new to blogging and frugality
by, 09-17-2008 at 07:09 AM (821 Views)
Ok, hope this works. I am new to the whole blogging world. ALthough I read one on a regular basis of a fomer local radio dj in my area, I have never had one of my own. But this seems a good time as any to start and why not in a place where people can help me with financial issues. I am a married, mom of 4 wonderful boys. I work part time 2 evenings a week. My husband works full time, has gone back to school to persue his Masters Degree and is also in the Army Reserves...GO ARMY! ANywho, we are by no means well off, but we are not destitute either. I have not really paid too close attention to trying to save money until this past summer. Main reasons, my boys are getting bigger and eating more, gas prices and now 3 kids in private school...ouch. ANywho, I am starting some new things to try and save money. I have joined other Yahoo groups like Menus 4 Moms which gives lots of great advice on how to stretch your money with groceries and I even subscribe to their Frugal Mom's Menus which gives me a weekly menu plus shopping list to feed a family of 6 supper 5 nights a week, for $40 - $70. This Budget 101 group is amazing! I am attempting to incorporate more MYO things in our lives. Speaking of that if anyone has actually read this far, perhaps you can answer a question about the myo super economical laundry detergent. I made that and it says that the liquid will gell. Mine looks like cottage cheese and I am just wondering if I did something wrong. I am about to get more ingredients to make some more and would like to correct my error if I made one.
Well, I think that is all for my first attempt at blogging. Thanks for reading this and helping out with the detergent if you can.