I returned to fulltime work in September 2003.
I had to return due to financial reasons.
Michelle, mum to Corey 14/3/03 - Bankstown
Thankyou to everyone who responded to this topic.
I thought if we could see into other people’s lives then we would understand why we all work or not work. Neither is right or wrong. We all are doing what is best for our kids.
This topic has helped me understand more people’s choices.
mum of 3
i would love to go into fulltime work as i have never experienced and would love my own money to buy things for myself and my little gal
should i return to work because i think i would be a happier person because of it but i dont know about childcare
DD may 03, DS oct 06
If I had any choice however I'd be having another bub very soon, but that's not gonna happen lol.
Much respect goes to working mums, I wish I could do it, but am to weak lol.
Mum to Charotte 13-03-06
i used to work in a day spa as a massage and beauty therapist but quit when i was 12 weeks as we were moving interstate.
since then, i can not get a job. i'd like to work but cant.
once bub is born though i want to be a stay at home mum for as long as possible.
whether or not i get to do that depends on how we manage financially after the first 6 or so months of her being born
When DS was 13 weeks old I went back and did vacation care for 3 weeks, to see how I went, then the next hols. He was b/f and stayed with my sis whenI was at work.
It got too much after 3 sets of hols, some days I had to get up at 5am and drive an hour to work, then another hour home.
My DH has his own business, and slowly his hours have increased that much that if I were to work f/t they would be in care all day every day.
DH and I decided that I would be their one consistency in their lives. Financially it isn't needed, so why separate them from me.
Some days DH doesn't come home until 9-10pm, so I am a single mum with financial benefits...
1 monkey, 1 diva = the love of my life
I have a 2 year old now!!
I am currently on 12 months maternity leave, i definatley will not be going back full time. I would like to go back 2-3 days per week but DF wants me to stay at home till bub goes to kindy... ( he lost his mum when he was 2 and doesnt believe that bub should be without me if he doesn't have to be) If that is the case then it will be some time before i return to work as we are planning another one next year or the one after... so it will be when bub no.2 is off to kindy....
That being said both our parents were stay at home mums until all their children were in school. They then had to go back to work to be able to help give us everything we required and to spoil themselves a little.
I have no criticism on anyone that is unemployed because all situations are different and i believe that until you walk in someone else's shoes for a day, that you should remain openminded....
Jenni and Karl
Chelsea loves daycare and being able to play with the kids. Im happy with a 12 hr working week, I dont think I would like to be away from her much more than that smile