This summer was a struggle financially, especially when we had to pay almost double each week for our three children to go to daycare while my husband and I worked. The increased cost caused us to get behind on other expenses, including rent. We had to cancel our trip visiting our parents because we couldn't afford to go. We began seling items, including a vehicle, to help with bills. The new school year was about to start and we had to get school clothes and supplies for our children.