Going Back to Work - How do you decide?

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How did you decide to go back to work or stay at home? I have stayed home since 2006 when my son was born and now have a daughter too. I have just felt lately that I really want to bring in some extra income, just a little bit, even $100 a month, to get those extra things that we don't really need but I want. I've been looking into working from home, if possible. What do you guys think about working at home or going back into the workforce?



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Claudia - posted on 04/05/2009

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We decided the day we were going to adopt that my role would be a SAHM... So the day he was born, I left my 14yr career in Corporate America and I haven't looked back since.  Now over the last 2 yrs times got tough and a single income was tight, so I did look for a home business and found one that suited me.  We've been successful and I am so grateful to have found it as it has allowed me to be able to stay at home with my son.  We are on the road to our second adoption, I am planning on homeschooling and we have many activities we are involved in.  I love that I don't have to miss out on anything and still bring home some extra cash to help out with the finances.  



 I am so passionate about having moms be able to stay at home, I'd be happy to share my home business privately with anyone interested. 

Alisia - posted on 04/04/2009

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Hi Vicki,



I am 22 yrs old and have a 17mnth old and a partner who works full time. I have been back to work since Mia was 5 months old, only for the fact that we NEED to buy a new house. I am working full time 40 hrs a week, and it is HARD!!!! I love the work environment and having money for extras and saving, but i feel guilty  because i'm away from my daughter for so long each day. And the guilt for wanting to do something by yourself on the weekend OMG terrible. If u do decide to go back to work i suggest part time as a max! You miss so much being at work!

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I've been home since Aug 2005 when my daugher was born and have since had a little boy.  I'm living in Ireland and childcare is crazy.  In Euro it would cost approx 2,200 for 2 children per month which is about 3,000 dollars.  Would need 2 jobs to pay for it.  When they go to mainstream school I'll return to work part time.  I always want to be there when they get home from a long day at school like my Mum was for us!!  Of all the jobs I've had, staying at home is the hardest, the most rewarding with by far the worst pay.  My children are benefiting every day by me being at home and doing without some of the luxuries is more than worth it for me.

Meghan - posted on 04/03/2009

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I decided to stay home when I was looking for daycare and for the fact that my husband joined the Army. I have been staying home since December 2007. The price of daycare would basically be my paycheck, I wanted to spend more time with my daughter especially when he was going to be gone a lot while growing up. She missed all her first, first words, walking, talking etc. So it helped my decision, and now with my second one it makes it more rewarding.

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