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How Becoming a Stay At Home Mom Saved Me Money

I am so excited to share How Becoming a Stay at Home Mom Saved Me Money over at And The Kitchen Sink today! Lindsey is such a sweet person and a great blogger. I was blessed enough to have her as a guest poster a few weeks ago, sharing her post “10 Things I Keep In My Pantry“.

Becoming a stay at home mom was something that I never really thought was possible. My husband and I both had decent jobs, but neither of us had very high paying jobs. When I became pregnant, and throughout my pregnancy, my plan was to return to work after a short 3-month maternity leave.

Oh, how having a little one changes your plans!


I can remember sitting in our living room one day, our little one was 6 weeks old, and thinking “oh my gosh, I am going to have to leave him in 6 weeks”. How could I do it? How could I leave him at daycare every day and drive 45 minutes to work. In reality, I could have. I would have really struggled with it, but I could have returned to work. After a long discussion with my husband, we both felt that I was being called to stay at home with our son. It was a very difficult decision, but one that I am so happy we made.

That decision was just the beginning of our journey though; we would have to figure out how to financially make me becoming a stay at home mom feasible.  We have cut expenses and taken on extra work.

[Tweet theme=”tweet-box-normal-blue”]Surprisingly, we are actually making more money with me staying at home than we were if I would have returned to work[/Tweet]

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Brittney Moses

Tuesday 19th of July 2016

I remember having to face this decision and I also stayed home with my son his first year. It was definitely cheaper for us after thinking about the cost of daycare on top of sacrificing being away from your new baby. Totally understood! Thanks for sharing, I know a lot of young moms who are torn about this.


Monday 18th of July 2016

This is so good. I hope those who come will click through to the rest of the post. It's an important read for young mothers. I know single moms who don't have the option, but many times it's possible if we just compare what the cost it.

Loving Living Lancaster

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to read! You are right, it's not possible for some but for other's it is a matter of lifestyle change!


Monday 18th of July 2016

So glad you are doing what is best for your family. I am sure it's not an easy decision, but so glad you made it!


Monday 18th of July 2016

I have a long commute too and wish I didn't. I was blessed to stay home for a little while when my kids were little. I miss them everyday now that they are amazing adults.

enjoy some extra snuggles.

Loving Living Lancaster

Monday 18th of July 2016

I can't imagine! It's so crazy how fast the years fly by!

Vanessa Raphael

Monday 18th of July 2016

This is a great blog post - how did you do it? Is there a follow up post on this?

Loving Living Lancaster

Monday 18th of July 2016

Vanessa, If you click through to the "continue reading" at the bottom, that's the rest of the post!