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    Default Who is a SAHM full time by choice?

    Me! I'm a SAHM to my 21mo DD and love it. But I'm seen as a freak by everyone around me as the other mums I have gone back after 12 months. But DH and I agreed that I would stay home until our kids were at school. I'm lucky to have that choice.

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    I was for 7 years. I have started uni this year so not a SAHM anymore and won't be again. I'm grateful I was in a position to be able to choose what I wanted to do but I was very ready to move on from being a sahm. I thought I'd stay home until all my kids were at school but my youngest will start pre-school next year. I dirn't stay home as long aI thought but I am happy that I've always been able to make the choice, and wasn't forced to do anything I wasn't happy or comfortable with.

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    I'm upto 7 years and I'm dying to work or study but with three kids I want to give them all the same degree of attention as the other had. So I'll be waiting until they are all in school, I may do some online study next year though :-)

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    Me too! We're also lucky to be in a position where I can stay home without any financial hassle and right now I wouldn't change it for the world

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    I am a SAHM by choice, no daycare till now..

    I have a nanny and a job starting next week..

    omg..

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    Congratulations on the job Ishty!

    I've been a SAHM for the last 2 years (we moved to Perth when I was pregnant with no 3). I've enjoyed it, but it's been challenging. My kids don't sleep very well at all and I hate feeling tired and grumpy and some days I wish I could hide at work and not have to plaster that smile on my face all the time. Some people seem to find being at home all the time really easy, but I've found it quite lonely at times.

    Anyway, I've been offered an amazing consultancy role 2 days a week working only school hours, one day from home and one at the office. It really is too good an opportunity to pass, but I've felt absolutely torn about leaving DS1 with a nanny. DD1 is at school and DD2 at preschool so it won't impact on them. I know he'll be fine but I'll miss him.

    So many SAHMs say they'll look for part time work school hours "later" but it worries me too long out of the work force and who'd hire me? Not a lot of jobs like that exist sadly, so I've decided to jump on this one and go for it.

    I wish I was the sort of person who absolutely know what the right decision re work or stay at home was, but I guess I just feel my way along a lot of the time.

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    I am a SAHM by choice and feel very grateful I can be at home full time with my DD. It can be lonely at times but I keep my own schedule and keep us busy. I do miss work at times and worry about getting a job in the future.

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    I'd love to be a SAHM. I'd be prepared to make the necessary sacrifices. Unfortunately DH doesn't feel the same way

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    Default Who is a SAHM full time by choice?

    I'm not! And haven't been for the last 3 years! But oh I wish I was!!! Not a single day goes by that I don't wish I could quit my job and be here with the Kids for dinner every night (I work evenings)

    And you know what, I don't work because we need the money!!! We don't need me to work!

    So why do I do it??

    Because I'm a much better person when I do... I'm less stressed out (in a way!!) and I'm less depressed.
    I work so I have a balance between home and work so that I'm less depressed. Sound weird?? I agree!!
    When I'm less depressed I am a nicer person to live with. Me working is like me having some "me" time since I never go out on girls nights etc and DH and I barely ever go on date nights.
    DH agrees that I'm a better person within myself due to less depression when I'm working.

    So I work not for the money, but for my Family to be happier as a whole because if I'm really depressed it has a much worse effect than me not being home 4 nights a week.


 

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