My little boy is 17 months old. I have been a full time wife/mother since half way through my pregnancy when I had to quit work because of complications and then stayed out of the work force until 3 months ago when I went back to work full time.
I love working. I always have. And I'm good at it. Our budget is completely on DH's salary, so my income goes 90% (minus 10% for tithing) to our Dave Ramsey baby steps.
DS is doing wonderful since I've gone back to work. He stays with a lady down the street that adores him, along with another little boy his age. He gets a more structured schedule, play time, outtings, and interaction with other kids.
We were planning to have our next child soon. But now I've gone back to work. We feel we are making excellent progress toward providing a better financial foundation for our family (paying off debt, getting a six month emergency fund, and saving towards purchasing a home). I don't want to quit work, but I was able to stay home for so long with our first baby I would like to be home for at least several months with our next. Two reasons to put off having our next child.
I can't decide if we are making a good decision for providing for our family, or if I'm being selfish for not wanting to quit. Any thoughts? Opinions? Church references?