We are living proof that it is possible to have a stay at home Mum (or Mr Dad) while raising five boys on one wage.
Our Promise To Our Boys
Over 16 years ago David and I made a pact. A pact on our wedding day, where one parent would always stay home to raise our family….16 Years later five boys and that promise still stands true.
Raising Five Boys
Did we ever think that we would be raising five boys? Five boys into five fine men… No way! We thought that we would be raising six children as that is how many we have always wanted. Never in our wildest dreams did we think that we would end up with five amazing sons.
Every day we are so grateful that we get to watch our boys grow into fine men. Our promise was to make sure at least one of us was home to experience/share the precious moments. The moments were they walked, talked, laughed, learnt to sleep, learnt to feed them self, learnt to read and write – discover their world that they were living in.
How We Raised Our Family on One Wage
Our boys have never gone without. They have had so many toys that they didn’t know which one to play with! We even brought our first home when David was still on an apprentice wage! We even sent our older two boys to a private high school. Only taking them out of the private high school last year because of our lifestyle changed. David has even had a turn at staying home with our boys while I was working as a nurse…we wanted to make sure our boys have always had as at home!
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There are many other ways that we were able to Raise Five Boys On One Wage. It’s a matter of deciding if you are able to, you want to and if your lifestyle allows you to. Now that our boys are growing up we are grateful for the time we have had with them, and grateful for all of the precious moments we get to have with them. We wouldn’t change our family for anything!
Lisa and David Wood live in a Motorhome travelling Australia with four of their five boys. To see more about their family, and connect with their newsletter please visit their blog at www.newlifeontheroad.com/