How life changes after you have KIDS! We use to have money for holidays, gym memberships, even a cleaner! now we cant even pay off the credit card and keep re financing the mortgage. bills keep coming in and going up in price! Its all a bit sucky at the moment, but I need to enjoy my little ones whilst they are young, rather than go back to work full time. I need to start budgeting for the first time ever and realise I do still have it good. Need to get back to living with in our means….

Posted by mom111362, 27th June 2016

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  • Im in the same boat as well, not much fun


  • Living within means and sticking to a budget is so important.


  • Its amazing how we cope when we have kids with the loss of wage, but i agree there are things that are just luxury’s in life. I will go back to work one day.. We balance our budget by putting away every cent my hubby get back at tax time and draw on it for the big bills during the year.. But the kids still dont go with out we do.. I will go back to work when the youngest is at school.. Then we can have some fun.. holidays etc they will be old enough


  • A good budget will make a Big difference.


  • Maybe you could give a look at this comm. There are very interesting articles about budgeting, like this one https://mouthsofmums.com.au/a-mums-guide-to-minimising-your-household-expenditure/comment-page-2/#tabcommentlist#fGwWXbPQy5YoLxBT.97

    • thanks! I hate budgets!!! bring on tax time, to clear a few debts


  • Having kids surely is different than when you are living just with your partner. It’s question of budgeting indeed. You will soon find out ways to save money. Success!!


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