I just spent the last 30 minutes crafting my tirade on the Dual-Income Family and how it has impacted the quality of life in the American Family by forcing parents to work longer hours to pay for extended daycare for their children …
And my computer ate it. I guess it wasn’t meant to be.
Perhaps because I blamed the Feminist Movement. I don’t really blame the Feminist Movement as a whole. Just a few select Extreme Feminists that I know. I’m grateful for where we are today as a society in terms of equality.
I just think it is unfortunate that we’ve become so financially dependent on the illusion of the American Dream that we’re shipping our children off to someone else to raise them all day so we can earn more money, instead of staying home and raising our children ourselves while learning to live on a single income. I don’t care which parent is going to work. In fact, most of the women I know are the primary breadwinners in their homes. I don’t have an issue with that. I just think children should be raised by their parents. That’s all.
So, as you’re spending your time minimizing your material possessions, I’d encourage you to take a look at all of those overwhelming line items on your budget, and think about what you could really cut out so that you could survive on a single income … could it be done? I don’t know. Every household is different. We couldn’t do it right now. But I do love to think about it.