“I wash twice a week but always stuff on Sunday. I have built a large enough stash that I wash them so they don’t sit too long, but they sit clean in a basket until Sunday. It is just part of what I do Sunday evening to prepare for the week ahead! When I feel stressed about it I remind myself why I made the choice, and since I am passionate about cloth diapering, it makes it easier to push myself to do it!” – Becca H
Along the line of what Andrea said above, it might be more prudent to use a “second income calculator” that you can find many of if you Google. Inputing both salaries, the costs associated with the person who would be staying home, tax brackets, etc., you could discover that the second salary may *really* only bring home a few extra thousand a year. Is it worth it?
     Although stock diapers seen in the Etsy shop do not come standard with fold down snaps (to accommodate smaller babies) they are free upon request!! This is a great feature because the diaper is adjusted with a fold-down, instead of rise snaps which interrupt the pattern when the diaper is folded up. You can see the fold down (top row) below, and the standard row directly underneath it.
Pew researchers speculate that the downturn in the US economy—causing fewer employment opportunities and jobs with lower wages—as well as changes in cultural norms are behind the increase in SAHMs. Media hype claiming there’s an entire opt-out generation of moms choosing to leave high paying careers is just that—hype. The percentage of affluent SAHMs (with annual household incomes nearing $132,000) is actually quite small.
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I was feeling discouraged, as I would soon join the ranks of the working mother after my precious maternity leave would expire, and although the idea of staying at home with my child was enticing, it was simply not an option.  I was the one with the steady job and even more importantly, the one who carried health insurance, flexible spending accounts, and other much needed resources.  I have so much respect for these overworked, undervalued mothers and working from home one day a week has taught me to empathize with how much effort being a full-time mom while trying to accomplish other tasks truly is.  That being said, there had to be answer to this cloth diapering and working conundrum.
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The diapers come with inserts, though you can totally get sucked into a shopping wormhole by all the other, additional inserts and doublers and stuffing-type things that are out there. (Microfiber! Hemp! Unbleached cotton! Flushable! Oh my!) Fuzzi Bunz come with one microfiber insert, but I found that I need TWO inserts (or one insert and one cheap pre-fold) at night, or even just during naps for Noah. bumGenius diapers come with an insert AND a doubler (a smaller, thinner version of the insert), which worked great last night for both boys without making the diapers so big and bulky that I can’t get pajamas on over them.
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Be honest. When you think of work-from-home jobs, what comes to mind? Data entry? Customer service? While it’s true that some jobs just scream “work from home,” you might be amazed by the number of industries that offer flex-friendly positions. Although there are work-from-home jobs in practically every industry, the top fields for flexible jobs are medical and health, HR and recruiting, computer and IT, and education and training, as well as accounting and finance, government, and travel and hospitality.
When I wrote my post on 5 Steps to Create a Successful Work-at-Home Lifestyle recently, I heard from a few of these moms. They agreed wholeheartedly with the tips but noted that the list had a missing component for parents who were trying to juggle their work-at-home job without full-time childcare. So, to fill the gaps, I interviewed eight of these moms to get the skinny on what it is really like to work at home with babies and toddlers. The best, the worst, how not to lose your head, and more!

