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How to successfully be a stay at home mom.
First off I want to say we all have a different version of success and what works for one family doesn’t necessarily work for another.
Being a stay at home mom in today’s economy is hard. Living on a single income or a work from home income sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
Some of you have chosen to stay home to raise your family, others you are home purely by choice, others maybe your health has you staying at home.
No matter your reason you can find success in your day to day.
Being a successful stay at home mom on a tight budget.
Living on a single income and raising a family can be tough. Stretching that one paycheck to cover the rent or the mortgage, food, activities, clothing and all your family needs.
It is possible, but you need to think frugally and know the difference between your wants and your needs. That daily latte with friends might go out the window.
Learn to live more frugally and save money with over 75 super frugal living tips to help you cut down on your household expenses.
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- 75 Items You Can Freeze To Save Money
- Ways To Save Money That Won’t Cost You A Dime
- Frugal Ways To Stretch Your Grocery Budget
You will need to get inventive and creative in the kitchen.
I have noticed that no matter whether you are working a 9-5 or being a stay at home mom there really isn’t a difference in down time or extra time.
Your priorities are different and what consumes your time is different. We all get the same 24 hours in the day.
So when it comes to meal time and being a stay at home mom you will need the same things your working mom friends need.
A great meal plan, and great appliances to help you get yummy meals on the table and satisfy those hungry tummies.
The difference to meal time and being a stay at home mom is you may have to stretch the contents of the fridge and improvise a meal to fit your budget.
Learn some great frugal meal ideas to get you through even the tightest of financial weeks.
Stop spending money you don’t have.
This phrase applies to stay at home moms, working moms and everyone else. Stop spending money you don’t have.
If you are going to be a stay at home mom or you are a stay at home mom assess where you are spending your money. Take a serious look at your finances.
I can honestly tell you, you are spending more money than you think, I know we were. Learn the 21 things we stopped spending money on to save over $1000 a month.
Start saving money on your household expenses learn the secret must haves of a frugal home.
Start earning an income from home.
You can be a great stay at home mom and still earn an income. Working less than 20 hours a week you can earn enough to help pay for groceries, rent and maybe a vacation.
Do you have an hour here or an hour there? Did you know that moms are making great money online? You can start a mom blog. Or one of the most in demand social media jobs right now is a Pinterest Virtual Assistant.
Learn 5 ways to make money while you sleep. Yes, it is possible!
Do you have a background in coaching or art? Do your neighbors rave about your cupcakes?
You have amazing skills. You have something to offer, something to share with the world.
If you aren’t interested in working online start a booth at your local farmers market selling soaps or produce. There are a million and one ways to earn money from home.
Being a stay at home mom.
Learn to live more frugally. Celebrate being a stay at home mom and the opportunities it provides. Enjoy all the moments, they pass by quickly.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity