I just crossed the one month mark until full-time stay-at-home dad life begins. Since officially making the decision to be a SAHD and giving notice to my job, I have approached the situation like I handle most decisions I’m faced with, an endless amount of research. Below are some of the resources I’ve found and a
Some people are lucky enough to live at the intersection of their passion and what they get paid to do, but most people are not. Most people slug through the week, as their time is someone else’s, and look forward to the weekend to do what they enjoy with their time. Most of us have experienced these emotions at some point, and wondered what it would take to be the penguin every day, and to wake up excited about how you’re going to spend YOUR time. That’s what Financial Independence is all about – having the means to do what you love and not worry about your finances; for some that may mean keep doing the same thing they’ve always done, for others it’s focusing more on their passions, hobbies, families, etc.
As I referenced in the intro to this blog, and with the site name “The Family WORTH,” there would also be a personal finance angle to the site. In 2013, I stumbled into the world of personal finance and learned a lot from others who shared their experiences through blogs. I decided to share the tools we’ve learned along the way, and how it’s worked out for us in the event it may be helpful for others.
Mommy and me classes. Mom huddles at the playground after school. Mom Facebook groups. The world, and especially our little suburb, is designed for stay at home moms, not dads. I am slightly terrified to have my husband be a stay at home dad. He’ll have to swim upstream in this society that’s not quite designed for him – then again – he’s 6’6’’ and airplanes aren’t designed for him either, but he’s somehow managed to get gold status on Delta…
For the 4th time in my 13 years in the corporate world, I broke up with my employer. Yikes, this is REAL. I told my boss this week that I am leaving my company (an organization consistently rated as one of the top employers), walk away from my 6 figure salary, and jump into the world of the stay at home dads.