If you were a SAHM (with kids in school) or retired, how long would you spend every day on the basic necessities? And how much free time would you have?
Here are what I consider basic necessities:
meal planning and prep
The other evening I watched part of a programme that was on a channel that I hardly ever watch (BBC 3 or 4). I came across it while channel hopping and came in mid-way.
I don't even remember the name of the show but it fascinated me and I hope that it will be repeated at some point.
There was a...
Let's list and share things that most or some people would consider are necessities, but they aren't really necessary because there's either an alternative or it's not really needed at all.
For example, shaving cream isn't really a necessity. We get by just fine without it here.
How does everyone feel about giving "necessities" or more practical items as gifts?
I often will buy something practical with an impractical twist for the kids for Christmas. For example, I'll include a new toothbrush and toothpaste in their stockings, but these won't be the usual ones that I...
BACKGROUND: It was Ash Wednesday. Our church does a moderate fast -- 1 meal and 2 small snacks allowed. At noon, I had dropped off the kids; and I was heading home. I was HUNGRY.
So, I got to thinking about other cultures. Cultures where food is scarce and people go hungry often...