I have 5 kids (12, 10, 8, 5 yo twins)....my ex has been unemployed for the past 2 1/2 months (receiving unemployment benefits). I worked part time this past year as a tutor for our school district, which naturally ended w/the end of the school year. I was planning on returning in the fall. I am now, however, forced to start looking for a job due to the fact I do not feel secure child support will continued to be made.
My dilemma: I've been presented with a full time opportunity. This position would give me fully paid health, dental, vision, & a fee free pension plan after a year. It would also require the kids to attend morning latchkey (apprx 20 mins) & after school latchkey (apprx 45-1hr). It would also require the use of my parents (66 & 70), taking away some of their freedom. And it would mean possibly switching my twins from 1/2 day Kindergarten to all day. And there is summer time to contend with...this position wouldn't start until July, so I think I got this summer figured out, but what about the ones to come?
I wasn't really intending to attempt to go back full time for another year...but is this an opportunity I should pass up? What other job will pay full health benefits? What other job is going to allow me to be off at 4pm? Is all that worth giving up another year of time w/the kids...especially the 5 yo's?
Dad has little involvement...see's the kids 2X (if they are lucky) for less than 24 hrs a time. So, he is not an option to help out.
Need advice, experience, opinions & most of all prayers please!!