I have been a stay at home mom for 13 years. I have just accepted a position for a part time job. I will work in the mornings, and leave in time to pick the kiddos up from school. Pay isn’t great but mucho potential. I negotiated to have all school holidays off, including spring break, and a very lenient schedule in the summer.
Sounds ideal, but I am having trepidations about being away from home. I shouldn’t though, b/c my children are 11 and 13 and at school all day, dh is at work, AND I’ll be home when the kids are out of school.
My reasons for accepting the job are mostly financial: continuing private school education through their Senior year (Catholic school), preparing for the financial requirements college will bring, and being prepared for retirement down the road.
But my main reason for posting this thread is my reluctance to let go of my “stay at home” freedom during the day. I think I’m just spoiled.
Has anyone else recently faced such an adjustment?