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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    I definitely value my role as a mother and get a lot of satisfaction from it. But I also want to have a successful work life, I have always had a job since I was legally old enough and like being financially independent. I also want my kids to see me working outside the home and/or studying (when they are older in particular, I'm ok being home with them while they are so young).
    I so get this. I see myself as accidental sahm as I left good job in London to move here when dd1 was 18mths. As we had no family back up when I started looking for work I knew all cc arrangements would be up to me, we didn't want kids in for long days so my options were limited. I couldn't find anything remotely near my level that was part time. I kept looking and doing bit of study and planned give it proper go when ds started school but surprise baby means I'm 8 years at thus sahm gig! Bub is nearly 1 and I know I need to study and then work by time she starts school. I need it for mental stimulation, financial independence and for my kids to see me as a person and not just the mom slave!

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    I've worked out that there's no point in me doing anything less than what I've been trained for and worked at for years before being a SAHM due to the high child care costs, otherwise I'd get any job I could. We'd actually go backwards if I got a minimum wage job!
    I was ready to go back this year but there was nothing advertised to even apply for. Most places pulled back their numbers so they were not employing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sajimum View Post
    Sorry, I just saw this.I am studying psychology – it’s a specialised area of psych though, and funding (and hence jobs) seems to be hard to come by at the moment.
    Interesting - I am studying psych as well but I'm in the early stages (a few subjects into a grad dip), I'm a long way from being qualified to work in the field.


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