don't know what to do now -- need help
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|Thu, 07-19-2007 - 11:07am|
I have been a sahm since my oldest was born 9 years ago. My youngest is now turning 6 and going into full time school (till 2:30). I admit that I have loved being a sahm. I have loved it more then any other job I have ever held. DH and I always wanted a large family and I really thought that I would be home with my ever growing brood until I was old. Well, that is not to be.
For the past three years we have been trying to have more children. I have suffered three unbelievably difficult pregnancies and three devestating miscarriages. The last one was just over a month ago. Although it is not 100% certain, it looks like we are not going to have any more children.
Now I am at a loss of what to do next. I still LOVE being home when my kids get home from school, but the hours when the kids are gone suddenly seem empty. I don't want to go back to my old career. That entailed 80+ hours per week of work on top of commute. My DH works those kind of hours and its just not for me.
I guess I am looking for advice from those of you who have made work/family work well for you. How do you manage child care? Who takes care of things when the kids get sick or a workman has to come to the house? I would especially love to hear from people who have transitioned into different kinds of jobs after kids went back to school.