I seem to be coming to the fork in the road. All kinds of stuff coming to a head at once. Here's the simple version:
I love being a working mama. I was a SAHM for a year and a half and it did not work for our family.
I work PT. I could work FT if I wanted (I currently do the work of 2 former FTers...I know, I know
My dd is 3mo. Ds will soon be 3yo. Ds spends the hours with family cp while I work at the office, dd is mostly with me but on occasion also spends the time with close family cp.
Family cp will be moving out of the area in a couple of months (at most).
My company is making a huge corporate shift which will likely involve A LOT more hours and work on my part. Starting today.
(it's good in a long-term, career kind of way)
I don't make enough $$ per hour to put both my kids in the care of a non-family cp. I'd want to go with a larger place with a preschool-type curriculum for ds...ugh.
What to do?
Here's the thing--I'd like to put the babes in a PT daycare situation...and then I'd increase my hours to about 32/week. But how do I make the case with my boss for more $$ per hour?
In my estimation, I am paid about 2/3 to half what I'd be making with most other local companies. The thing is, though, they would not flex the way this job does for me.
Creative solutions, anyone? Anything at all. Consider this a brainstorm!