How do people afford kids and also have time for them?
May 14, 2009 6:40 PM Subscribe
Time, money, work, and children. How do people do it? It seems we could afford it, or have time for it, but not both.
posted by rabbitrabbit to Work & Money (15 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I've been thinking about having kids for a while now, and Mr. Rabbit seems to slowly be warming up to the idea, so I think it's time to really analyze how we could make this work. The thing is, I already feel like my life is really busy -- how the heck could I add kids to that without going crazy?
We would both still have to work full-time -- we have a balanced household budget, but there's not a whole lot extra and we could not meet all our financial obligations on one salary -- and we don't have family close by (no built-in babysitters). I'm wondering how other people do this. If you and your partner both work full-time and make a modest living, how do you add children to the mix?