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post #21 of 23
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However, I really wish we would do away with this assumption that the cost of childcare should be weighed against the mother's earning power. In my house, childcare is a share expense, just like the mortgage.
Yes to that.
post #22 of 23
I do bookkeeping. My mom runs a QuickBooks consulting business, and I get smaller client projects through her. It's hard to find the time, but dh and I are trying to figure out a regular schedule that gives me 10 hours a week. We really need the money.

My committment is to having as much time with my kids and dh as possible. I don't define it in terms of SAHM/WAHM/WOHM. So we try to figure out how I can make the most money while giving up the least amount of family time. For me it is purely financial - I have no intrinsic desire to be working.

I only work when dh can watch the kids. Once I factor in child care, I wouldn't be making enough for it to work for us.
post #23 of 23
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However, I really wish we would do away with this assumption that the cost of childcare should be weighed against the mother's earning power. In my house, childcare is a share expense, just like the mortgage.
thank you thank you thank you for saying that.
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