I find this topic quite interesting and love hearing people’s stories! I have an 18 month old son and I am currently staying home with him as I feel like I would miss out on far too much if I dumped him in daycare and went to work. In saying this, it does mean that our little family has financial struggles, but my hubby & I make it stretch and he supports my decision to stay home. On the other hand my best friend has just gone back to work (her son is 6 months old). She said she didn’t have a choice really, as they need the money. The thing is, they love to spend, like fancy things, holidays, etc…all the things I have sacrificed to stay home with my son. So my question is, is it really about not affording to stay home? Or perhaps not willing to sacrifice some things in order to be home with your child?

Posted by mum2nim, 16th April 2013

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  • I think some people are greedy and like to ‘keep up with the Joneses’ I was lucky to be a stay at hone mum. When they started school, I found work where I could see them off to school in the morning and be home fir them after school. I could even manage sone time off for school activities


  • I was prepared to stay home with my children until school but then I started to get stir crazy. It wasn’t the money, it wasn’t that I couldn’t take more leave from my work. It was because I was not being a good mother. I was getting grumpy and frustrated. I have a better balance at work now. I spend good quality time with my children. I admire those who stay home with their children.


  • I’m very fortunate to be able to stay at home.


  • We all have different priorities and do what’s best for the needs of our family and situation. I don’t second guess why someone would want to stay home v someone who goes back to work. I also don’t think mums that go back to work ‘dump’ their children in childcare, they place their children in childcare so they can earn money to support their family – how they spend the money they earn is their business.


  • I think in most cases it is about maintaining a lifestyle you are comfortable with, which will be different for everyone.


  • i would stay at home no question


  • i guees it more important 2 have time with the kids :)


  • im a stay at home mum to i dont have lots of nice things but i have 2 beautiful kids.


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