23.04.2015

If I got pregnant again, I could die: but I wish I could have 10 kids

By Melanie PritchardRecently, an acquaintance on Facebook wrote something that struck me. Here is what he wrote (I have omitted any identifying information to protect his privacy): “Dear Facebook World,  I have to admit something. The past nine months I've been scared. I've been scared to announce that my wife and I were pregnant with our 5th child. This fear wasn't for health reasons, financial reasons, or any reason to that fact. The reason is due to fear of the perception that some people might have of having 5 children in today's society. The truth of the matter is, I can't be scared, and I shouldn't be scared. I know some of you might be thinking, "What the hell is he doing?" While others may be thinking "When is the next one coming?" Truth of the matter is, that we are open to anything that God blesses us with, and we will always find a way to answer our calling as parents. For those of you concerned, we are fine, our kids are not...[more]

Category: Marriage & Children

23.04.2015

How much does a baby really cost?: How I raised my baby for the cost of a cup of coffee a day

by Naomi Charles I was pregnant for the first time, and feeling a bit anxious, so I asked my brother, whose wife had a baby the previous year, “How much does it cost to have a baby on a monthly basis?” David said, “If you can afford a coffee a day, you can afford to have a baby.” Well my baby girl is a year old yesterday, and I have kept track of all the money we spent on her and guess what? David was right. All told, we spent $641.00. That is $52.41 a month and $1.75 a day! (Isn’t that the price of a coffee these days?) Now what does $1.75 a day include? Well everything: diapers, baby food, clothes, presents, toiletries, official documents, medicine, and even her birthday party expenses. So why did I bother to do this? Well I wanted to prove something. Many people say they can’t afford children, unless they have all the education they want, a good career and a double income in their family. Many modern sources you look to will not give you the impression that ...[more]

Category: Marriage & Children

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