Hello friends! I know it’s been a long time, but work and family keep me busy constantly. I’m still here though! We’re just finishing up spring break – it certainly flew by. We spent the first few days visiting my in-laws in Arizona, and then we’ve spent the last few days recovering from our vacation :-) This trip was the first time I had taken any days off from work (other than Christmas Day) since last summer when I took on a second job (I always work on weekends, since that’s when it’s easiest for us to juggle parenting duties, as my husband’s work follows a more routine M-F schedule). So it was nice to have a few days off. But it was also nice to get back to work when we returned home – I love feeling productive.
I was inspired to blog today because of an email conversation with a fellow healthcare writer. We were talking about the ACA and how it benefits a large majority of the country. She wrote “Did you know that 50% of American families with children earn less than $59,000? Can you imagine raising two kids on less than $59k a year?”
Over the last several years, our income has risen above that level, and we’re certainly grateful that it has. I know that luck always plays a role in success, but we’ve also worked very hard to create our own success.
Anyway, my first thought when I read her comment was “Of course I can imagine that! We spend FAR less than that amount on our family of four.”