you were bombarded as the kids rummaged through the pantry begging for a snack…again.
Feeling stressed, you shooed them away and took a peek inside and see it was mostly empty. You found a couple of apples in the fridge, but then there wouldn’t be a snack for school tomorrow.
What happened to all the groceries you just bought? Even though you shop sales and deals, it doesn’t seem your grocery budget stretches far enough these days.
You begin to feel hopeless because the financial weight makes day-to-day living difficult, and you’re tired of pretending that everything is ok.
~Lisa Yvonne, reader and mom of 8
you sit down to look at your family budget and pay bills. Frustration grows as you spread them out across the table and start prioritizing what must be paid.
School loans are haunting you. Credit card debt continues to pile up. And the mortgage payment…you’re scared and just hoping you’ll have enough for it to clear the bank.
You are desperate for a solution to free your family from this never-ending cycle of paycheck to paycheck living.
You bury your head in your hands. It’s just one thing after another. How do you hold onto hope?
~Christina Barnard, reader and mom of 2
You CAN find peace in your day-to-day life.
If you’ve been there or anywhere in between, Erin Odom can relate. Some of you have been in similar situations. Many families before the recession grew up comfortably but were thrown into low-income living during the economic crash. Many living below the poverty line were dashed even deeper into financial frustration. The “working poor” grew to an even larger segment of the population.
During that time, Erin’s husband was supporting the family on a teacher’s salary, and despite the fact that they had no debt to their name, they were scrambling to make ends meet. As a stay-at-home-mom, suddenly Erin found herself standing in line for government aid, turning down play dates because she couldn’t afford the gas, and ultimately walking into bankruptcy court during her third pregnancy.
More Than Just Making It tells the story of their breaking point, as well as the triumph of their comeback. It took hard work, creativity, and faith in God’s provision to reset their bank account as well as their hearts, but ultimately they found a new way to thrive and freedom from anxiety.
You can do the same. Learn how to apply these principles to your life as you read practical ideas wrapped in personal experience. You’ll find your hope and peace with real-life application instead of just out-of-reach theory. More Than Just Making It will encourage you to rise above your circumstances, empower you with money-saving tips, and reimagine the good life as God designed it outside the myth of the American Dream.
I was gripped by her story from the first page, my heart was changed about halfway through, and I finished the book armed with incredibly practical advice to help me and my family thrive.
– Beth Anne Schwamberger, Founder of BrilliantBusinessMoms.com
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The Humbled Homemaker
Erin Odom is the founder of The Humbled Homemaker, a blog dedicated to grace-filled living designed to equip and encourage mothers in the trenches. Her Southern charm and wealth of inspirational, practical content has drawn an audience of millions over the years. Erin and her husband, Will, live in the South where they raise their four children.
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