Let’s talk about motherhood, money, and work. For a lot of mamas, working outside the home is less a choice and more about financial necessity. And yet, sometimes you can’t turn around without seeing a headline proclaiming how a mother’s career just isn’t worth the expense when you put it all down on paper.
To summarize the majority of these articles: “If you’d only look at how much having a career really costs in morning lattes, designer shoes, hired help, and restaurant lunches, you’d see that you, too, can stay home with your children!”
It’s an alluring idea! After all, if it’s going to cost more to work than you’re earning, there’s really no point in even considering a career. Except that in many cases, it’s also false. Working doesn’t automatically lead to extra spending outside of childcare expenses, and even there you can spend smart.
Let’s assume that no one here is battling a latte addiction and let’s talk about seven ways you can make sure working outside the home is worth it, where money is concerned.
For Moms: Making Working (Outside the Home) Worth It – 7 Ways to Do it!…