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I’m sorry, but what percentage of women can actually manage this? I hear it all the time, but meanwhile what I see is a bunch of women guilting friends and family into buying Pampered Chef stuff that they don’t need. It’s not hard to supplement a little, but I don’t know very many real people who actually make real incomes doing things like stuffing envelopes or online tutoring or filling out surveys or whatever. 

When we found out we were expecting our fifth child, Zach, I wanted to buy some new diapers for our new baby but the company where I'd always gotten our contour diapers didn't carry them anymore! I turned to Ebay and found a dozen here and half dozen there but not as many as I wanted, and they were all used. As I was searching the internet I came across the most wonderful thing - modern cloth diapers. For me it was like the moment in the Wizard of Oz when everything turns from black and white to Technicolor. There were all in one diapers, fitted diapers, diapers with front snaps, diapers with side snaps, more styles of cloth diapers than I could imagine and in the cutest colors and prints! I spent a whole month feverishly learning everything I could about today's cloth diapering options. I ate, breathed and dreamed about cloth diapers - I was obsessed, and my husband thought I was crazy!
Because child care is so expensive (it can be more than $17,000 a year in areas like Washington, D.C., more than some colleges charge), many families don’t even have the option of keeping one parent at home, when one or both parents make low wages, said Michael Madowitz, an economist at the Center for American Progress, a progressive research and advocacy organization. If the Reddit mother lived in D.C., therefore, that would be more than half her annual net pay.

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Before going after that remote job, you need to be honest with yourself about your schedule and your energy bank. You’re schedule will of course be dictated by your baby’s feeding schedule, doctor’s appointments, naptimes, your partner’s schedule, and other factors. Understanding your personal schedule will let you know what hours you might have available for a job, and whether those hours are late night, early morning, or midafternoon.
I can hardly believe in big amounts earned in the net. There are people of course, who make millions, but they are as frequent as those in a real life. That means, that anyone can make it, but not everyone is able to. Alas, I do not have a brain able to squeese money out of the net, while my son made his 10000 usd in the net at the age of 18. So it is all so much individual! Just do not give up and always try new ways to apply your talants.
Renegadetory - your hub brought back a lot of memories. I too was a young single mother with small children once. I was able to attend the University of Guelph taking a full course load arranged into three days a week for several semesters while my youngest was still a toddler. On the days I was in class my sons went to daycare - an excellent one, thank goodness. It took some juggling, and money was ALWAYS tight, but we made it through with student loans and grants, as your hub says. I remember feeling extremely guilty about putting the boys in daycare, until recently when my older son (almost 20 now) told me he had great memories of the daycare centre, and "OUR time at the U of G!" Going to university did wonders for my battered self-esteem, and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to get a degree and subsequently build a good career. Your hub is well-thought out, useful, and honest. Keep up the good work, keep thinking creatively, and the best of luck to you and your daughter. Above all, keep writing - I will watch out for your next hub!

