Giving up work to be a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) or a stay-at-home Dad (SAHD) is often a tough, but very much a personal decision. There is no right or wrong answer here, but there are a lot of considerations that will help you in making this very important decision.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I was working full-time, but I didn’t have a long-term plan as to whether I would stay at my job. My job at that time was in the non-profit sector and it paid very little, and my job was pretty stressful on top of things. While we needed the money, my salary wasn’t all that much, so my husband and I decided that it would be a good idea to stay at home after my daughter was born. Once my precious girl was born, I knew that I had made the right decision for me. I emphasize the “for me” part, because everyone is different and has different priorities. I would never judge another mom for choosing to go back to work.