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In April 2010, we welcomed our son and my life long dream of being a mama was fulfilled as well as the dream of our marriage, that I would stay home with our children when they arrived.
From the moment Paxton was born, we had no regrets about saying no to new cars, furniture, eating out frequently and spending frivolously during the past years. We were thankful that we had lived below our means our entire marriage and that having a baby did not create a financial burden for us.
Staying at home does mean that we have less financially. We can’t afford to go out to eat often and have some things we would like but it’s also full of priceless moments like simply watching your baby sleeping during the middle of the day or taking a nap with him on your chest. So many funny (and sometimes trying) moments happen during the days and I’m so thankful I am with Paxton, sharing in these milestones.
Although I call myself a stay at home mom, I’m really a work at home mom. Once Paxton arrived, I didn’t miss a beat with my job transcribing from home. As the months passed, it became harder and harder to care for an active baby and work but thanks to long naps and daddy taking over during the evenings and weekends. I’m only working around 20 hours a month which isn’t a lot of money but it’s money that we’ve used to pay down the principal on our home and set aside in a car savings account (which is necessary when you are driving 10 year old cars.)
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