Friday, September 14, 2007

Be Frugal~Have Babies!

This week's Frugal Friday Tip is

Having children really does not cost as much as the 'experts' say! It is only common sense and good economics to birth children. If you don't buy into the culture's lie of materialism you will realize that children really don't cost much. And when they get to where they eat more food and their shoes cost a bit more, they are to the point where they start contributing to the family. It is the THINGS that people think kids need that cost so much.

Now that our children are older 13, 16, and 19 it is incredible! We ALL work and play together. We ALL make money in one way or another and we ALL contribute to the household. Do you know what it is like to have a 13 or 16 year old daughter WANT to go buy some groceries and then come home and COOK THEM? This is true education for them, they will make great wives. It is wonderful, it is rewarding, and it is exciting for them!!! They love it. They feel important.

When yard or house work needs to be done, we ALL do it! When there are community events we ALL help. At these community events it is mostly adults doing the work, kids are off doing their own thing, thinking only of themselves and their friends. We always get comments about how nice it is that ALL of our family participates in these events. This is part of our witness of Christ and His ways.

I only wish I would not have cut off God's blessing of fertility 13 years ago.

One last thought...God said debt is a curse we embrace that, He said children are a blessing and we kill (abortion) and prevent (birth control) them. How sad. That debt won't bring happiness, but the list of blessings that children bring is endless.

Here is a great blog about birth control.

As our children grow even older and God brings them mates, we plan on helping them in their families. We hope to help them build up treasures in heaven by having strong, God-lovin' families, where God is in charge of the number of children. He is smarter than we are! If He provides for the birds of the air and knows the number of hairs on our head, won't He provide for each child HE creates?

Check out Biblical Womanhood for more frugal ideas!


Stephanie said...

Oh I hope that our kids are as responsible as teens. We currently have four and I have struggled with whether we are "done" or not. Being 36 though weighs heavily into the decision.

Carmen said...

Even though pregnancy is hard and the early years are taxing (potty training, discipline...) it is all worth it! I can not imagine passing up a little soul that the Lord might send to us.

Children are a blessings and we, too, can't understand how the world thinks money is a blessing and children are a curse when it's very clear in God's Word that children are a blessing. We're trusting in Him to provide for our blessings.


Dana said...


Even though I'm unable to have children, we've adopted. We aren't looking to adopt more, but if God sends them our way, who are we to say no?

By the way, I'm getting out the girls' winter clothes. I was rather surprised at the amount of things they WON'T need this winter! They each need a few dresses for church and I can whip those up easily. If you take care of clothes, hand-me-downs can be a great money saver.


Michelle Finsand-Peacock said...

So, so true! I pray my new husband and I are blessed with a child of our own. I know some people will talk about how much it will cost but it simply does NOT have to cost as much as many people make it cost! Thank you for speaking out about this! And about having plenty of children. The Lord be with you!

Sarah Joy said...

Absolutely agree. I looked at the figures we were supposed to be spending on our kids every year and I was wondering "Why??" My kids are happy, and thankful. Some of the stuff they get is new and they still have more than they need. Why spend three times more?? I don't get it.

Littlepenpen said...

Great post! Yes, children are a blessing and they grow up entirely too fast!