You don't have to deprive yourself or your family when you chose to live frugally.. you simply must find a happy medium. Whether that may be couponing to cut cost that literally takes minutes once you get the hang of it. Or shopping good deals off season for clothes for the whole family. Frugality is living smart, not being miserable.
Jonni McCoy mentions a 2 income family transitioning to a 1 income family, through her own experience, she realized there must be a change in order to survive. But her concepts aren't just for stay at home moms. Working mothers can benefit as well.
She not only informs you about your grocery bill and how to drastically decrease it, but she gives you ideas about babies; diapers, food, etc., clothing, and ways to pocket your money to save thousands!
Miserly Moms is an excellent read. Packed with information about how to live frugally, actually save money, and still enjoy life. I found the book extremely interesting. Which gave me some great ideas!
I was also able to review Healthy Meals for Less... and wow. I loved it. It has over 200 recipes that are nutritious and inexpensive. Not only does she show you how to make meals for $1 per serving, but they taste good too! Also, each recipe has a nutritional chart and cost break down. You know exactly what you're making. This was an added benefit. We tried a few before I had to pack it up to move out of state and can't wait to dive back into it! The recipes were simple, easy to read, understand.. and actually easy to prepare! Definitely a must have.
I have found myself as a mother of 3 becoming frustrated at home watching our finances struggle. I have now found a great way to provide my family the things they need, while also giving them the things they want without putting us in debt. I am a stay at home mom and it works for us, but that doesn't make it easier. Miserly Moms and Healthy Meals for Less are now some of my favorite go-to book for everyday life. Such informative books, they teach so much.
Live Well on Less in a Tough Economy.
BUY IT!! For a book about saving money, this is it. Purchase Miserly Moms and Healthy Meals for Less for only $10.99!
*Jonni McCoy provided both Miserly Moms and Healthy Meals for Less books for review.