Mondays can be a little painful to move from the weekend back to work mode, so I want to share a motivational item every Monday to kick start our week. It’s not necessarily going to be about living on one income, although I hope more often than not that it will tie in with that theme. This is motivation in the form of a quote, a story, a video, or an article or book that I’ve read that will maybe give you something to think about, enjoy, and get us going on a Monday, especially on those rainy Mondays.
I came across an author on goodreads.com by the name of Lydia Maria Francis Child who wrote Over the River and Through the Wood amongst other books. She was an activist and author who lived from 1802 to 1880. According to goodreads.com she used “her writing to advocate for slaves, women, and Native Americans.” I just loved the titles of the other books she has written such as The American Frugal Housewife: Dedicated to Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy (maybe we could use some of that advice today), An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans and Hobomok Other Writings on Indians. I always find it fascinating when I learn about women authors from back in the 1800’s and what they wrote about during that time. Lydia Maria Francis Child was an abolitionist and her antislavery writings were very influential in her time. The quote above, such sage advice, is from The American Frugal Housewife and it reminded me of my post last Friday, Appointments Always Available, about saving money by cutting your own hair at home. Plus, the two cuties in the picture, who look like they have a fantastic haircut, were irresistible – and the dog doesn’t hurt either!