For the past year, we've been praying that Erin would get the opportunity for a job-sharing position. Basically, two teacher split a classroom and split a full-time salary and benefits. Well, this is going to be happening next year!
When you consider benefits, we can't live on just my salary. But Erin working full time is more money than we need and more stress than we can currently handle. So this job-sharing position is perfect. In fact, the other teacher doesn't need the benefit plan, so Erin gets the benefits in her portion of the salary. And to make things more 'perfect,' the other teacher offered to let Erin have the daily hour long plan time and the subjects Erin will be teaching are ones she really enjoys.
Erin will be working noon-four each day. Yes, we'll probably still need to get childcare a few days a week but this is an incredible blessing. We should be making exactly what we need to meet our basic needs!