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Finances
01/11/2013
Replacing Mom I had been a stay-at-home homeschooling mom for 13 years when my husband's job was eliminated, which led me to go back to work as a registered nurse. More >>

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01/10/2013
Inspired to Pay It Forward It was my daughter's 7th birthday and I was required to bring her 1st grade class fresh flowers and snacks for the week. This was an extremely challenging financial time for our family where $10 was like gold. More >>

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12/19/2012
The Christmas I Grew Up The Christmas of 1964 comes close to bringing tears to my eyes even today. We only got presents twice a year: birthday and Christmas. We each got three presents. Often what we got was clearly a cheaper version of what we wanted, but imagination made up the difference. More >>

Tags: AttitudeBudgetChristmasDisappointmentFinancesHolidaysTight budget
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12/17/2012
I Thought Going Back to Work Was the Answer I read your blog about single income families being able to survive in today's world. That's us. We've got 3 kids under five, my husband makes $60,000 a year and we just bought a house. More >>

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12/10/2012
Making a House a Home ...After my husband proposed to me, we began saving every extra penny each of us was making. By our first anniversary, we had saved up enough to purchase a modest size house, with mortgage payments we could afford, even if my husband lost his job and had to work for minimum wage. More >>

Tags: DatingFinancesMarriagePersonal ResponsibilityRelationshipsSAHM stay at home moms
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12/07/2012
Christmas Gift Ideas My husband and I are really trying to give gifts of self this Christmas, partly because we're on a tight budget and partly because it's more in the true spirit of Christmas. More >>

Tags: Christmas presentsFamily/Relationships - FamilyFinancesHolidaysRelationshipsRelatives
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12/05/2012
Day Cares Don't Care When it comes to the crucial age of being a new little person on the face of the earth, not even the best center-based day care can provide children with what they really need. Kids require one-on-one, loving care that responds to them individually. More >>

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11/29/2012
Schedule Husband and Wife Time Together Though it has been 37 and 32 years respectively, since our babies were born, I was intrigued by your comment that some parents find it hard to find time to be intimate after their baby is born. More >>

Tags: Date nightDatingFinancesIntimacyRelationshipsSAHM stay at home momsSexSex after children
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11/29/2012
Ten Qualities of a Real Man 1. He has a good sense of right and wrong.
2. He supports his family financially.... More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBehaviorFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyFinancesMarriageMorals/Ethics/ValuesParentingRaising Boys to MenReal menRelationshipsRelativesRespectRole modelValues
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11/29/2012
Single-Income Families Are Still Possible Many women try to justify not staying at home with their kids, but being a mommy is not something you should hire out. Why? More >>

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