I couldn’t imagine paying childcare costs. I use childcare one day a week while I make money from home and we pay $62.50 for one day of childcare. Full time, for two kids – I honestly don’t think that I could part with the amount of money that would cost every month. I feel like I would the majority of time spent working to be covering the costs of childcare.
When I first made the decision to stay home with Olivia. There are many opportunities to make money online – I worked as a virtual assistant/content provider. It’s never been easier to earn an income from online jobs, at-home. The decision to work from homewas one that came with a hectic schedule and it comes with a balancing act.
The endless diaper changes that finally end up with ‘Mom come wipe my bum, the same messes that you clean up again, and again and the constant audience – making the decision to stay home with the kids is crazy (but wonderful). Don’t get me wrong. I love it, I wouldn’t change a thing but you need to be crazy to stay home with the kids. Even more so if you decide to work from home as it becomes more of a balancing act, with more balls in the air.
Okay, so maybe I’m not referring to FOMO officially, since it’s fear of missing out on a party or events – but still, you get it. Similar to the reason of why I don’t put the kids to bed at seven o’clock, I decided to stay home with the kids. There are those days when I wish I had an out-of-the-house part time job for a few hours a week or you know, find a hobby; but I wouldn’t change a thing – for the fear of missing out.