DH & I are working together trying to figure out a budget for our family, because I would like to stop working once the new baby is born.
I don't get going to a nest board and asking what other people think of your budget. Maybe I'm just weird, but I feel like any cuts and/or budget amounts should be (and are) discussed between my husband and I - not a bunch of strangers. And if it happens to be that we can't or dont want to live on one income - then I wouldn't want a bunch of strangers judging me for my decisions.
We started living on his income alone 2 months ago, and sometimes it's harder with the "fun" stuff, but I think it's made us so much more responsible and it's amazing how much we can save in a month without even cutting any of our monthly bills - just our spending habits. Kind of makes me wish we would have started living on a tighter budget a long time ago!
And I will add that if we needed to cut something to make ends meet...my iPhone will be one of the first things cut! Yes, it's great and fun to have - but I do not need it! I want it, and we're able to afford it so I have it - but I would have no problem giving it up if I had to!