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 =)
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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Last edited by Jennaisme; 29-04-2013 at 18:46.
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!
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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?
Last edited by Hulahoop; 29-04-2013 at 19:29. Reason: clarify 1 day pw
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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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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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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