Breadwinning Mom

Chief Household Officer-Running The Family Office, and Re-Branding Stay At Home Parents

Do stay at home dads – and moms – have a branding problem? The issue with the title of “stay at home parent” is that it doesn’t convey the real value of having someone at home to run the household. I’m suggesting a promotion to Chief Household Officer, sharing a great video from a military ER doc with a stay at home dad husband, and talking about some of the financial (and non-financial) value a stay at home parent brings to the family. P.S. The Mommy Wars have no place here

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.

The Real Reason My Husband Is A Stay At Home Dad

Why Is My Husband 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.

Splitting Home Responsibilities – Perspective From A Breadwinning Mom

One of my readers reached out the other day (hi there!) to ask that I write about how my husband and I split home responsibilities, and how that’s changed over the years. I thought that was a great idea, so that’s the subject of today’s post. Note – do you have an idea for an article, …

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Prepping For Kids as a Breadwinning Mom – At Every Age and Stage

Having kids is a huge shift in your life. In an instant, someone else who needs near-constant care becomes a key focal point of your life. Your expenses go up, what you do with your formerly free time shifts, and you start to focus on providing for someone else. And the older you are when …

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