Poll: Do you/will you go back to work after having children? (under 2 years)

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    I have just returned to fulltime work 5 days ago & HATE it!!! Miss my 7.5month old boy like crazy. Hubby's parents offered to look after him at our home for 12 months while I go back to work so we can bank my entire pay & be in a better financial situtation for the next baby! I also have a 9yo daughter too. After I have done this stint, I will NOT (fingers crossed) be going back to work until our youngest goes off too school, it is just too hard being apart

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    Yes, I wanted to. At first (when she was 4 months) it was only one day and DH looked after her (on Saturdays), then when she was about 16 months she started going to Family Day Care one day a week. And now she goes to a friend's house to get looked after/play with her DD anther day (and I take her DD here one day a week in return).

    I love it! It's great socialisation for the both of us.

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    Default Did you/will you go back to work once you had children (for children under 2 years)?

    I plan on staying home as long as possible. I hate the thought of having to leave my (as yet unborn) kids with someone else. I'm having kids so I can raise them. On our current financial status, we can live off my husbands wage with 1 baby & still pay maintenance for his 2 older kids. But you never know what the future will bring and I don't know whether I'll miss working or not, I don't think I will though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickle81 View Post
    I plan on staying home as long as possible. I hate the thought of having to leave my (as yet unborn) kids with someone else. I'm having kids so I can raise them. On our current financial status, we can live off my husbands wage with 1 baby & still pay maintenance for his 2 older kids. But you never know what the future will bring and I don't know whether I'll miss working or not, I don't think I will though!
    I think most parents have kids so we can raise them.

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    Next year i am going back to work two days per week. i am going to spend nearly my entire wageon childcare for three preschoolers. but i don't mind. i just want to get outta this house!

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    Will have to! After 12 months. Don't most people these days? It's kind of how the economy is structured. For those that don't have to go back to work, they are very, very lucky, but I suspect they also make a few sacrifices along the way. Although, I won't be going back to work for a life of luxury, but to get by!

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    I am pregnant with my first and will go back to work when they turn 1. It will be a part time capacity of 2 shifts per week and will be on hubby's days off so I think it's good as it will give him one on one time with the baby. I could also choose to do night shifts so would be there with them in the day anyway We both do shift work so there is a lot of flexibility without it meaning putting the baby in day care.

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    I haven't had bub #1 yet but I'm planning on staying home for the first 6months or so and then picking up some CRT work at the school I currently work at. Not looking to go full time again until we've had #2 and they are 3/4 maybe older

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    I went back to work when DS was 6months old. Hes now 2.5 but in that time ive left work and done a course at TAFE and now back at work for a little longer.

    After this one we will not be ale to afford two children in care and if I did the cost of daycare would outweigh the amount i would bring into the household. So after this one I will become a stay at home mum. I might look into doing something from home part time but for now the thought of SAHM is appealing.

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    I was at home until ds1 was nearly 2, but I'll be back at work by the time ds2 is 5 months old. I think it'll be hard but I really don't have a choice in the matter.


 

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