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    Quote Originally Posted by aish View Post
    I've been working at least three days a week for nine months. Most weeks I've done four or five days a week and have to drive all over the city to work at different stores.
    Yeah that would be hard. Sticking to 3 is much easier, any more and you feel the difference.

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    ;-) 60's fan here too! I left my job as DH and I decided as long as we could afford it and I was happy to I would be at sahm. I was never career driven and I'm loving being at home, taking care of my baby the house and hubby. I find that money wise it hasn't changed much, I have more time to budget shop and cook, I've also reduced most of our bills by doing research and economizing. Hubby is super happy because the house is alway clean and tidy and I cook yummy stuff. Ive never been happier :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciaomamma View Post
    ;-) 60's fan here too! I left my job as DH and I decided as long as we could afford it and I was happy to I would be at sahm. I was never career driven and I'm loving being at home, taking care of my baby the house and hubby. I find that money wise it hasn't changed much, I have more time to budget shop and cook, I've also reduced most of our bills by doing research and economizing. Hubby is super happy because the house is alway clean and tidy and I cook yummy stuff. Ive never been happier :-)
    good on you! You'll have to share your economizing tips!

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    I left work when I was half way through my pregnancy and I have had no issue adjusting. Although, I do plan on studying from home in the near future to keep my mind active.
    I am everything 1950s, from the way I dress to baking yummies in a spotless house, but I draw the line with being treated inferior to the df. That is one thing I won't accept! My df respects and is thankful for what I do as I am with him

    The best part of all though, is knowing that I am my dd's main teacher. It's so rewarding bei.g there for her all day, every day
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    Quote Originally Posted by MummaHan View Post
    I left work when I was half way through my pregnancy and I have had no issue adjusting. Although, I do plan on studying from home in the near future to keep my mind active.
    I am everything 1950s, from the way I dress to baking yummies in a spotless house, but I draw the line with being treated inferior to the df. That is one thing I won't accept! My df respects and is thankful for what I do as I am with him

    The best part of all though, is knowing that I am my dd's main teacher. It's so rewarding bei.g there for her all day, every day
    That's fantastic. I guess the worst part about being a SAHM 50's woman was being treated inferior.
    The stress of managing a family and household ( cooking,cleaning and having a full on dinner ready and spotless house) was so tough on women that many ended up on Valium!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteTulips View Post
    That is so cute! We always.knew when we conceived DD that I would become a full time homemaker. It works for us and we love it. I definitley was born in the wrong era. Send me to the 50's anyday!!


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    Yep another housewife here. On maternity leave and really enjoying being at home with my toddler and newborn.

    I like a clean house, good homemade food and DH & I fight way less as there is less to fight over. Yes money is less but we are making it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteTulips View Post
    good on you! You'll have to share your economizing tips!

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    I just (5 min ago) shaved $2.50 from a monthly bill by calling them up... They were worried I was canceling but I was checking to see if they had a new plan that could save us money :-) its not much but when you do it for all your bills it adds up...

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    I was very career focused and went back to work after each child (3 of them). When we moved here from nz DH was earning enough that I could stay home.

    It's taken me a while to adjust - haha I used to be somebody people listened too and now no one does!! On the whole it is fantastic (good days and bad like anything) and I regret not trying to stay home for my other children.

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    I'm thinking of maybe doing just two days a week for now- Sunday and Monday which are my regular days, and dropping all the "on call" shifts. That way I still get a bit of money & have 5 days to do everything else.


 

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