did you have it all planned out?

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Registered: 10-24-2007
did you have it all planned out?
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Fri, 02-22-2008 - 7:56am

So.......lots of people here who have lots of kids, lots who have SAH for awhile, WOH for awhile, SAH while the kids are preschool then WOH when they go to school, as well as people who WOH from the get go, and those who plan to SAH long term.

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Registered: 01-12-2004
Fri, 02-22-2008 - 11:44am

Dh and I planned our children being five years apart and that we would only have two.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 02-22-2008 - 12:39pm

LOL -- not planned at all!!!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 02-22-2008 - 1:20pm
"My question is - how planned was it all?" Completely.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 02-22-2008 - 6:43pm

Planned for the first year at home with dd1, but not so much after that.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 02-22-2008 - 10:54pm

I planned to SAH when I got pregnant with

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Registered: 04-17-2003
Fri, 02-22-2008 - 11:01pm
I did the complete opposite of what I planned to do. I was 100% for working and using daycare.
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Registered: 08-08-2006
Fri, 02-22-2008 - 11:27pm

< I am a SAHM and would only work if a close family member could watch my dd. >


Really?

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 8:56am
If we needed her, my mom would make an excellent childcare provider for Samantha. She is going to be taking care of my nephew starting next fall. My cousin took care of my sister and me after school and on early dismissal days, and it worked really well for us, my parents, and my cousin's family.
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Registered: 05-01-2006
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 10:39am
We knew if we had children both of us would have to work full time so the mortgage got paid. There is no right or wrong answer - just do what is best for your family and the economic situation. Good luck!
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Registered: 07-26-2007
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 11:33am

I had my whole life planned out.

Then real life happened.

I'm good with it.

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Kitty

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Kitty

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