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: 06-15-2008
Wed, 06-18-2008 - 6:10am
It is good when we can find what
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Registered: 05-02-2006
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 2:01pm

Based on the info you have provided, if I was in your situation here is what I think I would do.


I would stay home for a year, living on DH's salary and the savings (all while trying to minimize unnecessary expenses so you use as little of the savings as possible).

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 2:04pm

don't knock aftercare -- the single greatest invention in the history of parentin g-- at Liza's afterschool program they have to FINISH THEIR HOMEWORK before they can play -- that means every single day she comes home with all her home work done.

 

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Registered: 06-15-2008
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 3:49pm
Thank you for the input.
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Registered: 07-17-2007
Fri, 06-20-2008 - 7:03pm
Not the OP, but it is very difficult to get b/a care where I live. Daycare is easier because you can go beyond the school's boundaries. Within our school's boundary there is only one b/a program. It is at the school, it is very good, it has a 2 year waiting list there are about 80-90 slots. Our school has 525ish students There is one program that will come and pickup children from the school- I know three families that used it for either daycare or b/a care all three got out very quickly as it was substandard despite being NYEAC certified (or whatever the initials are) Everyone else uses nannies/au pairs or babysitters or family.

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