I had an interesting week while I was taking my blogging break. I finished Breaking Dawn, as planned, although I didn't get much additional reading done, as I'd hoped. Instead, I was left reeling from the backlash of a certain CNN article that came out last week about stay-at-home wives.
I discovered that there are a lot of misconceptions out there about living on one income. Some assume that a couple has to be wealthy to be able to afford it. Others think that SAHWs are moochers, lazy, and just sitting at home watching television all day or off on extravagant shopping sprees. Others are convinced that a woman who doesn't work outside the home is vapid and uninteresting, and her husband will wind up cheating on her with a woman with a job. (I fail to see how working 9-5 in an office makes someone automatically more fascinating, but that's one of the many misconceptions out there.)
In response, I've decided to do a blog series this week on how to live on one income. Steven and I have been doing it for 9 years now, so I feel somewhat qualified to give some advice on this particular issue. My hope is to dispel some of the false assumptions, while giving practical tips for families who are wanting to have one spouse stay at home. Stay tuned!
For all posts on this series, click here.