Welcome! I’m so thrilled and humbled you choose to read Mindfully Frugal Mom. Since my son was born in March 2008, I knew I wanted to be able to stay home with him. In order to do that, though, my husband and I needed to examine our spending and cut out as much as possible. I started researching how to save money on groceries and realized that we didn’t have to spend $600 a month to purchase nutritious food. Through couponing, cutting back, and shopping smart, my current grocery bill is $320 a month — almost 50% of what it was before I became a stay-at-home-mom. Our family has expanded since 2008 to include a sweet baby girl in 2010. It still amazes me that we have more mouths to feed, but are spending less money!
During the early months when I was home with my first baby, I also became concerned about the impact of all that baby “stuff” on the health of our family and the environment. Using cloth diapers was just the first step on my mindful journey — we have now eliminated all disposable paper products (except for toilet paper) from the household, use primarily “green” household cleaners, and are aware of what we put in — and on — our bodies.
If there is anything I can help you with as you walk your own Mindfully Frugal path, please contact me at Swhite1011@gmail.com
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