I'm thrilled to make her the exception.
Her new book, A Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family, did not disappoint. Its 192 pages are packed with practical encouragement--not fluff that makes you feel good now and leaves you hungry later.
This mom of 10 shares commonsense solutions:
- surviving laundry and the grocery store
- creative space making
- affordable activity and travel strategies
- raising likeable kids
Not surprisingly, Ostyn's take on frugality is a balanced look at what having a family does--and doesn't have to--cost.
"Kids grow fine sharing rooms, and God does fine at stretching budgets. In fact, I suspect he takes delight in surprising us with just how well he can provide."What I loved: this frugal perspective doesn't stop at the money chapter. Ostyn's inventive parent hacks cost little, but save a lot of energy.
What I learned: even a toddler can peel vegetables. I haven't been letting my kids work hard enough, and it's hampering their growth as individuals and as a team.
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If you have time, why don't you tell us one way that having a family has helped you save money?