$80,000... if you made this much money, would you still chose to be a SAHM?

T - posted on 04/28/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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If you made up 80,000 or more would you still chose to be a stay at home mom? I know that you can't put a price on raising your kids, but just curious of your thoughts.

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I would probably still stay home. My husband doesn't make much more than that and we live pretty comfortably for the most part, so I don't really know what we would spend the extra $$ on. It wouldn't be worth it for me to drop my boy in a daycare and spend the day at work, if the money I made was just going to sit in a bank. I mean, there are things that I want, but I can't think of anything right now that I want badly enough to spend the time away from my little one a job would require--why have the $$ if you don't have anything to spend it on?? We could travel a little more, but then I really couldn't even do that if I had to be at work every week....so nah, I'd stay home.

Melissa - posted on 04/29/2010

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I would stay at home as long as my husband's income could support us. (I stay at home now) I would never choose money over parenting and seeing everything that my lil man has done. Good Luck :)

Deundra - posted on 04/29/2010

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I would stay at home, at least until she she starts elementary school after that I would go back to work. I'm in school now and I hate taking her to daycare, but I have to provide for her and think about her futue needs, so I would go back to work then.

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I think I would still stay at home (unless it was financially necessary for me to go back)...although it would be very tempting! Although if the job offered a flexible schedule, I would maybe consider it

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I would still stay at home, at least until my youngest had started school and even then factors like how many hours would i have to work to make and things like that play a part.

Nattily - posted on 04/28/2010

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My husband is able to support us. Before getting pregnant I wanted to stay home and take care of our baby. It was a big adjustment for me staying home. Not being able to have the extra income to do things, seeing my friends and the physical part of taking care of the house (cooking and cleaning more often with limited time available) was a challenge. I was ready to go back to work after 6 months. See if you can have an option of working from home for the first 6-12 months or have flexible hours. It's not taking care of the child that's tough, it's the cooking and cleaning and watching the baby that's tough. If you can still afford someone to do that, you're golden!

Heather - posted on 04/28/2010

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This is about what my husband makes and if he wasn't able to work and I could make the same amount of money to support our family then I would definitely work. However, we made the decision before we got married that one of us would be at home with our kids. We knew financially there would be sacrifices that we would have to make but both feel very strongly that one of us should be with them. This is such a personal decision and each person needs to make the one that is right for them, some women willing admit that they couldn't be at home all day with their kids or with "nothing to do", while some want nothing more in their lives and are unable to finacially.

Amy - posted on 04/28/2010

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if i made that much i wouldnt stay home! lol im going thru online classes now and my husband is deployed so its perfect timing for me to be a stay at home mommie. but by the time he gets home i should be finished with class and ready to find a job and sitter/day care.

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