Maybe childcare is prohibitively expensive. Maybe you don’t like the idea of sending your child to daycare. Maybe you run the numbers and find that childcare is essentially the price of one person’s salary. Maybe your child has special needs that require more than a caregiver can do.
Whatever your reason for considering stay-at-home parenthood, going from two incomes to one is bound to be a change. As you start to consider whether or not it’s right for your family, consider the following signs you can afford to be stay-at-home parent: