I’m a 40yr old information security professional, married to Dad (42yrs old), and mother of Daughter Person, who’s almost 8 years old. We just moved to the Pittsburgh, PA area late 2014.
I work for a university, trying to wrangle all of the technical people into following best practices for information security. I used to be a consultant and traveled a lot. I still like traveling, but now it’s purely for pleasure and not just for work.
Dad and I have our “gender roles” reversed: I’m the handy(wo)man, and he’s the cook. It works out for us. Although it does present interesting situations when someone’s talking to him as if he’s making the decision…
I suffer(ed) from Postpartum Depression after Daughter Person was born, and it has caused no end of trouble for me and my family since she was born (and really beforehand). I want to make sure that other mothers don’t feel alone if they think they hate their child – it’s OK, it’s “normal” for PPD and you can get better. Look to Postpartum Progress for some tips on coping and stories of other women. You can also contact me at mom at 3isplenty dot com if you want to talk.
If you want to read our story about how we got to where we are today, you can start at Our Story – Part 1: A tale of two houses. We’re currently mostly out of debt, except a 0% car loan, and accumulating money to use in our “early” retirement, hopefully at 48-50 for Dad.
Why Three is Plenty?
A three person family is still a little bit of an oddity, especially with larger families (5+ people) becoming more and more common. We’re constantly badgered about a second child, but we’ve decided that our family of three is plenty for us.