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E-4 and below...

Posted by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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...with more then one child. How do you do it?! Financially I mean. I want to have another child sooo bad but we are worried about money. I also am not a fan of working while there is a baby around. I would want to stay home if possible. So I guess my question is stay at home moms with husbands who are in the E-4 or less pay grade, how do you do it? 

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Megan214
by Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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By balancing your budget. Same as an E-7 or E-1. You live within your means.
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cocoroo
by Coco on Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I was a sahm until about 2 months ago. My dh has been in the Army for 12 years, so I did it from E1-E6. I had our 3rd child when he was an E2 and our 4th when he was an E3 or E4. We never had a problem.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:08 PM
No idea. Even with DH being an E5, with one child it was very difficult.
cocoroo
by Coco on Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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You must live way above your means.

Quoting Anonymous:

No idea. Even with DH being an E5, with one child it was very difficult.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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We cloth diaper and breastfeed, so that helps! We just budget and live within our means. We don't have any car payments and our bills are very manageable.
mom2ljh
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Nope. I worked throughout my pregnancy, intending to return to work following it. DS's preterm birth and health issues prevented that. His requirement of a hypoallergenic diet ($400+/month) further restricted our budget. We did everything we could to stay within means while still feeding our ill child.


Quoting cocoroo:

You must live way above your means.

Quoting Anonymous:

No idea. Even with DH being an E5, with one child it was very difficult.



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4ever-SJ
by Gold Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:28 PM
My son had to be tube-fed high calorie formula with supplements. We never had to pay because we had a scrip. Couldn't you get a scrip?


Quoting mom2ljh:

Nope. I worked throughout my pregnancy, intending to return to work following it. DS's preterm birth and health issues prevented that. His requirement of a hypoallergenic diet ($400+/month) further restricted our budget. We did everything we could to stay within means while still feeding our ill child.




Quoting cocoroo:

You must live way above your means.

Quoting Anonymous:

No idea. Even with DH being an E5, with one child it was very difficult.




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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Why not be like everyone else...just jump on the WIC bandwagon and most of your grocery bill is paid for right?

4ever-SJ
by Gold Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:30 PM
That bus passed my house without even tappin' the brakes.


Quoting Anonymous:

Why not be like everyone else...just jump on the WIC bandwagon and most of your grocery bill is paid for right?


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mom2ljh
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:34 PM
No, we couldn't. Nor did we qualify for WIC. We did what we could. We go a lot of formula from friends on here. I also got deals on eBay. If not for that, I don't know what we'd have done.


Quoting 4ever-SJ:

My son had to be tube-fed high calorie formula with supplements. We never had to pay because we had a scrip. Couldn't you get a scrip?




Quoting mom2ljh:

Nope. I worked throughout my pregnancy, intending to return to work following it. DS's preterm birth and health issues prevented that. His requirement of a hypoallergenic diet ($400+/month) further restricted our budget. We did everything we could to stay within means while still feeding our ill child.






Quoting cocoroo:

You must live way above your means.

Quoting Anonymous:

No idea. Even with DH being an E5, with one child it was very difficult.





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