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    Default Who is a SAHM full time by choice?

    I feel like the only person out there who chooses to look after my kids full time (no daycare) and not work. I am happy to look after my kids full time, it's no big deal. But it seems i am the odd one out these days iykwim?

    Anyone ekse out there??????


    (disclaimer: I understand many people have no choice but to work, I am not having a go at you. Actually Im not having a go at anyone! lol).

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    Me! I'm at home by choice, we're lucky that we're in the situation that I don't need to go back to work plus if I did, it would cost me an arm & a leg in childcare fees!! lol
    Buy ya, I love being at home (most days!!)

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    Default Who is a SAHM full time by choice?

    I am, have been pretty much for 19yrs

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    Yeh I do , my oldest has started preschool now though . We could use the extra money if I worked but to have them all in full time care would probably only leave us with enough left over cash for a takeaway !! But I still choose to be a full time stay at home mum as I don't want to miss a thing and my husband supports that. Choice , but I do feel old fashioned and as if I'm kind of looked at as dumb with nothing to say . I have alot to say , am actually desperate for a conversation about life anything except babies and tv ! But I am pretty much ignored as far as questions in a conversation go, it's all my effort . But that's the territory I guess. But I still love looking after my kids 24/7 and I'm lucky I'm able too.

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    Default Who is a SAHM full time by choice?

    I'm home full time with DD by choice. I really enjoy it.

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    Default Re: Who is a SAHM full time by choice?

    I am, tho I have to qualify it a little. I use occasional care 1 morn a week, which is exxy but mentally essential for me, and I can't really afford to go back to work if I choose to, childcare would eat up my salary.

    But it was a definite choice for our family, for me to resign and stay home until the girls start school, we make sacrifices for it cos we feel it's the best thing for *us* (it's no skin of my nose what anyone else does). We don't eat out, have holidays, nice clothes, buy each other gifts etc. The reno & retirement have been pushed back, and at times I have almost lost my marbles but it's all worth it for us, I wouldn't have it any other way.

    ETA I feel very lucky that we can make ends meet, I realise not everyone has that choice...

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    I have been a full time sahm for 7 and a half years now. Dd1 and DS are in school now, and Dd2 starts kindy next year. No daycare. All by choice, and wouldn't have it any other way

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    From the 14th of December when I start maternity leave I will be a full time SAHM mum by choice YAY!

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    Default Who is a SAHM full time by choice?

    Yes, me. It's a choice for me, not a necessity.
    DF says I can stay at home for the rest of my life if I wanted, lol, but I think when all the kids are at school full time I will work.

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    I've been a full-time SAHM by choice for 5 1/2 years. I don't need to work for the money so I choose to be home.
    This year, I do get some 'time off' as my youngest is at 3yo kindy 1.5 days a week and my oldest is now in fulltime school (pre-primary). Next year my baby will be in kindy 2.5 days a week so I MAY get a job, but only a couple of half days


 

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