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]