After many conversations, much contemplating, and a whole lot of planning my husband and I have finally made a (life-changing for us) decision -- I'm going to quit my day job and be a full-time Mom and Homemaker!
I (and my kids) are very excited about this, however, it is not without sacrifice. We have almost always been a two income household and living on only one income will be a huge adjustment. Many things that we are accustomed to -- i.e. vacations, eating out, and cable -- are not going to be in the budget. Despite that, I know that everything we gain will be worth the sacrifice.
Honestly, I have tried my best to balance everything -- a full-time job, a marriage, three kids and a home -- and I know that I have not been able to give my full attention to any one of those things. At the end of each day my kids get an impatient mom and my husband gets an irritable wife. And my marriage and my kids are the most important thing to me. They deserve my full attention and they deserve the best version of me. So for me, the decision to give up a few luxuries in order to stay home and care for those most important in my life is an easy one. One that I should have done years ago.
No regets though, only gratitude for what is to come.