Please excuse the pity party that I'm about to throw for myself.
After Isaiah was born, I stayed home with him for about a month. I went back to school and finished up a few months later. I stayed home with him for a whole year, then started working part time. Last year, I quit that job to stay home with him again since it wasn't financially "worth it" for me to continue with that job. Now, Isaiah is 3 and a half and I started a new, full-time job a few months ago. I enjoy the job, the pay is good, and the benefits are good. But I am so f**king depressed all the time. I feel like I never see Isaiah, and I'm starting to think this job isn't worth it either. DH has a good job and technically, we could afford for me to be a SAHM until Isaiah starts school in 2015. We would have to budget a little more carefully, but it would work.
Are there any mamas out there who are going through something similar? What should I do? :oops:
I'm a firm believer of the term...."If it makes you happy, do it."
We have agreed that as long as we can make our bills and have a little extra, I will be staying home. At least until DS goes to school, or if we have another, they go to school.
If we were struggling of course I would work. But for us, its more ideal to be at home with DS.
Quoting Nicola.:" We have agreed that as long as we can make our bills and have a little extra, I will be staying home. ... [snip!] ... another, they go to school. If we were struggling of course I would work. But for us, its more ideal to be at home with DS."
If financially we could make it work I would do it in a heartbeat. But I'm also really into crafts so I would have something to do at home to not go completely insane. My SO works seasonally though so he would be able to stay home in the winter, I'll be stuck working :/
I wish I could be a SAHM. I've never had that luxury.