I don't know how many e-mails from Etsy have had something about this, but I don't want to quit my day job. I like it. I'm worried that if I'm a stay-at-home mom I'll be like I was when on maternity leave & stay in PJs all day and still not get much of anything done.
Unfortunately, the choice isn't entirely mine. There are so many circumstantial issues affecting it. I am afraid it's come to that... I'm going to have to quit. I can't afford the daycare with my current pay-rate and hours and I'm looking at getting my hours cut if I stay. I keep thinking I've found another child care solution and then it falls through.
I've started to come to terms with it though, now that I've said it out loud to a few people. I figured out why it bothers me so much to be a stay-at-home mom. I totally respect those who are, but I just never envisioned myself as one. At least not without a master's degree or higher to help guarantee future employment.
I'm not really earning much after paying childcare & everything, so we won't really be hurting without the income, but it's nice to get out of the house and away from Amber for a while. Love her dearly, but, as is intrinsically the case with babies, she's demanding!
On the other hand though, I find the thought of quitting somewhat relieving. I won't have to worry about finding affordable childcare. I won't have to worry about the aspects of work that can be stressful. I'll have more time to get things done at home. Work on my much-neglected Etsy shop more... Won't have to worry about missing any of Amber's milestones. It'll be much easier to schedule dr.'s appointments and such.