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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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    I did with DD1, because I had to. She is none the worse off for it. If I hadn't she wouldn't have had a roof over her head.

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    There is much to be said for the socialisation of kids at day care. And the socialisation of Mums that go back to work! It's all good =)

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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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    Yes? And I am and not for financial reasons. I love my job, it gives my DF and his family one on one time with the baby.
    My DF is just as capable as I am. I‘m doing the best for my kid by ensuring I'm happy and healthy, which includes mental stimulation other than study.

    I'm sorry, but to be totally honest as much as I love kids, they just aren't that interesting or great conversationalists when their whole world revolves around eating, crapping and sleeping.


    Eta: I‘m lucky I have such supportive in laws and DF but if I didn't have my DF, my kids would be going to day care even if I broke even so I could work. Quickest way for me to melt down is to be stuck in a house 24/7.
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    To the OP, I went back when bubs was 9months. Wish I could have had longer but my mortgage doesn't pay itself.

    To be honest, pence I got into a routine I really enjoyed it. More for adult contact to be honest!

    If you are looking to make more money, I have been an Intimo Stylist since November and I really enjoy it. Feel free to PM me if you would like to know more. It is very flexible and fun with a great supportive network!

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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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    I did at three months - had an offer too good to refuse.
    My previous employer's daughter started a law firm, I swapped my baby for her 32 year old. Everyone was happy! (it was one day per week).

    Agreed it was a bit difficult once we changed to family day care (my sister in law) and then childcare but we're all the better for it - emotionally, socially and financially.

    I don't know your siutation but could further study while you are at home tick some boxes?
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    It's gotta be a hard decision to make going back to work when your child is as young as 2 to 3 months old.

    Anyways I do have a suggestion for making more cash at home. Depending on what your job is maybe you could do consultancy work from home? Or home tutoring. I myself teach a language from my house once a week for 2 hours a week. I have 5 students and charge a small fee.

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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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    No I wouldn't. I had to go through hell on earth to have my kids so no I wouldn't be happy to leave them at 2 months. My job involved working extremely long days and I would never have seen my kids. I also breastfeed each any for 12 months and couldn't have continued if I'd returned to work at 2 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    No I wouldn't. I had to go through hell on earth to have my kids so no I wouldn't be happy to leave them at 2 months. My job involved working extremely long days and I would never have seen my kids. I also breastfeed each any for 12 months and couldn't have continued if I'd returned to work at 2 months.
    Would you however judge someone else for making the choice to go back to work? Would you think it was wrong or cruel and that your way was right?

    Thats the crux of this for me. Personally, my own circumstances, no I wouldnt want to go back to work and leave my baby. Its not how I would plan it. But I would never judge another for making a different choice to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    That is so unhelpful. Cruel to leave them? It most certainly is not. How ridiculously judgemental.
    OP have you thought about going back part time, or doing a night fill job that would start after your bub was asleep? Perhaps look at your budget again and see if you can make your savings stretch a bit longer? Cutting back where possible, maybe selling stuff on eBay? We've just sold DD's bassinett and rocker which got us a bit of money back. I donated her 0000 clothes and my maternity clothes, but I could have got some money for them, too.
    If you do have to go to work, please ignore people like the PP. you are not harming your child by going out to make a living for your family. Many women do it, many by choice. They love their babies just as much, and their babies are just as happy and cared for as those with mums who stay home.
    Thank you.

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    OP, financially I just couldn't stay home for longer than 6 months. It tore my heart out to go back to work when DS was that young. He's now 18 months and thriving and he is very much benefiting from being in care also. There are upsides to it, it's incredibly difficult but not cruel. It's sometimes necessary.
    OP, I stretched money a bit further through very strict budgeting, selling unwanted stuff and looking very closely at how to cut costs. I'm sorry, that's all I can suggest.


 

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