OMG mama's it's the best book i've read on the topic, has given me many many ideas for keeping my home clutter free, great/fun/interesting and frugal holiday gift giving ideas, amazing strategies for saving money, etc.
Geez you'd think i wrote the book or something with these reviews LOL but seriously go check it out of your library!! I'm so inspired!
Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013. If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!
Katie, mama to Katherine 21, Christian 19, Johannah 17, Nicholas 12, Genevieve 10, Matthew 7, Andrew 11/16/09 10#6oz home waterbirth and madly in love with my husband, Scott
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Wife of 1. Mom of 3. Conquering disability challenges, one achievement at a time.
Thanks for the recommendation and reminding me about this book.
I'm feeling so guilty now, my dh has recently become a part-time professor at a couple schools and has two other side jobs, and it's proven to be way too much for him. It'd be very easy to adjust our income just by teaching one less class or something. I suppose I always thought the only solution would be to find another way to pick up some income, but what if we just seriously found a way to slash some of our spending, then a lower income wouldn't matter. But what to cut. Anyways, it's gotten me thinking on how I can try to make things better so he's happier and has actual free time to spend with us.
Also, as I'm sure many of the ladies here probly did too, I quickly jumped to the "clutter chapter". It was an eye-opener that it was just one tiny chapter, towards the end of the book. Sometimes I feel that simplifiying my life is about physically simplifying things. Maybe I feel like my brain cannot begin to process any other aspect of simplifying my life when the literal horizon is distracting with stuff.
Katie, sahm to two wild and crazy guys (8/07) and (3/10) and their sweet new baby sister (4-1-13)