As some of you may know for the last couple of months I’ve been a housewife which I am enjoying even though it can be very hard at times. Sometimes I want to get back to work so I can relax a little. hehe

Anyway in recent months we adopted Ashley and Amanda and we now just have a single income from John. Suffice to say we are cutting back on a lot of things. The first thing to go was Johns smoking habit, cheers for that! We also pretty much stopped going out, not that we have any time with this little devils around 🙂

babymoneyI am starting to feel a bit older, and very motherly. There’s so much responsibility taking care of three kids, managing budget, home schooling, arranging visits with their biological parents. All money that was going towards nights out, good wine, make up, hair salons and so on is now going straight into diapers. That’s right, money I was using just couple of months ago to shop for things I enjoy are now a device for collecting poop.

I was thinking for a while to get back to work, hire a nanny and send Cindy back to school. But I know she doesn’t like the idea and I love spending time with her, tutoring her, laughing, playing, arguing, taking care of her little sisters. She is so young and we are having a relationship like best friends 🙂

The other plan is to just cut back on expenses. You know… kids are expensive. I recently unlocked my iPhone so I could switch to a cheeper carrier. That’s going to save us over $30 / month. I know it doesn’t sound like much but when you add in all the little bits – $20 here, $30 there – it can add up to over $1000 per year.

Well we are traveling less, spending less on ourselves, barely managing to keep up with the bills and we are very, very happy. I really do agree that money doesn’t buy happiness, its all about the people that surround you, the people you love.