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When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

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raken40
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Karen

When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

How will you work out the expenses?
Does your DH make enough to support the monthly bills and for you to stay home?

Posted 5/23/05 6:00 PM
 
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Disneygirl
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D

Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

No at all. DH and I pretty much make the same amount so cutting our income in 1/2 is not doable. I'm still holding out for the possibility of working p/t though.

Posted 5/23/05 7:09 PM
 

MommyofG
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

That is our plan, for me to stay home. DH makes enough to cover all expenses of the house and more but you never know what can happen. I def want to work though part time after the baby is born my mom wants to watch the baby for like 2 days- but I have to get PG first! Chat Icon my job is flexible where I can work per diam- sp.

Posted 5/23/05 8:10 PM
 

LMFitz
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L

Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

Currently I make way more than FI, but we should even out by the time we're ready for kids. That doesn't mean I'll be able to stay home, but I want to try to make it happen, at least for the first year or two.

Posted 5/23/05 8:20 PM
 

Redhead
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Jennifer

Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

nope....we need my salary
we are looking into child care costs and my mom helping us out

Posted 5/23/05 8:21 PM
 

TheInfamousOTG
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

I wish I could stay home.

Posted 5/23/05 8:33 PM
 

Moehick
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

No, both salaries are needed

Posted 5/23/05 8:57 PM
 

boosh1002
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

I will probably be able to go back part time but we will need the two salaries.

Posted 5/23/05 8:58 PM
 

leighla
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

Posted by Disneygirl

No at all. DH and I pretty much make the same amount so cutting our income in 1/2 is not doable. I'm still holding out for the possibility of working p/t though.




Same here. I'm looking into teaching and/or working my current job with flex hours.

Posted 5/23/05 8:59 PM
 

luvsbob4603
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

when i am ready to have a family it depends if i cant afford to find a babysitter and if the childcare is so expensive i might have to stay at home especially if i have twins in the future. No I am not pregnant just been told by all psychics i am going to have twins.Chat Icon

Posted 5/23/05 9:03 PM
 

Scotty-CassidysMom
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Stacy

Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

I currently stay home, but things are tight and we live paycheck to paycheck. For now, that's a sacrifice we've chosen to make. Probably within the next few months I'll go back p/t

Posted 5/23/05 9:18 PM
 

Tany
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

Posted by Scotty-CassidysMom

I currently stay home, but things are tight and we live paycheck to paycheck. For now, that's a sacrifice we've chosen to make. Probably within the next few months I'll go back p/t



same here.

Posted 5/23/05 9:19 PM
 

FeliciaDP

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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

Posted by Moehick

No, both salaries are needed



same here Chat Icon

Posted 5/23/05 9:26 PM
 

lvdolphins
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

Dh and I have been talking about this a lot lately!
He said I can stay home 3 months. Thats not enough. I think I will go back to work p/t!
I dont want to work full time, even though, reality, I may have to.Chat Icon
Im going to do the best I can!Chat Icon

Posted 5/23/05 9:28 PM
 

AJsMommy122
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Maxine

Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

Right now I do stay home with our son. But like posted above we pretty much live paycheck to paycheck for the most part.

Posted 5/24/05 3:31 AM
 

MrsProfessor
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

I make a little more than DH but he gets to work from home 2 days a week. So he'll be more of a stay at home dad, part time anyway. I will have to keep my job. Plus my benefits are better.

Posted 5/24/05 8:05 AM
 

WoodIAm
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

As long as we are living on Long Island, we won't be able to afford to have me stay home when we have a child. Had we bought a house or land 5 years ago, it may be a different story.

Posted 5/24/05 8:30 AM
 

Janice
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

We will be moving so I will be able to stay at home. DH hates NY, so it works out for all parties envolvedChat Icon

Posted 5/24/05 10:32 AM
 

BabyAvocado
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

No. We prefer and probably need both salaries (I never completely worked it out). We could probably work it so I could stay home (making a lot of sacrifices) but we choose not to.

Posted 5/24/05 10:45 AM
 

Marybeth222
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

I went back to work after my daughter. When we bought our house, the decision was pretty much made that I would have to work. However, we made a deal that in 4 years (when my husband retires - he's a detective) I can quit or work PT because he'll get another job to supplement my income. My goal is to work PT. I'd love to be able to get my child off/on the bus and then be home for them in the afternoon.

Posted 5/24/05 11:04 AM
 

CaseyGirl
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

no Chat Icon

i just posted about this on TTC. I have to somehow make it happen though. I can't imagine not being home at least part time with the baby.

Posted 5/24/05 11:08 AM
 

RobeyMuse
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Jenn

Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

I am going to stay home. I make about 30% of our household income. Half of DH's income comes from a family business and my FIL already said I could work there p/t and bring the baby to work once we have kids.

Posted 5/24/05 11:35 AM
 

ChristineR
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Christine

Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

My husband and I have already discussed this. It's very important to both of us that I say home and raise our children. He would get 3 jobs if he had to in order to have me be home with them Chat Icon

Posted 5/24/05 11:36 AM
 

Stacey04
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Stacey

Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

I would love to, and DH wants me to also. We will have to see when we decide to TTC what our situation is. We are thinking I will be able to stay home, maybe try some work from home stuff.

Posted 5/24/05 11:46 AM
 

computergirl
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Re: When you are ready to start a family, will you be able to stay home?

We definitely will be able to have me stay home-- we have always limited ourselves in terms of homes we could afford, cars we could afford, to make sure it was doable just on DH's income. So I'm happy we did that.

Problem is, I haven't been able to get pg! You just can't win....

Posted 5/24/05 11:54 AM
 
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