In my early thirties, I went through a divorce and suddenly found myself as a single mother of three small children. Fortunately, I was able to still manage to buy a small home with a backyard and continue working full time. My house was simple but had enough room for the four of us, with a "roomy" kitchen and even a small rec room for the kids. We were a single income family and had a mortgage, car, childcare, utilities, oh, yes, and food! I had to cut corners as much as I could. Looking back, I'm not quite sure how I managed.
It does pay to live through those times because even though situations get better (and they always do!), you learn the skill of "stretching a buck" and no matter how much income you have it is still a good habit to maintain (a rare trait in this wasteful society.)
Jules from Atlantic Canada
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I agree with you. We are a wasteful society. The answering machine idea is priceless. Much better than caller ID. You know who called and what they wanted without even answering the phone. Useful for even the spendthrifts.I applaud your efforts and encourage you to continue!
I want to congratulate you on your successul efforts. So many times, I see people who do a lot less with more.
You are an inspiration to me! I also have 3 children and have thought many times how I would make it if my husband and I were to divorce. It seemed as if it would be to hard but you made it and it shows that if there is a will there is a way. It sounds as if you and your children are happy and very successful. Congratulations on making a bad situation a success story.
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