Future SAHM having panic attack

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Future SAHM having panic attack
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Fri, 05-23-2008 - 10:32am

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Sat, 05-24-2008 - 11:46am

We're in a unique situation because, not only did our "expensive" childcare NOT end, it increases a bit each year as we give small raises to our nanny.

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Sat, 05-24-2008 - 11:48am

True. Sometimes the price does not go down that much after daycare with the price of summer camps (as high as $6,000 for the summer in my area).


I think it all depends on what type of care you have for your children at any age.

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Sat, 05-24-2008 - 5:16pm

I didn't worry so much when they were infants, toddlers and preschoolers...it's the middle school years that have me worried.

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Sun, 05-25-2008 - 9:40pm

I don't have a Ph.D., but a M.S. degree in chemistry. I'm currently developing and teaching an online chemistry class for

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Tue, 05-27-2008 - 10:11am
Good thing neither you or your DH are stuck in an office for 45 hours a week, then.

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Tue, 05-27-2008 - 10:14am
well...Liza's dad and I both have office jobs and she still does 2 dance classes, soccer and 2 -3 plays a year.... you just....find a way.
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Tue, 05-27-2008 - 12:05pm

Like many things, this is a matter of supply and demand.

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Tue, 05-27-2008 - 4:34pm
Yes, it is, for a variety of reasons. I don't think I could have been the kind of mother I wanted to be and let my kids have the experiences I wanted them to have if I were "stuck" in an office 45 hours a week. On second thought, I don't think I could have had the LIFE I wanted to have if I were "stuck" anywhere for 45 hours a week!
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Thu, 05-29-2008 - 10:21am

I think some of the posters have some interesting responses--I'm definitely interested in what they're saying, as I'm in a similar position.

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Thu, 05-29-2008 - 10:31am
I think younger kids are more exhausting physically-- I think the older kids are more exhausting mentally and emotionally LOL
"If gay Americans are not allowed to get married and have all the benefits that American citizens are entitled to by the Bill of Rights, they should get one hell of a tax break. That is my opinion,"

- Jeane "Dear Abby" Phillips, in an interview with Lisa Leff.

 

Yes. We. Did.