For the past 5 months I’ve been a stay at home mom. There are a lot of things that I’ve noticed over these past few months about our money spending habits. Before I quit my job, Mr. Money and I enjoyed eating out frequently. It was our hobby I guess. Well, after we had the baby we’d find ourselves so tired that we’d grab take out or just go out for dinner. Looking over our budget and bank balance, I’ve realized that’s got to change. We just can’t afford to go out to eat like we used to and still be able to meet our savings goals and stay on budget. I’m going to make a conscious effort to meal plan a bit better and make sure that we aren’t just being lazy when we go out to eat. Maybe it would help to have a set night to go out to dinner?
I get the moving itch every few weeks or so. It is hard having a baby and not being around family! The reason is probably not what most people assume: I don’t feel overwhelmed taking care of the baby. I prefer to be the one taking care of her. I just feel like my family is missing out on watching her grow up and that makes me sad. Sometimes I dream about Mr. Money finding a new job in Michigan, us selling our house and buying a new one up there with a few acres to grow food and have animals. That would be fabulous.
We’ve got a nice garden growing this year, and that is thanks to Mr. Money. I can’t wait to be able to eat the yummy veggies right from our backyard. We’ve got squash, green beans, watermelon, tomatoes, red raspberries, carrots, beets, swiss chard, and broccoli growing. Yay!
I am really enjoying not working outside of the home. I feel like this was just meant to be and I am happier than I have ever been. It is worth every sacrifice!