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: 03-26-2003
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 1:43pm
I thought you'd posted previously that it's not a good idea for both parents to SAH, based on your own experience.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 2:16pm

i agree.

 

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Registered: 08-08-2006
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 2:53pm

Oh, extended family babysit for us quite a bit.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 3:33pm
If I SAH I'd still do part time. I couldnt do no work at all. But yes, if I quit, DH will go to work.
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 4:11pm

Yup, we had it all perfectly planned: have a baby, hire a nanny or find a good daycare, have another baby and keep working. But that's not what we ended up doing.


I think the most important thing you can do is figure out your financial goals in order to prepare for whatever comes your way. But it's also important to assume that nothing will go as planned and be ready for it.

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 7:08pm

I was supposed to be planning?


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 7:34pm
So you mean you'd WAH PT, not SAH.

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Registered: 01-23-2008
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 7:55pm
I always wanted to be a SAHM at least until my children were all in school, but when I was pregnant DH and I decided that it would be best for me to work at least part time a couple of days a week. We planned it all out before my DS was born...his grandma would watch him on the week night I worked and his dad on Saturday. This plan didn't last long for us though, since my DS

  


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Registered: 12-07-2003
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 8:38pm
Uh oh.
baby in clothes basket
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Registered: 08-18-2007
Sun, 02-24-2008 - 7:38am

We didn't plan at all.

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