I have been a stay at home mom for over 10 years now. Ten. years. It’s crazy. When I started being a stay at home mom people gave me all kinds of advice. One of the biggest things I heard was that “money would be tight, but it would be worth it…” Fair enough. Money was going to be tight, so you know what I did? I assumed that living paycheck to paycheck was a normal thing. Because we only had one income, money was meant to be tight, right? Instead, what I should have done was buckle down, create a stable budget that allowed us financial freedom and encouraged us to save for the future. The hard truth is, you need to plan for retirement as a stay at home parent. This post is designed to walk you through how to get started.