The idea of quitting my job, staying at home and then returning to the workforce trying to find flexible hours makes me feel nervous. It would be extremely hard.
DP and I have been with the same company for a while now and luckily don't need to stress about that. We know we could take a year off and then come back part time without any issues. Being established in a role the accommodates this was extremely important to us before even considering TTC.
We have about 6 staff members in my area alone that work PT. Most work 4 hours (10am -2pm) because their little ones are at school. It's works well for the business and for them and they are on a $30k salary (average). Not bad for part-time!
If they decided to be at home instead they would have a lot less - but why judge them for making that choice? There's not enough of these flexible jobs to go around so maybe it's a good thing that some people are prepared to suck it up and stay at home?
Two girls, one dream and baby you are it!