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Would you have more kids if you could afford them?


Asked by MunchMunch at 4:41 PM on Jun. 26, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (13)
  • If I was younger, yes.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 5:00 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • If you waited until you could truly "afford" children there are alot of people who would miss out on the opportunity to have kids... so I just say let nature be our guide.

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 4:43 PM on Jun. 26, 2010


    Answer by christine121 at 4:43 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Nope! We could afford more, but we have a boy and a girl, what more could we ask for!

    Answer by theutilitarian at 4:46 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • 2 is what I planned on stopping at so thats it for me.

    Answer by chelcityrocks at 4:45 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • YES!
    Unfortunately we can't have more children because we just can't afford to live on one paycheck. Because we don't want our children in daycare either..we can't have more kids until I work enough evenings/weekends to get mat-leave again, which is A LOT. Maybe we can have more in three/four years.

    Answer by tobys.mommy at 4:47 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Sorry I mis-read the question... I thought you asked if you would have more children if you couldn't afford them! I am having my 4th and last. Last pretty much b/c we don't have anymore rooms in the house, seats in the car and I think 4 for me and 3 others that my hubby has from a previous marraige is enough for us...

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 4:50 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Yes! Right now our limited space in our apartment and need for a bigger vehicle is keeping us from having our 3rd. That plus my kids are 2.5 and 1 lol

    Answer by MommySwiggles at 4:51 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • The first poster made a good point. If we all waited around until we could really afford them alot of us probably wouldnt have them. I have 1 but I want atleast 2 or 3. I dont struggle with my daughter, I can afford her and I could most likely afford the other two, but Im single and its no fun raising a kid by yourself so Im waiting until someone puts a ring on it to have anymore.

    Answer by lilmsnay83 at 4:55 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • I don't think the problem is us not being financially ready. We just aren;t really in an emotional place to have anymore children right now. We couild always do something to make a little more money for children but if I had a third anytime soon I don't think that we would deserve that baby right then because we wouldn't be able to give it all of the love and support a baby needs.

    Answer by GigantaursMommy at 5:11 PM on Jun. 26, 2010