TPJ 24: I Can't Afford the Help 💰
Do you desperately need help, but you’re worried you can’t afford it? Do you want a mother’s helper or assistant, but you’re not sure where to find them or how much they’ll cost? Do you wonder if there’s an affordable option for those who are less privileged? Do you feel guilty at the thought of paying for help?
In this episode we’ll discuss getting the help you so desperately need!
[4:24] Nicole’s story: How she found a free mother’s helper.
[6:38] Your need for help is someone else’s opportunity for connection, community, & meaningful contribution.
[7:54] Find or create a co-op with other parents.
[8:30] If you can, pay for help!
[10:07] What to do if there’s no wiggle room in your budget.
[12:40] Be open and receptive to help.
[13:46] It’s not as expensive as you think. You’d be surprised to see how far a few dollars can go.
[14:38] Sometimes “I can’t afford it” is an excuse for not prioritizing it or placing enough value on it.
[15:42] Help is a worthy expense.
[18:20] You may need to rearrange your budget.
[21:42] Abraham Hick’s quote: “You can’t get sick enough to help sick people get better. You can’t get poor enough to help poor people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone…”
[22:08] Sometimes it comes down to choice.
[23:31] You are worth it.
[25:47] Don’t kill the golden goose.
[29:19] Consider the cost of not getting help.
Links & Resources
- Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/24
- Related Blog Post: Supermom Syndrome (https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/let-go-of-supermom-syndrome/
- Podcast episode on Parental Burnout https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/22)
- Podcast episode on Parenting Like an Olympic Champion (https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/15)
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