If you could do it over again?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-28-2007
If you could do it over again?
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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 9:10am

Just been thinking alot lately about these last 10 years of my life (my kids are almost 10) and wonder if I had it to do over again, would I have quit my job and given up so much to be with my kids? I think I would have quit but would have gone about things sooooo differently.


My advice to anyone thinking of quiting to be home with kids is....don't take yourself out of your own life (financially, career wise, socially)!! Too many of us make this sacrifice only to find ourselves, years later, wanting back "in" (jobs for example) and not being able to get back even close to where we were before.

 

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Registered: 01-18-2008
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 10:33am

When I was pregnant I was a mortgage loan officer, I had a large customer base and was fortunate to make a fanfastic living.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-17-2000
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 10:40am
Just to clarify, we no longer live on that, and were able 3 years ago to buy our own home.
 

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 10:41am
but why would you doubt that children of workign parents don't know they're also "number one" and that they can "count on mommy and daddy"

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 01-18-2008
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 10:57am

I am sorry if I didn't explain myself clearly.. my husband works 60+ hours a week in the summer plus has his own business so he is gone for a lot of the time (sunrise to sunset).

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Registered: 11-08-2006
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 11:17am

just a note....I've woh ft (in the same job) and my kids are now 16, 13 and 12. I've always been their "number one" and my kids know that they can count on their dad and me -- and their step-dad too!


eileen

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Registered: 12-28-2007
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 2:38pm
I think the whole key is balance as best we can. To work out of the house and be with the kids (and make enough money to make it worth your while!!) is the ideal for me too. I have that now and make ok money but have a really flexible schedule and have a great time with my job- love it most every day.

 

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