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    No, my parents had a business and mum worked from home. So no daycare for me, I think I went to occasional care once or twice in an emergency.

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    No I never went to childcare or vacation care. My parents had their own business (retail shop) and my brother and I literally grew up there from when I was 2 and he was 4. Mum took us to work every day. I remember it being really horrible when I was sick. There was a couch in the office I would sleep on. When I went to school it was a 2 minute walk and mum would put a sign on the door saying back in 5 minutes and walk to meet us at the traffic lights. It wasn't an easy upbringing but my mum uses it as a badge of honour that "my kids never went to childcare" 32 years later they still have the same business working 6 days a week with no help and no breaks (in their 60s now).
    I work 2.5 days a week. DD is 13 months and goes to childcare 2 days a week for 4-5 hours each day (that's all I'm comfortable with at the moment) and I do the rest of my work from home when she naps/in the evening. My DD actually loves childcare. She loves the different environment and toys and it's good for her being with other toddlers as she'll be an only child. I just hate all the sickness we are dealing with

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    I was a SAHM until last year when my last child finished 13 years of schooling . So basically I've been a SAHM for 21 years. I studied a double diploma last year so I'm now working and have no kids living at home

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    My mum was a SAHM until I finished school, and started doing school hours cleaning work when my youngest brother was in yr 8/9 of highschool. My dad worked away a lot so it wasn't really viable for her to work. I loved having mum there when I got home from school every day and I really appreciated her running me to all my social and sport commitments. I wanted to be a SAHM just like my mum for those reasons...Luckily Ive been able to for the most part..and now choose to earn less so I can be home more, which is hard when you're a single mum.

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    No. Dh and I both had sahm's and I am now a sahm myself. Most in my social circle don't use daycare either

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    Nope, in fact I'd never even heard of childcare/daycare when I was a kid! Mum was a SAHM until I was around 8 years old, and when she did do very occasional days of relief teaching, I'd be minded by a friend, or sometimes I even went with her and sat quietly in the corner, lol.

    I'm a SAHM and my DS doesn't go to daycare either. We had him in for one day a week for a few months, but I didn't enjoy the time away from him and didn't think he was getting much out of it anyway, so haven't bothered since. Hoping to eventually get him into a pre-kindy program (non-daycare operated I mean), but for now I'm cool with having him home, even with twins on the way.

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    Yes. My mum went back to work when I was 6 weeks old. In the beginning when she was feeding, I went to work with her.
    After that, long day care (the same one my DS went to) and after that, nannies who looked after us at home.
    Eventually someone who was there before and after school who did basic housework and looked after us.

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    Yes I went to crèche at the uni where my mum was studying.

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    Yep, I was in care a lot. Very long days before I started school and once I was at school it was 6:30 at before school care, then after school care til 6pm and then my family daycare lady until 7 or 8. That was up til year 4.
    After that, my father had a job where he he started early but was home by 3, so I was still at before school care at 6 but had him after school. All my school holidays were on vacation care.

    My youngest 3 kids are in preschool 3 days a week but that is purely for them for socialisation and for school readiness etc. they love going. I just feel lonely so fill my time with volunteer work.

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    No. She was a sahm til I was 12.
    I don't either as I am a full time sahm.


 

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