All-in-Ones (AIOs). No stuffing inserts here: AIOs provide both an absorbent layer and a waterproof outer shell all in one piece, so you can diaper your baby as normal then toss the whole thing in the laundry when it gets soiled. As a result, AIOs are exceptionally daddy/daycare/babysitter/grandparent-friendly, Odom says. (She likes the GroVia One-Size All in One.) They fasten at the hips with either Velcro or a series of snaps, like prefold covers. 
Some moms don't want to play the "parent card," admitting to clients that a finicky child is preventing them from meeting a deadline. In that case, it may be best to keep the fact that you're working from home out of the conversation completely. Give your child a nonverbal "Do not disturb" when you need quiet time. Perhaps you could wear a tiara when you're on the phone to signify that kids are not allowed to make noise or interrupt -- unless there's an emergency. If you have an office door, tie a red ribbon on it when you're not to be bothered. This tactic is best for older kids; toddlers won't understand that they can't always have your undivided attention.
We’ve used cloth diapers almost exclusively with both of our boys (the only exception was a box of disposables for each of them during the first week after they were born, and a box of disposables during a week-long trip with our older son). We’ve been on weekend trips and short camping vacations using cloth, and have gotten so used to them that they are one of the easiest things we do. Our two-year-old is just about toilet trained now, so we only use diapers if we’re going somewhere, and overnight. But even when we were using them all the time, they were always one of the easier parts of full-time parenting (because let’s face it, there’s plenty of hard stuff involved with that job!) I have an HE washing machine, and I do the first cycle with cold water and some soap nuts liquid detergent (I make it by boiling dry soap nuts). Then for the second cycle, I use hot water, soap nuts detergent and OxiClean that’s free of dyes and perfumes. I hang them to dry, either on our clothesline or on a rack inside (we don’t have a dryer), and that’s all there is to it. We use a trash can to hold the dirty diapers, and I just rinse it out after I dump them in the washing machine. I do rinse out poopy diapers before putting them in the trash can, and we never have issues with odor. We use one-size pocket diapers that I got on Craigslist. Some have velcro, some have snaps. I agree with you on the snaps – definitely better. The velcro is starting to wear out, but the snaps are still great.
I am a cloth diaperer and it actually DOES simplify my life. I love when we’re out that I can toss her diaper and cloth wipes in her wet bag and go. no plastic bag for disposable diapers and wipes and then having to find the trash can to dispose when we’re out. They’re super cute and the money saving is clearly a bonus! We use Bum Genius one size snaps with the inserts. Love them! And we use cloth wipes as well which I LOVE one millions times more than regular pre-soaked wipes. For detergent we use Charlie’s Soap (which we use for all laundry) and it works great! So excited to hear that there are more cloth diaperers out there!
Be sure to factor in the long-range effects of stepping out of the workforce. Economists estimate that once you add up lost employment benefits over a lifetime, staying at home could cost several hundred thousand to a million dollars. These include accrued social security and, depending on your job, other financial benefits such as matching 401(k) contributions or a pension.

A recent Gallup poll revealed more stay-at-home moms report experiencing sadness or anger in their day than moms who work outside of the home. Of the 60,000 women surveyed, the poll included women with no children, working moms and stay-at-home moms who are or who are not looking for work "to distinguish between those who may not be employed because of circumstance rather than by choice."
Here's a little secret: You don't need to be a hardcore, all-or-nothing cloth diaper user. Some parents use disposables in the first few weeks after their child is born, then switch to cloth. Others use cloth at home but travel with disposables. Still others go the hybrid-diaper route, which combines the best of both worlds: a washable cover that never really comes in contact with any bodily fluids, save the occasional blowout, plus a flushable, biodegradable insert that won't hang around the planet for as long as a disposable diaper.
i’m fairly eco conscious but i’m also realistic with time and money constraints. dumping solids down the toilet before disposing of diapers is helpful to the environment (no poop leaking into the local water supply) also there are some diapers made of cornstarch instead of plastic. also some diapers (seventh generation) aren’t bleached with chlorine so they don’t emit toxins into the air while in landfill. that’s just some of the diaper research i’ve done :) you can always try a few different methods once baby is here and see what works. having to do a little extra laundry a week won’t really take away from baby i promise you:) good luck!!
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
A recent Gallup poll revealed more stay-at-home moms report experiencing sadness or anger in their day than moms who work outside of the home. Of the 60,000 women surveyed, the poll included women with no children, working moms and stay-at-home moms who are or who are not looking for work "to distinguish between those who may not be employed because of circumstance rather than by choice."
I know this sounds so silly, but really – don’t! Cloth diapers have come a LONG way from dish towels and metal pins wrapped sumo wrestler style. Before Aiden was here I was so fearful I wouldn’t wash my diapers correctly, I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the laundry, my baby’s skin would react poorly, the smell would fill our whole house, or it would just plain and simple be more then I could handle. In reality, it was SO much easier then I ever thought it would be. The learning curve is small and the rewards far outweigh the inconveniences.

