For many of us making the transition from the professional business world to the role of homemaker feels like giving something up. I didn't give up anything. While I only work part time now, the task of raising a family has taken on the full-time role in my life. While my hours have diminished at work being on call 24/7 as a mom is a role that I fill with joy.
Since I don't work full-time anymore our disposable income has dropped substantially. This means a more frugal fair when it comes to meals. Clipping coupons, a task I always found senseless, and finding time to get everything done has provided me with a lot of room to grow. And, though, this is not what I would say is the norm. This is my new norm.
And I couldn't be happier.