Hey everyone! It's been a long time since I've proffered my unsolicited opinions to you. I've gotten several kind notes from those of you who only know me via the interwebs. I'm so thankful for each of you who reached out, and those of you who somehow figured to jump over here.
I took an unexpected break from the blog. I actually have dozens of partially written blog posts, but I put them down to about fiftieth priority on my list of things that matter.
Around my daughter's six month birthday, I started to realize that I had many of the symptoms related to post-partum depression. So I decided to cut back on almost everything that was non-essential. I cut back on work-related obligations, volunteer obligations, and I out-sourced some of the household maintenance to my husband.
I cleared this, so that I could have the time and energy to focus on my health and my sanity. We also dedicated a good chunk of monthly income to this goal. I absolutely believe that this was a good decision. Here's what we've spent, how it connects to my mental health, and the effect I've seen.
I'm a wife, a mom, an employee, and a personal finance nerd who is devoted to spreadsheeting my way through life.