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    When my DD was 2 I went back 5 days a week for 4 hours, a few months in and I was full time.

    When my son was 2 I started looking for work but am finding it difficult to keep Jobs as the kids get sick, school holidays and not much work available.

    I went back because I needed to, I'd rather work then be a stay at home mum.

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    Baby 1 I went back when she was 6 weeks because I like to work and the only other option was welfare after my maternity leave expired worked 20 hours a week.

    Baby 2 I went back when she was 3 months old because I wanted to work. My ex quit his job and I went back to work worked 40 hours a week.

    Baby 3 was 2 days old, went back to work because I loved my job and they depended on me being there. I had 2 full time jobs that really needed me to be there worked 75-80 hours a week.

    Baby 4 stayed home for 2 years, left the relationship so I had to go back to work or welfare I chose work 40 hours a week.

    Baby 5 she was maybe 8 weeks or so.

    ETA: Ugh now that I wrote that out I see some are financial reasons after all. Sorry
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    I went back when DS1 was 12 weeks (started 1 day a week and built it up) mostly because I had started the job 2 months before starting mat leave and I was really keen to get back and start learning more. Financially it was a big help too - we're on a farm and given we have very seasonal income Centrelink is just too hard to me to work with.

    DS2 I will be going back at about 6 months - after my work at leave and federal mat leave run out. This time it's more about money but also (and this applied last time) living out of town and only having justification to go in once a week I get really lonely. MIL lives 20 minutes away and hasn't visited since DS2 was born and probably only 10 times in the last 2 years.

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    Default Did you return to work for reasons other than for financial reasons?

    DS was 18 months old when I got back into my full time career. I was so incredibly bored at home and felt like I was going insane. I found myself filling my time with absolutely pointless stuff and felt the need to be productive again.

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    I will be going back and doing three long 12 hr shifts after baby is 6-8 months old as we will be building our house soon. Though to be honest I think I will want to go back though would prefer two days over three but will need the money. I'm lucky as we will only need mum to look after the bub one to two days a week until time for preschool as mum works one day a week. When we get to baby two guess things will be a little harder.

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    Default Re: Did you return to work for reasons other than for financial reasons?

    I'm going back to work when youngest is 10 months. I find being a SAHM to be boring quite honestly. I feel guilty about feeling this way, like I feel selfish cos I don't need to work, I'm doing it cos I want to go out and do something other than being a mum. It's only two days a week.
    I think I will be a less stressed mum.

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    Default Re: Did you return to work for reasons other than for financial reasons?

    I went back to work when DS was 12 months, because i love my job, and it's important to me that my kids see me working outside of the home. Plus I was getting pretty bored at home. I probably would have been happy going back at 9 months or so. This time i'll be going back when DD is about 14 months. I was tossing up staying home till DS was in school in 2 years time, as there's no financial gain to me going back to work before then. But i would miss work too much.

    I worked 3 days a week.

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    Default Re: Did you return to work for reasons other than for financial reasons?

    I went back to work when ddi was 1 at request ogre a specialist as she didn't have any social skills so was recommended for he to attend daycare and to afford for her to go to daycare I has the get a full time job

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    Default Did you return to work for reasons other than for financial reasons?

    Because I love my job and enjoy having spare change. I did 2 days a week for a few years. This year I did 3 days, but have just finished up work again on maternity leave for the third time. I am taking longer off this time as I get 28 weeks paid leave from work and 18 weeks government leave. I will hopefully be able to get a few casual days at work from June as baby will be 6 months old. I will only be returning to work 2 days in October next year as 3 children in daycare will be too expensive, but I will go back 3 days in 2014.

    I am also one who finds being a full-time sahm boring. I love my kids, but I find it exhausting, monotonous and relentless.
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    Yes - because staying at home does my head in! I felt like I needed to stay home with DS for the first year, but then it started to eat away at my soul. I am my toddler's only playmate, so on the days we're at home it's full-on.


 

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