"I don't work and my husband just lost his job, but I'm sure he'll be able to get another one soon. We have three kids—ages one, two, and four—and we're thinking about having another baby. If we do have another baby, I want to name it Cocoa whether it's a boy or girl. What do you all think?"
This question was posted anonymously in Answers and not surprisingly, it was quite the conversation starter. There were a lot of responses. Here are the highlights:
"I'm sorry, but that would be an irresponsible thing to do—you have 3 kids and no money." — MrsOwen86
"I don't think you should have a baby—I think you should have ten babies."— anonymous
"I'm going to have to go with 'no' on that one. I don't want to have to pay for you have a baby when I am choosing to have only one because that is all we can afford. Babies are not a right." — peanutsmommy1
"The best thing you can do is wait until you or your hubby has a job—then make another baby. You can also get WIC, there are programs to help you out if you need it.
Being pregnant for nine months is also plenty of time to look for a job. — MissKellee
"Are you able to feed the three you have? Are you helping them to be smart and independent? Do you trust that your husband will have a job soon? If you answer yes to all of those, then have another baby and just be the best mom you can." —dbeard951
Having a baby is never your choice. It's always God's choice and it's always a blessing. — fluud7
Oh my gosh, I love the name Cocoa! — jenerica
What do you think? Should someone with no money, no job, and three kids have a baby?
I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program