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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudMumma34 View Post
    I honestly don't care what others think of me or my opinions or if u think I'm small minded. Spent more than half my life letting others walk all over me and never stood up for myself. This is a forum after all where different ppl have different views.

    I have no suggestions for extra ways to make money unfortunately.
    You are entitled to your opinion, but you need to refer to yourself with your choices, not put them on others. You think it would be cruel to your children if you went back to work in the first year - that is fine. Referring to others being cruel, is not.
    Another thing to realise, is that we don't all go back to work purely for financial reasons. Mental health of a mother is extremely important, please consider that for some families a happy mum is guarantee of a happy family.
    Lets keep this as a 'support' forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummaOJ View Post
    You are entitled to your opinion, but you need to refer to yourself with your choices, not put them on others. You think it would be cruel to your children if you went back to work in the first year - that is fine. Referring to others being cruel, is not.
    Another thing to realise, is that we don't all go back to work purely for financial reasons. Mental health of a mother is extremely important, please consider that for some families a happy mum is guarantee of a happy family.
    Lets keep this as a 'support' forum.
    Well said. I'm one of those mums who has returned to work for reasons other than financial (although that is a factor). I would go crazy if I had to be a full time SAHM any longer - it's just not for me and I think it's in the best interests of me as well as my DH and DS to work as I am MUCH happier.

    And (shock horror) I actually have a career as well as DH that I'm not willing to give up.

    Cruel? No. Right for me and my family? Yes.

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    I only commented financially xause that's what solly asked about. I myself am back at work and mental health was a part of it.

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    Would any of you return to work when your child was just 2 mths okd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudMumma34 View Post
    Would any of you return to work when your child was just 2 mths okd?

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    If I had to, why? I know many who have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudMumma34 View Post
    Would any of you return to work when your child was just 2 mths okd?

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    If I needed to, yes I would. I am fortunate enough that I havent had to. Not everyone is so fortunate and not everyone thinks and feels the same as I do - that doesnt make me right or them right - it simply means people should do what is right for themselves and their family, not what someone else says is the right thing to do.

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    I believe that it is the mothers responsibility to provide what the baby needs most and if going back to work means you can make ends meet then so be it. I did it when dd was 4 moths old, I didn't want to but I had to. It means that I did what I thought was best for my baby at the time.
    Every situation is different you do what you can the best you can. Yes I work full time but I don't think my daughter goes without . She has my full attention when I am not at work.

    Op I hope you find something that makes you comfortable and works for you . No matter what you decide I am sure it will be the best for you and your family.
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    I was one of those dreadfully cruel mothers who went back to work when my son was 4 months old. now he is 4 gosh I can really see how it harmed him. He has masses of friends (the poor thing), very independent and social and advanced in his schooling.

    Being a new mum is hard yes, but it is regardless of whether you work or not. You are going to have to deal with patterns of change and sleep behaviour for YEARS not just for 12 months.

    Anyway, on to the original topic. I agree paper runs can be good. or even can you get part time work at a daycare so you can take your baby there? I know heaps of mums who have done that. They haven't necessarily had training either. There are lots of mums who also seem to be running at home businesses. specialising in a line of clothing, selling on facebook, or even just an item like the blooming bath or baby bean bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudMumma34 View Post
    Would any of you return to work when your child was just 2 mths okd?

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    If I needed to, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudMumma34 View Post
    Would any of you return to work when your child was just 2 mths okd?

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    If I had to to provide for my child you bet your bottom dollar I would !!!

    In an IDEAL world yes mums could stay home if they wanted til and for as long as they felt necessarily but this isn't a REALITY for most!

    You can't live naked in a cardboard box in a park with no food with a child now can you? That child deserves a roof over their head and clothes on its back and it's a parents duty to provide those things and into provide the essentials you need to work then tha hat you have to do and no one should put a woman who has to do that down.

    I'm lucky in that I could be a complete sahm and have been for 4 years but I have complete and utter compassion and support for those women who want to be home but simply cannot.





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