Friday, September 10, 2010

Haute Mom Dilemma #12 ~ Buying Your Freedom

Yesterday I made a huge accomplishment and went and played a round of golf with my hubby and my brother. I hadn't swung a club since before I found out I was pregnant and I terribly missed playing golf. I realized around the 7th hole that our round of golf was costing us approximately $85; $50 of that going to our nanny. She is absolutely wonderful and Stella seems to love her but it is definitely pricey. I initially tried her out by running and getting a pedicure. That cost me about $80. I have moaned and groaned about being tied down to my baby but now I am seeing what the price of freedom is going to cost me. My husband and I have an "adults only" birthday party tomorrow night and after some discussion, figured it was going to cost us about $70 to go to a "bring your own meat and side dish" party. Not quite worth it when all is said and done. I am grateful that we have a great person to watch Stella and I do know that this is the price of being able to get out of the house. It is going to be even worse when I go back to work and she starts coming full time. I see now why some women have children and become stay at home moms. With the cost of daycare, working is almost a wash. Why bother? Hmmmm...


  1. Try to find some friends to babysit. For example, I could babysit Stella, and then you could babysit Reed some other time. I think they are old enough now, that we could handle them both at the same time, no? Then it would be free for both of us. I'd be happy to try it out, if you're interested. :)

  2. Exactly, why bother!! That is my take. I can work all day to pay someone to raise my baby or I can just be home and enjoy life. Cutting back financially is a possibility, but I found that it all breaks even! By staying home you have more time to economize your household. I also made the switch from career woman, and I am so much happier. I am a big believer that we should have the right to enjoy our lives and our babies without having the yoke of a job. The job will always be there but your baby will be grown before you know it! Good luck, whatever you decide! :)


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