I read a story on Fox Business today called 7 Steps to Becoming a One Income Family. According to the article, only 21% of American married couples survive on one person in the workforce. All I got from this article is that Erik and I must be a couple of freaks to make this whole one income thing work for our family. Of course we don't own a pool or an airplane, but somehow we still manage to get by.
Long ago, before I sat around all day at home to do nothing but eat bon-bons and watch Oprah, I did work. I even made more money than my husband when I quit my job (gasp!) to stay home and be a Mom. I was never scared though, I don't know why. I always assumed that the pros of staying home outweighed the cons. Besides, once you deduct childcare expenses, a work wardrobe, all those "lattes", eating lunch out (and probably dinner because I'd be too tired to cook), and commuting, it didn't seem worth it for the little money I'd be left making.
Anyway, I'll get off my soapbox for now. I'm just grateful that I am in a position where this works for us, because for 79% of Americans (that statistic blows me away) it does not or they don't try to make it work.