work or stay home? that is the question

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Registered: 09-10-2009
work or stay home? that is the question
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Thu, 09-10-2009 - 9:45am

I am a stay at home mom of 2 beautiful children.One is 3 and one will be 6 very soon and is in the first grade.for quite a long time i have been torn between staying at home or working and really don't know which way to turn.I sometimes feel that i am not contributing the way that i should and that feeling really gets to me, but at the same time my youngest only has to wait one more year before she is old enough to be accepted into the preschool program that is held in the same school building that my oldest child is in. i have been ridiculed people including certain in laws about my current decision to remain home a little longer. they can say a lot of not so nice things about me(ie:that i'm being lazy and being an unfit parent)neither of which are true because not only do i take care of everyone in my home but i'm teaching my 3 year old too.can someone please give me advice on what i should do?

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Registered: 07-08-2009
Wed, 09-16-2009 - 10:34am
You sound like you are insecure in your decision to stay home. Like others opinions of you weigh heavily with you. You have to find a way to get past that and do what works for you. I work
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Registered: 01-09-2009
Wed, 09-16-2009 - 10:43am

You make a good point.


You sound like you are insecure in your decision to stay home. Like others opinions of you weigh heavily with you. You have to find a way to get past that and do what works for you.

I remember when I first left the workforce, my fil was pretty judgemental about it, and it really bothered me.

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Ducky

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