26. “Family of six. We did a staycation at a beachside motel instead of our typical out-of-town vacation-home-rental vacation. We haven’t eaten at a restaurant or even fast food in months. We eat a lot of potatoes, lol — can’t beat five pounds for $3.”
“And we stay home…a lot. My kids are bored, but it costs $20 in gas to go anywhere in town. We canceled most streaming services. We’re lucky in that we’re only living on my husband’s income right now while I stay home with our tweens, so we’re not completely at the edge. I’m looking to pick up a part-time job, but it has to be close for it to even be worth it.
We were in our early 20’s during the recession in 2008 and weren’t affected. But 10 years later with three kids, it’s a completely different story.”