? 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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Registered: 10-14-2007
Mon, 05-05-2008 - 12:02pm
I left a good paying job while pregnant with our first son. This did make us have to adjust our lifestyle and spending habits a lot. Here I am 5 years later and still glad I choose to become a SAHM. It is a highly personal decision. This is not really a daycare vs. nanny debate. Either choice is fine if thats is what you wish to do. So is staying home. It all boils down to what YOU feel is best for YOUR family and YOURSELF.
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 05-05-2008 - 2:15pm

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Registered: 04-17-2003
Mon, 05-05-2008 - 10:34pm

I'm a SAHM and plan to stay that way until my dd is in school. I have a M.S. degree in chemistry and was making around 65K at my last job. I do miss working a lot, but I know I can work later. You might struggle with either decision (WOH or SAH).


You might consider taking unpaid family leave and staying home with your son. Or try being a SAHM for a year. How do you know how you will feel about it until you try it? My life is very relaxed and not very stressful.

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Registered: 04-17-2003
Mon, 05-05-2008 - 11:09pm

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 05-06-2008 - 11:55pm

As usual --- seen through the green lenses PNJ. I'm "thumbing my nose" not at all. I'm thinking its a bit crazy to spend 1/2 of ones compensation on a nanny. I personally think its rather elitist and down right fiscally irresponsible, to insist on a nanny -- if its not affordable.


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Registered: 09-13-2004
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 5:18am

Hi, I'm a high paid WOH as well. I went back to work when DD was four months, she was looked after by family until 5 months and then we put

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 8:38am
But since I don't insist on all organic food or designer suits costing thousands of dollars, we can afford to spend half of my pay on a nanny.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 12:03am

But since I don't insist on all organic food or designer suits costing thousands of dollars, we can afford to spend half of my pay on a nanny.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 9:01am
The point is that spending half of my income on a nanny is not financially irresponsible, as you claimed.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 6:26pm

The point is that spending half of my income on a nanny is not financially irresponsible, as you claimed.

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