DH and I have been discussing me possibly leaving my job to be a SAHM. It would be at least a year away, because we would need to pay some stuff off, build up our savings more, etc. but the idea is being tossed around. However, I'm scared. I have been working full-time since I was 17 years old. Right now, I make $60K a year. DH makes a little more than that right now, and will only go up from there. We only have my son right now, who is going into the 4th grade, but we are working with a fertility specialist to see if we can get my husband back to a fertile state so we can TTC. My extra income is great, but it's also a major stress factor on me and we question if it's really worth it. I handle the stress well for the most part, but it is starting to take more of a toll on me more often than not.
So - my question here, is have any of you went from making really good money, to letting somebody else support your family financially 100% on their own and you be a SAHM? How did you handle the transition?
I know it would be easier for me to accept it if we have another baby, especially since I didn't get to stay ho me with my son. But with him being in school, and almost to that age where he probably won't really want me involved much with the school activities anyways, I'm not 100% sure if it's the best idea.