Affording to have children
I've seen this sort of thing asked in various places before including IRL and the general consensus is that somehow you just manage.
Despite being an OCD planner (spreadsheet for everything!), I can get myself onboard with managing buying what's needed for a baby, and even managing financially during maternity leave. The bit I don't understand is working out whether I will have to go back to work full time after, or can I afford to go part time etc. I would like to work part time but how can I find out how much childcare is likely to cost?
I don't think we can manage for me to give up work entirely but I don't think I would want to go back full time, at least not to my current job. A colleague who has 2 children and works 3 days a week implies that she's pretty much paying to be at work........
Not even pregnant yet just trying to get my head around timescales and everything around it.