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My husband and I have been discussing how I can quit my job to either work less hours or none at all in order to spend more time with our son. Our son is 15 months old, and we still haven't figured it out. The problem? 1. Right now, my husband is around all the time so not only does our son get to enjoy him, but so do i. 2. I make enough money that supports our family, and I have good benefits. 3. I don't work more than 40 hours AND I don't have to travel Our feat is that once my husband goes back to work full time, that it will include long hours, and potentially travelling (the nature of his industry). The other concern, although less of one, is that he will make significantly less money to start. So, what do we do? Do I continue to be in a job I hate? Do I find another full time job that pays as much, but I still don't have more time with my family? Or do I throw caution to the wind, and let my husband go back to work, and risk seeing him quite a bit less than we do now. Thoughts?”

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  • Wow...this is a hard one and I think really you guys are the only one who can answer it. I understanding hating your job, because I am there and I hate going to work. I know when I get that way it is time for me to move on, but just like you the money is good. It sounds like your husband wants to go back to work, which I can understand, but that means less time with you guys. Is that something that is important to your family? Even though I hate my job I stay because the money is good, good benefits, work no more than 40hrs just like you. Sorry, I really don't have an answer for you b/c you two have to figure out what is important to your family.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Angie on 30th December 2010

  • Have you considered working from home? There are many things you can do from home, so you can still make an income as well as spend time with your new baby. I work for a company called North American Power and do nothing other than direct people in CT, MD, and PA to a website that they can compare their current electricity rate with that of a supplier. Some people can save as much as 25% off of their bill. You get paid $15 per sale as well as a residual income every month off of the people you sign up. You can read all about it at

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Sherry Petersen on 30th December 2010