Recently I started a new job from home. This means that I am now a working homeschool mom and I have to be more disciplined with meal planning. This time of year is always our tighter time of the year as we come out of the holiday season. I knew that we would have a full schedule so I decided it was time to focus on meal planning on a budget. I wanted to share some of what I have learned in the last few weeks in case you are in the meal planning mindset right now.
There are weeks when you feel like you have it all together. The bills are paid, there’s money for an emergency, and there’s a way to make fun things happen. Then there are the other weeks. You know the ones. Those weeks are the ones where you aren’t sure how bills are going to get paid, when you wonder if you will ever break even, when it just doesn’t add up. I completely understand. I have had my fair share of those days. I wanted to share some tips for the days when the paycheck is not enough.
When the Paycheck is Not Enough
We are always looking for ways to cut costs on things we need around here. Sometimes that means a trip to the local thrift stores. I have to say I absolutely love thrift shopping. There is just something about the rush of finding a great deal. I also love the moment of realization from the kids. “I can get one thing at the store or like twenty at the thrift store for the same money.” I wanted to take a few minutes and share some great tips for making the most of thrift shopping.