How do we do it? I sometimes wonder myself.
Neither myself nor my wife earn much money. I have a full time position in a local bank, although I’m virtually at entry level pay. Most weeks my wife does less than 13 hours work at Blockbuster, although it’s a tribute to her that she works at all with the mountains of washing we produce. And yet we manage to feed, clothe, house and entertain 6 beautiful children.
Like the rest of you, my wife and I have been learning the big lessons on the run – Is there a way to fit enough food into our grocery budget to feed their bottomless stomachs? Can we afford to holiday away from the house or are we camping in the backyard this year? How do you find ‘alone time’ in a crowded house? How do we fit 8 people into 3 and a half bedrooms? Can the little buggers be house-trained?
Do these sorts of problems sound familiar?
We don’t claim to have all the answers and there’s doubtless a few thousand families out there doing better than us on less, but we aim to share what we’ve managed to work out so far.
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’raising a family on little more than laughs’