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    Default I want to be a SAHM...

    Quote Originally Posted by Plan2bamummy View Post
    Transport cost certainly add up ( not to mention time costs).
    Out of the box thought but if you are a trained childcare operator have you thought about doing home daycare? There are a few setup rules etc but it could mean income and time at home with kids.
    I would LOVE to do family day care, but I live with family and I just don't see it being possible.
    I do a lot of odd babysitting and after school jobs and that helps to earn extra cash, I also have a photography business that pulls in up to $300 a week (on good weeks).
    It would be nice to have extra time to focus on my photography too.

    I think I've pretty much made my decision not to go back to work. It just doesn't seem worth it, I'll be spending too much money to look after other people's kids while someone else looks after mine. As much as I love my job, I think it just makes more sense.
    I'm even thinking of leaving work earlier this pregnancy. I have placenta previa with DS and I ended up stuffing my employer around a lot because I would take long periods of time off without notice due to bleeding.

    I might talk to centrelink sometime tomorrow about it, see if they can give me the most accurate estimate possible.

    Thanks for all your responses guys!

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    Default I want to be a SAHM...

    I would take your 12 months leave and make your decision in that time. If you quit your job but then after having the second child you don't feel that being a sahm is for you, you will need to look for another job.
    I am returning to my job 4 days, paying $780 per week for 2 kids in Childcare. I earn a lot more than that and only get ccr, and whilst I have enjoyed my time at home I have no desire to stay at home all the time.


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