Would u stay home ?

Australia
March 8, 2007 7:03am CST
Given a choice would u rather stay home and take care of the kids or would you rather work and leave the kids under others supervisions?
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15 responses
@jfeets726 (775)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I used to work as a retail manager for a local discount store. After I had my daughter, I went back to work for about six months and I couldn't do it anymore. The long hours were just too much on me and I felt like my own daughter didn't even know me. My boyfriend gave me the option of staying home and of course I took it. Since he had a good job, we were able to make it, but we had to cut back on a lot of the things that we were used to and we didn't really have anymore savings. So, I decided to not only stay at home with my daughter, who is now three, but I also work from home. Although, I try and only work at home at night, so that my daughter gets my full attention during the day.
• United States
8 Mar 07
i would 110% stay home! right now I get to be home most of the winter and only work the summers, about 30 hrs/week and my mom watches my son- but I totally miss him and can't wait until my husband gets a good enough paying job so that I can stay at home year round with my son.
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@sujikka (76)
• India
8 Mar 07
At present i am staying with my 2 year old kid.I dont leave him and go anywhere.
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@Cassy1976 (796)
• Australia
4 Jul 07
I am really happy doing what I am doing at the moment which is being a stay at home 6 days a week and working on the other day, I just find that if I am at home all day I tend to get a bit bored and unmotivated but having that one day back at work I get to interact with other people and I find that I have a lot more motivation to get things done. I am lucky that my partner or his mum usually have our daughter on the days that I work so I am confident to leave her without worrying
• United States
29 Mar 07
I say stay at home because I do stay home with my daughter. I love that I can see her grow up and see all the 'firsts' she does. I go to school right now but I take all my college courses online. When I'm done with school it will be about time for her to start going to school herself so it works out.
29 Mar 07
I do stay at home with my children. Although I would like to be out earning money for them as I had being an unemployed single mum, I do think it is better for them that I am home looking after them. Hopefully once they are both at school I will be able to get a job during school hours to get some more money for us all, but at the moment we able to live comfortably as we are.
• United States
29 Mar 07
Well since i have had no choice at all.due to my bad back and now being disabled from my job..in the beginning i was so sad and missed it..i really loved my job and my friends i worked with.then i relized how much better it is to be stayt at home mom..i was here for his first word,crawl,walk,food,laugh..fall..everything and i wouldnt trade this for any job and any money in the world,..i take this disability as a god send now..that there was areason it happened to me..
• United States
8 Mar 07
I am a stay at home mom now. I haven't had a job in almost 5 years. I left a job I really loved to stay at home with my kids. I miss my job but I know that my kids need me more.
• Egypt
8 Mar 07
i think that it is better to women to stay at home , with her kids
@magikrose (5424)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I chose to be a stay home mom just over 3yrs ago when I was pregnant with my 4th and last child. My husband and I decided that with how high day care prices are today that I would stay home with them. That is another reason I am here at mylot, to earn a bit of extra money to try to help my husband out.
@mauier113 (688)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
I'm a stay at home mom now taking care of my kids. I choose to stay with them and resigned from my work. Because my husband is mostly working away from us. I rather I have eyes on them than to have nannies to take care of them since my husband is also noy here with us. But I'm missing my work...
@milagre (1272)
• Portugal
8 Mar 07
Cant it be half/half? I could work half of the day and stay home the other half.... Anyway, if not, at thi monent, i rather stay home, i dont like the work im doing at the moment....
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
If i have a choice i rather choose on staying at home and take care of my babies. I want to be a hands-on mom but right now i have no choice at all. I have to work for my family because i am the breadwinner of the family. right now. my two daugthers is being take care by my two nannies. Thats my greatest regret of my life that i will not be able to see my children grow and enjoy their moments.
@joluha (344)
8 Mar 07
Given a choice - I would definately stay at home, the whole idea for me of having a child is to be with it - not out working all the time. Unfortunately, everyone has a different situation. I am working two and half days a week which is fine but like I say given a choice - no way 24hrs a day with my boy is what I would like!!
@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
8 Mar 07
My son is grown now but when he was an infant I drove school bus thus I could take him with me! I think in today's world with the price of daycare and not knowing if you could trust the day cares with all the abuse going on I'd rather stay at home.