Anyone that makes that kind of negative comment about new parents is either a) not a parent, or b) a parent/grandparent. All new parents are clueless. Especially if you ask the above mentioned. When my son was born we were doing great financially. The moment our angel walked into our lives he ate every penny. It’s all because of the things you don’t imagine. Things like suddenly my milk stopping. This equals formula (expensive stuff). Suddenly only my mum actually helped. This equals lots of stress and more expenses. It took us about a year to get back on our feet fully. I lost 15 kilos (30lbs) unintentionally. Love of my life worked 12 hour days. It was tough. But it always is. If anyone tells you otherwise, it’s just ’cause they don’t have a clue.