No. I would have to work or volunteer in some capacity. I don't dream of being a SAHM as much as I dream of being able to work a 5 day fortnight in a job that is fulfilling (i.e, I would quit my job in a heartbeat if I could). That would give me plenty of time with the (future) kiddies as well as my own independence and engagement outside of the home. P.S - I'm also an advocate for SAHD's!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 61 to 66 of 66
04-06-2013 17:13 #61
05-06-2013 22:55 #62
I'd LOVE to work a 5-day fortnight!
05-06-2013 23:18 #63Feel my wrath!
- Join Date
- May 2008
- Where the wild things are
I'm not sure.
TBH until my husband left his job a couple of weeks ago we could have afforded me to be a SAHM, but if I had, we would have 0 income right now.
Currently I work Tuesday (school hours if DH is working) and both kids go to long daycare Thursday and I work a full day. I work casually and my boss is very flexible, so if kids are sick etc I just work less and get paid less. Now DH is off work, I will go in more. I am about to start some post grad study too. Because I can
Sometimes I hate that we can't do some things with the kids I want, I.e. local dance class and toy library are only on Thursdays. Then with dds gymnastics, my gym it leaves little social time as everyone else is busy weekends!
But really I could never be a SAHM as I hate cleaning and then I'd have no excuse as to why my house is a dump.
If we have #3 though I think I'd have to be a SAHM
I don't want to be a full time working mum as it makes me feel really sad to think of my kids in OSH care/daycare 50+ hours a week, DS is so tired as it is!
Sent from my HTC One XL using The Bub Hub mobile app
06-06-2013 20:42 #64
No, my ideal would be working 3 days a week.
I am a better Mum & wife if I am working, I love my job and if I wasn't earning income from it then it would be an area I would volunteer.
06-06-2013 21:14 #65
Definitely. I was a SAHM for the first two years of DS1's life and while there were times where it was very isolating and boring I definitely enjoyed the things that I know I will miss out on when I go back to work in 2 months time.
SO much happens in the first 12 months of your children's lives that you miss out on when you're not there and DH isn't the type to run around with a video camera to catch things like first steps, first words etc.
By PorkyPies in forum Single ParentsReplies: 10Last Post: 24-10-2012, 10:50
By Jax Tellers Old Lady in forum House & GardensReplies: 6Last Post: 17-07-2012, 12:55
By share a book in forum General ChatReplies: 80Last Post: 16-07-2012, 18:21
Pea Pods Reusable NappiesPea Pods are the smart choice when it comes to choosing what's best for you, your baby and the environment. Affordable ...
LATEST5 ideas for the perfect baby shower giftSurrogacy and why many parents break the lawHow to get your kids to bring home empty lunch boxes
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
IVF/FET April & May chatConception & Fertility General Chat
Help with 7 week scan interpretationFirst Trimester Chat
New mattress- onebed?General Sleeping & Settling Chat
Private health insurance vs extrasPrivate Health Insurance Discussion
No idea pleas helpConception & Fertility General Chat
I am... #20General Chat