change from working to SAH!

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change from working to SAH!
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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 2:32am

In my previous (6 yr)

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 12:05pm

I should have just waited and let you explain it :)

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 11:23am

:smileyhappy:

CHRis

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 11:20am
anprdp wrote:

The reality might be said that could be true in alot of households, but then again it may not be.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 11:08am

"BTDT and would much rather have had the money instead of the t-shirt."

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 11:03am

My heart goes out to you.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 10:52am

Yep, and many of us have ended up eating massive crow pies over the years because of that "never say never" thing ;)

Young parents are very prone to the "MY child will never ..." or "ANY good parent MUST ..." only to find out later that things just are never that clear-cut.

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 10:38am

You are right, there is no right or wrong when it comes to this because families just like individual people come in different shapes and colours. We might all have a different idea of what is ideal but we should also respect other people's decisions. It is so easy to tell someone they are wrong but to actually understand their life and what they are going through, it takes a lot. Also, it is important to never say never because we

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 10:31am

The reality might be said that could be true in alot of households, but then again it may not be.




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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 10:31am

I completely disagree. Not all of us ramp up our lifestyle to suck up all of our money. We have maintained a very simple lifestyle all these years, although our income has increased. This is because we have always valued our freedom.

It is not necessary for a daycare worker to care about my child the way I do. That is not what a daycare worker is there for. I have always taken my dd at her word, even when she was 2 and 3. She was quite observant, articulate and sensible even then. Even at 3 years old, she enjoyed meeting new people and being out in the world without me sometimes. Daycare and later school fulfilled some of those needs. Do your kids go to school?

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 10:25am

"I was trying to enlighten you on the fact that staying home with your children is the most important thing you can give them.

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