Seth and I have been debating about me quitting my job to be a stay at home mom. I’ve only been working part-time (2 days a week usually), but works ends up being a huge stress in my life and it seems like everything ends up centering around it. I’ve been dealing w/ some anxiety recently and it seems like work is a big producer of it. And most importantly, I really want to be able to spend more time with Haddie and Seth and to be able to do more with church/youth group. So, that being said, we’ve decided that I will take off through the summer as a kind of trial run to see how we do financially without my income. That way we’ll also have more time to pray and think about the decision.
With all that being said, I’m really starting to think about how to spend my time and how to better scale back on our spending to make this all worthwhile and possible. So, I’m wondering…to all you stay at home moms, how do you make it? What are your budgeting hints? What have you sacrificed to make it all possible? Also…how do you spend your time? Do you have a certain schedule you try to keep or certain goals/projects you’re trying to achieve? How do you balance that with caring for/spending time with your children?