Hi! I'm Skywalkerzmom, a 28-year-old SAHM to one. Formerly I was a teacher for 7 years and will shortly be returning to a teaching position unless I can get my shopping under control! It is my goal and utmost desire to be able to stay at home with my son for as long as possible, and to do that, I am going to have to come to grips with my spending.
Up until the time my son was born and I quit working, I had been pretty much buying what I wanted when I wanted it. The idea of a budget has been completely foreign to me for a very long time, but now with three people living off of one income, things have got to change!
For several months after my son was born, I continued to spend as I always had. It took awhile for me (and my hubby!) to catch on that more was going out than coming in! We tried setting up an allowance, which failed miserably.
In October, I stumbled upon some great savings blogs, namely The Thrifty Mama, and began reading about couponing. I decided to give it a try. I have spent a lot of time since then reading blogs and forums. Couponing seems to have its own entire little world on the internet. I have learned a ton from all of my reading and have been trying to put to use what I've learned.
So far, I am really enjoying couponing because I'm satisfying my unstoppable urge to shop, while also buying things we need and saving money. I still have a long ways to go in terms of rehabilitating our cash flow, but that's where this blog comes in. This will be my official place to report my spending and savings, my triumphs and my shortfalls! Come with me and see how I do!