I remember that too, sorry Kimberleygal!
I promise I'm not ganging up on you, it did stick in my mind though.
Others aren't. Get over it. Please, please stop sneakily putting other Mothers down because they don't work or their partners don't earn a high income, requiring government assistance.
Btw this is the SAHM chat section, I only say this as I seem to notice you don't like it when people with no point other than to antagonize go into threads specifically for the things you choose to do.
The high rent here is due to the mining where we live and it's not the miners who rent the accommodation either because they are fifo so it's not like it's people on high wages paying high rent. It's absurd and doesn't look to be getting any better, the prices keep increasing. Good for those investors with rentals but not those having to rent when working in fields with no subsidy provided by the employer.
I have a degree and I love my job and I could not give a poo about material things. It doesn't make one a better person.
We rent, dh works i sah. We own our car, we dont have the biggest latest or best but we are debt free and happy and i feel im giving my dd the best thing i can and that is my time and love.
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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