I've always been fairly ambitious and went back to work with DD1 and DD2. I've now got DS and am seriously considering being a SAHM for an extended period and possibly completely changing careers to a more family friendly industry after my "extended leave." I say if it will make you and your family happy then go for it!
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12-09-2012 20:38 #21
12-09-2012 23:03 #22
I was career driven and left my job because i wanted a change in career path and didn't know I was pregnant when I resigned! I never went back to work.
For a long time I felt useless, not needed, incompetent and not important. I felt isolated, brain dead and lonely. I have worked mu while life and have always had steady income, all of a sudden I was relying on someone else, DH, I was so not used to it. I felt dependent and financially insecure.
After DS was born I still felt like that for a while until I decided to do my own business from home. Now DS is 19 months old, I am 35 weeks pregnant with DD and DH and I both work from home.
Now thinking back, I am still not sure if leaving working totally was the best decision. I still think a couple of days away from the madness is needed to keep me sane. Not about the money, just to get out of the house and feel useful ( work from home with DH can be stressful)
I will never go back to work full time though, I don't want to miss my kids growing up
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12-09-2012 23:11 #23
Three weeks ago I spent a whole day applying for full time jobs, I got offered a few but turned them down because it hit me that someone else would be raising my DD and I would probably have a breakdown from missing her too much.
I think tomorrow I'll have a talk to my manager about only working 2 days p/w. It's kind of been my life dream to be a capable housewife and mother anyway (although, I wouldn't fully be a Housewife if I worked outside home)
13-09-2012 07:01 #24
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