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Stay at home mums (SAHM) dito tayo!

mitchy_cpamitchy_cpa North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 7Member
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Just wondering if there are any SAHM sa group? What made you decide to be SAHM?

I've always been a working mom but when we moved here, we decided it's best for me to stay at home both financially and emotionally. I have two toddler boys (3 and 2 yrs old), and kung mag-work breakeven lang sa childcare fees.
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  • muffles127muffles127 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 28Member
    Posts: 165
    @mitchy_cpa ako! Though nagspouse visa ako nung nagpunta ako dito :) nung nagmigrate kase kami dito ng baby ko mga 7 mos palang siya so hindi ako nagwork. Hindi din pwede magwork samin na papupuntahin yung parents ko or my in laws dito kase mas may mga important things sila na maiiwan sa pilipinas kaya yun. Besides iba din kase na mas naaalagaan yung anak though nagstart na siya magday care kase gusto namin maimprove ang social skills niya. Dati kase naku kapag ibang tao na ang kaharap at gusto siya laruin nagwawala haha!kaya we decided to put him to daycare.

    siguro kapag malapit na siya magschool, mag start na din ako maglook ng part time work hehe :)
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  • mitchy_cpamitchy_cpa North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 7Member
    Posts: 92
    Hi muffles! Ako rin pinasok ko sa daycare to improve their social skills. Yung panganay is twice a week, then si bunso is once a week lang. Childcare cost is very expensive, buti na lang may centrelink. Me too, I plan to return to workforce once mag-start na magschool. Saang city ka naka-base?


    07 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Exam
    27 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.5 S: 7.0 OBS: 8.0)
    09 OCT 2013 - CPAA Assessment Sent
    18 NOV 2013 - CPAA Positive Assessment Result
    20 NOV 2013 - EOI submitted with 70 points
    02 DEC 2013 - Received invitation
    04 DEC 2013 - Applied for 189 Visa
    16 JAN 2014 - CO Allocated Brisbane GSM Team 34
    22 JAN 2014 - Uploaded payslips, contracts
    23 JAN 2014 - Visa GRANT (IED DEC 16, 2014)
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  • SophiaSophia DubaiTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Hi, yun din kase plan namin na mag SAHM ako once mag migrate na kmi dyan (working mom din kase ako dito sa Dubai) kaya lang kasya ba sa budget pag isa lang ang nagwowork? how much ba dyan ung childcare?
    Primary Applicant (Husband - Web Developer)

    12-01-13 - ACS Assessment
    12-03-13 - Positive Result from ACS (261212)
    21-09-13 - IELTS exam
    04-10-13 - IELTS Results (R-9.0 L/S-7.5 W-7.0) OBS 8.0
    14-04-14 - SA SS Application / EOI Submitted
    16-05-14 - SA SS refusal (closed)
    05-08-14 - ACT SS / EOI
    24-09-14 - Approved SS ACT and Invited to apply for 190
    20-11-14 - Visa Lodged
    25-01-15 - Medical
    29-01-15 - Police Clearance (Dubai)
    25-02-15 - NBI
    03-03-15 - Visa Granted (",) Thank You Lord!
    20-07-15 - IED
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  • muffles127muffles127 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 28Member
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    @mitchy_cpa sa sydney! Oo mahal talaga. Nakakaloka. Tapos yung sa centrelink naman kase hindi ka makakakuha ng rebate kapag not working yung isa so yun. Mas mura kapag preschool na sila pero mas matrabaho na for mums hehe :) though mas okay yun kase pwede na talaga magwork :)
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  • muffles127muffles127 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 28Member
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    @Sophia ako ever since napadpad ako dito yung hubby ko lang ang nagwowork,kaya naman. Depende sa location minsan ang cost ng childcare, dun kung san ko pinapasok ang anak ko ang charge niya depende din sa age. Since 3 na yung anak ko around $105 per day yung charge. Kapag younger normally mas mahal.
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  • mitchy_cpamitchy_cpa North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 7Member
    Posts: 92
    @muffles127 Sa sydney rin ako. Yung fee is around 105/day. Pero I only pay about 35% since the rest is sagot na ng centrelink. If I decided to go back to work, mawawala yung child care benefit namin. So effectively I need to pay about 37K (52K less 15K cab) annually on child care fees alone. On top of that, stop na na rin ang FTB allowance from the gov't.

