(Closed) Stay at home moms – how to deal with loss of income

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
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Worker bee

I want to tell you that staying home is actually cheaper for some people, but it was not for us. Here’s the theory: When you stay home you spend less on gas, less on lunch (cause you arent going to pay $12/day for take-out with your co-workers), less likely to go through Starbucks and get your $6 latte, no need for expensive work clothes, etc.

Also, you wont have to pay for childcare.

I can tell you that I spend more on gas and more on food.  I also spend more during the day because my outtings with Mia involve a shopping center with kids clothes and I cant resist, and usually a run through the pretzel shop AND Starbucks. 

I write about the struggle with losing my identity quite a bit on my blog, but I always say that the money part is worth it because you can’t put a price on getting to watch your children grow up.  I’d rather be poor and watch Mia crawl for the first time rather than have $200 extra per month and have to hear about how awesome it was from the babysitter.

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