Being a Stay at Home Mom When You Can Barely Afford It

This is post is part of our Motherhood series. You can see all the posts here.

People often ask how I can be a stay-at-home mom when we can barely afford it.

“Rice and beans,” I tell them. “Rice and beans.”

But in all seriousness, to use the old cliche, when there is a will, there is {often} a way.

I won’t pretend it’s easy. My husband is a high school teacher (and a pretty amazing one, I might add!). He makes a true difference in the lives of his students. But the pay is slim. He gets paid the end of every month, and some months, our pantry and fridge are mostly bare those last few days.

Going out to eat is a treat and not the norm. We don’t take elaborate vacations or drive fancy cars.

And you know what? That’s OK. I get to spend every day at home with my babies, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

So, how, really, do we make this work? Hop on over to The Humbled Homemaker to read the rest of this post!

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