Working mommies :(

How many of you have gotten to a point where you want to quit your job, because you miss your children??? How do you "just deal with it" on a daily basis??? I miss my son extremely and I go crazy not seeing him like I do on my day's off :( any advice with help.. :D thank you ladies <3

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    08/12/14
    I am quitting in another week or so. My husband and I are tired of paying so much for daycare, and scrambling every time there is a day off of school, someone is sick, etc. I miss the kids terribly. I've always worked outside of the home, and I hate it. I miss them, I think about them constantly, and it's hard to focus when you are so consumed with what they may or may not be doing. We pulled the baby out of daycare for the summer and hired a teenage girl to watch both kids. It was fine, except that teenagers are very unreliable. I've missed a few days of work because teenagers like to take time off. My hubby and I have been going back and forth on whether or not I could quit my job and stay home or if I had to put the baby back into regular daycare. We finally made the decision that I can quit work. Yippee!!! I've been working with Melaleuca.com on the side, so there's some extra income there that I can count on each month. Plus we have been spreading the word through the neighborhood that I am trying to quit my job, and I have a few people who will entrust their children to me before and after school. I need 2-3 more kids to care for and I can give my notice. It feels so refreshing and wonderful to say that! I am so excited to be able to stay home and raise my children instead of paying someone else to do it. I love it! I haven't felt this amazing in a very long time!!! I hope you get that chance soon, too, Toni!
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      08/12/14
      This was really, really hard when my oldest was a baby. Luckily my best friend was her child care provider so I knew she was safe and happy. It still sucked though.

      I started working in daycare eventually so that I could be in the same building with her, at least. And then I worked as a nanny so that I could be home with her. Once she started school I started back in my profession, annnnd ended up pregnant again.
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        08/12/14
        I have actually considered my sister in law and I becoming the neighborhood in home daycare....i have a baby, and she has 4 small children, so the "baby" part is covered, and after school children would be covered....its having a big enough home to do it in that would make it complete....i may consider posting a thing on FB to see if people would actually be interested....and we can have an in home daycare, watched by 2 mothers, who have children/playmates :D i would enjoy this MORE than my own job honestly!! my job is stressing me out to the bone!
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        08/12/14
        I'm keeping it simple. I'm only taking school aged kids, and only as many as will fit in my Tahoe. I am talking to my neighbor next door. She is a school teacher, and she has 3 kids under the age of 5. She will be my main client, so depending on what days she decides to use me will be what I work around. I love it, because she will be off for all of the holidays and so will I. Keep it simple, small, and manageable. Don't get too overwhelmed. Figure out how much money you need to earn, how many kids you need to make that income, and go from there. If you make it too big from the beginning you will become overwhelmed.
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