? for high paid WOH that decided to SAHM

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Registered: 08-19-2007
? for high paid WOH that decided to SAHM
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Thu, 05-01-2008 - 8:32am

I've never written on this board before but I'm hoping I can find some other women out there that were in the same spot I am in.

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Avatar for myshkamouse
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 05-04-2008 - 12:55am
$10k after taxes?
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Registered: 07-17-2007
Sun, 05-04-2008 - 6:52am
Roughly, yes, after taxes.
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Registered: 09-02-2003
Sun, 05-04-2008 - 11:40am

Let me redirect the conversation a bit to the op's dilemma:


You sound like you don't really like your job. You are stressed out about the tension between caring for your son and

Avatar for mom34101
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 05-04-2008 - 3:04pm

I quit a good job (lawyer in private practice) to sah with my kids

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Registered: 05-23-2004
Sun, 05-04-2008 - 11:43pm

Andrea, I was in almost the same exact situation when my son was born. I spent the whole first 15 months of my sons life debating what to do. i dont think its as easy as using daycare or getting a nanny. my son never got used to daycare, he hated it and so did i. my job was pretty stressful. On top of that I cried all the time cause I was so unhappy. my son was getting sick all the time (me too, worse stomach bug ever!!!). I was like you looking for a way out, but I dont think i had the courage to pull the plug. Lucky for me my company went under when my son was 15 months. I felt like a weight had been lifter. I breathe better now and enjoy my son. We are now living off my dH salary.

i also worry like you about getting back into the workforce. I used to be a software engineer, and technology changes so fast that I dont know how long it will take me to get back to the same salary level, if ever.

Again, this is what worked for me, and to this day I dont know if I did the right thing. My parents think its silly that I would leave my job in my peak earning years. But I think i really needed the time off anyway, my son will not be this little for ever. i was personally getting burned out.
But i guess i am happy so i think i made the right decision.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 05-05-2008 - 9:06am

Shrug. It's worth it to pay half of my income to have

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 05-05-2008 - 9:09am
No worries, Myska's thumbing her nose at everyone who doesn't make a million

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 05-05-2008 - 10:14am
LOL, I'm always astounded at that mentality.







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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 05-05-2008 - 11:24am
Considering only 5% of US households make $201,000 or more a year, I'd say so.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Mon, 05-05-2008 - 11:36am
In 2006 (most recent data), it was shy of 3.5% - according to the Census Bureau (4,016/116011 = 3.46%) (4016= 1776 + 2,240 households in thousands - making 200,000-249,999 and $250,000 and up)

http://pubdb3.census.gov/macro/032007/hhinc/new06_000.htm

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