@Ester Bloom @meaghano Did y'all see the "Dirty Jobs" episode with the cloth diaper cleaning service? Horrifying.
Man. I gotta get on this 529 business. My boys have tiny savings accounts, and we have life insurance, but that's it so far. My one thing was to give in and make a dentist appt to get a mouth guard so I can really never have sex again. Just go ahead and rub it in some more, @esterbloom! :)
I didn't even know the pail horror story. I'm glad I didn't. I gag just having to dump out my diaper genie.
It's illegal in my state for daycares to use cloth diapers. Also, there's the cost in resources which I bet comes up in Part II!
You have a 529. I am impressed! I gotta get on that when the double daycare bill is over. I guess I will need two 529s? This is sort of like saying I'll want to have lots more sex when the baby sleeps through the night. Hopes & dreams.
@Meaghano City Mini for sure. It's the best.
On Buying Power
I love this. Your kids will never forget that shopping trip. You are a good mama.
I like putting a TV show (I have already seen) or audiobook (with sleep timer) on my phone. Listening to something gets me out of my head. My husband uses baseball games on his MLB app.
You remain my lifestyle guru, Mike Dang!
"All I can say with certainty is that I really like children, I decided to have them without nearly the level of consideration that the project deserved, and I’ve been extraordinarily lucky to have it work out so well." The Slate Mom & Dad are Fighting podcast talks about this issue on the current episode. I side with Dan Kois in that I was 100% ready to have kids when we decided to have kids. I always knew I wanted them, and I thought it was time. However, you are never 100% ready to have kids, and I had a very hard time transitioning into motherhood despite being happy about it and loving my baby. But I adapted, and did it again a second time. I honestly never thought about the overcrowding thing. I wanted to make babies with my husband who I love. I also agree with the "not everything is about your kids" philosophy. I tell my husband all the time that I was happiest in my childhood when my parents were happiest with their lives. We owe it to our kids to have lives outside of them so that when they grow up they aren't crushed under the weight of our expectations. http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/mom_and_dad_are_fighting/2014/09/mom_and_dad_are_fighting_podcast_about_kids_and_football_and_the_decision.html