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February 13, 2007



I think that your heart is already telling you what to do. and I am struggling in the trenches having made the same choice, I was a nanny for 14 years, and now I am a single mom. I decided when my little girl was born, that I would try to spend every minute that I could with her, because as we all know, this time is so precious and you never will get it back. and even though I have literally been present every second of my daughter's life, I STILL FEEL LIKE IT HAS FLOWN BY! She will be 3 in april, and I have been nannying with her, struggling to pay the bills, haven't bought anything for myself in years, but it has all been soooo worth it. I think that if their is ANYWAY that you can make it happen, you owe it to yourself to try and make it happen. I sold my house, stock, jewelry,etc.... and it has been worth every sacrifice. I would do it again in a heart beat! best of luck, wendy


I think you should stay home with your babies for at least a year if you can afford it! I certainly would. Working part time is the 2nd best option. Work doesn't sound particularly inspiring for you and you'd probably resent the hell out of it. I was raised by a single mom who left my "dad" when I was one. Mom was pretty zapped working as a teacher by the end of the day but she did her best. She told me once that if she had it to do over again, when she split with my Dad she'd have gone on welfare if she could just to have time with her two small children for a while before returning to work. Your babies will be little only for so long. What a precious gift you can give them with a safe, loving nurturing environment for their earliest memories. Studies have shown that talking to babies develops the neurons in their brains that lead to their ability to be verbal later. There is so much that is shaped for their whole lives in these early months/years, it's pretty incredible. Ok, I'll stop going on and on...this is a topic I've certainly thought a lot about too.


hi, just found your blog and read it from start to finish. i'm currently 10w5d pg with DE twins and part of the thrill I have right now is that no way am I going back to work. I don't think there's anything wrong with working and daycare - I just know it's not for me. This has been too long of a wait and I don't want to miss a thing. Plus, hate my job and spend most of my time there blogreading! Hope you will keep on writing busy as you must be. Your children are so beautiful - and the video - i was a puddle!

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