Having kids is not cheap.  There are many expenses that are associated with small children that are hard to get around no matter how frugal you are.  For instance, if you are a dual income family, you must pay for daycare and disposable diapers as most daycare centers will not accept cloth diapers.  In our area, daycare for an infant can run a family $1000 a month.  You may rejoice when your child enters preschool because you will find an extra $1000 a month in your pocket.  Instead of just absorbing that money back into your budget, why not earmark it for something else? . . .

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