Thursday, July 9, 2009

Being a stay at home mom

I posted earlier about my decision to opt out of the workforce and stay at home with my 2 kids. It was a difficult and stressful decision for me to make, as I loved my job and was nervous about relying on only one income.

Now that we've made the change, I wish I hadn't taken so long to do it! After almost two weeks at home, my stress level is so much lower than it was when I was working in an office part time and shuttling the kids back and forth to daycare.

I have more time to experiment with new recipes, keep up with chores around the house and run our errands. It is wonderful freeing up our family time and couple time when my husband is home.

We are still sending our older daughter to preschool 3 mornings a week, so I also have plenty of one-on-one time with my 4 month old.

All around, I'm so happy with this decision and am looking forward to the coming years with my little ones!

That being said, living on one income does mean that we need to keep living frugally and cut back in our budget. I'm focusing on sticking to our grocery budget, as well as finding thrifty activities to do with our 2 year old.

I know that not everyone is in the position I am to be able to choose to stay home, and I am thankful to have the opportunity to be home with my kids and to focus on making a happy home for my wonderful husband!
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