Hi JuD. At daycare we always provided disposable wipes. I never did explore cloth wipes with them. I was happy enough that they were open to cloth diapers. At home we used cloth wipes until my son started solids, since BF poop doesn’t have to be sprayed. Then we switched to disposable wipes full time. Spraying out diapers is enough in my opinion. I don’t want to spray off cloth wipes too!
Those outcomes are exacerbated by women’s disproportionate dependence on Social Security benefits. As a result of low private asset accumulation and inadequate or absent supplementary pension coverage, on average, nonmarried women over 65 rely on Social Security for 72 percent of their retirement income. Forty percent of that group rely on Social Security for 90 percent or more of their retirement income.
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We cloth diapered with our first two and we had a super easy system (one size diapers–like Motherease–covered by simple Velcro covers–Bummis). Easy. Really. However, I have to make a plug for diaper-free babies! Our third, we practiced what is sometimes called “elimination communication.” I thought it would be hard, but I would do it again in a moment. Those first days are chaotic anyway and it was great to have a happy baby (whenever she would fuss, we went potty, and almost always, voila) and one that didn’t require any sort of diapering! It’s probably not of interest to everyone, but it might be worth a try for some.
I opted to go with pocket-style diapers. (There are 243,793,450,138 different styles and options and I won’t lie, I got so confused by all the lingo on the cloth diapering sites that I gave up and emailed bloggers who use cloth for recommendations.) Pocket-style cloth diapers really resemble disposables — there’s a cute outer shell/pant thing that you stuff uber-absorbent inserts into. They fasten with snaps or velcro or snaps AND velcro and are crazy adjustable — you’ll notice the weight limits tend to run from 15 to 35 pounds or so. (To give you an idea of that range: Ezra weighed 15 pounds by four months, while Noah currently weighs around 33 pounds at three-and-a-half. So they wear the same size. Glorious.) (Noah, despite being on the high end of the weight range, is so skinny that he still isn’t on the loosest snap setting on a medium Fuzzi Bunz, that technically says it’s for 15-30 pounds.)
Good news for stay-at-home moms knee-deep in diapers and temper tantrums. Two studies state you being home with your children during those early stages is better for your kids than them being in childcare full-time. The studies from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Institute of Child Development of the University of Minnesota found that children who spend a large amount of their day in daycare experienced higher stress levels and aggression as opposed to those who stayed home. Follow-up research seven years after the original study confirmed those findings still held true.
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This blew my mind. I think I texted my cousin that same question on three different occasions because I just couldn’t understand how leaving the lid off our diaper pail could help – shouldn’t we be clamping that thing shut with metal clips?! But she was right! I have found that allowing each diaper to air dry decreases the stench (and if you keep the pail in the bathroom like us then that’s another step to make sure you decrease the odds of any unpleasant stank wafting your way).
All-in-Ones (AIOs). No stuffing inserts here: AIOs provide both an absorbent layer and a waterproof outer shell all in one piece, so you can diaper your baby as normal then toss the whole thing in the laundry when it gets soiled. As a result, AIOs are exceptionally daddy/daycare/babysitter/grandparent-friendly, Odom says. (She likes the GroVia One-Size All in One.) They fasten at the hips with either Velcro or a series of snaps, like prefold covers. 
Daycare and other larger scale childcare services can get expensive. To figure out your earning potential, shop around to find out what daycare centers are charging in your area. Coming in a bit under their prices might help make it more affordable for friends and family who need childcare, while still providing an excellent source of supplemental income for you.
I do have a partner who has his high school diploma and works full time but I on the other do not. I have been in and out of school forever taking my time but never giving up. I WAS just working for a couple of months on minimum wage when child care subsidy mailed me a letter stating they were lowering what they were going to help us with for child care and that my parent portion would go up. Thus making it worthless spending the time away from my 6yr old son and 1.5yr old daughter at a job I was not enjoying. I would have been working for nothing and the daycare getting very little of what they deserved.
I love all the ideas here. I have been a stay at home mom for the past 9 years Until recently I haven’t had a need to work from home. I would really love to do something that is flexible and strictly online due to having a critically ill child at home. My passion is research for financial assistance for families in need. I would love to be able to find a way to turn this into a profitable stay at home business but I am completely lost in how to get started and if there is even a need for it. Until then I would be interested in data entry or research virtual assistant. If anyone has an idea where to start or if there is something I can do until I can start I would be interested in talking with you. Thank you

I did work for a while, and then I got married, but when our first baby came along, we couldn’t really afford for me not to work at all. So I started a small editing business from home, which allowed me to bring in a little cash and keep up my professional skills. After a while, I wanted more regular work, so I started doing online tutoring. I set my hours around my husband’s schedule, and it all worked well.

