While I think stay-at-home moms are worth a big salary I don't think the government needs any more control. If they offered me money then they would get say in how I run my household and I don't need any more of their regulations in my life
There are a dozen or so mistakes that I can think of off the top of my head but the most common would probably be going out to eat. Households across America easily spend $200+ a month on dining out and we're not talking about fancy restaurants. Quick stops at McDonalds add up to HUGE amounts of money wasted. Worst of all, it's being spent on something that doesn't last. That "value meal" really doesn't add much value to your life.
Don't pile up a load of debt! Work hard through school and make sure you get a degree in something that can help you make money from home. No matter how much you love working, when you see your little baby in your arms you won't want to leave them with a stranger.