If you're new here, welcome! Let me help you get started. These are the main categories here at MoneywiseMoms:
I blog daily about strategies for family finance and frugality so you can balance your family budget. Here are the top 10 Ways I Make Money and the top 10 Ways I Save Money. You can do all of these, and my goal in 2011 is to go in-depth on those topics so beginners understand how to use the strategies. If you haven't yet, think about setting your financial goals with your spouse or partner. I review ours quarterly here on the blog, so you can see how it's going.
I've covered lots of ways to save money in the kitchen. You can browse my family's favorite recipes, see my How-To Video on meal planning, and learn how to shop smart when you're on a special diet. I eat gluten-free, and you'll find those posts and recipes marked with the tag GF.
Around the House
As a busy mom, I rely on these systems for mom survival that help me get through the days with three kids. I went through a DIY phase in 2009 and plan to get back to crafts and decorating once my twins go to kindergarten in fall 2011. There are lots of house projects to be done! In the meantime, see my simple suggestions for organizing to make life easier.
Each month, I share lots of ways to reduce your family's entertainment expenses. No matter what your family is into, there are lots of options:
- Free activities at local businesses like Home Depot, Lowe's, Michael's, and Lakeshore
- Free and low-cost museum admission year-round
- Summer Fun! Each summer I share all the free and low-cost activities
- Special deals for military families
- In-home fun like movie night, playing board games and arts & crafts