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      I’m new to this list.

      I’m Katy w/ 3 dc-14 yog, 11 yob, 8yog.

      Our frugality tends to go in spurts and that’s the biggest thing I’m
      working on right now-being consistant.

      After reading the $200./mo food budget booklet, I’m trying to get
      ours to $300./mo for the 5 of us. We don’t have a freezer or a
      garden, so I just don’t think we’d be able to do $200.!! We moved
      into a new house about a year ago and our grocery bill was as high as
      $160/week because I felt I was just so busy and let it get out of
      control!!

      About 8-10 years ago,I was super into frugal living, had no debt
      except mortgage, and saved lots of money. Then I had a personal
      situation come up and slowly but surely got out of the frugal habits.

      I’m trying very hard to get back to that way of thinking and living.

      I’ve started meal planning again.
      We’ve given up restaurant eating unless it’s a very special
      occasion. I’m also going to start using a clothesline, too.

      I really regret buying this house. My dh refuses to move again
      though. He has tons of computer & hobby stuff, works a job and a
      half and has basically no time at all. Unless we moved out of the
      area, he won’t move. It’s nice having the extra space, but I hate
      cleaning it all!

      Anyway, I’m hoping to get more ideas and mostly just stay motivated!!

      Blessings,

      Katy

      ps. I’ll also add that we are going to start homeschooling my younger
      2 again next fall. We hsed for 4 years prior to putting them in ps
      last fall. My oldest will continue at public high school.

      Katy

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