New Mom Desperate to Stay Home with Baby

Updated on March 04, 2010
J.F. asks from Dublin, OH
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I am a new mom and I really want to stay home with my baby. We can't afford for me to stay at home without me bringing in additional income. I would ideally like to take care of him during the day and then work during his naptimes and in the evenings. I have been back at work for several weeks and it has been really hard. People keep telling me it gets easier, but it hasn't--and I really don't want it to. I want to be with him. Any advice on where to find stay-at-home work?

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answers from Columbus on

Hi Lori,

I understand your desire to stay home with your baby. I quit my job 3 months after I had my son. He is now almost 3, and I'm still home full-time with him. I do before/after school care for 1 little girl right now. I have also taken care of other babies part-time and full-time. childcare is always an option. There is always someone needing/wanting their children cared for in a home environment.

You could stay at your current job for a few more months just to save up money....literally save your paychecks so that you have some reserve.....and to see what it would be like to live off of one income. Whatever your lifestyle is now, it will change once you start staying home. You learn how to adjust. You learn to shop with coupons, staying home you will be saving gas in your car, meal plan instead of buying a bunch of stuff then wasting it, borrow books, music, and movies from the library, only shop garage sales and community baby sales, etc.

Good luck!



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Hi Julia,
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answers from Columbus on

Hi Julia!
I am certain you will be inundated with responses to this! There are so many of us working from home and doing well. The opportunities are endless! You need to find the one that is the right fit for your values and your skills.
I'd be happy to discuss my opportunities with you. They are in digital scrapbooking and storybooking as well as a brand new opportunity to make money just by reading! (I know sounds gimmicky when put that way but I am starting to do this and I am making money doing stuff I was already doing).
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