June 14, 2010
As mat leave ends and the feeling of "I just don't know how to leave my child with someone else" hits many moms, the question of whether or not to stay at home often comes up in many a household.
The question doesn't have an easy answer and each family has to do what is best for them. Some moms can't wait for mat leave to end and others have only just started enjoying themselves when it's up and some who thought a year would be enough and were looking forward to get back to work all of a sudden change their minds--and I could go on and on, every situation is different.
Here's a great tool to use for this calculation but don't forget to take into other things like your pension, your benefits, your emotions, you and your partner's life plans and for some, your peace of mind.
I hope this helps conflicted families with their decision!
Another Article of interest: