going from FTWOHM to SAHM !!

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Registered: 10-02-2006
going from FTWOHM to SAHM !!
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Wed, 03-12-2008 - 10:50pm

We just had our 3rd and last child two months ago.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 1:11am
Think of it as a period of time in your life. You're not necessarily giving up your dream job, just taking a break to focus all your attention on something else. You got the job once, perhaps someday you can get a similar one again. Is there anything you can do to keep up your skills or certification (if applicable) while you're a SAHM that would make it easier for you to re-enter the workforce if you decide to do so when the children are older? Then again, you may find that SAH is your dream job! :-) I'd say that my best advice is to be passionate about what you do - take pride in it and remember why you're doing it. This applies to both WOHMs and SAHMs that are making a transition to the other side. Get excited and prepare to rise to a whole new kind of challenge. It's an adventure! Best of luck!
Renaissance Siggy



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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 11:57am
Good luck.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 4:20pm

i find your perspective interesting.

 

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Registered: 07-31-2006
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 7:34pm

Hi


Sounds similar to my story a few months ago..


I quit my

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Registered: 10-02-2006
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 10:26pm

In my case my current job is close to a dream job and will be hard to leave...I did not say


My third child made all the difference in our situation...I could handle it all with two kids, but could not handle it with three.

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Registered: 10-02-2006
Thu, 03-13-2008 - 10:41pm

I will probably be in your boat soon~ I had three kids in five years.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 03-14-2008 - 12:22am

Well we just had our third and last biological child too. He's 4 months old. We also have 4.5 year old twins so yes, I think I can relate...


"I am the breadwinner/benefit carrier for the family - though we think my husband can take the torch now.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 03-14-2008 - 12:24am
So question --- if you are the bread winner, why doesnt DH SAH?
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Registered: 10-12-2004
Fri, 03-14-2008 - 7:25am
Given the recession and the precarious job market, I would not quit your job based on an "expectation" that your husband might make more money.
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Registered: 10-13-2007
Fri, 03-14-2008 - 10:14pm

Are you planning on waiting until your husbands work schedule changes or are you planning on quitting and hoping that the extra income comes through? I would personally have a hard time just quitting without knowing that his income had increased enough to cover the household income. Things don't always come through as expected.


I do hope it works out for you and your family. I stay home with our 4 sons and love it but wouldn't put family finances do it unless my dh could provide.


Good luck

Lori


wife to Tony


mom to 4 great guys!

Lori

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