I could have written this book. But I didn’t. ECO-nomical Baby Guide, Down-to-Earth Ways for Parents to Save Money and the Planet was written by Joy Hatch and Rebecca Kelley and is to be a guide on green living with baby-on a budget.
It’s a great idea although people who really don’t have money are probably already doing many of the things listed in this book-no offense Joy and Rebecca.
When my (then) boyfriend and I got pregnant back in 1996, we had no money at all. We were pretty much unemployed, and then underemployed. I was on WIC, and got a free car seat out of deal too. Our families did throw us some modest baby showers, but because the news of a baby out-off-wedlock was not exactly welcome, they were not large affairs. When we did marry (when our child was 9 months old) our first tax return showed that we made $10,500 in ’96-jointly.