Over the next couple of weeks, I'm going to tackle the comment that we hear so much in our age of consumerism: But kids are so expensive!!
I can only agree that having kids is expensive (as in 9 months of Ob/Gyn appointments + delivery costs. Ugh!). But the actual cost of raising kids can be reduced significantly if you choose to put in a little bit of elbow grease and quite a bit of creativity.
Just What is the Cost?
Isabelle, 5 weeks old, napping after church. Her sweet little outfit was a garage sale find from my mother-in-law.Maybe you want to stretch a budget that's already too tight, or perhaps you're just wanting to save a few bucks here and there to afford something you want. Maybe you'd like to find ways of being a better steward of what you have. Or maybe you're like countless women I've talked to who want nothing more than to be at home with their kids, but can't find a way to afford it.
Some of these techniques may work for you and others may not (I know that cloth diapering is not for everyone!). So take what works and leave what doesn't. I'd also love to hear from you on the subject. What are some of your favorite ways that you save money on your children?
While I am planning on spending quite a bit of time on each topic, I will not be able to blog on a daily basis. It simply does not fit into my schedule or my priorities! Thanks for understanding. I hope you enjoy the topic, and I look forward to getting your thoughts on the subject too. -Gabby