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Registered: 08-11-2005
Mon, 07-14-2008 - 3:00am

I'm currently a SAHM who has worked for the past year and half. I have two children they are 2 and 5. I want to go to back to work but I feel guilty about leaving them to work. At first I would work part-time so my mother could watch them and put money back to put my youngest in daycare but the problem is when I work full-time. I have a good daycare for my youngest that I could send him to and I would have to work something out for my oldest. The question is, How do you get over the guilt of someone else taking care of your children? Also we could use an extra income the household. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: pooh_bear_369
Mon, 07-14-2008 - 6:57am

If you do your research and really find a place that is warm and welcoming for your children to be at while you're at work you should have no guilt. They'll have an awesome day and you'll have a good day at work and you'll have that extra money in your pocket . It takes some getting used to but don't let anyone make you feel guilty for doing what's best for your family. I went back to work when my daughter was 13 weeks old -- she's nine years old now and a great kid -- I never felt guilty about it and she never seemed to suffer in any way so all's well.

good luck to you!

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