Should I stay at home????

Mary-Jane - posted on 10/27/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am a mother of 3 with another one on the way. Im thinking should I stay at home so I can spend more time with my daughters. My youngest is 2 and Id like to be with her when she needs me. My eldest is 10 and when she comes home from school Id like to help her with homework ect. (Hubby and I both work)

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Mary-Jane - posted on 10/28/2014

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I do realise that this is a decision that my husband and I should make. I was just wondering what other people might think and maybe to get some tips that's all :)

Sarah - posted on 10/28/2014

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Why are you asking people what YOU should do? This is a choice for you and your husband to make. It is great to get input to help you make an informed decision, but from your post it sounds like this is something you would like to do. So why ask others if it is ok? This is something you and your husband should sit down and discuss and figure out if it would work and how it would work and if this is something the both of you agree on.

Chet - posted on 10/27/2014

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A lot of people find that by the time you have three or more children it's difficult to have two parents working full time. The cost of working (clothes, transportation, childcare, etc) is such that you aren't making much money any more. Full time care for two young kids, plus after school care for a third, is expensive. And it's just too much to juggle kids and both parents working.

It's a very personal choice though. Your kids are only young once, and it's nice to be there for them, but every family is different. Some moms don't enjoy being home, and some families really can't afford it.

I'm glad to be at home for our kids though. It was the right choice for our family.

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