Hi Mommies, I am a first time mom. I delivered a baby gal in Jan (2014). We are in States on Work visa . My husband is doing MS too which will go on till mid of 2015.Je is doing a hybrid course. 3 days a month he has to travel for his classes and rest of the days its a online course. Until May first week , my parents will be with us and their help was a great help. They used to take care of baby , cooking and cleaning too. So, basically it was easy for us to go to work and also for my hubby to focus on MS . We have found a nanny and we need to pick and drop our baby to her house daily. My question is , i am confused if its a good idea to be a SAHM mom or working mom? I do not enjoy taking care of baby whole day . At the same time , the whole process of having sleepless night with baby ,going to work, dropping and picking her to nanny's ,evening chores, makes me feel its better to be a SAHM. Since I am on work visa (H1), I cannot take a break for short time , as my visa doesn't allow me to do so. All I can do is to quit the job and SAH for few years. Do you think its easy to manage on a single income? My husband earns decently and our basic needs will be taken care of without any issue. Please let me know experiences of mommies who became a SAHm from working mom. Any mommies on H1 visa here who have become SAHM mom , please let me know ur experiences..
Don't stop working. In no time your baby will want to be at nursery & have friends & fun. After that you may regret leaving your job & your H1 status. Keeping your job is a struggle at start, but will be worth it in the long run. Good luck!