Every year I read about some CEO of other head of something or other doing a “retreat” about January 1 or so to evaluate the previous year and set new goals for the coming year.
I always read these with interest and a certain amount of cynicism. For the past 30 years my goal has always been: Be the BEST mom I can be.
All the other goals and challenges have been subservient to that one. To take the 10 three-blade razors in the pack I bought in January through the whole year (and yes, I am on track with this one) is just me managing the limited dollars that come into the household in a given year. Spend less than $420 per month on food for the four of us–same. Identify 2-3 sources of financial aid for college for each kid–same.
I want to thank each of my regular readers for your attention to my rambling thoughts. I hope that those of you who have stumbled onto the blog from some other place have found some nugget to take home.
This is my farewell blog. I have exhausted my thoughts on the topic of single-mom-enough. If you want to read more on frugality, I recommend
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Goodbye all–and thanks for the fish. :).