Is It Bad That I Plan On Being A Working Mother?
I live in the Northeast. The cost of living here is crazy. My Fi and I have started looking at houses. The cheapest we could find in a “decent” middle class town was $ 350,000 for a 3 bedroom. That’s for 1300 sq ft too. So, no mini mansion for us. Our mortgage will be well over $ 1,300 by the time we add taxes
We are discussing having children. I plan on being a teacher and I do plan on working when I have children.
However, I’m just amazed at the negativity that surronds working mothers.
In my case, my Fi will not make enough to pay a $ 1,300 mortgage-plus groceries, utilities, our student loan payments and his car payment and car insurance. Plus, basic needs like household repairs (the house we are buying is in need of a new bathroom/kitchen ASAP-it’s very old)
I can’t see how anyone would call my decision to work wrong, based on our financial situation. We are already moving to a town almost an hour away from where I grew up, b/c it’s a cheaper area.