A couple of weeks ago I asked the question “Is the economy effecting your baby making plans?” 25 people, or 13% said “yes” Sadly, I think I’m in that category as well. As much as I’d like to say the way things are economically isn’t effecting my plans at all, it’s not true. I’m luckily not worried about insurance or my job (knock on wood) but I do worry a little about our condo we still need to sell (or hopefully continue to keep good tenets in). It’s just one stress I wish I didn’t have to worry about right now.
Surprisingly to me, 129 people, or 68% said “No, not at all” to the question… Can I please get some tips from you? I know babies don’t have to be expensive but are you ever worried that things may change? Job loss or anything like that? I’m just wondering how people do it nowadays… What does the average family live off of and how?
I guess I am a little spoiled when it comes to things that I kind of want… I’d love to be able to afford cute clothing and a nice crib set… Whatever. I dunno. My mind goes back and forth on stuff like this.
And lastly, 35 people or 18% said “A little, we’re waiting to see what happens.” I can understand this group. I find myself in the waiting position a lot on things. I think things are/will get better, I’m not stressing about the economy as much as I was a month or two ago… Now I’m just thinking how I’ll make things work regardless.
A friend of mine sent me a link to a TIME article about Stay-at-Home Moms having to go back to work because their husband’s lost their jobs, or had such a decrease in pay. I don’t have to worry about this in that exact sense because I don’t see myself being a SAHM, but it’s crazy to see so many women having to go back to work because of this economy. In the article the mentioned this great company I think could be helpful for any women who may be considering going back to work. It’s called Mom Corps, and they set moms up with jobs that are “flexible” or have good hours and such… Which I imagine is nice for women who want to spend as much time with their kids as possible.
Seeing all of these warning and such has really made me think before I have a baby (and/or possibly while I’m pregnant) I want to get as much in order as possible. I’ve gotten my food storage going! I got a lot of MREs (meals ready to eat) and I’m stalking up on water… I’m going to keep the gallon jugs under our bed. I’m going to try to make some 72 hour backpack kits for us too soon. It’s the least I can do while I’m playing “the waiting game” with myself.
What kinds of things do you do to save money, save time, SURVIVE in today’s world with children? I especially would love to hear from you peeps who say the economy isn’t effecting your plans. I mean, I believe in having faith and all but faith doesn’t pay every one’s bills.
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I'm a part-time journalist, full-time wife and mother striving to make the world a better place and inspiring others to do the same. This is the space where I share my journey in making the most of every day.