• Homemaking,  Money,  Organization

    Meal Planning on a Budget

    A large part of being a SAHM is the handling of food, whether it’s planning, preparing, or cleaning up. One task I find takes many moms a lot longer than it needs to be is making the meal plan and grocery list. As moms we always feel like we’re making the same thing over and over again, though our family doesn’t (usually) complain about it. We want to try something new but we don’t know where we’ll find the time or the ideas. For some of us there is the added constraint of having to stay within a budget. As if planning healthy meals everyone will somewhat like isn’t hard…

  • Homemaking,  Money

    3 Resources for Low-Income Families

    As a child, I grew up in the suburbs in a middle class family. We didn’t have a lot of money for extra things like vacations or expensive toys, but we were never in want of anything. Now, my husband and I are several years into seminary life (rigorous 4-year Master’s program), have had a child, and are regularly on our knees praying for financial provision. Sometimes God has provided through extraordinary means – an unexpected check from a family member or leftovers from a wedding reception – but other times He has provided through resources that are available to other low-income families like us. Until being in this stage…

  • Breastfeeding,  Money

    How to Make Money While Breastfeeding

                By my calculations, for the first 4-6 months of a child’s life, a breastfeeding mom will spend an average of 3 hours a day breastfeeding (*see my calculations at the bottom of this post!). Now you can feel justified when you complain to your husband that you feel like you spend your whole life nursing.J Although for some women breastfeeding will be difficult (especially the first few weeks) and may require both hands and your full attention, once you’ve “got it down” it can seem a little boring. For someone like me who likes to be productive all the time, it felt a little like…