About to become a SAHM!!

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Registered: 08-17-2005
About to become a SAHM!!
Tue, 10-23-2007 - 3:54pm

I am scared & excited at the same time!!!



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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 10-23-2007 - 4:13pm

What's the debate?


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Registered: 04-27-2005
Tue, 10-23-2007 - 4:23pm
Why would you be leaving your babies behind by going to work. For $500/week I would hope they had excellent daycare.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 10-23-2007 - 4:42pm
Well congratulations. There is a thread in the next section (the non-debate section) about ways to save money.

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Tue, 10-23-2007 - 6:57pm
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Registered: 08-23-2007
Tue, 10-23-2007 - 8:45pm
I was wondering that myself.


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Tue, 10-23-2007 - 9:28pm
Congratulations & good luck!

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Registered: 07-26-2007
Tue, 10-23-2007 - 11:15pm

So....you're going to be a SAHM...except for that WOH job you're still going to have. That about it?

I WOH FT from 11:30 to 8am, I guess that makes me a SAHM, too. :::eyeroll:::



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Registered: 06-07-2007
Wed, 10-24-2007 - 11:57am

That's so exciting! I am glad you are able to spend more time with your sons :)

When you did your budget did you account for the fact that you will probably be saving money by not eating lunches out anymore? You will also probably not pay so much for nice clothes and shoes to go to a corporate job. And won't be driving to work 5 days a week so you should save on gas money and less frequent oil changes.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 10-24-2007 - 12:02pm
I really never got this perception that working moms each lunch out every day and stay at home moms never do.


Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 11-18-2005
Wed, 10-24-2007 - 1:13pm

I eat out the same way when I WOH and when I SAH.

The weekends I work we order out. It is more relxed at the hospital on the weekend. Otherwise, I pack lunch and eat what I would eat at home. When I sah, I ate lunch out with friends about once a week. It works out the same.