    Oo nga its best to wait until mag school na sila and hopefully that time may makuha tayong part-time job :)

    Whereabouts in Sydney ka pala? Baka magkalapit lang tayo!
    07 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Exam
    27 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.5 S: 7.0 OBS: 8.0)
    09 OCT 2013 - CPAA Assessment Sent
    18 NOV 2013 - CPAA Positive Assessment Result
    20 NOV 2013 - EOI submitted with 70 points
    02 DEC 2013 - Received invitation
    04 DEC 2013 - Applied for 189 Visa
    16 JAN 2014 - CO Allocated Brisbane GSM Team 34
    22 JAN 2014 - Uploaded payslips, contracts
    23 JAN 2014 - Visa GRANT (IED DEC 16, 2014)
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  • mitchy_cpamitchy_cpa North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 7Member
    Posts: 92
    @Sophia Depende sa lifestyle pero for sure kayang kaya ang isa lang ang nag-wowork. We arrived last March with two toddlers and kaya naman so far ang isa pa lang ang nag-wowork. When are you planning to move?
    07 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Exam
    27 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.5 S: 7.0 OBS: 8.0)
    09 OCT 2013 - CPAA Assessment Sent
    18 NOV 2013 - CPAA Positive Assessment Result
    20 NOV 2013 - EOI submitted with 70 points
    02 DEC 2013 - Received invitation
    04 DEC 2013 - Applied for 189 Visa
    16 JAN 2014 - CO Allocated Brisbane GSM Team 34
    22 JAN 2014 - Uploaded payslips, contracts
    23 JAN 2014 - Visa GRANT (IED DEC 16, 2014)
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  • muffles127muffles127 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 28Member
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    @mitchy_cpa alam ko kase babaguhin na ng centrelink ang rule regarding child care benefit and child care rebate eh. Kung halimbawa man maisipan mo talaga magwork, madadagdagan yung makukuha mo from centrelink with child care rebate. Pwedeng around 50% pa ng out of pocket expense mo. Pero alam ko kase babaguhin na ng centrelink yan by July 2017. Magiging dependent na siya sa combine salary ng couple so yun.

    yep kase nakakatuwa naman na sila. minsan nga kapag hinahatid ko sa daycare eh nalulungkot ako haha! oh well, siguro kase siya lang ang anak ko kaya minsan eh nagkakaron ako ng separation anxiety. hehe

    sa burwood ako...ikaw san?
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  • muffles127muffles127 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 28Member
    Posts: 165
    @mitchy_cpa alam ko kase babaguhin na ng centrelink ang rule regarding child care benefit and child care rebate eh. Kung halimbawa man maisipan mo talaga magwork, madadagdagan yung makukuha mo from centrelink with child care rebate. Pwedeng around 50% pa ng out of pocket expense mo. Pero alam ko kase babaguhin na ng centrelink yan by July 2017. Magiging dependent na siya sa combine salary ng couple so yun.

    yep kase nakakatuwa naman na sila. minsan nga kapag hinahatid ko sa daycare eh nalulungkot ako haha! oh well, siguro kase siya lang ang anak ko kaya minsan eh nagkakaron ako ng separation anxiety. hehe

    sa burwood ako...ikaw san?
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  • SophiaSophia DubaiTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 52
    @mitchy_cpa plan pa naman namin baka mga next year pa kase magsettle mag ipon ipon muna para kahit nde ako magwork dyan e may pang budget habang job hunting si hubby ko. kababalik lang namin last week from Sydney, we stayed there for 4 weeks just to fulfill ung initial entry.
    Primary Applicant (Husband - Web Developer)

    12-01-13 - ACS Assessment
    12-03-13 - Positive Result from ACS (261212)
    21-09-13 - IELTS exam
    04-10-13 - IELTS Results (R-9.0 L/S-7.5 W-7.0) OBS 8.0
    14-04-14 - SA SS Application / EOI Submitted
    16-05-14 - SA SS refusal (closed)
    05-08-14 - ACT SS / EOI
    24-09-14 - Approved SS ACT and Invited to apply for 190
    20-11-14 - Visa Lodged
    25-01-15 - Medical
    29-01-15 - Police Clearance (Dubai)
    25-02-15 - NBI
    03-03-15 - Visa Granted (",) Thank You Lord!
    20-07-15 - IED
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  • raspberry0707raspberry0707 Melbourne, AustraliaTotal Reaction Points: 71Member
    edited August 2015 Posts: 673
    Kung jan po ba manganganak.. ilang months ang maternity leave na binibigay?

    Isa din to sa iniisip namin kse jan namin balak mgbaby..

    wala bang mga work from home na options jan?
    Main Applicant: Medical Laboratory Scientist (Phil)
    Dependent: Software Developer (Syria)

    21 May 15 - Lodged Visa App (Visa 189)
    16 July 15 - CO Allocated, Add'l Docs (3rd PCC, Form 1221, Form 80)
    27 Aug 15 - Last Docs submitted
    02 Sep 15 - Docs sent for Ext Security Check
    07 Jul 16 - new PCC and Medical Exam requested
    18 Aug 16 - Visa Grant
    26 Aug 16 - Secured a job interview
    03 Sep 16 - First entry to Oz

    Waiting period - 1 year & 1.5 mos..

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  • mitchy_cpamitchy_cpa North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 7Member
    Posts: 92
    @muffles127 Oo nga babaguhin na pero I don't think magiging applicable na sya sa akin, by that time my two boys will be attending kindie na. For now ineenjoy ko muna ang maging homemaker.

    Ay ako rin ako ang nalulungkot pag nasa childcare sila kasi ang tahimik ng bahay!

    Uy sa Parramatta lang ako :) I think that's not too far from Burwood di ba? PinoyAu is a group in FB and organizing some playgroup maybe we can join pag malapit sa atin :)

    What do you do pag wala nasa childcare si baby? Ako grocery time ko yun:)
    07 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Exam
    27 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.5 S: 7.0 OBS: 8.0)
    09 OCT 2013 - CPAA Assessment Sent
    18 NOV 2013 - CPAA Positive Assessment Result
    20 NOV 2013 - EOI submitted with 70 points
    02 DEC 2013 - Received invitation
    04 DEC 2013 - Applied for 189 Visa
    16 JAN 2014 - CO Allocated Brisbane GSM Team 34
    22 JAN 2014 - Uploaded payslips, contracts
    23 JAN 2014 - Visa GRANT (IED DEC 16, 2014)
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  • mitchy_cpamitchy_cpa North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 7Member
    Posts: 92
    @Sophia That is really good! Relocating here is a bit expensive lalo pag may baby ka. We had a hard time finding an apartment since wala pa kaming rental history dito. Plus we are family of four with two young boys under 3, natatakot siguro na baka mag-paint yung mga bata. Apartments here are unfurnished so medyo bibili ka pa ng gamit sa bahay.
    07 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Exam
    27 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.5 S: 7.0 OBS: 8.0)
    09 OCT 2013 - CPAA Assessment Sent
    18 NOV 2013 - CPAA Positive Assessment Result
    20 NOV 2013 - EOI submitted with 70 points
    02 DEC 2013 - Received invitation
    04 DEC 2013 - Applied for 189 Visa
    16 JAN 2014 - CO Allocated Brisbane GSM Team 34
    22 JAN 2014 - Uploaded payslips, contracts
    23 JAN 2014 - Visa GRANT (IED DEC 16, 2014)
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  • mitchy_cpamitchy_cpa North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 7Member
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    @raspberry0707 Maternity leave here is 52 weeks pero depende sa Company kung magkano ang paid maternity leave out of the 52 weeks. May mga work from home na options pero depende na rin sa profession mo.
    07 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Exam
    27 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.5 S: 7.0 OBS: 8.0)
    09 OCT 2013 - CPAA Assessment Sent
    18 NOV 2013 - CPAA Positive Assessment Result
    20 NOV 2013 - EOI submitted with 70 points
    02 DEC 2013 - Received invitation
    04 DEC 2013 - Applied for 189 Visa
    16 JAN 2014 - CO Allocated Brisbane GSM Team 34
    22 JAN 2014 - Uploaded payslips, contracts
    23 JAN 2014 - Visa GRANT (IED DEC 16, 2014)
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  • raspberry0707raspberry0707 Melbourne, AustraliaTotal Reaction Points: 71Member
    Posts: 673
    @mitchy_cpa thanks po.. :)
    Main Applicant: Medical Laboratory Scientist (Phil)
    Dependent: Software Developer (Syria)

