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Responsible adult/parent stuff - what's your list?

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habbibu Thu 04-Apr-13 21:39:00

Finally had fire safety check from Fire Service today, which left me feeling bad that I hadn't thought it through enough before. We weren't doing anything particularly risky or irresponsible, but still, dcs depend on us having plans. Other things we've done which I feel are similarly important are:

Make a will
Arrange who would be dcs guardians in case of both our deaths
Get good life insurance in place

Next I need to do a refresher first aid course. Anything else along these lines?

attheendoftheday Thu 04-Apr-13 23:20:35

We need to increase our life insurance. I sat down and worked out the cost of childcare for our 2 dc that would be needed if one of us died and we need our life insurance to cover this as well as paying off the mortgage - the surviving parent could manage the other bills, I think.

Also on our list is sorting a pension for self-employed dp (i have one already).

Parenthood is so glamorous!

QTPie Thu 04-Apr-13 23:40:08

Start thinking about the cost of possible university education and maybe putting something aside for that?

habbibu Fri 05-Apr-13 09:12:23

Hmm. That would have to wait until I'm working again, though we do save for them regularly atm. Might have to persuade them to stay in Scotland!

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