Amy is a writer, traveler, crafter, chef , baker, chauffeur, story-teller, and memory maker, but most importantly she is a mother. Join her as she explores, discovers and creates an Unforgettable Childhood for her family. This call for help was originally published on her own blog as an entry in our Blissfully Frugal contest. Be sure to read all the entries and vote for your favorite.
If I were to stop and label my husband and I, that would be easy. He is a saver and I am a spender. We have had countless conversations about money (he is a banker by trade). Being the mother of the house, I do most of the spending. I buy all of the groceries and everything we need for the house. I clothe our children and take care of any school expenses they have. Without my spending there would be no food in my house and my kids would be naked. . .
When I entered into this massive Blogging Universe last year I started to read all of these amazing frugal blogs. I started to dream about living frugal. I started to dream about having money left in my checking account at the end of each week.
I have a lot of excuses as to why I have not started taking the advice of all the wonderful frugal bloggers that I read. . . First of all, I live in a very small town and the closest Wal-mart, Target, etc. is an hour and a half drive. It is not easy to save money on groceries when they are more expensive. The list could go on and on.
I am a coupon clipper, but I am not really a coupon user. I have good intentions, but I still haven’t figured out a system to get them used.
I am not a big spender, but I am not an organized spender. I probably go to the grocery store five times per week for things that I have forgotten.
I am kind of a frugal bloggers biggest nightmare. I need a frugal living makeover. Will you help me?