(Closed) Stay at home mum's – UK – how much do need to live on?

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
11113 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Mrsluckywife: I’m not a Mummy but my Mum went to work part time. It was better for my development as I was a shy child so it taught me to have to deal with social situations and after my shy stage – which didn’t last long I thrived in social situations even as a child. I think it’ll be good for both of you. 

in terms of the amount of income that depends on so many variables, like mortgage, loans etc, every person’s situation is different.

Hope you figure something out.

Post # 4
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

The most important variable for me would be the cost of childcare. Who would be looking after her if you went back to work, and how much would it cost? Also, if you are still breastfeeding then you have to consider the logistics of pumping etc.

Post # 5
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am not in the UK but I am a sahm to 4 and we don’t make a ton of money but we make it work.  I say look at all your expenses, see where you can cut corners to save more money like eat out less, cut out cable or get basic, downsize your cell phone plan, etc.  Then look at the cost of childcare and compare that to what you make to take home… if you’ll only be working to pay for daycare, then it might be better to stay home.

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