Successful parenting without spending money: a mother’s story

This article is well worth reading:

Sickened by the whole whirl of ‘kiddy consumerism’, eight months ago Hattie Garlick did something radical and decided to opt out altogether. So how are she and two-year-old Johnny faring?
Hattie Garlick with her two-year-old son, Johnny, at home

Hattie Garlick with her two-year-old son, Johnny, at home Photo: LAURA HYND

How had I got here? A fortnight before, I’d blithely started a blog, Free our Kids, that would chart a year-long personal challenge: could I go a whole year without spending any money on children’s products for my son? In retrospect, I hadn’t thought a great deal about it…

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