my husband and I worked things out, right after that he was laid off due to the economy. So I kept my job and he got to do the Mr. Mom thing. One of our biggest probs before hand was that he thought I was lazy because I didn't want to go back to work. It wasn't a month before he was apologizing to me and telling me how hard it was and that as soon as he found a job I could go back to being a stay at home mom. That's what I did and I love it. My daughter will start preschool in august and I'm excited to get to go back to work again but I've loved every second of being a stay at home mom =)

Mayra - posted on 04/21/2010

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I believe it's all up to you on what you think is the best thing to do for yourself and your kids. I decided to go back to work so I can have a better chance of giving my daughter a better and seure future,i like my job and it's very rewarding but i honestly do hate working the graveyard shift and not being able to be with my daughter..it's hard but all hard work pays off.

Stacy - posted on 04/21/2010

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My 18 month old daughter is still breastfed and will be having surgery (for the kidney disorder she was born with) on may 7th and possibly 3 more by the tome she is 2 1/2 so right now I am glad to be a SAHM so I can be there for my daughter. Yea money is tight, but in the end i'll be happy that I was there to see her 1st everything. But I do plan on going and looking for a job after she is weaned and is around 2 years old. My hubby works 1 st shift 8-5 so its hard to find a 2nd shift job so i can work btwn 6pm-10 or 11 pm. most 2nd shift jobs start at 3pm so only time will tell if I can find a job that suits me.

TJ - posted on 04/21/2010

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I have a 7 month old son and have to make the decision to either go back to work or stay at home in September. I truly want to stay home, but financially I may have to go back to work. My husband would like me to be able to stay home but we just won't get ahead as fast as we would like. I just dread actually making the decision if I do have to go back, it makes me sick just thinking about not being around for my son.

Cher - posted on 04/21/2010

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I do both :) I am a SAHM during the day, and work 5 nights a week at the supermarket after my husband gets home. While I am sad that I miss bedtime 5 nights a week, it allows me to stay with them during the day. I have started studying distance ed, so when my second little treasure is in school, hopefully I'll be able to move into an alright job, rather than staying at the supermarket.

Amanda - posted on 04/21/2010

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I hated that question as well, i knew i wasn't going back after my #3 i had already missed out on the first two, so when they asked i simply say, I am at work, and i do work i am a mother a wife, a house keeper, work on the farm, and run two home business. So if you can find work at home jump on it.
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Amanda - posted on 01/28/2010

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I'm a first time mom who plans on going back to work when my baby is a year old. As much as I love being home with him, I do miss my job (I'm an RN). I'm very lucky to be able to afford to take this time off with him and was uncomfortable with the tought of putting him in daycare with someone I didn't know. I'm also very lucky to have a wonderful mother who is retiring at the end of the year and moving from NY to Mass. to take care of him. I agree that everyone should do whatever makes them happy and whatever they can afford to do.

Suzie - posted on 01/28/2010

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i have done both with my first 3 kids i worked fulll time and they were in daycare or a sitter then after the 4th it all became too expensive so now i stay home. i miss workinga nd always get that question and i always answer when my youngest baby is in school i decide then for now i get the pleasure of seeing so much and being apart of so much that i missed with my other 3 babues and i dont want anybdy else to get my joy and be with my kids so when my last baby goes to kdg ill look for something part time or ill continue to volunteer at the school. i would like to find work from home but i know i have to be ready and able to work and have somthing for my self cuz as the kids get older they are goin to b independent and doin their own thing and i do want to have something for myself but again im not goin to orry about it till my baby is in school

Rachelle - posted on 01/27/2010

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i think that gpoing back to work is the norm. i personally dont want ot go back to work. i would like to do somehting at home, but i have worked on and off picking up odd jobs when money was tight. sometimes i get bored at home or feel like im "out of the loop" it's nice when you have great friends who are also stay at home moms

Tally - posted on 01/27/2010

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I feel as you do Sheree. I love being with my children, and see it as my duty to raise them up myself, and like you said, instill in them the proper values and morals, which seem to be dwindling away in our society.
I know some moms like working outside the home, and I don't condemn them.
But...My heart brakes for the moms who really desire to stay home with their children .... but must earn an income.
After staying home with my children for years ( and homeschooling, I might add)
I found myself having to find a way to contribute financially.
I found a way to do that right from home... and now I help others do the same.
I guess it's the best of both worlds : )

Kirsty - posted on 01/27/2010

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I think its a personal decision for everytone. If you can afford to stay home and want to thats great. But there is also people who do have to go back to work even though they don't want to and some who just want to work as well. Each to their own I say. I'm at home but am studying to be ready to go back to work when the kids are ready for school, unless things change and I have to work.

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