Considering staying at home with kids, but afraid of the what if’s
Hello! My husband and I have been talking about me staying home with our two boys. When we had our oldest, I envied the moms I saw out with their kids on weekdays and would have jumped at the opportunity. But now that we are in a situation where I can, I’m afraid of all of what could go wrong. What if I need to go back to work earlier than expected, and I’ve been out long enough that they consider my experience irrelevant and I can’t find a job? What if money get too tight? What if I’m terrible at it? What if I get lonely and become emotionally reliant on my husband and that becomes too much? What will I lose on time not adding to social security while not working (my parents divorced almost 20 years ago, and my mom found out she barely has anything there because of how my Dad recommended they set things up while he farms and she stays at home). Let me just say, while I understand being a Mom who works in the home is a blessing, I also understand it is not a walk in the park, and have to work really hard to manage everything. And don’t get me wrong, I would love to stay home with my kids and manage all of the things that go on. My husband has full confidence in me and his ability to provide for us. I’m looking for experiences and advice for those who made the switch. I appreciate your input!