I want to preface this by reiterating that this blog post is my opinion and thoughts, and I in no way think one way or another is the RIGHT choice for anyone. I just want to share our thought process and what we feel is best for our family. So today I am sharing thoughts on work post-baby, and what it means for us.
Thoughts On Work Post Baby
Long before I got pregnant, Andrew and I discussed what our main roles would be as it had to do with income. We knew we couldn’t really afford for me NOT to work completely, but we also knew that me being at home to raise our little one(s) was something that was very important to us both. Thankfully I have a job where I make enough of an income that I do not have to work outside of that. I can support our family with my blog and still be at home to raise our baby boy and future children we may have. I know this is not the case for everyone, and I feel very lucky that I am able to do what I love and contribute to our income but still not miss huge milestone moments.
For those of you currently pregnant or who are considering babies in the future or maybe you even have kids and think about wanting to stay home vs. go back to work or vice versa, there is a great article I highly suggest. Northwestern Mutual has an article called “Putting Your Career on Hold? Don’t Overlook 3 Key Financial Considerations.” It’s really great and gives you a lot of information to consider and things to help you decide what is right for each individual family situation. Financial security is something that is important to everyone and making a huge decision can be very stressful. We are huge planners and any financial decision we may we mull over for a while to make sure we are doing what is best for us. We never want to regret something in the long term. That’s why this article is so great. The woman who wrote it has been there, done that with staying home!
A huge factor for people staying with a job is the great insurance that stable employment provides. Of course that is always a huge factor because having a new baby and going through labor and delivery means you want good insurance. Life insurance and investments are also things to consider because having a financially secure future is a huge burden off of you.
I definitely suggest checking this article out because even if you don’t currently need it you may in the future or you may know someone who would find great value in the information.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Northwestern Mutual. The opinions and text are all mine.