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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 07:22 AM
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32. we didn't want to put our baby in daycare
so I stayed home for four months. The bills were just too much for us, so I have been working nights waitressing, at least this way we still don't have to pay for daycare. I'm exhausted though. I take care of baby all day, and then go to work, sometimes not getting home until 11 pm. Hubbie works all day, and takes care of baby while I'm at work, but she goes to bed around 8 and sleeps through until 4:30am - 7 am, and that's when I get up. IF I could, my choice would be to be a stay at home mom. I think it can make a huge difference in a child's life,(mom stayed with us until I went to 1st grade) and I actually think (though I might get flamed for this)that a parent (be it mom or dad) should stay home with the kids. I think this is part of the reason why the generations coming up behind me have some problems (work ethics,behavioral issues). Unfortunately, for most people, staying at home is not an option because of money. One income just can not support a family anymore.
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  -Radio_Lady Discusses: Can Moms Afford NOT to Work? Radio_Lady  Apr-08-07 05:07 PM   #0 
  - responses: Women's Choices  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 05:15 PM   #1 
  - It's financial advice, NOT parenting advice  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 05:16 PM   #3 
  - I'm a firm believer in making your own security  skygazer   Apr-08-07 05:16 PM   #2 
  - Skygazer, thanks for your comments.  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 05:26 PM   #5 
  - I was a stay-at-home mother for eight years, and even now I only work part time  Left Is Write   Apr-08-07 05:16 PM   #4 
  - Excellent comments, Left Is Write. How old are your children now?  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 05:37 PM   #6 
     - My oldest is almost 20; the two younger ones are 5 and 7.  Left Is Write   Apr-08-07 05:44 PM   #7 
        - My view is that all-day kindergarten should be funded in every school district.  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 05:52 PM   #9 
  - Stay at home moms are not superior  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 05:45 PM   #8 
  - I did both and here is my take on it.  CTyankee   Apr-08-07 06:31 PM   #10 
  - I've been a SAHM for the last 10 years ..  wavesofeuphoria   Apr-08-07 10:53 PM   #23 
     - Waves, your story is most intriguing. I have a nine-year-old granddaughter,  Radio_Lady   Apr-10-07 02:12 AM   #31 
  - Er...that first line contains an assumption I find irritating.  Left Is Write   Apr-08-07 06:39 PM   #11 
  - There might be a generational issue there  XemaSab   Apr-08-07 06:51 PM   #12 
  - toally agree, we were latch key kids and even with child support we never had  chimpsrsmarter   Apr-08-07 09:35 PM   #16 
     - ChimpsRSmarter, I remember arriving in North Carolina with my two little kids.  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 10:24 PM   #21 
        - thanks for sharing your story. There is only my sister and i and yup Ma had  chimpsrsmarter   Apr-08-07 10:43 PM   #22 
  - That irritated me too  skygazer   Apr-08-07 07:06 PM   #13 
  - Wow, for someone who thinks others make assumptions about her life...  colinmom71   Apr-08-07 09:25 PM   #15 
     - Hi....  Left Is Write   Apr-08-07 11:31 PM   #24 
  - Deciding to be a SAHM  Karenina   Apr-08-07 07:46 PM   #14 
  - More responses: Prepare yourself for the welfare role....  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 09:59 PM   #17 
  - I Lived in a Neighborhood With Welfare Moms, As a Kid  Crisco   Apr-10-07 08:55 AM   #34 
  - Being a SAHM would have been too scary for me.  Amber Waves   Apr-08-07 10:01 PM   #18 
  - Amber Waves, perhaps it is internal needs, or maybe external...  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 10:14 PM   #20 
  - Can Moms Afford Not to Work?  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 10:01 PM   #19 
  - Newly minted SAHD here. . .  cemaphonic   Apr-09-07 01:50 AM   #25 
  - Hello, Cemaphonic... Your history is very interesting, and you sound like a very  Radio_Lady   Apr-10-07 02:06 AM   #30 
  - I think that having marketable skills is invaluable.  SeattleGirl   Apr-09-07 02:01 AM   #26 
  - Here is a good new book which I heard about that relates to this subject  marzipanni   Apr-09-07 03:16 AM   #27 
  - I think Moms should do what is best for them and for their families.  gbate   Apr-09-07 05:34 AM   #28 
  - This is a tough one.  SarahBelle   Apr-09-07 08:11 AM   #29 
  - we didn't want to put our baby in daycare  Maine-ah   Apr-10-07 07:22 AM   #32 
  - I think staying at home is an admirable choice.  Bunny   Apr-10-07 08:45 AM   #33 
  - Locking...  buddhamama   Apr-10-07 10:39 AM   #35 

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