Money is a source of stress in many relationships. Add the cost of children to the mix and it's no wonder persistent financial disagreements, especially around debt, dampen marital happiness, and why money problems are often among the top three issues faced by couples.
My son returned from cross-country summer visitation with his dad Saturday. He returned with only 3 days of medication.
The recession has hit all of us where it hurts the most -- in our wallets. If you're looking for ways to save money, don't forget to look to your co-parenting agreement for ways to make some cuts.
An important part of most parenting arrangements has to do with money. Money is a pretty dicey area for a divorced couple to begin with, but when you mix money with parenting, you often end up with a powder keg. Use these tips to make things more manageable.
Well, according to my LMP (last menstrual period), I am about 8 weeks pregnant! From the title, I'm sure you have already come to the conclusion that this was very much an unplanned pregnancy. After much intense, emotional self-reflection, and a few arguments with my parents, I have come to the conclusion that terminating my pregnancy is not an option. I've always wanted to have children, it's just that now isn't the right time. But, I'm determined to make the best of the situation. Speaking of my situation, I feel I should fill you in on a few facts:
If you're a parent who lives near close relatives, chances are that you'll turn to those family members to a little free babysitting every now and again. Hey, why not? It's reliable, safe, loving and more than affordable or is it?
Your partner is freaking out about the pregnancy! Since during the first trimester he's not going to be able to see any real evidence that a baby actually exists, it's likely to be about intangible things. Here's a list of common concerns for first time dads during the first trimester.
She's thinking of the baby, wondering how breastfeeding will go, how much time she'll take off from work and what color to paint the nursery. You're thinking about the money, the future, your buddies, perhaps a bigger house and wondering whether you really have to buy a mini-van.