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  1. Growth — Daily Dwelling
    April 30, 2009 @ 8:05 pm

    […] see more Family related posts from the week, visit Family Friday at HomeMakerBarbi. Share and […]

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  2. Jenn @ Beautiful Calling
    May 1, 2009 @ 3:04 am

    Oh, what a great idea. participating this week was sort of an accident but I have been thinking about writing the little ones birth stories. I guess Friday would be a good day to do it :)

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  3. Homemade Laundry Detergent : The Finer Things in Life
    May 1, 2009 @ 8:57 am

    […] Life as Mom for more frugal tips and tricks, and Homemaker Barbi for more Family Friday. Category: FrugalityTags: homemade laundry soap > liquid laundry […]

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  4. Amy @ Finer Things
    May 1, 2009 @ 8:59 am

    Excellent! My husband’s teaching/coaching job doesn’t pay squat, BUT we get to be part of his day and that is priceless. Truly, if you learn how to manage your money and make a few sacrifices, small salaries can stretch big time!

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  5. Home Ever After
    May 1, 2009 @ 9:10 am

    @Jenn: What a great idea! I feel bad that I don’t have birth stories written, because I wasn’t blogging yet when my son was born. Good motivation for me too – thanks for the reminder!

    Barbi

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  6. Home Ever After
    May 1, 2009 @ 9:13 am

    @Amy – It’s wonderful to look at the trade-off like that. I am still amazed that we squandered so much money all those years when we were living on 2 incomes, and now on 1 income we live on WAY less and do better! Thank you for coming over for FF, Amy! It’s always a pleasure.

    Barbi

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  7. Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
    May 1, 2009 @ 9:29 am

    Very timely reminder as my husband is currently unemployed due to our decision against relocating to another state and moving away from our family homestead. With five kids from 5-15, family security is more important right now to them than any job. We’re going out on a limb with this, but know we only have this short season. We couldn’t justify moving away from their cousins, aunt/uncles, and since we prepared for months for this decision, we have some time.

    Five years ago, he initially took this job at a huge pay cut so we could invest in our family, and not necessarily our fortune. It was the best decision we ever made….even though now is another growing opportunity. :)

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  8. Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free
    May 1, 2009 @ 9:35 am

    I agree, Danelle! We squandered away so much money when the 2 of us were working. Now with just one income we are living so much better, on lots less. Definitely a feeling to be treasured! I worked long hours, and because of that, unfortunately my family suffered. Glad to have made the choice to stay home when I did.

    Great Post!

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  9. Trey Burley
    August 10, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    Is it a ‘need’ or a ‘want’, that’s the way we break it down.

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