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There comes a point when a Mum has to decide how much she is prepared to sacrifice in order to be at home with her family. We have to decide if it is better to own a home, have nice things, go on holidays, etc…or give up some of life’s luxuries. I reached this point a number of months ago. I knew that if I didn’t go back to work it would mean going without many things, but after talking though everything with my hubby I realised that all of those things meant much less to me than being able to stay home with our toddler. I adore the time I get to spend at home with our son, and I’m so blessed to have a hubby that acknowledges the benefits of me being home. He has had to make sacrifices too, but we wouldn’t change anything about our current family situation.


Posted by mum2nim, 19th June 2013


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  • work out what is best for the family. have that convo

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  • Things are things. You don’t always need things.

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  • You and your husband have been very wise in sorting out what are luxuries and what are essentials. We only have our children for such a short time before they go to school etc. I don’t think you will regret your decision.

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  • i love being home with my kids.

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  • They are only small for such a short time, holidays will still be there when he is older and doesn’t want to spend time with you. (That is what I tell myself when my friends tell me about the places they go – then he giggles and I think “There is nowhere I would rather be”)

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  • That’s lovely :)
    I enjoy going to work 2 days a week but am dreading ever needing to do more. I’m certain your son loves his time with you too!

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