Same budget as any family that has one or more parent working out of the home with kids in daycare or school. The cost of living isn't that much cheaper than partnered. Rent isn't cheaper, food is only slightly cheaper because you're buying only slightly less. Daycare doesn't give a single mom discount. So, just budget for the size of your family. If income is an issue, keep the extras to a minimum, and find free/low cost alternatives.
at 8:25 PM on Mar. 10, 2009