When we found out we were expecting our fifth child, Zach, I wanted to buy some new diapers for our new baby but the company where I'd always gotten our contour diapers didn't carry them anymore! I turned to Ebay and found a dozen here and half dozen there but not as many as I wanted, and they were all used. As I was searching the internet I came across the most wonderful thing - modern cloth diapers. For me it was like the moment in the Wizard of Oz when everything turns from black and white to Technicolor. There were all in one diapers, fitted diapers, diapers with front snaps, diapers with side snaps, more styles of cloth diapers than I could imagine and in the cutest colors and prints! I spent a whole month feverishly learning everything I could about today's cloth diapering options. I ate, breathed and dreamed about cloth diapers - I was obsessed, and my husband thought I was crazy!
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It may be easier to get the housework done or run to the grocery store during the day when my son is awake so he can “help” me and save my work that requires a lot of focus for naps or after bedtime. This way I feel like I am spending time with my son when I am with him and still accomplishing something that needs to be done at some point in the day anyway. – Meaghan
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Great list! I have been a stay at home Mom for going on 4 years now. It is absolutely a sacrifice, both emotionally and financially to do so. I started looking into ways I could supplement our income, since my husband gets paid monthly. I do before/after school care most days, then during my free time I float between Amazon mturk and Swagbucks. Neither will make you rich quick.
"I'm the poster child for making it work," she says. "I was making a higher salary than my husband when I quit my job. We were living in the high-priced San Francisco Bay Area. And I had no experience at budgeting or cutting back: I was raised in an affluent family. We lived overseas and had five servants when I was growing up. If I can do it, anyone can."
The truth is that quite often, we use the excuse of things being “too expensive” without really thinking too much about it to argue against stay at home parenting, but when you really start adding up the factors, there’s much more value there than you think. In the above example, the stay at home parent is effectively saving the household $560 a week. That’s the equivalent of a $29,000 a year job, not much less than my wife’s current salary, and I feel the numbers used in the calculation are conservative.
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Madowitz told Working Mother that he came up with the calculator when he and his wife became parents. His wife is a mathematician, and they were trying to decide if he should stay home to care for the kids or if they should pay for childcare. When discussing the situation with other friends in the same boat, he realized their numbers didn’t match up. “We were talking about our decision in this long-term framework, and a lot of other people were talking about it in terms of, ‘I bring home X, and childcare costs Y,” he explains. He argues that this is too simple a way of looking at the situation. When you’re not working, you’re not just missing out on your wages, you’re also missing out on the chance to earn raises and retirement plan contributions. Over time these extras add up.
Once you have your final list of expenses, subtract the money you'll save by staying home. That's right: Working creates its own costs – transportation, parking, clothing, dry cleaning, lunches, your daily coffee fix, and more. Don't forget the cost of picking up take-out food for dinner or buying prepackaged meals because you don't have time to cook.
Find a routine that works for you and your kids. Don’t rely on screens or tablets all the time (it makes it old news when you have something important like a meeting to do) and be patient. There will be times that getting work done just isn’t going to happen but try to make that time up somehow whether it be staying up a little later or waking up a little earlier. There will be stages when it’s going to be harder and stages where it’s much easier… Overall, it IS possible to have the best of both worlds; being home with your baby AND making an income- just have faith, put in the work, and know that those rough patches don’t last forever. – Kara | Foxtrot & Pennies

What is the effective value of work benefits Mrs. Hwang is giving up, apart from her income? In current 2012 dollars, it easily exceeds $700,000 over her lifetime. It’s possible the value Mrs. Hwang and her family assign to staying home with her children is “priceless,” but it’s also possible the Hwangs aren’t aware of the long-term cost of her decision to leave work. Either
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Unfortunately, since most of were taught that "more money and more things" leads to "more happiness," and since we've all been given easy access to credit (allowing us have more things with less upfront money), the financial aspects of quitting work to stay at home must now be considered. Because regardless of how much happier you and the children might be if you could quit work to be a stay at home parent, that happiness can be easily offset by an onslaught of creditors pounding on your door -- all looking for repayment for all the happiness they fronted you in the past.

I have a play area in the basement where my office is at. I can have them safely play in the play area while I work at the computer. This way I don’t have to heavily supervise them, but I’m still there to monitor things. Sometimes I let my oldest play educational games on an iPad or I will let them watch cartoons. Sometimes I sit amongst them while they play and I work at the same time. – Christina | Raising Biracial Babies
Pockets: These go on just like a regular diaper. These have a literal pocket that you stuff the insert into. The insert absorbs the wetness. You can add more than one insert to boost absorbency (sometimes called a booster) like by putting microfiber over a hemp insert. You take out the inserts and wash all diaper parts. Before using again, you have to stuff the diaper, which takes some time. 

Akerson: Yes, absolutely! Work-from-home-moms are incredible – even if your target customers aren’t mothers. They know how to maximize their time, because they are moms, and know what a resource time is. Many are also willing to work for less than you would pay if hiring full-time, simply because they want the flexibility of still putting their family first. And you don’t have to pay for a full-time role if what you need is less than that. You also don’t have to worry about employees taking sick time to stay home and care for sick kiddos, as they’re already working from home. Work-from-home-moms are amazing.
My husband and I also figure that with lower school loans, the children should be moving out of our house sooner…but our overpriced real estate market might blight those hopes. Inflated house prices are eating up the gains from cheap education, and might keep our children living in the basement. Debt is still debt, whether to Princeton or the Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
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Now. Washing. The washing instructions that come with your diapers will scare the crap out of you, no pun intended. The debate over the best detergent are endless, with one website recommending one kind while another bashes that kind and the only semi-universally recommended ones are these weird specialty detergents that aren’t sold ANYWHERE except online, but if you use the “wrong” detergent you will get RESIDUE! and REPELLING! and LEAKING! and the SEVEN HORSES OF THE APOCALYPSE!
Very interesting perspective and yes a bit jealous coming from the US and from the non paid mat leave working world. However at some level either you and/or other taxpayers are paying for your leave. You’ve either paid this in your withholdings in your check already and/or other workers have paid into this program. This is similar to what some US states have in america for women on mat leave, they pay into this state run program. As a working mother with unpaid leave, I think these sort of programs are wonderful. However, on the flip side, I don’t think I would want to have a job, leave for a year and then go back to work. That’s an enormous amount of time off to then head back into the working world. Regardless if that’s the law, I can’t imagine that’s an easy process for the woman on mat leave and the employer/co-workers. It was an adjustment coming back to work after 12 weeks, I could not imagine what sort of environment you would walk into after 52 weeks. I would really like to know the stats on how many woman actually come back after the one year mark or just collect their benefits of this one year paid leave and then never set foot back into work. Is there a caveat on getting the benefits if you don’t go back? 

