Last night DH and I started talking about me staying home. Right now he makes double what I make...so we live off of his income and use mine to invest. We currently only owe my parents some money for the down payment on our house and the mortgage...no other debt whatsoever. There is no 401K contribution at my job (I work for a non-profit). I don't LOVE my job...it's okay...very flexible but its not my "passion". We live well within our means...if I stay home we will have to cut back and watch more (such as groceries because I am careful, but buy whatever we feel like eating rather than REALLY budget, be more careful about a few other things too...but we only spend about $100 or less a month on food out, etc). I have decided that I am not going to come back full time...so at the very most I would work 20-24 hours a week if my boss will allow it (which I think he will). This means I would be spending $100 a week on day care, and bringing home about $300 a week...is that worth it??? I am stressing out about what to do because I want to have a better idea before people start asking me once we announce we are pregnant. All my friends/family who know we are pregnant seem to think I won't want to go back. I would love to stay home...but want to make sure we are ready for it.
Are you a SAHM? How does it work for you? Do you plan to be a SAHM? How did you make your decision?