Kids are Expensive. There is Help!

Kids are expensive.

Did you know that just counting the bare basics (food, clothes, bed) the cost of raising a child from birth to age 18 is around $226,920?

If we go off my income of a stay at home mom, that means I will never be able to afford my children.

Anyone want to adopt?

But there is hope. Not only can you be sure to provide the basics but there are even ways to make sure that you can enjoy some of the finer things in life. is my secret weapon.

By now we all know that you don’t ever have to pay full price at the grocery store. There are tons of ways to find discounts and coupons.

Now you don’t have to pay full price for all those other things. Everything from free shipping, percentage off, or even dollar amounts off. has savings from popular stores like Walmart, Target, and Lowes. But they don’t stop there. They even have codes for Lands End, Verizon, AT&T, and many more.

They also check the codes themselves. If a code has not worked for more than three days and hits a certain percentage of failure, it is automatically removed from the site. This ensures you find the most current up to date coupon codes.

When you get ready to shop the site is very easy to navigate. Each store is broken down into alphabetical order. There is even a section devoted just to free shipping. My favorite feature is the ability to have coupon codes sent directly to your email. Just pick the stores you are interested in and select how often you would like to receive emails. Then sit back and start saving on all your purchases.

So yes, having children can be expensive but you do not have to do it all on your own. There is help!

About Rachel

Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.