I was more environmentally conscious when we had our second child, Molly, so I decided to try cloth diapers again. We found some flannel all in one diapers with velcro and an inner waterproof layer at a department store. These diapers were easier to use than the ones I used on Andy and came in adorable prints and colors. Eventually the waterproof layer broke down and the diapers began to leak, but I kept using them because I thought that leaks were normal with cloth diapers. We continued to use disposables for nighttime and trips away from home because the cloth wouldn't last all night, and I didn't trust it away from home.
Thanks to Dr. Mom for clarifying the situation for medical doctors. It’s true that self-employed people used to be excluded from the EI system, including the maternity benefits. The government recently introduced new rules so that since January 2011, self-employed people are now able to choose to contribute to the EI system and so receive the same maternity benefits as other working moms – see the government website for more details: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/sew/index.shtml I am not sure how this is playing out in hospitals to change the culture there, perhaps the results of these new rules will only become apparent in a number of years.
I quickly discovered that being a full-time cloth diaperer and being a full-time employee didn't really conflict at all like the predecessors before me had ominously warned; the process just taught me better time-mangement skills.  I still had to do a load of CD-only laundry once every three days or so, and with the assistance of pail liners and the wet bags I sent with my daughter to daycare, it wasn't like I had piles of dirty diapers stinking up my house or diaper bag.  On the days it was time to do laundry, my schedule wasn't altered much.  I'd just throw everything into the washer with a scoop of Tiny Bubbles as soon as I'd get home from work, run the laundry, make dinner, and spend some quality time with the family before my daughter's bedtime.  Then, as my husband would begin getting my daughter ready for bed, I'd quickly throw the wet diapers in the dryer, hang the diaper shells and covers on the clothesline my hubby installed in our laundry closet, and be ready in time for a few stories and our nightly nursing session.  Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that continuing to breast feed is also manageable for the full-time working mother?  That's another story I suppose.
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I love your blog, and very often my days at work go like this…blah blah blabbity blah…oh, a new post at the Smackdown – Yessss. Now get out of my cube so I can read this work-related (wink wink) blog about cool stuff. LOVE. So I’m a mom to a pretty terrific 8 mo. old little man with the chubbiest and mos delectable knees, feet, fingers, elbows, and eyelashes. Good lord, the eyelashes. Seriously…somedays I am tempted to try out some mascara, but no. That’d be wrong, right?. Anyways, I love that you’re making the switch to cloth diapers, mostly because it’s something I’m pretty curious about but am nervous to try. At the risk of sounding like an idiot, how exactly does the cloth diapering thing work? Is it uuber messy? Do they really get clean in the wash? I’m so curious but hesitant to make the investment without hearing firsthand.
I’m not much of an expert on this but a 2011 article by Jasmine Budak in Canadian Business magazine stated that: “Today, the year-long mat leave is standard practice, while parental perks such as salary top-ups, extra health benefits and flextime options have become commonplace expectations, especially among the generation Y.” If Canadian employers are truly starting to come to terms with modern expectations and to offer responsive policies, that’s great news for parents in Canada.
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You might find that the emotional and practical benefits are worth the sacrifices. If you have time to prepare to be a SAHM you can work toward getting out of debt and start living on one income while you still have two. Bank your income to use as an emergency fund. If you find yourself thrust quickly into making this decision, check out my book So, You’re Broke?: 18 Drama-Free Steps To A Richer Life to learn practical ways to not only survive, but thrive on one income.

