DH and i made the mistake of relying on tax $ for DC ye si know stupid!! Well clearly neither one of us are financial planners hahaha bc we didnt factor enough and have started blowing through our savings to pay for DC. I had asked work if i could add more hours and they said yes but after crunching the #s together it wouldnt benefit me bc i am at the max salary for my position and if i add more hours my hourly pay actually goes down!!!
I feel like i am now being forced to quit... not by work they want me to stay but cant justify a raise right now with the economy (totally understandable) I have worked since i was 16!!!! The longest i was ever not at work was maternity leave and the 4 months i was laid off after having the rugrats.
I feel like voluntarily quitting and deciding to be a SAHM is a giant step im not 100% sure i want to make??? I am terrifed i will stay home with them and never get back into my field of work when they go to school. This whole situation has me very upset.
I cant justify my want to work and loose $ we need to live. I would be working to put LOs in DC. If i become a SAHM then DH can work extra over time which stinks bc then we wont see much of each other. It will be tight even if i stay home but at least we wont have to pay for DC.
I dont know if this is a vent or if i am asking for advice... im just scared i will make the wrong choice.