A friend of mine shared this link with me, and it's so good that I simply had to pass it on to you. Excellent strategies and practical tips for us young wives with a growing family!
Just one word about haircuts at home: when you do it for the first time, make sure you tread carefully! I had my first attempt at cutting my husband's hair the day before Pesach. Pesach, as some of you may know, marks the beginning of Sefirat Ha-Omer, a period of seven weeks during which Jewish men do not cut their hair or shave - which means that now my husband has to live with the results of my work for a while. Of course, the only local barber seems to be even less proficient than me, so we had nothing to lose.
I have an announcement to share with you: my husband switched jobs. Things have been very shaky for a long while already at his old place of employment, and someone got fired every week. We feel very lucky that during this time of economical hardship, my husband was able to find a new job, and a more promising one financially, too. He got a car from work, which means that now we can sell ours and put some more money into savings.
My husband will be back from work any moment, so it's just a little hello for now. Hope to catch up with you soon.