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Mama Economics sprung out of a heartfelt burden to share with wives and mothers sound biblical principals of living a debt free lifestyle. We are a growing family of nine; seven children, one stay at home Mama, and one ‘bread-earning’ Papa. We have never incurred much debt and were actually taught that some debt was a good thing. After searching the scriptures, the Lord impressed upon our hearts to eradicate all financial debt from our lives. We are currently 100% debt free. We own our home which is situated on one acre and two vehicles. We have no credit card debt or other outstanding bills. We give God the glory for all He has allowed us to accomplish. Living debt free would not be possible without the wisdom He has given to us. After much prayer and procrastination we finally decided to put rear to chair and fingers to keyboard with hopes to share the tips, tricks, and tools we used to become debt free.

We’ve come to the conclusion after many years of trial and error, that debt free living is an all encompassing way of life and all aspects of life must be addressed. We hope to share with you:

  • First and foremost, how to have a relationship with Christ to cultivate a heart of servant-hood acknowledging all that we have belongs to Him
  • How, what, and where to shop to make the most of your time and money
  • How and what to simplify in your life to create an environment conducive to debt free living
  • How to manage your day and your childrens day to effectively design a financially sustainable routine
  • How nutrition, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle attribute to a life of financial freedom
  • Finally, how to support your husband through biblical family economics

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8 (KJV)

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  1. Izabella

    loved this site! even in Sydney Australia we can learn alot from the vigilent and wise sayings of this very wise Momma! I am soaking up every word and thank the Lord He leads me to such sites! Bless you sister.

    Izabella
    St Clair, Sydney Australia

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    1. Jennifer Williams Post author

      Wow! How awesome you found us from the other side of the World! We are so blessed you visited our website!

      Blessings,
      Jennifer

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  2. Izabella

    Yes I know! technology is amazing in many ways isnt it! Actually I was focusing on the scripture of the shrewd Manager! I know what he did was not right and wasteful but the Lord brought to life the words ‘shrewd’ but for ‘good’. It is my hearts desire to be rid of this burdensome mortgage once and for all! and the Lord is showing me 1) where we have been wasteful and not very good stewards and 2) how to correct this behaviour – how to be ‘shrewd’ but for ‘good’. There are ways to be frugal and wise with finances, and I am truly ‘so grateful’ He led me to your site. Bless y’all so much.

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    1. Jennifer Williams Post author

      Excellent word analogy for modern biblical life applications, thanks for sharing! Know that I am cheering you on to debt freedom. All things are possible with Christ! :) Learning to be biblically wise in regards to finances certainly lends itself to a learning curve in a world where “buy now, pay later” is the norm, but it can be achieved and is well worth the efforts!

      Blessings,
      Jennifer

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  3. Ruth

    Hi, Jennifer! I came across your blog when looking for a nice dill pickle recipe, and I have been browsing for about an hour now. I also have 6 children but in a very different age bracket. Ours range from 23 down to 10. Three of mine have graduated from our homeschool, and three are still continuing on. They are all still at home which is such a joy, but also a bit of a challenge, schedule wise. I have a very loose schedule more or less based on my husband’s work schedule. I learned that it didn’t make a happy home to try to enforce my schedule on my husband, so I have adapted around him. This is how it ought to be anyway :) I’m not a type A personality, unfortunately, and struggle with juggling everything. We do not believe in allowances either. The verse from 2 Thessalonians about not working, no eating is one my husband is fond of quoting. One of our favorite sayings is, “Grab a root and growl.” I also love that you have used a description of how you worship as ‘meeting with like-minded believers’. We say that as well and have found that that is so important. There are many wonderful, Christian people that we have come into contact with through homeschooling but very few that we would consider ‘like-minded’. It will be an awesome thing when we get to Heaven with the Lord, and all of our differences will disappear in His glorious presence. Anyway, I have been blessed by your thoughts and helpful tips regarding getting out of debt and household management. You are a good example of a Godly wife and mother. Keep up the good work!
    Blessings to you and your family, Ruth
    p.s. I notice you wear a headcovering. Do you wear one all day or just at church? (if you don’t mind me asking)

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    1. Jennifer Williams Post author

      I am delighted you found our website and I enjoyed reading about your family, thanks for sharing. Yes, it will be wonderful when we get to heaven and all our differences are laid aside, it will be so wonderful to experience true peace. I agree that it is better for family routines to work around the father’s work schedule, we do the same thing. :)

      Yes, I do wear my head covering daily, from when I wake to the time I go to bed.

      ~ Jennifer

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  4. Suzanne

    Hello Jennifer!
    I happened upon your website while in search for a good crispy pickle recipe! A couple of us ‘Church Ladies’ had a fun Saturday morning preparing everything and we put up 14 quarts. They are awesome!
    We also chatted about your lesson ‘Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8 (KJV)’ We all need to remember that if we follow and put all our faith in Him, and follow his teachings, our life is fulfilled! Too often His word is interpreted as a gift card exempting us from our sins. It is not about us as individuals; it is about everyone else.
    Oh don’t get me started on the ‘Make me Feel Good’ rant I am prone to get on!
    Do you have any good canned tomatoe recipes?

    Thank you!
    Suzanne
    Waterford Wisconsin

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    1. Jennifer Williams Post author

      Sounds like you and your lady friends had a wonderful time! I’m glad the pickles turned out so great. :) And yes, it is all too easy to get on a “rant” when it comes to the ‘sugar-coating’ of God’s word, lol. As for the tomatoes, my tomatoes are pretty much reserved for sauce, spaghetti sauce, and salsa. I hope you find a recipe that meets your needs. I know how it is when you’re looking for that perfect recipe. :)
      ~Jennifer

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  5. Katie

    Hello!
    Found your website by searching for crunchy dill pickles :) . I have a question about the processing: is it the low water that is then “cooled” by the jars that keeps the water temp down to almost boiling? Is the water boiling when you put the jars in? I’ve been striving to find a crunchy dill pickle, and so far they’ve all been soft (processed for 10 min/pint 15min/quart in boiling water). Trying to pinpoint what keeps these crunchy :) any help would be appreciated!

    I’m the oldest of 9, and my husband and I currently have 3. We’re also avid gardeners, and large-herd dairy farmers.

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    1. Jennifer Williams Post author

      I have my canner half filled with water and boiling before I put my pickle jars inside the canner. The water is only filled to the neck of the jars. Once I put my jars in the canner I begin my time of 15 minutes. The water never actually returns to a boil. Once the 15 minutes is up, I remove the jars immediately and place them upside down on a towel and cover with another towel. This insures that the jars seal. Hope that helps. :)

      How awesome to be dairy farmers and fellow gardeners. May God bless your efforts!
      ~Jennifer

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  6. Donna

    Hello Jennifer and Family, I too was searching for a site for pickles (New York Deli Style then garlic then crunchy) and I too came upon your siteā€¦ I am a very private person and not one to post notes or blog, but after looking at your site for about two hours last night I was touched and impressed! I just want to say thanks for your wonderful site and for sharing so much. My husband and I live on a hobby farm in Indiana. We are truly blessed to have absolutely wonderful soil to work with. I retired very early and am the farmer, gardener, chicken raiser, duck keeper, rabbit Mommy and putter upper of good food stuffs and all other things farm like! Husband still likes to go to the store and works mostly in our yard and woods – but we are working things out just fine and he does really enjoy our fresh grown fare. Anyhow – just wanted to say thanks for the fun I had last night reading your posts, seeing your family and the life that you have created. Best of luck with the new baby!

    One quick question – can you please tell me what state you are in (your harvest schedule is WAY ahead of mine!) Many thanks and blessings – Donna in Tipton, Indiana

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    1. Jennifer Williams Post author

      We are so delighted you enjoyed your time visiting our family’s website! It sounds like you are a very busy woman! How wonderful to be working a hobby farm along side your husband. I’m sure your days are full of fun and challenges. :) We are located in Central Alabama. We have to plant our summer gardens early, because by August the heat and usual lack of rain will dry everything out. Not to mention the bugs get pretty bad around here in late summer and they enjoy eating all the wonderful produce we grow. Thanks for taking the time to share a little about yourself. Many blessings to you and your family.

      ~Jennifer

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  7. Ashley

    I am glad I have stumpled on this site and few others for frugal living. We only ahve a 1/2 acre right now, but I hope to have a garden next year, a clothes line very soon, and maybe some chickens. Right now I am getting produce for the hooterites (sp?) and canning them as we didn’t get a garden in in time this year. Your site as well as the others have a lot of useful information. Thank you for setting it up.

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    1. Jennifer Williams Post author

      We are delighted you are enjoying our family’s website. May God bless you in your efforts as you pursue a homesteading lifestyle. :)
      ~Jennifer

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