You Can Stay Home With Your Kids! { A Book Review}

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As a mom, there is nothing that is more important to me than being able to stay home and take care of my children. While I know that is not everyone's desire and there is nothing wrong with that, it is how I always imagined motherhood would be for ME.

But let's be honest, these days it can be incredibly difficult to make it on just one income. We have so many expenses to keep up with that our grandparents (or even parents) did not have to deal with making it that much harder to make it work.

But CAN it be done?

With a little work, effort and creativity... YES! I truly do believe that most of us can figure out a way to make it work if it's truly something we're dedicated to. It takes some effort of course, and there may be some sacrifices we have to make along the way... but doesn't everything worth doing?

Today I'm excited to share a book that can help out- You Can Stay Home With Your Kids!:



Investing your life in your family brings you joy, and doing it on a single income doesn’t need to stress you out! Join Erin Odom as she shows you how you can live frugally—and thrive—while you raise your kids at home in You Can Stay Home with Your Kids!
From the moment you discovered you were going to be a mom, you envisioned spending each day with your kids, guiding, teaching, and loving them. But diapers, wipes, shoes, and braces are expensive! Though it may feel impossible to manage on one income, Erin Odom from The Humbled Homemaker blog is here to show you that, through God’s grace, staying at home with your kids isn’t just doable; it’s doable while living the good life. Your kids are young only once—you don’t have to miss out just because money is tight.
Erin shares 100 tips, tricks, and simple ways that she has provided the good life on a budget for her family—and you can do the same!
Sections include topics like:
making and sticking to a budget
side income ideas
inexpensive ways to do birthday parties
educational and enrichment activities for little ones that won’t break the bank
date ideas and other ways to connect with your spouse without spending a lot
planning for holidays
and much more!
Experience the freedom, flexibility, and joy that come with being a hands-on mom and spending every day guiding, enjoying, and nurturing your kids, while still providing a lifestyle you can be proud of.

Though I am generally a very thrifty person and pride myself on being able to do well with a budget, but after our income was cut in half a little over a year ago, I have been on the lookout for even more ways to cut back and help keep our family afloat. I had hoped that this book would provide me with just the inspiration I'd been needing.

Now I must admit, many of these were tricks that I'd already been putting into use. I've been married for 11+ years now and have been a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom for all of those years, so I'd picked up a lot along the way. Still, there were many that I hadn't yet thought of. It featured ways to cut down on spending, ways to eat well on a budget, ways to save on necessary expenses, ways to save on the fun stuff so you can still have fun experiences, even ways to create more income on the side. Want to save by creating your own household products? There's even a section for that!

If you're new to budget living, this book is going to be a MUST. There truly are so many tips to consider incorporating into you life that are easy to do! Even for those experienced thrifty living people can learn something new too!

If you're wanting to start or continue staying home with your kids, or even if you just want to stretch your two income family budget to save towards buying a house, college funds, whatever... this book is a great read. It is available to purchase now at your favorite book retailers:

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