Hi! So recently I’ve been getting a lot of questions about if I’m working or if I’m a stay-at-home mom. And the answer is, yes! I am a stay-at-home mama. Never did I think I would be a SAHM, but right when I had baby J, I knew right away that there was no way in hell I was going to leave him to go back to work – at least right away. I have been working straight out of high school at a medical clinic, YFMC 😜 full time up until I pretty much had Jer. It took so much adjusting at first, because working was all I really knew. I would say after about a month I felt confident in the little routine that I developed with my son. I have a couple question I’ve been asked recently, so I thought I would share my answers here.
1. Have you had to cut back on spending? Where did you cut? Yes. I’ve had to cut back a lot. If anyone knew me before I had Jeremiah, you would have known that I loved to spend, spend, spend. It’s actually crazy, because I look around and I think to myself, “what the hell did I even buy?” Lol. I would buy everything from shoes, to makeup, to clothes. That’s all been cut. Don’t get me wrong, I will buy something here and there, but it has decreased DRAMATICALLY. Now instead of what I can buy for myself, I think of what I can buy baby J. 🤗
2. Do you fight about money more than you did before? Not at all. Jordan and I share a bank account together, because I have to know where our money is going or I kind of get anxiety. Lol. But, money has never been a problem for us at all. As long as we’re on the same page, we’re good.
3. Are you resentful of your working spouse? NO WAY. Jordan works so hard for both Jeremiah and I. He works every single day, and actually comes home and works even more working on his own business. And one thing that I love about Jordan is he never complains about working, ever. We appreciate you, Jordan 😘
4. Does your working spouse feel all of the financial burden, and is resentful of you? Nope. It actually was Jordan’s idea for me to stay home for good with Jeremiah. He didn’t want anyone else watching him and felt that no daycare would give him the attention that he needs right now. And I agree. It’s such a blessing to be able to stay with Jeremiah and to watch him flourish every single day. Jordan understands my work, and always reminds me of what a great mama I am every single day.
5. Do you feel satisfied? More than satisfied. I love being home, and it’s actually allowing me a lot more time to focus on school as well. I do attend college, and I am in pursue of a degree in Nursing, while studying psychology as well. And actually as a small sneak peek, I am starting photography school this summer with Mariah, and Jenifer. So stay on the look out for that!
6. Do you have an equal say in financial decisions? Yes. There’s never an “it’s my money” type of disagreement. It’s “ours”. There isn’t anything one of us will purchase without letting the other know. And I don’t mean the little things like toothpaste and laundry detergent, I mean the larger purchases. We know that our bills come first, and we manage whatever we have left after Jeremiah’s needs and groceries. We finally have a little system that seems to be working great.
7. Do you feel you made the right choice? Totally. I love being able to be home with Jeremiah and take care of our home and pups. For the meantime, it’s working out perfect until it is time to go back to work. It’s a lot of work, but I wouldn’t want it any other way!
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