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We took a walk in the woods at the top of our village. It wasn’t a hard walk even if it was in the snow. I needed it to clear my head from the last week.

It is decided that I will take in a few children to watch. This way I can still stay home with my children and in the end I think we will come out with more money than if I worked outside of my home. We won’t have the cost of daycare or transport. We will be able to buy a car which will allow my husband to continue his watchmaking school. We were worried sick about how he would make it from his new job (starting in Feb.) to his night class in time. Now, we are moving ahead, again.

It feels right.

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  • Ashley December 11, 2010, 7:56 pm

    I’ve been kind of playing with the same idea, so that I can stay home with my daughter as well. My job is good 90 minutes from my home, so the option is leaving her 11 hours a day with a daycare provider, and that just seems too long. I think my house might be too small though to watch other children… Sigh. Something will work out. It always does.

  • Pumpkin December 11, 2010, 10:36 pm

    I will be (hopefully) working with the mamans de jour group in the Canton we live. That means I will have a contract and other social benefits which is important to us. Retirement and taxes are all taken care of by them as well.

    I honestly think in our situation it is the only thing that makes sense.

    I think it is something that you should seriously look into and weigh in on it all. You need to do what is important for you and your family. It isn’t always an easy decision. I know.

  • expatraveler December 12, 2010, 8:46 pm

    I think this is a great choice and have often considered doing something a bit like that but without the benefits, unless I could find something that existed here like that!

  • Pumpkin December 14, 2010, 8:49 am

    I went to talk to someone yesterday about watching kids out of my home. I wouldn’t be able to make as much as I had thought. We are still considering doing it because we don’t see any other opportunities to bring extra income into the household.

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