I wanted to go back to work. We don't really need the money, but I only work 2 days a week and that almost covers our mortgage. My money is our spare change so to speak.
I am going to be returning to work 2 days a week next year after the arrival of number 2 in July.
My daughter is in childcare. It is a great centre and my daughter loves it. I am very happy with it and have no worries about how they care for my child, and I know they will be great with my next child too.
When I first went back to work, I didn't want to, but now I actually enjoy getting some adult stimulation away from anything child centred like playgroup etc. Plus, I feel for me, having 2 days away from my daughter actually makes me appreciate the time I have with her more and I feel makes me a better mother.