Hear my plea, oh blogging world.
We are a one income family by choice. We believe that God has called me to stay at home and to homeschool the kiddos. I have a degree, I have abilities, I know I could get a job - but i have no desire to because of a calling God has placed on MY life. Not on every one's life, MY life. God brought us through a time where I was going to work every day for a while and leaving my children with someone else during the day and it was further confirmation that I am supposed to be at home.
This does pose a few challenges. My husband is a minister, and while we are SO thankful for his job, we are on a tight budget. So, I feel like my contribution to the family finances is to figure out ways to be as frugal as we can. I am not a couponer, I figured out a long time ago that coupons only work if you buy name brand products, and I rarely do that. I grocery shop at Aldi, they are always cheaper and have virtually no name brands.
I make my own laundry soap, fabric softener, dryer sheets, wrinkle spray, all-purpose cleaner and stain remover. I don't need help in this area, but I'm looking for ideas for all other areas!!!
I read a lot of blogs and websites about homemaking stuff (because I'm weird that way), but I'm looking for real-world, works for your family - advice. What do YOU do. I'm asking for wisdom from my readers, things that your family does to help you be wise with your finances.
COMMENTS PLEASE!!!! Leave advice, recipes, websites, whatever works for you!!!! I promise to give you the credit when we're millionaires, ha!