AlHamduliAllah, AlHamduliAllah, AlHamduliAllah! Truly being married or “living at home” is a blessing!
AlHamuliAllah through it all mashaAllah. It’s been such a roller coaster of ups and downs for a few months financially.
Background information…. I work part time to help the bearded one out (allegedly) and have some of ‘my own’ money. But I usually have something I need or want, and he gives me most of the money back. Anyhow, I work only 3-5 hrs a day. Mostly five days a week. Since I homeschool, it’s perfect for us. However, due to all their holidays ( I work at a College) I’ve been off a LOT. Add to that list I was extreemely ill for a few weeks and had to be off of work for a week with no pay. Car needed to be repaired and the cars were towed MashaAllah.
Truly I am greatful for being married AlHamduliAllah!!
I’d probably be homeless and carless without the extra help of not having to fully rely on my own income.
There are some women who have to be the homes SOLE financial provider for different reasons and I’m greatful. Through it all I still get to be Muslim and have my faith. I still get to homeschool, I still get to eat, sleep and have a seemingly warm apt. There are people with far less so I’ll count my blessings.
I will admit though I did and do get flustered. AlHamduliAllah it’s always something. At least the car is fixed.
While brainstorming ways to save a few cents and dollars. I’ve decided to live a little more “old fashioned” making stuff I’ve usually purchased (pizza, beans, tortillas, homemade ice cream, bread, coffee) and cleaning with homemade supplies or GREEN as the new kids on the block call them. My grandma just just called it cleaning, cooking and using baking soda, limes and pinesol if extremely needed.
I already started homeschooling smarter. Recycling items instead of buying, making our own playdough, going to the FREE museum days and I started buying anything I could for homeschooling used to cut a few dollars here and there. I cutback on coffee and I stay home a bit more.
All this inspired me to start a new type of blog tag. A kind of challenge if you will. I’ll try to use less “store bought” stuff and in the process I will also post about how to cook with less for more. We have my stepsons over a lot more now MashaAllah!! 🙂 so now it went from 3 to 5 people who need to have a good meal. Therefore every so often nestled under recipes and Cooking on a budget I will posting ideas for meals or side dishes. Please, join me and add your own ideas, tips or advice InshaAllah.