As the mother of an 18-​​month old son and full-​​time mar­keting con­sul­tant, Chrisanne Sternal, 36, says she’s con­stantly asking her­self, “Who are you going to let down today?” Between set­ting up doctor’s appoint­ments and jug­gling her own clients, Sternal feels like there’s never enough time. That’s why she’s con­sid­ering quit­ting her job to become a stay-​​at-​​home mom. But first, Sternal, who lives in Fort Myers, Fla., is crunching num­bers to see if her family can afford to live on her husband’s income alone.

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