Tagged: money

Baby Stuff On The CHEAP: Tips For Using Craigslist

Newb Mom here again. It’s no secret that I am the Queen of Craigslist when it comes to buying baby stuff. Babies grow out of everything so quickly that there is always a plethora of stuff available on Craigslist, and typically people price it to move since they just want it gone. Here is an example of some stuff I have gotten and the prices:

  1. Baby Einstein jumper (music doesn’t work but the lights do). Paid $5 – Retails for $100
  2. Activity Table, perfect condition. Paid $15 – Retails for $50
  3. Graco double stroller, older but in excellent condition. Paid $15 – Retails for $125
  4. Step 2 playhouse, missing 2 rails (not really needed). Paid $10 – Retails for $300

So in all I’ve paid under $50 for $575 in baby gear. That’s a savings of $525. Crazy right? All it takes is time to look, some research, some basic safety, and some cleaning up. (more…)


Back To Work After A Baby

Father and Son

This week was my first back at work after Mikey was born. I was not prepared for how hard it would be to go to work and leave him and my wife at home. It has been a little hard to focus when all I want to do is go home and spend time with them. Of course, before him I was distracted because I was looking forward to a beer and video games… and my beautiful wife of course. (more…)


Surviving Paternity Leave

In my family I am the accountant. I am in charge of making sure all the bills get paid and the savings accounts stay in the black. I am the steward of our finances and I want to be 100% sure I am doing a good job at it. I’m not sure how it is for other first time dads out there but one of my biggest concern when it comes to our baby is how we are going to afford it all.