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 don’t mean to sound arrogant, but I have a job that’s important to society, and I’m good at it. I don’t see how it benefits anyone for me to stay home with one child, when I have the skills to help a lot of other people, AND other people are willing to provide loving care for my child during the few hours a day I can’t be with him. And I am grateful that my child’s caregivers also have the skills and willingness to help others that allow me to work.
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So for the moms out there who do all that but want or need to earn some cash, don't lose hope. There are some jobs out there that will allow you to do it all. Being a working mom isn't easy (and the same should be said for stay-at-home-moms), but with the right job that accommodates your schedule, it can be rewarding — for your family but, more importantly, for you.
SOURCES: Philip Cohen, PhD, associate professor of sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Cara Gardenswartz, PhD, clinical psychologist, Beverly Hills, Calif. Melissa Milkie, PhD, associate professor of sociology, University of Maryland, College Park. Sylvia Allegretto, economist, Economic Policy Institute. Karen S. Yasgoor, PhD, organizational psychologist, La Jolla, Calif., and owner, Center for Work Life Assessment. Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families. Jacqueline Plumez, PhD, a psychologist and career counselor, Larchmont, N.Y. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: "Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years and over by sex, 1970-2004 annual averages." U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey: "Parents and Children in Stay-at-Home Parent Family Groups: 1994 to present." The New York Times: "Stretched to Limit, Women Stall March to Work," March 2, 2006.

Couples, though, sometimes have more choices when one spouse has a much higher paying job or more work flexibility, or if they've previously lived indulgent lifestyles that can be easily pared back to accommodate newer and tighter budgets. Some "parental care is best" advocates claim almost any couple can afford to live on one income, because child care and other expenses associated with work often wipe out the second income. This 1950s family vision is enticing, but before buying in, closely examine the full financial and lifestyle implications of your choices, and make sure to consider all of the relevant factors. (To find out more about family financial planning, see Kids Or Cash: The Modern Marriage Dilemma and Close The Bank Of Mom And Dad.)


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eBay, Amazon, and ETSy are great sites for making some money online. There are multiple ways to go about using these sites to make money, and this blog post won’t be able to cover them. But to get you started with some ideas, you can look for products that are being sold locally near you or in bulk somewhere online, then sell these individually on Amazon or eBay for profit.
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She went on to say she makes $55,000 a year and brings home $33,000 after taxes, standard deductions, medical insurance, her 401(k) and subsidized commuter pass for transportation. Her husband works full time and makes $80,000 a year, and surviving on his salary alone “would be very tight,” she said. She has been working in her current job for 10 years and said there is no way to be promoted in her current career path.
Then you have to look at your budget. If you don’t have one, now is most definitely the time to make one. You can create a simple spread sheet in Microsoft Excel like I did and list each and every bill, including every credit card debt or loan payment you have. I even included due dates and minimum amounts. You can also use a free online budget system like mint.com or everydollar.com. I also checked  stay at home budget calculators like this one by Parents magazine.

This is significant because, for four decades, women's labor participation rates consistently climbed, from 40.8% in 1970 to 57.5% in 2000. The phenomenon caused profound changes in American family, culture, and economy. The shift in direction has some people wondering whether or not the sexual revolution at work is over and what may have caused the change.
I am a full time college student, wife, and mommy to one active 5 yr old who I homeschool. My husband (who is a veteran Marine) is in college as well, so our lives are jam packed with homework. I’ve thought about selling products (It Works, Mary Kay, etc), but I can’t see myself selling and promoting a brand or products that I’m not 100% about. I have artistic abilities that I thought about putting to use to get income, but unfortunately we don’t even have the money to invest in creating stuff to sell.
Rachel, you’re right! Technically, cloth diapering is not “simpler” because it involves quite a lot of washing. But, like you, I’ve also found it to be definitely worth it (due to health factors, cost, and environmental impact, in that order). I played around with several kinds of diapers at first, but I now have a streamlined system that’s easy to use — really, once you get used to it, washing diapers becomes so routine that it’s really not much hassle!
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