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    I think your childcare is also pretty cheap KG, CC here is 88 a day before rebates, it was 150 per child a day where I used to live, huge difference. The twins are in one day a week to socialise and so I get a day with just me and my youngest. But next year, when I am at uni, I'll have 3 in two days a week, which with rebates will be $300, I do consider that a lot personally. Only because we are paying a mortgage and raising 4 kids on one income, and I *know* that we are so lucky to be able to do that, I know that not all families can afford to do that.

    I still think childcare is expensive though.

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    And if money isn't everything then why get your knickers in a knot about financial issues like working mothers getting ppl and others missing out or lack of super.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan2bamummy View Post
    And if money isn't everything then why get your knickers in a knot about financial issues like working mothers getting ppl and others missing out or lack of super.
    is anyone getting their knickers in a knot? or just discussing the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I think your childcare is also pretty cheap KG, CC here is 88 a day before rebates, it was 150 per child a day where I used to live, huge difference. The twins are in one day a week to socialise and so I get a day with just me and my youngest. But next year, when I am at uni, I'll have 3 in two days a week, which with rebates will be $300, I do consider that a lot personally. Only because we are paying a mortgage and raising 4 kids on one income, and I *know* that we are so lucky to be able to do that, I know that not all families can afford to do that.

    I still think childcare is expensive though.
    But like you say, you can afford do so I assume your partner makes a decent income? For lower income families (And single income families below 150k(?)) it's more heavily rebated - my out of pocket over a 5 day week for DS is $126.50.

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    FWIW referring to the original post, as a SAHM who's partner is a low income earner, I tend to agree with Tony Abbott. Someone is always going to get "more" and it's not realistic for SAHMs to recieve the same amount as working mums.

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    I mean I would get $4 dollars a week after paying childcare. Not sure why that is hilarious, I certainly don't think it is enough to entice me back to work right now.

    My DH works shifts, it changes every week, pretty hard to work around that to be honest.

    And just to throw another spanner in the works one of my kids is autistic, we have Early intervention, speech, occupational therapy, asd group, and riding for the disabled during in the day on weekdays.

    You are bloody right that my kids and my child's therapy is more important than $4 a week.

    Who is crying foul at working parents spending time with their kids. I am confused.

    And I have been working since I was 14, started part time at McDonald's, so I well and truly have also contributed to the tax system. You make it seem somehow like you are doing something more important.

    When I was a child my dad died suddenly, my mother worked full time so we wouldn't lose our house and I spent every morning and evening in after school care and all holidays bar a couple of weeks a year in holiday care. I hated it, I still think about it now and it makes me sad. I know we had to do what we had to do to get by. But, I would have so preferred to see my mum more than I did.

    Each to their own, if you want to work then fine. But do not come into this section and bag out stay at home mums, you have no idea what anyone else's circumstances are.

    Quote Originally Posted by Plan2bamummy View Post
    People think outside the box, both parents working full time doesn't mean 5 days a week childcare ( I might add if you're working you should get some back in rebates anyway)
    Our kids will be 1-2 days at the most, why? Because DH and I will work alternative days, and when there's a clash that's when childcare comes into it. There are 7 days a week and in this day and age there are plenty of jobs overnight or on weekends so you can swap. We will still have family time and we will also get individual time with our kids.
    I also find it hilarious that people are claiming after childcare they will only have a bit left over, but isn't that more than what you have now? Isn't some money better than none?
    Plus many of those lower income jobs are actually the ones that can work nights and weekends so effectively the other parent ( assuming youre not solo) can look after the kids whilst you work ( and as part of your role is not the standard mon- fri it should mean you have a weekday or two off therefore less days at childcare ).
    Sorry I know that this is the sahm thread now ( didn't realize at first) but it really bothers me those that stay at home and cry foul at us working parents being given an opportunity to spend some time with our bubs when we have/ are financially contributing to the tax system and in my opinion should have the opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybelline View Post
    Sorry but that schedule is horrible .. I would be very depressed if that was my life!
    As would my children be. I'm a SAHM because, having tried both, I believe my children are far happier this way. I know I'm incredibly lucky to have choice in the matter too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan2bamummy View Post
    And if money isn't everything then why get your knickers in a knot about financial issues like working mothers getting ppl and others missing out or lack of super.
    I've made it clear that I don't believe SAHM should receive PPL, so I don't think I'm the intended recipient of your comment.

    However, lack of super is a genuine concern... Lack of super is everyone's concern. Come retirement the living expenses of those who don't have super will have to come from somewhere else, AKA other people's tax

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheBluths View Post
    But like you say, you can afford do so I assume your partner makes a decent income? For lower income families (And single income families below 150k(?)) it's more heavily rebated - my out of pocket over a 5 day week for DS is $126.50.
    He earns much less that 150,000 so we do get the rebate. The $300 a week is with the rebate. I still think it is expensive, don't get me wrong, we will pay it and we chose to make the sacrifices so I can stay home. But I still moan about the costs. Just like I moan when electricity goes up, I mean - we use it, we pay it, but I am just having a little whinge.

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