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Good news, bad/sad news..... What to do


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

So as I have posted before, I recently was laid off from my job, which I was working remotely from home since March 2012. They gave me a severance package through the first week of February, but after that we are down to one income. It's my fiancee, me, our 2 year old daughter, a dog and a cat.

I had given my resume to a girl at my fiancee's work - different building and department - whose department does have people working from home. After reading it thought I would be a "perfect fit" for another department, and forwarded my resume to them (they also have a few people working from home). My fiancee sent me a text earlier saying that the new department is "very interested" but the type of work I would be doing would require that I work in the office every day, rather than at home.

I'm thrilled at the thought of having a second income for our family again, but I am torn at having to put our daughter back in daycare. She has made such big progress being at home with me on a daily basis - getting the one on one interaction - that I'm afraid she may regress when we put her back in daycare.

I know it is good for her to have interaction with other kids her age and learn how to share, play in a group, etc - but I'm really torn. I hate the idea that we will once again be paying someone else to "raise" our daughter. The job is an hour from home, so she would be in daycare 10 - 10.5 hours a day.

I'm sitting here typing this and wishing I hadn't already done my workout for the day.....
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BECKYSFRIEND 1/22/2013 8:15PM

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LILREDHEAD611 1/22/2013 4:48PM

    Maybe look into childcare near the new workplace? I am a teacher and I know a number of my colleagues put their children into a daycare/preschool setting close to work rather than home. It worked out timing wise for them, especially when their child got sick and had to go home. Also, a friend of mine left her job when she realized that the cost of daycare would be approximately what she was getting paid. It wasn't worth working just to pay for daycare.

As I teacher, I think in the right setting (the right "fit") your daughter shouldn't regress at all. The right setting should foster language development through social interaction with peers, and work in activities that address motor development. I know it can be painstaking, but shopping around and even asking other parents at the new workplace may help you find the right setting. In the end, it may be staying home with you! emoticon

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