See, I’m afraid I’ve become that stereotype. That bread-baking, homeschooling, make-your-own mixes type of mama. Really, it was a slow, years-in-the-making process. Now, simple, money-saving steps are just part of my life.
- First we started homeschooling.
- From our third child on, cloth diapers saved some bucks.
- Five years ago, my cousin helped us to see just how tasty stirring up our own homemade bread can be. Then pancakes, pizzas, biscuits, cookies and more.
- Then we started making our own mixes. Homemade convenience.
- I forsook shopping for hand me downs and overstocks sales.
- One day recently, purely out of an act of avoiding the grocery store, I learned to make my own floor cleaner.
- Which then led to making 10 gallons of homemade laundry detergent.
I know. I know.
But part of the poking fun at myself is the figuring out. Finding the freedom in frugality.