We have been struggling for some time with our finances. Part of it has to do with refinancing our house and being young and stupid about it. We trusted a guy who got fired from his job for lying to his clients. We pay all of out health insurance, dental insurance and life insurance out of pocket. We have cut our cable and our home phone. Part of our problem stems from being self employed over the last few years. When you get paid $400 one month it is a little difficult to pull out the money for taxes the next month when you are playing catch up.
I have been home with our kiddos since Munchkin was born. In that time I have taught flute lessons and have sold Pampered Chef to make a little extra money. When I sold Pampered Chef I made just enough to bump us into the next tax bracket so it made it worse for us instead of better. I have felt blessed to stay home with my kids even though finances were tight. Well, when our house didn't sell it seemed like the time to start looking for a job. I know the economy is in the tank right now and people are losing their jobs left and right.
I got offered a job yesterday. I was given until the end of today to decide. I start on Friday. I have serious trust issues with people taking care of my children. I volunteer at Munchkins school and Little Man gets to go to My Gym once a week. I have to suck it up and start trusting that God is going to provide people to take care of my kids that will love them like I do. I am going to miss volunteering and being able to go to lunch every week. I am going to miss taking Little Man to My Gym. But, we need the money.
Little Man says he wants to go to school. I guess we'll see after his first week in daycare what he thinks. Please pray that this is the right decision for our family.