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-Sprinkle powdered detergent (I use Planet) directly onto the diapers (I use 2/3rds of the recommended amount for a regular laundry load, which is about 2 oz...this is because your diapers will not fill your machine, and overuse of soap will cause issues...it is a fine line between too much soap and not enough, so you might need to do some trial and error)
I have my hand in almost every one of these categories. You know, of course that I blog here at AffordingMotherhood.com. I have a couple of books on Amazon: 76 Free Things to Do with Kids and Natural Birth Stories. I also have a shop on Etsy where I design purses and knitting needle cases that you can sew yourself. You may not know that my “real” job is working from home as an architect. I haven’t tried direct marketing or in-home childcare yet, but who knows?!
Work-from-home jobs come in all varieties, and not all of them are legit. So my first tip for work-from-home parents is: Beware of scams! If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be wary of any job that requires you to part with cash up-front, as well as anything that "promises" or "guarantees" overnight riches yet doesn't have a set pay rate. If you're considering a position but suspect it might be a scam, check with the Better Business Bureau or the Trade Commission. 

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A few notes.  Yes, I have lucked out finding a daycare provider willing to cloth diaper my daughter while I work, as well as a flexible boss who lets me work from home on Fridays, but even without these blessings, my red-headed obstinate personality would have still found a way to make cloth diapering while being a working mother a possibility.  To be honest, I rarely do cloth diaper laundry on Fridays anyway, and several daycare providers who turn their noses up to the "barbaric" practice of cloth diapering might still change their tune if you showed them the variety of modern diapering conveniences, such as hybrid diapers.  I use GroVia Biosoakers to turn my regular AI2 diapers into a super soakable hybrid travel option whenever we are going to be away from our washing machine for extended periods of time.  I have several friends who couldn't convince their daycares to get on board with cloth diapering even with incentives such as additional pay, but caught their interest by introducing the flushable, compostable diaper insert options offered by several of the leading brands such as GroVia, gDiapers, Flip, and so on.  My whole point is that, you do have options, and it is possible to cloth diaper AND be a working mom.  Honestly, beyond getting your daycare provider on board with cloth diapering, I can't see how work really impedes the cloth diapering process much.  In an age of modern cloth diapering conveniences replacing several of the timely, "old-school" methods, cloth diapering to me involves little additional thought or effort than any other article of clothing would.  Where there's a will, there's a way, and I know I have the will.  Do you?
What is the effective value of work benefits Mrs. Hwang is giving up, apart from her income? In current 2012 dollars, it easily exceeds $700,000 over her lifetime. It’s possible the value Mrs. Hwang and her family assign to staying home with her children is “priceless,” but it’s also possible the Hwangs aren’t aware of the long-term cost of her decision to leave work. Either
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Another way to get affordable child care: Pool your resources with several other working moms and hire one babysitter to watch all your children at the same time. Even without the sitter, you can get together with other WAHMs and let the kids play while you all work. "I found that if a child has a playdate, he or she is often amused long enough to allow you to do work that doesn't require extreme quiet," says freelance writer Melissa Dutton, of Columbus, Ohio, who also sometimes swapped child care for her two kids with another working mom a few hours a week. "I knew that she worked from home, too, so I offered to take her kid first, and it grew from there." 

Unfortunately, since most of were taught that "more money and more things" leads to "more happiness," and since we've all been given easy access to credit (allowing us have more things with less upfront money), the financial aspects of quitting work to stay at home must now be considered. Because regardless of how much happier you and the children might be if you could quit work to be a stay at home parent, that happiness can be easily offset by an onslaught of creditors pounding on your door -- all looking for repayment for all the happiness they fronted you in the past.


I love this policy and our family took advantage of it. For my first baby I took the full year off myself, but for my next two pregnancies I was already a stay-at-home mom and didn’t need mat leave. So my husband used the parental leave to carve out some nice chunks of time at home: 12 weeks for our second baby, and the full 9 months for our third. Outnumbered for the first time by two toddlers and a newborn, my husband and I both found it incredibly helpful that he was home all that time.
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You can totally do this. We didn't start right away honestly just because I didn't originally consider cloth diapering but we've been using cloth since dd was 3 months old and she's close to 6 months now. I also work 32 hours but with lunch and my commute I'm away from home during work week 44 hours. I also bf so am dealing with that as well. I honestly think washing the diapers is way easier than washing and drying bottles to use while I'm gone. Plus cloth diapers are a ton of fun.
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