Becoming a Stay at Home Mom After Having a Baby
There are many things to consider after having a baby. One thing couples often discuss is how to balance work and finances. For some families, this becomes a conversation of whether both parents continue working or if one parent stays at home with the child(ren). If you are making a change and becoming a stay at home mom, we know there are many things on your mind.
When you leave the workforce, you often leave behind parts of your identity and comfort. While this is not a bad thing, it is an area to acknowledge and make a plan for. You also are faced with new understanding of family finances, household tasks, schedules, and free time.
When one parent stays at home, there are new challenges and joys to consider. Check out our guide for 4 conversations you need to have with your partner if you are becoming a stay at home mom.
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