Guys, Kindly guide me sharing your opinions in this regard. It is now confirmed that we (I and H) can not find any opportunities in or near our hometown for now. All the work places, that operated in our area have been moved to different areas; hence this problem. I am the primary breadwinner at home, with a wonderful career! My H tries his best to climb the career ladder with decent success now a days. I have two options related to our career. 1. Find a career in another city, move my family with us. Moving family requires a lot of effort. H needs to find a job wherever I move (not impossible though), and we need to set up a new home from the scratch. Kids schooling, maid etc..etc... Not an impossible task though! Plus, my mom stays with me since the past 9 years. She is extremely inconvenient to move away from our home town. Because she has her other children (my bro & sis) live here, and her extended family (her bro + cousins etc) also live here. She feels safe & happy in this place. I can replace mom with a nanny in the new place easily. Because my kids are now bigger. But I can't replace the love and care she rendered for the kids. Separating them is not a good idea. Also, she has been with me for a while, that too she left her own home and others to create a living in my place. She is now 70+ Now that, leaving mom alone or leaving her with any other siblings is out of question, and that may seem inconsiderate after all the supports she has rendered for us. She suggests to leave the kids with her in our house (of course with a maid too), and travel every weekends to enjoy family time. This way, both myself and H will have to stay away from each other (and away from kids too) during the weekends. I've done that a lot in the past, and doing the same now. Mom has always been good at taking care of the kids. But of late, it affects our mental & physical health. (too much travelling, loneliness, store food etc) Kids lose their studies, and suffer silently the pain of staying away from parents. In fact, my DD cried yesterday at school thinking about me - that prompt my post here. And we can't do that on a long run. Losing the prime age of our growing kids for our elderly mother doesn't seem to be OK for me. 2. Take a break from my career and stay at home This needs extreme compromises as a family. Specially at this growing years of kids, and the peek years of my career taking a break seem foolishness. But I can stay at home, maintain everything under my control and give a decent/happy life for both mom and kids. However, with whatever the foreseeable financial struggle and career loss, I can't stay happy at all. What do you guys think? Any suggestions to take?