Hi! My name is Heather Branin and I am a 26 year wife and stay at home mom. I live in Roanoke, Virginia. I graduated from Roanoke College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and worked at a credit union for 4 years as a loan processor. I wanted to mention I was not an english major and grammar and spelling are not my greatest attribute so please excuse any errors. I will try my best.
During my entire pregnancy I had no intentions of staying home with my daughter. I honestly did not even think it was an option. I crunched the numbers. Being able to function on one income was iffy. I am not one of those people who is comfortable living paycheck to paycheck. I always like to have a safety net savings account and have never lived outside my means. Some people would probably categorize me as cheap but I would prefer to phase it as Money Conscious.
Fast forward 3 months and I have a newborn baby. My maternity leave is over and I am back to work. It was a struggle to leave her everyday. After two months, I made up my mind. I didn’t care how difficult it was going to be, I was going to quit my job and be a stay at home mom.
It has been a year since that day and it has been much easier than I anticipated. I know a lot of mom’s out there struggle with the decision to quit there job. Most of the time the decision is based on financials. Well, I am here to say you can do it! It is a decision you will never regret. The way me and my husband do things are a little different but it is well worth the sacrifice. I would like to share through this blog, what I do to help make my husband’s income work for the entire family. If you have any topics you would like me to talk about please do not hesitate to ask. Otherwise, I will randomly discuss different topics that relate to helping our family save.