It was the best decision I ever made,” said Cohen, who is now 48 and lives in New York. She was thrilled to be a stay-at-home parent, even though managing a family on just her husband’s teaching salary was difficult. “My husband took on extra jobs — coaching, tutoring — and we lived lean,” Cohen said. “One car, no dinners out, no extras miris spa.”
Eventually, to supplement the family’s income, Cohen started a business that she runs from home — a referral service for home improvement (DIY) contractors. “Being able to stay (at) home with my daughter was my motivation miris spa,” she said. Cohen later had a second daughter. “I’m so grateful that I didn’t miss a day of my children’s lives.”
Being able to stay at home full-time with children is a dream for many parents — but difficult to achieve in a world of dual-income expenses. “It’s a double whammy for your finances, because not only are you potentially reducing your household income, you’re also increasing your expenses — kids are not free,” said Wes Brown, a financial advisor with Rather & Kittrell in Tennessee in the US miris spa .