I love the simplicity of a basic apartment.
If you’ve got a garage door, a sink and a toilet, you’ve basically got a living space.
And with the number of people living in our country, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on rent or rent control.
I’ve been able to raise my kids in a small apartment.
But I’ve also tried to make it work without breaking my bank.
My first two kids were taken to the same daycare, which made it more difficult to afford to have a full-time daycare provider.
I’m now looking for more affordable daycare options, like in-home preschool.
As a first-time mom, I’m finding that I can pay the bills, but it’s more of a financial burden than a parenting burden.
There’s a huge market for homeschooling, with parents choosing to learn from their own experience.
Some parents opt to teach their children on their own, and others choose to share their homeschool curriculum with others.
In many cases, there are other benefits as well.
My kids were taught about the value of gratitude, love, and forgiveness.
They were taught to work hard to become good people, not just good parents.
If you’re looking to raise your kids in an affordable apartment, here are a few things you can do to make the transition easier: Start with your own children First, figure out what your kids need.
If your children are small and can’t go for long trips, consider moving in with your parents for a week or two.
Or maybe you can buy a car for the kids.
Then, set up a weekly plan.
If it takes longer than a week to get your kids settled in, talk to your child’s school about moving them.
It might be easier to stay home and help them find their own way.
For a few months, find out what their needs are, and work out a schedule of things they should do in their apartment.
For example, you might decide to have them walk around in the backyard, or play outside.
Or you might bring them out to a picnic area.
If they like the idea, you can even give them a walk in the park or take them to a movie or to a concert.
If there’s no place in your neighborhood where they can go, that could be a good opportunity for them to move out.
Have a schedule to help your kids set priorities You don’t need to go all out for your kids to have the best chance of success.
Just set a schedule for yourself, and your kids will be more likely to follow through.
Ask your kids for help Once you’ve decided where they’ll be living, it’s time to make a plan.
It’s okay if you can’t start work on your apartment until you’ve had your kids there for a few weeks.
This is important.
Your kids need to feel like they’re in charge.
When they’re ready to start, ask your kids if they’d like to take a tour of your apartment or a class.
You might even get some tips from your children.
After you’ve set up your plan, talk with your kids.
Tell them about your apartment.
Show them what they can do with the apartment, what you think they’ll enjoy doing with it, and how it might change the way you live.
Be prepared for them working at it If you have a little extra money for rent or a down payment, you may consider letting your kids do something like the laundry or the dishwasher.
But you should also consider moving your kids out of the apartment if you don’ want them to have to do the laundry, which can make it harder for them, or for you, to get the dishes done.
You may have to make some compromises for your children if you want them out of your apartments, like moving them to another apartment, buying new furniture or furniture pieces, or giving them a new bedroom or bathroom.
But if you’re not making any sacrifices for them and you can afford it, it might be worth it.