So, to be a stay at home mom we are having to tighten our belts around here. I´m having to make things more from scratch, I have to be more aware of what I put in our shopping cart, I use cloth diapers, cloth breast pads, cloth feminine pads, cloth napkins, and everything reusable. Sustainable. There are now 5 of us living on my husbands salary and we are not rich. We are not poor either, just have things that need to be paid off. So for me to be able to stay at home I have to really work at it. There is more washing since there is so much more cloth that we use but it is cheaper and better for the environment than it is to have disposable products. Don´t get me wrong we still fill trashcans of stuff but I try to bake breads and our sweets rather than purchase them because it is so much cheaper and it tastes better. Plus a lot less waste since there is no packaging. I also try to use less fat and add more healthy things like flax seed and wheat germ.
This holiday season I am making more of the presents than before. Using up my large yarn stash and the small fabric stash that I have.
What do you do for your family to keep it healthy and happy?
What sort of tips do you have as a stay at home parent to save money?