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After years of trying to buy back our time, my husband became a stay-at-home parent — and it’s worth the hit to our income

I thought I would be a stay-at-home mom while writing for a bit of extra money, but my freelance career took off, and my husband stayed home instead.
If you think having a stay-at-home parent is right for your family, start planning now.

7 things to do today if you want to be a stay-at-home parent

If you want to be a stay-at-home parent in the future, start paying debt, saving an emergency fund, and talking to your partner about money now.
Having a stay-at-home parent isn't right for every family.

6 signs you probably can’t afford to be a stay-at-home parent

Stay-at-home parenthood usually involves losing one salary. Here are six signs having a stay-at-home parent might not be right for your family.

9 signs you can afford to be a stay-at-home parent

If you have an emergency fund, have a low debt-to-income ratio, and will have enough income left over at the end of the month, you might be ready.