I have submitted my request for part-time hours (0.5 - split as a job-share with another member of my department), but am almost certain that it will be turned down. Hubby and I have definitely decided that I won't go back full-time, so it's looking like the only option is for me to give up work completely. I'm just interested to hear whether there is anyone else on here that has done the same? My husband is self employed and those months when work is scarce (of which there have been more lately), money will be VERY tight. And, of course, there is always the possibility that he could have a couple of months without earning anything!?! However, there is no way that I'm prepared to go back full-time and hardly ever see my little boy. I'm secondary English in a high-achieving school so the work load, particularly marking, is huge. If anyone has any tips or thoughts I'd really appreciate hearing them, especially as I don't know anybody in real life who hasn't gone back to work.