Is it logical for me to SAH?

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Registered: 06-15-2008
Is it logical for me to SAH?
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Sun, 06-15-2008 - 12:59pm

I think I am falling into staying at home.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 06-15-2008 - 2:22pm

Well I am confused about how you wouldn't be able to find before and after care for a 4 year old but can find dc for a 2 year old.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sun, 06-15-2008 - 3:43pm
I agree with Vickie that I'm still unclear on your situation. You stated that DH makes half of what you do, but we have no idea whether or not your family could live off of DH's salary, and that's the important question. If your family is able to pay all the bills, not eat up your all your savings, have health coverage, and have a reasonable quality of life solely on DH's income, then I think it's perfectly logical for you to stay at home.





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Registered: 06-15-2008
Mon, 06-16-2008 - 11:40am

Thanks for your response.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 06-16-2008 - 11:48am

Okay, that helps to know, thanks! If your company said that you could stay with them if you find work within two years, and you could live off of a combination of DH's salary and savings for a year easily, and you'd be able to solve your daycare/afterschool care problems given more time on the waiting list, then I think your best bet might be to stay home for one year (NOT two - you really don't want to eat up all your savings), then re-enter the workforce with your children in safe and licensed childcare.

Is there any concern that you wouldn't be able to find a job with the company?






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Registered: 06-16-2008
Mon, 06-16-2008 - 1:41pm
I have been home with my girls for 4.5 years and

In good health,

Kimbra

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 06-16-2008 - 5:05pm

Hi Kimbra,

Please be advised that this is not the appropriate forum to build your downline.

Thanks.






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Registered: 06-16-2008
Mon, 06-16-2008 - 10:52pm
Can you tell me what that means?

In good health,

Kimbra

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Tue, 06-17-2008 - 8:45am

Sure! Building your downline means looking for people to recruit into your business venture. It's a very tricky and touchy subject on iVillage because a LOT of people come (especially to this board) and either directly or indirectly try to bring people to their business, and that's not allowed.

For instance, you're allowed to say "Have you thought about working at home?". What you're not allowed to say is "Have you thought about working from home? I do. Let me tell you about my business and we can see if maybe you're interested." Do you see the difference? In the second one, you stand to profit. Therefore it's considered illegal advertising. If you do it in more than one post on iVillage, it's also considered spam. So you have to be careful because it's a violation of the terms of service and can result in your membership being revoked.





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Registered: 06-15-2008
Wed, 06-18-2008 - 6:02am
Hi sorry for the delayed response.
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Registered: 06-15-2008
Wed, 06-18-2008 - 6:06am
Thanks for this.

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