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Postby MK13 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:29 pm

ok, so I'm not a "nutcase"! :lol:

I'm also having problems even thinking about going to work 9-5 job of some sort because other than one year after college, I've always been working out of home with flexible schedule though, at some point working 70hrs a week or more. I was a real estate broker and did pretty good and then the market went to hell as we know and I went from good income to no income. So, not being my own boss is a very strange thought for me!

Maybe we can all win a lottery and not have to think about any of this ever again? :D
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Postby scases » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:38 pm

I was working 40-50 hours a week - 7am-5pm. I just can't do that again after being a SAHM since June. The summer was great and it is so nice putting the kids on the bus in the morning and being home when they get home.
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Postby TTC41 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:39 pm

It is worth it for me b/c most of the jobs I have been trying to get are only paying minimum wage, no insurance, and only part time! I was make only a few dollars higher a hour than regular teaching, and with the way the economy is , they have been laying off teachers left and right! I have been on unemployment for almost 2 years! I am going to try it and see how it works! I was more talking about how to handle daycare. I know what you mean though, but between me and DH we should be fine.
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Postby scases » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:00 pm

I am happy for you. It is hard to find jobs lately. I am not wanting to return to work, but I have been looking for a job. There are just none that will pay enough to make it worth it for me. With 3 kids it is harder. During the school year it was $100 a week for the baby and $300 a month for before/after care plus transportation ($100) for the older kids ($800 a month). During the summer it was $100 a week for the baby and $160 a week for the older kids ($1040 a month).

How many babies are doign something new everyday? It seems in the past few Vivian has been doing so much more from imitating people to saying new things. This morning I was looking in the frig and I said "Vivian we are out of cheese" and she responded with "eese". Then later she and DH were playing with a stuffed dog. He was pretending to bark and she started trying to make the same barkign sound. She is imitating every thing. Tonight I was telling DS not to do something and then she walked up to DS and babbled like she was repeating what I just said. One day DH tapped me on the butt and then Vivian came up and did it too. This is just a few of the things she has started doing. She is getting so smart.
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Postby TTC41 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:44 am

yea with three kids that is a lot more with daycare!

wow she is very smart !
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Postby MK13 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:04 am

The cost of daycare is the job killer for me so that's why I was asking if it's worth it. Living in Chicagoland, I'd be paying a minimum of $150/week for unlicensed, unreliable child care and at least $250-$400/week for good licensed daycare, so it would need to be one good paying job to make it worth it. As for before and afterschool care, that will be a killer too. About $400/kid/month and in the summer it's almost the same cost as little kids' daycare.
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Postby TTC41 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:25 am

Wow,that is a lot! I can see especially how it adds up if you have more than one child! We will be paying $115 a week, which does add up! But the daycare is open until 6 pm. I don't know what I am going to do once she starts school yet, going to cross that bridge when I get there :lol: I think at the daycare I am going to put her in it is $50 week for after school and $150 week for summertime.
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Postby stace1979 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:01 pm

I totally agree that daycare is through the roof compared with what wages we make....and to find someone outside a licensed daycare facility that you actually trust is ridiculous! My SIL had to find a new provider six weeks after school started (she's a teacher) because her baby was 'too high-maintenance' than what the lady realized! 8O So she scrambled and found someone she's really happy with.
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Postby TTC41 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:21 pm

wow! I hope Madeline don't turn out that way! She is a momma's baby! I wish I had somebody to keep her like a parent or friend! All my parents and his work! Most of my friends do too!
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Postby TTC41 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:01 am

Well so far, Madeline has done well! I called about 9 and they said she was playing and hasn't cried! I hope it continues!
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Postby stace1979 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:45 pm

WTG madeline!! I also have a friend that was a teacher, but quit to watch children...she loves it, but I can imagine trying to find someone especially when grandparents/friends all work. TTC, did you say you started a job or are looking for one? I wish you the best of luck either way!

Anyone doing anything fun for St. Patty's day? I'm taking Ian to get his 18 mo. pictures/Easter pics tomorrow. Hope he's in good spirits...
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Postby TTC41 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:02 am

Stace- I have one!!!!! :) I start training today, even though the kids don't start until like the first week in April! It is a brand new program!
They said Madeline cried more than she did yesterday, and only took a 30 min nap but they said she did eat good! She has been coughing and congested but no fever so I am trying to do everything(tylenol, breathing treatments, humidifier, vitamins, nasal spray/suction) for her not to get worse! My DH is taking her today! I laid everything out for him b/c if I let him dress her , there is no telling what she would go to daycare like! :lol:
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Postby TTC41 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:50 pm

Madeline has had a rough couple of days at daycare! I am glad tomorrow is Friday and I get to spend the weekend with her!!!!!!!!!! I just know it is going to be heck going back on Monday!!!!! She is also half sick too: cough, runny nose, congested! My DH is taking her to the doctor in the morning b/c he don't have to go to work until 2. But since she don't have fever, they won't give her anything! :roll: I hope by the end of next week, things will be better! I know it is hard on her, especially her not feeling good, but I HAVE to do this training. I feel bad, I have :cry: every night after I get her to bed b/c I have some of her breathing treatments left, so I have tried that and some other things(nasal drops/suction, humidifier, cough medicine(left from last time she had RSV). to see if she will get better. She hates it and it breaks my heart! I feel so bad ! :oops:
Sorry so long and dragging on, I just had to get it off my chest!
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Postby MK13 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:06 pm

Hey girls! Will make this quick as I'm still in pain from my c-section but just so you know :-) ... had our baby boy on Monday, the 15th - 6lbs 2oz and 18inches. Named him Peter Jay. Just like Nic, he was also born three weeks early. I guess I'm not meant to go full-term. So much for scheduled c-section on the 26th :-). Will be back with details when I feel better and most importantly when I have some sleep so I can think straight :lol:
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Postby TTC41 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:30 am

COngrats! Can't wait to see pics!!!!!!!!!
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