I have a question that I would like insight to:
When planning for a family- no matter how you go about getting that family, how do you plan for the money part?
I know that many of us out there who are getting ready to be moms (or dads) have "normal" lives. I don't know one of us who have struck it big time at the casino or with the scratch offs.....
so.. how do you do it?
Trust me, I realize that money isn't easy to talk about.... but I would like ideas. I know you can't be TOTALLY prepared.... but how DO you prepare? Is there ever a "perfect" position to be in financially?
speak up (please) because as you can imagine... Mic and I just had this conversation (or.. for the last 3 hours we have).
Where is this coming from, Casey?!?!?HUH???
Thank you all for your insight. Mic and I have a difference in opinion when it comes to this issue. I believe it will all just be fine. Of course, she looks at black and white. On paper.. how in the hell are we going to make this work!?!?! I look at my parents, her parents, helloooo most parents I know, and think- they didn't plan. They just did. They worked the jobs they could... and they loved their family. It is my job to calm her down, to show her things will be fine. And god willing that we are even accepted, we will get assistance... daycare, medical, etc....
I had a glimpse of the worry on her mind when we were standing in a doorway, and she said "What are we going to do when the state comes in and tells us we need DOORS?" (as we don't have doors on our bedrooms upstairs)"Those are EXPENSIVE. We are going to have to re-build DOORWAYS!"
I love her. And I love that she is worried about how we are going to be as a family. But I don't want her worry too much and not have FUN.
I think I am going to make sure she reads this entry... reads your responses... and gets a chance to realize everyone is just like we are. Just normal. No Trumps in my circle....just real peeps.
3 days ago