My life dramatically changed when I got pregnant, and becoming a mother made me realize that I need to get out of the financial mess I am in.
I worked 2 jobs for 8 years struggling to make ends meet while my husband worked on and off and went to school eventually. He struggles with depression and ADHD. I barely kept us afloat and ended up using cards for rent and any bills. I bought us a small fixer upper house that I love but that has turned into a money pit just to make it livable.
My life changed when I became a second grade teacher in 2021. I thought I finally had my life together and quit my second job. But the school was horrible toward me, and I became pregnant which made being a new teacher in a school where I didn’t fit even harder. Then I was laid off at the end of the year.
After years and years of overworking myself, I was both lucky and given no alternative to being a stay at home mom. I love it. But we only had my husband’s income for over a year, and over $20,000 of debt outside of mortgage and his $50,000 student loans. Please help relieve this burden so we can continue to provide for our daughter.