Staying home and living on one income is often hard. It means sacrificing some luxuries that come with two incomes. It means we've never been on a "real" vacation - we always visit our families and stay at their homes - but we are making great memories. It means we have to choose between certain activities, or no activities at all, because we simply don't have the funds. It sometimes means eating every last scrap of food in the house to make it to the next payday.
But it also means I've been there for every thing. I've rarely missed a milestone - and when I did it was because I was getting a much needed break! I can go to every appointment without dealing with other schedules. I can go to class parties or on field trips. I don't need to think about my own sick leave policy if one of the kids needs to stay home from school. And on school breaks or snow days I'm already at the house to take care of them.Read More