Barefoot Mama is all about learning to live the life that you want, but still in balance with an everchanging environment and financial outlook. 

What its not is deprivation.  That is a horrible word that takes away from the strength that one can attain from living life on your own means; not having to rely on the government ot help your family, not having to rely on handouts, but rather a strong work ethic and a desire to make do with the strength of your own two hands.  Very empowering stuff here!

You dont have to grow your own garden that will sustain your family all year, make your own soaps and clothing.  Its all about finding the balance in our modern world with living a lifestyle that is eco-friendly and fulfilling.