I found a scary statistic today – The National Centre for Social Economic Modelling (NATSEM) Income and Wealth Report on The Costs of Children in Australia Today (October 2002) estimate it costs $448,000 in today’s dollars for an average family to bring up two children from birth to the age of 20.
I dont even want to do the maths on what it will utimately cost me to raise my three!
But this raises an interesting point. With the cost of raising children on the increase, is this one of the reasons that mothers are doing too much?
What do you think?