me too, becoming SAHM soon...above are most of my dilemma too.Dilemma-mom wrote:Hi jjxy mum,
Yes, I am now officially a SAHM. I have quitted my permanent job 3 yrs ago, working on-and-off on contract basis. Now, I have informed the recruitment company which I have been working with, that I no longer want to work regardless of whether permanent or contract basis.
I used to work in finance line, working past midnight during month-end or year-end closing. Financially, I find that ultimately the money earned was spent on the tuition, maid, car and holiday, leaving little or not much saving. Maybe the only saving is the CPF contribution and the occasional splurge that I have.
Being a SAHM, I have to be mindful of my spending. Every cents spend, is every cents lost 'cos I can no longer replenish the loss in my bank balance. I begin to "Unlike" the airline FB and online boutique, so that I don't get tempt by the offer.
Emotionally, I begin to connect more with my kids cos I have a one-to-one time with each kid when I pick them from school.
To be a SAHM, I need to forgo financial freedom. Frankly speaking, I am still trying to adjust to the changes. I hope my kids will grow up appreciating and remembering the time we spend together.
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