I grew up with a single mother of 6 kids. We always "just made it" with food and bills. I being the baby saw the pains and suffering and made a promise to myself that I would learn to be better than my mother in the survival game. Well, I kept that promise...I learned many tools and resources that helped me and my husband stay together (teamwork as a couple instead of against), shopped where there were sales, took advantage of layaways when needed, etc. We did really well and now all but one child is still at home (3 children). They never did without, and we always had a little extra. That has paid off with the economy like it is...I have put those resources back to work with our budget and we are blessed to be not struggling. I pray for those who are and wish them a better future soon.
- 2/24/2011 9:45:49 PM