Being a stay at mom was not by choice. I was forced into that situation because I could not get a job. My husband God bless his heart was the sole financial provider for about 2years. Based on that I knew I still had to be a help mate some how as regards finances so here is what I did.
Cut your coat according to your size. I never pressured my husband about our wants I only ensured our needs where met.
I ensured our food stuff and household products where within our budget. You will be surprised on how far you can stretch 1000 naira when you make conscious effort. When you consciously assist your hubby this way, trust me he will praise you.
Don’t get carried away when your hubby gives you cash to splurge on yourself try to invest/save for the future. Yes you don’t have any business idea now but you can start preparing so when it comes you will be ready.
Social media can be a curse if you allow it, don’t believe all you see on social medias not everything is true. Just because you are managing your finances does not mean you are poor; it only means you are being smart now so you can rejoice later.
Learn to encourage your spouse from time to time by word of mouth, surprise special dinner, bedtime fun *wink wink* and little surprise notes here and there.
Prepare yourself mentally, write down your ideas, plans and work towards it. We are all creative human beings because our father is a Creator and we were created in His image. So be creative don’t let lack of funds or being unemployed stop you. There are so many things you can do with little or no capital. Use what you have, and start where you are.
I know some ladies out there whose spouses don’t want them working at all, its okay whenever he gives you some cash try to always save. He does not have to know; you see when the raining days come and you give him something to fall back on he will bless you for it.
Finally be a woman of prayer, always back your spouse with prayer. Pray for grace wisdom and strength daily. While you are waiting on your own opportunity prayerfully and mentally prepare yourself.
I am the content Creator/Brand manager for “Deestylefairy”. I am passionate about family, parenting and personal development, which are the values that my brand represents.