Pregnancy is a time of high emotions, and can often result in emotional, physical, and financial stress. Today we're going to discuss four ways you can save costs and stress by pre-planning while you are pregnant.
1. Shop the Sales Now. While there are certain things you can't buy until you know the sex of your child, there are a lot of things that can be purchased in advance. While my husband and I are preparing to adopt our second child, we have shopped the sales for diapers during the last three years, and currently have a stockpile of diapers to last throughout our child's entire diapering experience. I purchased these diapers by following the deals at sites like Diaper & Baby Coupons and many more.
One of my favorite times to buy is when CVS has diapers for $9.99 a pack, and you get $10 in Extra Care Bucks to spend in the store when you spend $30 on diapers. This means I've paid a net price of less than $7 for each pack of Jumbo diapers that would have been much more expensive at the grocery store. Also, once you do know the sex of your child, then you can really shop the sales for gender specific items.
Twins – double the fun, double the trouble! But is it also double the cost?
When I found out we were having twins last year I was overwhelmed with excitement. I couldn't believe it, it seemed like a miracle. However, any parent of a twin will admit that along with the joy comes anxiety when you are expecting not one, but two (or more!) bundles of joy. Will we be able to cope with two? Almost immediately I began to do the math in my head, was it going to cost twice as much?
While there is no doubt that having a baby, let alone multiples, comes with a hefty cost, I was delighted to find surprising ways to save when you're having twins. And while unfortunately I have yet to find any discounts on extra sleep for parents of twins, hopefully this will help ease the stress on your wallet.
Finding out that you're pregnant is one of the greatest news you can get. But with the wonderful news, reality sets in. You may start to ask yourself if you can afford having children or what your diet should be like since you're now eating for 2 or more.
Spring Break week is upon us. If you have school aged children, you are either starting it this week or next or have already had it. Either way, there is something you probably don't think about over this fun break in the school year and that is head lice.
They say that spring break is the prime time for lice outbreaks due to an increase in sports that require helmets, extra sleepovers and an increase in head-to-head contact.
So how do you prevent it or get rid of it naturally and inexpensively if you happen to get it?
I recently got a new
niece and I'm quickly learning that buying baby gear is about the most
fun way to spend my money. Especially since I've found a few companies
that market eco-friendly baby clothes and supplies. In the past few
months, I've become a bit of an expert at buying little gifts for a
baby. Here are some of my favorite places that specialize in cheap
eco-friendly baby gear. Everything is under $50 and can be purchased
1. Hooded Towel and Washcloth Set by Under the Nile
Under the Nile
sells a towel set which includes a baby-sized hooded towel in a monkey
design and a duck washcloth. Both the washcloth and towel are made from
100 percent Egyptian Cotton and washing machine friendly. (Price: