Working mom's?

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Working mom's?
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Sun, 09-07-2008 - 9:07pm

B/c of dh's commute, our fuel budget has increased....and honestly it's stretching us in other areas, and our

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Ducky

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Fri, 09-19-2008 - 11:59am

Someone mentioned doing childcare.

Lori

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Mon, 09-08-2008 - 9:53pm

I suppose it boils down to what type of work you are willing to do for how much(or little) $$ and what sacrifices you are willing to make. It can be done. We have 3 kids and we work opposite shifts...basically we parent in shifts.

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Mon, 09-08-2008 - 3:46pm

Tagging on here to answer a few questions....


To start,

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Ducky

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Mon, 09-08-2008 - 1:59pm
I think some of the other ladies had a wonderful suggestion about looking into something part-time during the hours that DH is home and on weekends.
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Mon, 09-08-2008 - 1:32pm

I was thinking about this, too, and came to the same conclusion.

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Mon, 09-08-2008 - 1:25pm

How many kids do you have? Are all of them in school?


I too have been looking for

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Mon, 09-08-2008 - 11:27am

Ducky I've been thinking about this and I think my first reaction to situations liek this is to network the hell out of them. make a list of who you know in industries you think you'd be a good fit in -- who would also understand your situation and maybe let the older kids tag along on the first interview for example... or who may be willing to help open doors for you with colleagues. People who already know how organized and dependable and hard working you are you know?

 

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Mon, 09-08-2008 - 8:23am

First of all start looking, asking and investigating possibilities for a job. The easiest would probably be to start with something PT, possibly evenings/weekend so your dh would be available to take care of the kids, at least some of that time.

It is also a good idea to sit down and do a careful inventory of what you know how to do and what you enjoy/feel you are good at. Do not limit yourself to the things for which you have "official" experience or training, consider anything and everything that you have done in your life.

If your dh has benefits with his job and you do not have to worry about getting health insurance etc, also do consider if any of your abilities would lend themselves to some kind of independent contracting.

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Sun, 09-07-2008 - 9:48pm
What about working when your DH is home? evenings/weekends? That might allow you to have a bit of $$ set aside to pay for childcare and find good quality childcare. Most childcares require deposits, 1 week/month tuition etc when you enroll. There may be supply fees as well.
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