It really is worth every hardship, and the best part is they have no clue that we are so broke! I actually think it’s adorable when we go to the thrift store and my oldest is allowed to pick out a toy and his first question is, “Mommy, is this too much money?” I grew up this way too and it certainly taught me a few good lessons!
I was sent this link and thought you’d be interested in what the author had to say about frugality and living within your means: Minimalist Mom: New Trend or Old News?
Thank you for all you do!
P.S. We always listened to you growing up and I would dream of the day when I could say “I am my kids’ mom”. It never was a question for me about staying home!