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  •  Well I had to work (2+ / 0-)
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    sideboth, badscience

    but I was lucky.  When my first babysitter fell through a few weeks after I started back to work, I asked my Mom, who was retired, to fill in.  She was skeptical but a funny thing happened, she liked it.  She in fact loved caring for my two boys.  My mom had always worked when I was a kid and I never saw her as someone who wanted to care for babies or toddlers.  She had the best time and ended up caring for my first one full time until he was about 2 and my second one full time until he was 1.  After that they went to daycare three days a week and she watched them 2 days.  This was the arrangement up until around 4 when they started preschool.  I know not everyone has this option, but I think they should.  

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    by whoknu on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 01:46:39 PM PDT

    •  My Mother had five kids of her own (1+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell

      and worked full time.  My youngest sister is 16 years younger than me only 8 years older than my son.  My Mother was not interested in babysitting...not even on weekends or evenings...she was too busy working and parenting at the time.

      As for being a stay at home Mom.  It wasn't an option as a single mother, but I wouldn't have stayed at home anyway as my Mother taught me to value my career so I didn't end up like so many housewives, which is divorced for some younger woman and without means of support beyond alimony.

      From the time I could talk about relationships, my Mom pounded this into me.  Probably as a result of divorcing with three children under the age of five.  Puts things in perspective I suppose.

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      by Sychotic1 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 02:16:34 PM PDT

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