Poor Princess and her husband, The Scientist, have three kids: LL, Cool J, and Baby MoFo. When PP was on mat leave with Baby MoFo, The Scientist took a postdoc at a fancy university in a princely town.
What inspired this blog was the move to this princely town: Poor Princess wanted a way to let her close friends she was leaving behind to know what she was up to (aka she wanted a chance to whine). One friend had asked a question that made Poor Princess realize that perhaps a whole blog was in order to explain her new life. Upon hearing The Scientist’s salary–$50,000/year–the friend asked if she (Poor Princess) would be making up the necessary difference in the family’s income.
“WHAT?” asked my friend who has 7 or so 50″ flat screen TVs including one over the tub. “He’s only going to earn FIFTY?? Are you going to earn the other THREE HUNDRED?” We both laughed. A little. I would not. So here’s how it goes: How a spoiled family of 5 attempts to survive on 50 grand in a princely town near NYC.
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