Working moms reveal their struggles with rising costs of raising children: 'We need instant relief'

With inflation hitting its highest rate in more than 40 anni, the costs of raising children have risen dramatically — and families are feeling the strain.

Co-host Rachel Campos Duffy asked the three working moms, “How has inflation been impacting your family?”

It’s impacting our everyday life … I would be shocked,” said Caitlin Singleton, a mom of three and a rental site housing manager, “if any working family that has childrensays inflation is non impacting their family.

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Singleton said that the prices of groceries, capi di abbigliamento, summer camps and gas — among other items and services — all have all risen dramatically for her and her family.

High gas prices are shown in Los Angeles on May 24, 2022. The nationwide average price for a gallon of gasoline has topped $  5 per la prima volta in assoluto. Auto club AAA said the average price on Saturday, giugno 11, era $  5.00. Motorists in some parts of the country are paying far above that.

High gas prices are shown in Los Angeles on May 24, 2022. The nationwide average price for a gallon of gasoline has topped $ 5 per la prima volta in assoluto. Auto club AAA said the average price on Saturday, giugno 11, era $ 5.00. Motorists in some parts of the country are paying far above that. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Lei disse, “It’s hitting us hard. And we’re going into our savings [to cover the costs], and not able to savethe way they used to, lei ha aggiunto.

Another mom, Tenisha Williams, who is in real estate and has four kids, detto questo “it is definitely disheartening,” because rent is so high and the cost of mortgages because of rising interest rates is so high as well.

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This justprices a lot of moms out, especially single mothers,” lei disse.

Amid today's very high prices, one mom expressed the need for "urgency. Urgency, before the situation gets worse," lei disse, referencing how the Biden administration should regard the plight of America's families today.

Amid today’s very high prices, one mom expressed the need for “urgenza. Urgency, before the situation gets worse,” lei disse, referencing how the Biden administration should regard the plight of America’s families today. (iStock)

She mentioned that grocery stores are now charging for paper or plastic bags at the checkout.

Summer camp — through the roof,” she also said.

Everything is being affected,” lei ha aggiunto, “and we have to bring our kids lunch, and that costs more money at the grocery store as well.

In this photo, young summer campers are shown playing with a Chihuahua mix female dog at an animal center in Long Beach, California.

In this photo, young summer campers are shown playing with a Chihuahua mix female dog at an animal center in Long Beach, California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

A third mom, Carolina del Cavo of Texas, a small business owner and mom of two, disse, “With inflation, our costs our rising.

Lei disse, “The cost of doing business — just simple supplies and services are going up. Ink, paper for the printer, freight to get our goods in and out” ha notato, mentioning just a few of the items whose costs have risen.

She said thatthe rising costs [portare] tighter margins— which also has been very tough for them.

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The cost of inventory is rising as well, lei disse, since consumersare just not buyingthe way they did before today’s high inflation.

In terms of advice to the Biden administration, Tenisha Williams stressed a need for “urgenza. Urgency, before the situation gets worse,” lei disse.

Moms and families are hurting. They’re struggling. We need instant relief.

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