Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mom and Baby in a Van?

As I posted previously, I am lucky to get 99.9% of my baby stuff completely free. In fact, I have to sort of bar the door and let people know, “Thank you, so much, but we really have been given enough already!”
We live together in one bedroom, so everything we have has to fit in [...]

Living on $21K a year

I thought I was living simply before, but I am living far more simply now! Here is my updated budget as a single momma:

Rent: $450 (all bills paid; I rent a bedroom in a big house with another family – a great deal!)
Car payment: $360 (I have a 2011 Toyota Camry)
Groceries: $250
Child care: $250 ($50 [...]