First, let me thank you for joining me on this journey. First, I want to give you a better idea of who I am and what I am hoping to help you gain from this page.
I am a SAHM who doesn't fit the mainstream mom role, but I don't feel I really fit in to the other groups. I use cloth diapers on Sweet Pea (my youngest, 3 months old) but disposable pull ups just at night for Wild Man (my 3 year old). I co-sleep, but Wild Man is currently content most nights sleeping in his twin size race car bed. I breastfeed, but with Wild Man, I did have to supplement with formula due to a previous surgery I had and working part time. So, I like to think I can most sides of the mommy spectrum. I hope to get into more detail on each of these parenting topics and more.
For the couponing, it has become an obsession for me. This week I got around $80 worth of product at Wal-greens for $20. I am still new so I am hoping to increase the amount of product and decrease the out of pocket as we go along. So far, I am about 50% savings at the grocery store. As I find good deals, I plan on passing them along. I will also link in the other couponing blogs that I follow.
Cooking, LOVE IT! I know my husband gets a little tired of some of the experiments, but I just love to bake and cook. I plan on sharing some recipes with you. I tend to focus on the more frugal recipes and, at my husbands request, will be doing some more crockpot or one pot meals.
DIY items. I currently make my own cleaning supplies and washing detergents. Just today I found out how to do reusable dryer sheets! While I would like to say that this was all for environmental reasons, it started more about cutting costs.
So, that is just a brief overview of what you can expect. I am sure, as we go along, some things will get weeded out and, if this really takes off, I hope to upgrade to an actually website. Let me know, as we go, if there are things you want more information about or if you need some pointers on something. I know there are lots of blogs out there, but I feel that I should have something for everyone because, especially right now, parent or not, we are all looking to save money and that is really the basis of everything I do.
Thanks again for joining me on this journey. Be on the lookout for the next post.