Poll: Do you/will you go back to work after having children? (under 2 years)

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    I will have to go back to work for financial reasons. Otherwise we cant afford our rent.

    I would very much like to be a stay at home mum, but cant.

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    I went back when my bub was almost 6 months. I sort of regreted going back so soon as I continued breastfeeding so I was expressing at work and that was quite stressful. The stress also affected my milk supply.

    Now that I'm pregnant again - I will have to go back for financial reasons. My husband I both work in disabilities and it is a low paying job. We are quite good at budgeting and managing our finances, but it is just not possible to meet the cost of daily living with one of our wages. Now that the paid parental leave has come in, I'm hoping to take a bit longer time off this time - at least 8 months and then maybe look for a job where I can hopefully use some of my skills I've studies for (massage and healing), not a big fan of massage because it is tiring but it pays more than disabilties and I can work less hours.Also very slowly studying to become a nutritionist which I'm hoping to also use with my massage and healing.

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    I returned to work 4 days a week 9.30-4.30 when DD was 3 months old I lasted 4 months before I quit a job I hated to become a family daycarer. This time around when DD2 arrives I'm a bit better off financially so will start to look for something part-time when she is 6mths old. No more night work for me this time if I can avoid it!!!

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    I won't be going back to work EVER LOL!!
    Well hopefully not and if I do it will be when my children are in high school and only during school hours. I'm lucky enough that hubby makes enough for us to live comfortable without me working.
    I actually wouldn't have had a baby if I couldn't stay home

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    After dd I returned at five months.
    I returned because

    I enjoy work and missed it
    We need my wage
    I felt comfortable putting dd into long day care as I work at the centre so I trust her teachers completely and I could breastfeed exclusively using my breaks and direct the use of the ebm. Dd oringally went five days a week until 18 months when child ratios changed which resulted in a fee increase so she goes to her grandparents on Monday's

    I'm currently 5.5 months pregnant with newbie and I'll be returning at 6 months for the above reasons but will only be returning for 4 days hopefully and dd will still go to her grandparents 1 day a week so childcare will be more affordable and fil has offered to pay some part of the fees

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    Nope, very happy to be able to financially afford to (and I want to) be a sahm.

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    Absolutely, don't need to but want to. Love my job!

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    Nope, I wont be going back to work until my kids are in highschool probably, not unless I need to for financial reasons. I dont get any help from the government for my child, not even the little im entitled to so im not hurting anyone by being a stay at home mum for that long.

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    Sadly I'm forced to go back to work (2 days a week) in a month when my dd is 6 months old. I LOVE being a sahm and just do not want to be away from my babies my DH already works 6 days a week and we wont be able to pay our bills if I don't earn something. It is breaking my heart.

    DH is trying to find a job in the mines so that things will be easier on us financially but he says even if that happens I'll still have to work at least 1 day a week as I need to 'contribute to our family' looking after our babies just doesn't cut it - because I'm not being paid for it I guess

    Please know how lucky you are if you get to be a sahm! I grew up with my mum at home and I always imagined I would be able to do the same waaa!

    Ok rant over now! Lol!
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    Not this time around stay at home till school


 

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