Please share your stories if your wife quit her job after having a baby. It's going to be interesting living on one income after living the past 7 years with two incomes and no kids! We had our baby last fall and although my wife took a two-month break, she intended to return to her full-time job and have the baby go to daycare. The first month went well, actually, not as big as adjustment as she'd thought. But then January came and all hell broke loose in her office due to changes in Medicare law (she works for a health insurance company). Mandatory overtime, no excuses. She put in 80 hours overtime in January alone, weekends included. I was spending most of my time at home alone with the baby, trying to keep up with the household chores as best as I could. Not easy because this is the busiest time of the year for my job as well (I'm in accounting). Long story short, my wife wasn't getting to spend much time with the baby and none of us were happy with the situation, so we agreed she should quit. Now we have to be more careful with money. Survival won't be an issue, but my era of instant gratification is probably over. Then again, that may have been over as soon as we had the kid! But I am glad that my wife will get to stay at home and take care of the baby, and actually have time to make dinner and do the laundry too! Anyone have similar experiences or advice?