Originally Posted by MJDttc
you mean I'm not the only crazy nut who thinks I can take just a week off and jump back into homeschooling? That's our plan, too. I scheduled us to start our new year Monday and gave us until September to get 12 weeks in but I'm hoping to do better than that. We HATE doing school in February, March and April because the weather is dreary and we also have a ton of activities happening. We prefer to sleep in when the morning are dark and cold, too. So we do as much school during nice weather as possible.
We have swim team Mondah through Saturday from Memorial Day to August 1. And then the week of August 13th, we are traveling. Plus home school. So no, there won't be much slowing down this summer! It's just not our style. This baby is going to get used to our crazy family schedule straight from the hospital!
Obviously, im a sahm. I was determined to not be a SAHM but every time I took a job after Tori was born, something crazy and out of my control happened and I finally realized that like it or not, a SAHM is what I was meant to be. And of course now I love it but it took awhile. Thankfully between the cost of living where we are and Jon getting a decent paying job, we are fine on one salary.
What kind of maternity leave are you taking? im taking 12 weeks off with no pay.. unfortunately my job doesnt pay for maternity leave so we've saved some money and my parents are helping us financially
If taking leave, do you have a set date or working till the very end? my due date is july 1st i will be working until the end. my last day of work will be june 28th since after that day we are closed for a week anyways.
Will you be going back to work after baby or switching to SAHM? i will def being going back to work. cant afford to be a SAHM
Anything special you are hoping to do?plan on enjoying the summer
We tend to do four day weeks (and a few three's depending on how wiped out I am vs. how combative he is), I decided that doing it the whole year round would probably work better for him since he is constantly wanting to learn (at least science). I figure since he is still in kindergarten but doing almost all first grade level, we are doing fine, never really understood why with all the wasted time at actual school it takes so long other than it works with parents schedules.
Originally Posted by PCCGirl813
SAHM. DD has never been in preschool or daycare, so she's staying with me and babe. DD is looking forward to lots of time at the park, farm and zoo. So that will be our summer! I have help to take her to places when the baby is first born too.
What kind of maternity leave are you taking?
I would like to take the full 12 weeks but I goofed and never updated my short-term disability policy to ensure my benefit was consistent with my current salary. The amount I am getting for 6 weeks is the equivalent to ONE of my paychecks now. :(
If taking leave, do you have a set date or working till the very end?
Sigh! I plan on working until the very end even though I would love to be home now....
Will you be going back to work after baby or switching to SAHM?
Yes, I will be going back to work. I am the bread-winner in the house so it is back to the salt mines for me.
Anything special you are hoping to do?
We have been surprised by how much family is coming to visit us when she is born. We stipulated that they came one family at a time. Our families are spread out all over the country with the exception of Arizona. Therefore, I am planning to enjoy their company as much as I can during the stressful time and put them to work as much as possible! He he!
SAHM moms - Anything you have planned for the months after baby comes. Will your LO's go to camp or preschool?
Not applicable! :wink: