I am Mary Ostyn and these days my main blog is over here. My husband and I have ten children ages 5-22. Four were born to us and six arrived via adoption, 2 from Korea and 4 from Ethiopia. Life is an adventure! I homeschool. I kiss owies. I garden. I cook. I watch our budget. I take pictures obsessively. And I write.
FAMILY FEASTS FOR $75 A WEEK is a compilation of black belt money-saving grocery strategies and 200 affordable recipes. Read the reviews at amazon to get more of a feel for it. It is also available at amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Costco (online), Borders, Lowes, and Target (online).
A SANE WOMAN’S GUIDE TO RAISING A LARGE FAMILY shares ways to stay sane, save money and find more space in your home while raising a family. Though it was originally targeted at families with more than 4 children, many readers who’ve reviewed the book say the advice is equally applicable to smaller families. Available now at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com
Click on here to go to my blog and read more about daily life in our family. If I had to describe my blog in one sentence, I’d say it is about making the most of your resources so that you can have the greatest impact possible on the world around you, beginning, of course, with family. Feel free to email me at owlhaven at aol dot com. I will do my best to respond, though I am sure you understand that life sometimes gets busy! Oh, and the name Owlhaven? It came because our home sits on a rocky hillside where burrowing owls nest.