Stay at home mom or working mom??

Tara - posted on 05/01/2014 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Help..!!!
So my child is 4 years old and I have been home with him since birth. 8 months ago I started a small job for the extra cash but I am only gone 2 hours a day and he is with my mother. With school coming this September I am on the wall about if I am going to stay at my job. My shift is broke up into 3 shift SO if I work I can't bring him to school or pick him up. It's so hard for me not to so this, know his teacher and just see him. My husband and I can get by with his pay we wont have a lot of extra cash BUT I will be with my son and know his teacher. I just wanted some input.. what would you do??

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Tavon - posted on 06/24/2014

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I have found that finding an opportunity that will encourage you to do both and be financially free was what was best for me. I have 5 children myself and I have found an opportunity that allows me the time to enjoy myself and take care of my family. Life is not easy! I actually had a 9-5 job after my first Daughter was born. I was injured and didn't have enough time to take off for my injury. They fired me and I ended up about 3 months later signing myself and my baby girl into a shelter. Now that I look back on that situation, I could never work for someone else living from paycheck to paycheck. So I searched and I found what works for me, and it REALLY works for me! I encourage you to find a happy balance! There are opportunities out there! I am proof of that!

Be Blessed!!

Chet - posted on 06/14/2014

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We have four kids and I'm home full time right now, but I've also worked in the past. This is a very personal choice, but I can tell you that I'm really glad that I'm at home. I volunteer at the school. I know most of the kids, and a lot of the other parents and teachers. I'm available when the kids need help with school work. Our kids can come home for lunch. I never feel spread too thin. We still have one child at home, but I can't see myself working even when he goes to school - not unless we really need the money.

Elizabeth - posted on 06/13/2014

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I was a working mom for my first 2 kids, who are now 8 and 2. When my third child came along, I actually couldn't afford to go to work. My family can get by with just what my husband makes, just like you. I wanted a little extra though, so I decided to join the company I am with now. The income possibilities are just about endless, and I have met many people who have actually quit their jobs because they started making more than their corporate jobs. That is one of my goals; to be making as much as my husband is now so he has the opportunity to leave his corporate job and pursue what he enjoys which is writing. The financial and time freedom that you can get with a job like this is amazing!

Tanya - posted on 05/01/2014

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OMG... I'm so sorry...lol...

I forgot his age as I was writing. I actually cannot comment on this because I am not there yet.

Tanya - posted on 05/01/2014

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For me I would stay home and I am.

I had a very good career and position but after my maternity leave (which is now) I chose to stay home with my daughter until she is in kindergarten. I just feel why should I put her in daycare when she can hardly make sentences yet. She's so attached to me and vice versa.

I mean I think I'm the one who will have separation anxiety.

She has plenty of activities and so many friends. We meet up with other mom and tots and have play dates.

I just love LOVE being home with her.

However, there is a income cut. You have to decide if you can live on a smaller budget. If you can, stay home... you won't regret it.

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