I agree that it seems pointless to return to work if you are paying for Childcare or using the money for the extras in life. But for some that is what is important to them. Other mums really have no option but to work.
I worked part time after my first two children, as a nurse I could work my shifts around my husband so the kids did not go to daycare or rarely needed to be looked after by grandparents. The money helped with everyday living costs as well some extras. Looking back i would have prefered to be home with the kids. I am divorced from my first two children’s father. the fact he wanted me to work more and more was part of the reasoning for our divorce. I have since had twins with my new husband. We are not much better off financially but both agree it is best for me to be home. I love been there for my children, I love been able to go on kinder and school trips, I love seeing my twins milestones first. No money could ever buy moments and te with my children. We have to often stretch to make ends meet but we find ways to. Money though is something we can’t go without even affording the basics can be a struggle so to give us a buffer I am starting up my own small business from home that I can work around the kids. I think there are plenty of options and ways to make the money you need whether its needs or wants that don’t have to mean sacrificing your children.
Posted by rdb5116, 16th April 2013