Thursday, March 19, 2009

Options for Living on Less

I am a mom of eight (yes, 8) children. Most of them are grown and raising families of their own. I am a registered nurse, a quilter, seamstress, artist, soap-making, cook, amateur architect. And probably a host of othere things I can't think of at the moment. I am also at the moment the president of the womens' organization in our church.

I have lived a very frugal life almost all the 32 years I have been married to my carpenter husband. It has never been easy raising a big family. But life has been good, and most of the time when we reminisce with our children, the hardest times have turned out to be the best of times.

I would like to share what I have learned as I blog, and maybe somewhere out there, someone will benefit from what I have been so blessed to learn.


  1. I'd love to learn some of your tips for living frugally. I agree, it seems that the hard times tend to be the most memorable. I'll never forget when my mom quit her job as an RN to run the family oil business on my dad's side. We were sooo broke! I remember on occasion when she picked us up from school, we'd stop at the grocery store for a 25 cent pop out of the machine. It was such a treat!
    It's true the simple things most often are the sweetest.
    You've got a new follower!

  2. I skipped over here from Gaylen's blog. Kudos to you and hubby.
    We raised 4 kids. The baby will be heading to college in the fall. My husband was in construction. Need I say anymore? We struggled but I'm right there with you on the memories. Going out for a bought ice cream cone was a real treat. (So was getting new shoes:). We didn't have cable so we played games. Our kids appreciate the sacrifices and remember the good times.