When you were 18 years old, everyone around you was planning their big fat 18th birthday party. Then came the round of 21sts. “What should I wear?” “Where should I host it?” “BYO or drinks or am I shouting everything?” I am sure all these questions were a list you went through when planning for that chapter of your life.
Before you knew it, your friends were getting married and then - it was your turn. Wedding dress – check, Groom’s suit-check, venue-check, wedding planner-check, photographer-check, bridal party – check and the list continues.
Let’s fast forward to right now. You have just learnt that you and your other half are going to be welcoming a little bundle of joy into your household - exciting times are ahead! But wait, am I ready for this? What is the ‘list’ I need to ‘check’ to ensure my family can handle this change??
Growing your family and planning for that next chapter with children is part of the progression of life. This can be a daunting time, financially, for a lot of couples. Here are some things to consider when planning for that amazing next chapter.