American families can expect to spend about $250,000 to raise a child for the next 17 years.
With Laura Sowa’s husband working strictly on sales commission in a down economy, money has been tight for several years now. Laura lives in Nashville and she works hard to keep things as normal as possible for her two daughters. But “normal” these days is being redefined. This hit home for her recently as she listened to the girls playing “shopping trip” in the next room.