Yes it changed mine totally, as soon as I had DD I knew I couldn't go back to work and I had no drive to continue my career and I'm loving being a SAHM and have no plans to return to work.
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27-05-2013 22:48 #21Member
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28-05-2013 03:33 #22
Yes it has changed.
I love my job and am happy with my career but I'm loving being on mat leave. I will go back in a year or so but my partner and I agreed that ill only ever work 2-3 days a week while our kids are small, I want to be home with them for those foundation years. When they start school I want to have the time to take them to extra curricular things. We're lucky we're on a good wicket so can afford it, but we'd sacrifice other things to do that.
I'm going to start a law degree part time and I do want to keep working in my chosen field because I feel the need to try and make a small difference in the world. I'm happy though for it to take a backseat while my kids are small. I still want to have time to take them to preschool, make hats for the Easter hat parade and stay home with them when they're sick.
28-05-2013 04:44 #23
I have always been career driven and hoped to climb the ladder thinking I wouldn't have kids. When my dh and I married (I was 32 he was 39) we just thought we weren't interested in having kids. I had my dd late last year and have been on leave from work. She was very much n planned. .. and I don't miss work one bit. In fact. ..I b wouldn't care at this stage if I never go back.
28-05-2013 15:21 #24Senior Member
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I'm still on mat leave (46wks paid leave) and i'm really really really struggling not working. My mum, my DH, close friends have all said to me i need to go back to work! I am happy to have this time with DD...but...i need to go back to work for my sanity!
28-05-2013 16:07 #25
That's the thing, I know I'll always need to work to maintain a lifestyle that DH and I would like. I don't think I'll want to be a SAHM but, as per this thread, who knows what I'm going to want once bub is here.
I also hear the PP saying if they're going to be away from their kids then they want it to be something meaningful. I've often thought about that too but I've had what I thought was the perfect job but to me work is work, no matter what I'm doing. I hate to say it but if I'm going to have to work anyway is like to have a good earning potential.
Thank you for all the responses so far, they're definitely helping gather my thoughts
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