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Have you heard the one about the homeschooling family that lives on less than $22K a year in an area that costs above 100% (116%) of the National CoL Index?

I haven't quite figured out why so many people still persist in perpetuating the myth that living on a single income and homeschooling on a dime aren't possible. I can only suppose these are people who can't imagine life without a daily trip to Starbucks and dinner out several times a week. The people who actually shop at malls (*shudder*) and think "Brand Name = Best". The people who really live by the "Keeping up with the Joneses" mentality.

That? Would not be us!

Welcome to our world. We cook from scratch. Buy from thrift stores. Find 95% of our homeschool materials for free. This is my blog and this is how we do it.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Frugal Housewife Book online.

How cool is THIS?

The Frugal Housewife, Dedicated to Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy. By Lydia Maria Francis Child, Boston: Carter and Hendee, 1830.

And be sure to check out the entire Feeding America website while you're there. It's got dozens of really old cookbooks all scanned for you to see. (Or you can read them in an HTML-text version.)

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Anonymous Anna said...

I am sorry, where Is this site? I tried clicking on things in the article but did not notice any and did not see a .com I could type in and go to...Sorru :-( .

June 27, 2007 at 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Ok I found it!! Dah!! I clicked on "this" and there it is!! Thanks!! :-)

June 27, 2007 at 10:49 AM  

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