As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I called to get on the waiting list for the birth center program offered by one of our hospitals.
I could give the highlights of her first season, but there aren’t that many.
When I got pregnant I knew that I wanted to take a year off to stay home with the baby.
We had no idea how much it would cost to provide our own kids with music lessons and instruments, as well as the extra expenses that come with being part of an ensemble.
Theme parks aren’t cheap, but there are ways to do them without spending a lot of cash.
Over the past year, we have spent just under $400 on kids’ clothes.
When my three-year-old son was diagnosed with autism a little over a year ago, I had no idea how our lives would change, let alone how our finances would be affected.
No, breastfeeding isn’t “free.” (It isn’t cheap, either.)
I developed a low-cost toddler’s day in for those times when you’re cash-strapped and the rain is pounding at your window.
I allot around $50–75 to each category, for a total of $200–300 per kid.
The story ends happily—but there are a lot of unexpected costs and complications in between.
My son, Sid, is hurtling through toddlerdom at warp speed.
My parents were determined to treat my sister and me exactly the same way. Including financially.
And is that even mathematically likely?
Not long ago, I wrote about the various costs of toddler entertainment—now I’m going to delve into the wonderful world of toddler transportation devices.
Recently, I found a portion of stale fries in the ball pit, along with another kind of ablution that I won’t mention.