Some Great Perspectives On Being A Stay At Home Parent

Our household recently flipped on itself when we made the decision that I would stay home to take care of the kids, be a stay-at-home dad, and my wife would go back to work.  We used to be a two-income family.  The cash flow was great when my wife and I were working but the extra money didn’t offset the quality of life decision we were making by using daycare.  Between the birth of our son and our youngest daughter, my wife decided to stay home for the kids and we would go to one income.  After the birth of our daughter, my wife and I switched roles and I’m the primary care-taker while my wife is the primary bread-winner.

I’d like to present some articles that emphasize a one-income family with a stay-at-home parent.  Do yourself a favor and give these a read:

Stay-At-Home-Mom: Why My Wife Stays Home With Our Kids by My Super Charged Life

How to Decide Whether to Be a Stay at Home Mom or Working Mom by Cash Money Life

Stay At Home or Pay for Daycare? by Bargaineering

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How Much Life Insurance Do You Need For Stay At Home Mom or Parent? by Good Financial Cents

A Mother’s Struggle Between Work And Kids by Free From Broke

My Best and Worst Financial Decisions: They Might Surprise You by Being Frugal

How You Can Afford to Be a Stay at Home Mom by Personal Finance By The Book

What are your thoughts on being a stay at home parent?

About Glen

Glen is married and the father to four children that he spends the day chasing as a stay-at-home-dad. He took an interest in personal finance when he realized most of his paycheck was going toward credit card bills. Since then he's eliminated his credit card debt and started on a journey towards financial freedom.

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  1. Thanks for the mention and good luck on the potty training. Our son is 2 1/2 and potty training. So far so good, but we do have some mishaps now and again.
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    • Our guy is actually pretty good now. Accidents only happen on long naps. We still use a night time diaper. Not brave enough yet to clean his sheets every day!