Budgeting sucks, because, let’s be real — it’d be way more fun if you could just buy whatever you wanted all the time. But since most of us aren’t members of the Kardashian clan, that’s not a realistic way to live our lives. And budgeting for one or two is hard enough, but when you add kids to the mix, stretching every dollar become even more imperative. Luckily, there are some budgeting tips for moms that are really just small changes you can make to what you’re already doing. So small, in fact, that you probably won’t even notice you’re doing them until you see that extra chunk of change in your bank account at the end of the month.
Since, not only do you have to make the same amount of money go a longer way once kids come along, but you also need to start thinking about saving money for their future, budgeting can be a huge source of stress for moms. So finding ways to save money so that you don’t have to worry so much can be a huge relief. And with these small budgeting tricks, your money will go farther (and you can even put the leftover into a savings account for later.)