The journey of being a stay at home Mom can be one of the most exciting adventures out there. I believe that this is one of the highest callings for a parent to have. Like anything that is worth doing, you may find opposition in accomplishing or maintaining this calling.
Just after our first was born Laurie went back to work but that didn’t last long. We soon found out that for the Greene household things needed to change. After talking things through we came to the conclusion of what needed to be done. Through prayer we felt that Laurie wasn’t supposed to be working. This was easier said than done. Either I would have to start making more money tomorrow or our lifestyle had to go down to compensate for the change in income. We had already begun our financial journey a few years before so our debt was gone and this made the decision a lot easier. I have to say that this was one of the best decisions we have made for our family.
Now one thing that saddens me is all the Moms out there who desire to be at home but are unable to make this happen due to their financial circumstances. Because of the culture in which we live, we have been persuaded to believe different concepts that aren’t true. For instance, the idea of using a student loan to go through college/university only to find that soon after school you fall in love and want to have kids. That projected job that would have paid off the student loans is replaced by the family that you love and adore. Or, maybe your family is caught in the trap of having just enough money to make your payments. This has backed you into a corner so far that were you to stop working your monthly cash flow would fall short.
I have a passion to see families set free from what our society claims it means to be financially well off. Making a lot of money only to make payments on a lot of stuff will definitely leave you unsatisfied in the end. Now is the time for change. Your family is one choice away from living the life you were meant to live.