    21 May 15 - Lodged Visa App (Visa 189)
    16 July 15 - CO Allocated, Add'l Docs (3rd PCC, Form 1221, Form 80)
    27 Aug 15 - Last Docs submitted
    02 Sep 15 - Docs sent for Ext Security Check
    07 Jul 16 - new PCC and Medical Exam requested
    18 Aug 16 - Visa Grant
    26 Aug 16 - Secured a job interview
    03 Sep 16 - First entry to Oz

    Waiting period - 1 year & 1.5 mos..

    ❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀
    Branded Children's Clothes
    VISIT our Website: www.glamkidz.net

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  • zras510zras510 MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 9
    Hi everyone! New SAHM here! Just arrived Melby a month ago. Anyone from Sydenham area?Used to be a teacher and actively looking for a job now. Medyo nag a-adjust pa so hanap ng support system.:) :)
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  • muffles127muffles127 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 28Member
    Posts: 165
    @mitchy_cpa ah oo nga sakin din kase plan na namin siya ipreschool hehe :)

    Oo malapit lang ata. Naalala ko dati napadpad kami sa may westfield parramatta mga 10-15 mins travel time yata :) naku wala kase skong fb..nadeactivate ko na siya na matagal na panahon hehe

    buti ka pa naeenjoy mo..ako tama lang..hindi ata ako fit maging housewife haha!dati nung kakasimula lang ng baby ko magchildcare eh naghohousehold chores ako, so linis ng bahay,laundry mag prep ng lulutuin for dinner then nuod ng kung anu ano.

    pero this year eh nagsimula na ko magbasa ng modules so medyo hectic haha ang grocery day namin eh weekend :)
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  • mitchy_cpamitchy_cpa North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 7Member
    Posts: 92
    @zras510 Welcome to Straya! I am sure maraming mommies in melby you can connect with. Kami rin wala ring kakilala masyado when we moved here, well until now wala parin masyado :)
    07 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Exam
    27 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.5 S: 7.0 OBS: 8.0)
    09 OCT 2013 - CPAA Assessment Sent
    18 NOV 2013 - CPAA Positive Assessment Result
    20 NOV 2013 - EOI submitted with 70 points
    02 DEC 2013 - Received invitation
    04 DEC 2013 - Applied for 189 Visa
    16 JAN 2014 - CO Allocated Brisbane GSM Team 34
    22 JAN 2014 - Uploaded payslips, contracts
    23 JAN 2014 - Visa GRANT (IED DEC 16, 2014)
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  • mitchy_cpamitchy_cpa North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 7Member
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    @muffles127 Naku enjoy ko lang din muna this year. Next year mukhang balik aral ulit ako, kailangan ko kasi mag-enroll sa CPA para sa ekonomiya :) Okay na rin para nasa bahay lang, pero parang di ko sure kung kaya pa ng brain cells ko... its been tooooooo longggg!!
    07 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Exam
    27 SEPT 2013 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.5 S: 7.0 OBS: 8.0)
    09 OCT 2013 - CPAA Assessment Sent
    18 NOV 2013 - CPAA Positive Assessment Result
    20 NOV 2013 - EOI submitted with 70 points
    02 DEC 2013 - Received invitation
    04 DEC 2013 - Applied for 189 Visa
    16 JAN 2014 - CO Allocated Brisbane GSM Team 34
    22 JAN 2014 - Uploaded payslips, contracts
    23 JAN 2014 - Visa GRANT (IED DEC 16, 2014)
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  • zras510zras510 MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 9
    @mitchy_cpa Thank you for the warm welcome! Hopefully would get to know more pipz and soon to be friends..:)
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