Being a homemaker is hard.
Believe me, I get it. It sounded so easy when we were looking from the outside in! How hard can it be? Then along came the bills. And the unexpected expenses. And the kids. And the pets. Suddenly there’s a bit more weight on your shoulders than you anticipated. And the frustrating thing is, even though you know a ton of other people doing it too, it gets pretty dang lonely.
Why isn’t there a manual? There should definitely be a manual.
I unfortunately don’t have a manual. But I’ve picked up some stuff along the way, and I’d like to share it. We homemakers all need a friend to give us some fresh ideas when we’re feeling worn down. I’m not perfect (who is?), but I’ve learned from some pretty smart people. Life is a huge, beautiful learning experience.
I got married in August 2014. Eight and a half months later I gave birth to our oldest daughter. Talk about learning on the fly. I thought I was returning to work after my maternity leave, but I just couldn’t do it, so after discussing it with my husband I became a stay-at-home-mom. I made it my job to budget, meal plan, coupon, and find as many ways as I could to save money while raising a small human. Or, humans. We added a second child to the family in 2017. Was this second time around much easier? Oh absolutely! It’s still a learning experience but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
It wouldn’t be fair for me to keep all these tips and tricks to myself, I gotta help my fellow homemakers out. Budgeting, meal planning, and homeschooling don’t have to be huge complicated ordeals. There’s a lot of ways to figure out a plan that works for you and your family, so let’s get to planning!