Are there any SAHM's who have started out in an employee sponsored program? Were you able to choose your hours from your first day? Did the facility offer evening, night, or all shift training? How have you balanced the two.
Since the birth of my daughter, I resigned from my previous line of work to persue a full time career as a mother. I never left my daughter with anyone other than her father(my husband). I don't have any family in this area and only one friend I would even consider to watch my baby. I don't want her to ever have a babysitter(if possible). I want to work the overnight shift. Has anyone else done this? How did you get your training? My husband's hours are very sporatic and he commutes to and from the city. The only shift I can completely commit to is the third/overnight shift. Is this a possibility? I'm willing to have my friend watch my baby (23 month old) but if I can avoid it, I would like to. Any suggestions? especially other sahm's from orange co. but please i can use all the help I can get...this is not exclusive to orange county.
Oct 4, '06
I am not a SAHM, seeing how I am a man and all, but when my son was a baby. I worked an overnight shift as a diesel mechanic and then came home and my wife would go to work during the day. The only thing to consider is when are you going to sleep? Your little one will probably sleep during the night while you work and then be ready to play when you get home and are ready to go to bed. It was very hard for me some days. You can't sleep while your little one is roaming through the house so...when do you sleep? Eventually, my wife quit work and she has been a SAHM for about 5 years now. I would not have it any other way. I share your belief that my kids should not have a baby sitter. Nobody will ever love my kids like I do and I could not handle someone messing with them!
That said, I wish you all the luck in the world. I know that some hospitals have on-site daycares. This would make ME feel better! Anyway, good luck with your decision.
Oct 7, '06
I have been a SAHM for almost 7 years.Family will always be #1 priority. I decided to go to school for RN but any classes or job I take has to compliment my husband's work schedule. My solution is to only work on my husbands days off and to take online classes.
I'm sure you will find out what works best for your family if you sit down and think about it. Also, hubby has to be supportive and flexible.