300th Post Celebration – Be Featured, More Content, A Surprise, and Presents!

Today I’m celebrating my 300th post here on Chief Mom Officer! To celebrate, I’m making it easier than ever to share your story with the world, ask a question of me and the readers, sharing an awesome surprise, and I’m giving away some presents! Plus, stop in and wish me a happy birthday!

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A Frank Accounting Of The Ups and Downs of (Almost) Avoiding Childcare

My husband and I haven’t paid for childcare in the 14+ years we’ve been parents. With one short exception, which I’ll talk about here. On Friday I shared the story of the real reason my husband became a full time stay at home dad at 40. Since you all enjoyed hearing our story, I thought you might want to know a bit more about how we came to avoid childcare – and some of the frank pluses and minuses I’ve noticed about our approach.

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The Real Reason My Husband Is A Stay At Home Dad

It’s a silent question that I see in many peoples eyes when they find out my husband stays at home with our three sons (14, 10, and 3). Sometimes I’ll get a “it must be nice” or “you’re so lucky!” Most people want to know why, but they’re too polite to ask. Today find out about the series of events that led him to becoming a stay at home dad at 40.

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Women on FIRE – Jenny

She’s a single woman living in Atlanta, working toward financial freedom in her 50’s after getting a later start. I love getting to feature so many different stories here on the site, and as you read, you’ll see that Jenny hasn’t had the easiest time in life. But she hasn’t let life circumstances get her down – she keeps pursuing financial freedom in the way that she wants to.

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