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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    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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    No absolutely not.

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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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    Yep I did. I went back to work when dd1 was 10 wks old for 8-12hrs a week in 2-3x 4hr shifts. I was so depressed and lonely at home.

    And I expressed and continued to bf her till she was 19mths old. She didn't start daycare till 16mths old tho and till then was either with Dh or my mum.

    I went back when dd2 was 7mths old as we bought a house and needed my income.

    I work 15-22hrs a week but the girls are in daycare only 2 days a week. I do lots of weekend work.

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    OP, perhaps you could look into becoming a family day carer or a "mummy nanny"?

    I personally enjoy working outside the home, my workplace is very social and full of vibrant interesting people. I often say I go to work for the social side! I did briefly look into fdc when a woman I know started to do it.

    The pros appeared to be: working from home, socialisation for your own child, reasonably profitable

    The cons for me: long days at a fraction of my current wage, having to be vigilant about tidiness (I'm not a neat freak), the fact that I'm not hugely fond of the idea of working in childcare.

    The people I know who do it find it hugely rewarding though. I think that if it is a good fit for a person, it could be a great job.

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