Re: Should I stay home?
Definitely not a failure; just overwhelmed. If that $24,000 is on top of your household bills including the mortgage, I would wait until you are closer to where you want to be for the second baby, but that's just me. I definitely wouldn't be working two full time jobs even if I could bring my lo with me for one of them.
I'm curious. Why would you drop the higher paying job? Could you ask them if you could switch to your house so that your hours will be smaller by the commute at least? Could your hubby pick up a part time job instead of you working two full time jobs? Could you job share with another person for the nanny position? Could you ask your employers at the nanny position to drop the housework and just let you care for the kids?
Last edited by wlillie; 05-10-2011 at 08:17 PM.