When I was expecting our first child, there seemed to be a million things we needed to get done before the Big Day. One of the most important items on our list was to make the decision of whether I would give up my old career for a new one. Should I be a Stay At Home Mum (SAHM)? Actually, my career wasn't that old, I'd only been in the work force for about five years, and although I was enjoying both the work and the social aspects of office life, the gloss was already beginning to wear off just a little.
Anyhow, we decided I would stay at home for at least the the first few - or maybe five - years. There would be less money to spend, fewer shopping sprees, but hopefully happier kids and a more balanced family life. This decision won't be the same for everyone, each person will have a unique set of circumstances and priorities to consider. Here are some points to think about:
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