What makes me a stingy southern girl? No, I’m not a selfish diva who sits around eating bon-bons and watching soaps all day. I’m just a stay-at-home mom who likes the good life. I’m “stingy” because I want it all: happy kids, happy husband, happy heart, busy brain…you get the idea. And I want all of that without having to live on pasta and cereal. Or losing my mind. Or having to let the world see my true hair color (very, very gray). And I do it by refusing to spend more than I have to on what we need so my family can have more of what we want. I’m not a tightwad; I kind of enjoy spending money. I just hate to waste it.
Having it all takes hard work. And lots of planning. Not to mention having your priorities straight and making sure the way you spend your time is in line with those priorities. This blog is my attempt to share some of the nitty-gritty details of how to make the SAHM gig work for your family…and for you.