Being a homemaker can sometimes be the hardest job in the world – and it may seem even more so if you are bound to make ends meet on a budget (the way most of us do, actually). However, you will be definitely happy to learn that homemaking on a budget has become easier with the help of the Internet. These days, there are a lot of “mommy” and “daddy” blogs that focus specifically on living a simpler, less expensive, more debt-free and more fulfilling life.
Yes, that’s possible. You don’t need a fortune to be an excellent homemaker and the following blogs prove it well enough. We have put together a list of some of the most well-known and information-rich “thrifty blogs” for all of you homemakers out there – so that your life becomes better and cheaper as well. Read on and find out more.
Sweet, peaceful and dedicated to the frugal lifestyle, this blog is a true source of inspiration for all those of you who want to leave behind lives lived in fear for “not having enough money” to “make a family”. Lindsay Edmonds is the name of the homemaker behind this blog (which, by the way, you can visit at passionatehomemaking.com and she proves an entire world that living simple is the best kind of living.
The blog contains tons of posts on everything a thrifty homemaker would be interested in: from frugal living to family-related issues and from babies to making your own natural products (and not just food, to be more precise). A real great blog to visit for its positive vibe and for the abundant info you can find there!
The Frugal Homemaker
And here’s yet another great source of inspiration for everyone who wants to make their houses feel like a real home! The Frugal Homemaker is a blog dedicated to DIY projects that beautify a house and make it truly welcoming and warm – on a budget, of course.
You can visit the blog at thefrugalhomemaker.com, but make sure you have enough spare time to do it because there’s a huge chance you will be left mesmerized by the great projects Christina (the homemaker behind this blog) is engaged in.
Living Well Spending Less
Ruth, the homemaker who created this particular blog, is a mother of two who gets really creative when it comes to spending money.
By visiting livingwellspendingless.com you will find out a lot of things not only about saving money, but also about spending it wisely, about making your family happier, about taking care of your household, a lot of recipes that are madly delicious and, of course, some budget-oriented DIY projects as well. Definitely a good way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
One Hundred Dollars a Month
A homemaker’s blog with A LOT of info on it. From gardening tips to a long list of deals and coupons and from frugal living advice to excellent recipes, there’s something for everyone here.
Mavis, the blogger behind One Hundred Dollars a Month, managed to limit her family’s spending on grocery by a lot throughout the last years. While in 2008 the family spent, on average, about $850/month on grocery, their average monthly spending in 2014 dropped to an amazing $150/month (and Mavis’ goal for this year is to drop everything to $100/month). Yes, that’s possible. The secret? Couponing, frugal living and growing your own food and chickens.
As Mavis will prove it to you, there’s no need to lack the nice things in life – such as good food, for example – and you can save a lot of money by simply paying attention to how you spend it and by being as self-sustained as possible.
The impossible was, for Mavis, “the new possible” – and if you take a look at her blog (onehundreddollarsamonth.com), you will see that everything is doable if you are actually willing to, as the blogger says, “roll up your sleeves a bit”.
The Peaceful Mom
As soon as you enter thepeacefulmom.com, you will be overwhelmed by a sense of serenity, peace and excellent vibes – because, as “The Peaceful Mom” (Kimberlee) shows it, you can love your life (and live it to the fullest) without spending tons of money. In fact, Kimberlee’s family lives on approximately $28,000/ year – and this includes all the spending made for the entire family.
Want to learn how to do this as well? Visit her website. A myriad of money saving tips, recipes, organizing tips and simply “enjoy-life-more-tips” waits for you on this blog. Also, if you want to learn even more about frugal living that’s extremely enjoyable, you can check out her eBooks too (you can find them on the site).
Living on Less Money
This blog is an entire journey of learning how to live on less money. The “husband and wife” behind the blog have both learned that a beautiful and fulfilling life doesn’t have to mean that you have to constantly spend money (mostly on things you don’t even need). This blog is, thus, one of those you should definitely check out for inspiration and tips on frugal living and how to make a true home out of a house even when money is tight. You will find the blog at awomanthatfearsthelord.com – and you will be happy you visited it because it is filled with good energy, positivism and, of course, loads of info and tips as well.
Keeper of the Home
Stephanie’s blog (keeperofthehome.org) is yet another great source of inspiration you can find online when you need advice, support and motivation to start living a better and less expensive life.
Aside from the money-saving issues approached by Stephanie, this blog presents a lot of information on mothering, cooking, keeping the home, making your own homemade items and on living healthy and naturally. In fact, Stephanie even makes a pledge to live both on a budget and keeping in mind that “natural” is the best choice when it comes to creating a healthy home.
Money Saving Mom
“Intentional Finance. Intentional Family. Intentional Business” – this is the motto behind the Money Saving Mom’s blog (moneysavingmom.com). And this is everything her blog is about, actually. Same as with all the other blogs presented in this list, this one will teach you a lot of thing on how to save money and live beautifully without having to be extremely rich to do it.
Aside from the cooking and personal finance advice, the “Money Saving Mom” also has a really great list of giveaways, freebies, deals and coupons – so that you can really push your homemaking skills further and save as much as possible on the dollar-bills. Brigette makes everything easier for the frugal living “learners” so make sure to visit her blog if you need a bit of inspiration.
The Frugal Girl
This worldwide famous blog is a must-read for anyone who is learning how to live on less money without compromising on the quality of life itself. Kristen’s blog (thefrugalgirl.com) is a great encyclopedia of information when it comes to everything that is related in one way or another to frugal living.
You can learn how to cook delicious and budget friendly meals, you can learn how to save money more efficiently and you can learn how to really take enjoyment in simplicity and, of course, in DIY. The Frugal Girl is a really beautiful blog written by a great homemaker who genuinely wants to share what she has learned so far.
Thrifty Nifty Mommy
You can find this blog at thriftyniftymommy.com and it will be one of the best you have ever read, especially if you are interested in frugal living – but not exclusively so. Giveaways, sweepstakes, tips, tricks and everything “mommy blogs” are known for – they all gather in a great way under Thrifty Nifty Mommy’s blog. A really inspiring blog you will love to read from one page to the other. Janessa’s story will teach you that simple living and saving money can be extremely beautiful – and that homemaking is, indeed, one of the most rewarding jobs in the world.
Obviously, these are just a few of the homemaker blogs out there – and just a few of those focusing on thrifty living as well. We chose these ones because they are rich in information and, even more than that, because they provide you with a beautiful story. Each of these bloggers’ life story is touching, beautiful and inspiring at the same time – and reading even just one of these blogs will teach you a lot about the perks of being among those who love the simple life.
Take a look at what these homemakers have to say and start making changes in your life too – you will be more than happy for having decided this for yourself. Big changes (such as those experienced by these bloggers) are all about willpower and about learning how to prioritize what you care about in life!