Working or not working with a 13 and 10 yr old

Angie - posted on 11/05/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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iv been a stay at home mom for 13 yrs. while my kids are at school I'm starting to feel I need a job. But my hearts telling me to stay home. Iv had conversations with both my kids about me getting a job and of course they want me home... for there breaks from school and all but while they are away at school ALL day I feel I NEED something to by pass my time! I'm 37.. My kids are 13 and 10. I love being a stay at home mom.. But feel I NEED to do something for ME! Is this normal or am I slipping into depression mode?

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Ev - posted on 11/05/2015

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Then by all means do something for yourself. They in a lot of places are old enough to handle a couple hours after school alone and old enough to understand you have interests outside home.

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Ev - posted on 11/05/2015

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When I as 12 my mother went to work at a resturant. She worked the evening shift. My dad worked on a dairy farm and the house we lived in was on the farm. My grandmother came over and stayed with us till dad got off though we would have been just fine because if we did need him we knew where he was. Do your kids have a grandparent around they could spend some time with?

Angie - posted on 11/05/2015

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I worked last yr for about a yr at the gap and my hrs were great!!!! Dad took care of them in the morning getting ready for school and I was home right when they got home but the breaks they had for spring break, thanksgiving, Xmas ... Well dad and I both were working. So I guess what I'm thinking in my own brain.... Is... Why should they have to suffer with NO one there for them while I'm fulfilling what I want to do just for ME. I don't have to wk finically.... So I guess that's where I'm confused for myself.

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