Most of my readers know that I have been a stay-at-home mom for the past 7 years. I shared my story in one of my previous blog posts. This time around, I thought I’d share a bit more; and perhaps help other moms who are thinking about making the same decision. I wish someone had given me a picture of what this would be like, so I was better prepared – which is why I’m doing it for you, here.
Before leaving your job, I think it’s important to have a full picture of the life you want, after your children have left
Another important factor is
What is your relationship with money like? Do you measure your worth on your financial contribution or do you feel like an equal partner even without contributing financially? Are you married to a man who has a healthy view of money ? Will he
What happens if you get divorced? This is the one consideration a lot of women don’t want to make, yet it’s the one thing we should have carefully considered even before getting married. After spending years at home, without formal employment and helping your husband get ahead, in the case of divorce, will you benefit from his success? What kind of marriage contract do you have? Whilst waiting for your divorce to be finalised, where will you go? Do you have parents who would be willing to let you live with them whilst you get back on your feet? This is largely dependant on the kind of family you come from. Perhaps your parents would not be able to afford to take you in. Think about this before deciding to quit your job.
Can you live without your spouse? When we get married, nobody imagines they’re just doing it for five years but these things happen. They say half of
I know this isn’t exactly what we want to hear when all we want to do is snuggle with our babies and have dinner ready when our husbands get home, but I would be a bad ‘sister’ if I didn’t challenge you in this way. Can you think of anything else I may have forgotten? I’m going to do a follow up on how to prepare for being a stay-at-home mom. Remember to subscribe if you don’t want to miss it!