My mission here on TBM is to inspire you to live a life you love on a budget you can actually afford.
Just like you, I am continually trying to learn how to be better at things that matter, like living on less, appreciating what I have, and being the best dang mom that I can be.
Where To Start
If this is your first time visiting TBM, welcome! Please know that this site is not all about me. It's about you. If you have some extra time, I'd love for you to get to know me better. You can start by reading about what kind of mom I am and then read about my struggles with perfectionism or my thoughts about finding happiness.
If you're like most of my readers, you're a woman who is goal-driven, wanting to tackle your financial life so you can provide a better life for your family. An easier life.
But something keeps getting in the way: There just seems to be too many steps, too much confusing information, so much to do and too little time. Are you like this reader?
"I want to start a budget. I want to get on track. But no matter what I do, my budget always lets me down. When I overspend and go over budget, I have to give up my son's soccer shoes so I can pay for gas. When I make a credit card payment, it feels like a useless waste of time. There's no way I can pay it all off. I'm constantly trying to figure it out, starting one thing and never fully sticking with it."
My Goal In Writing This Blog
My mission here at TheBudgetMom.com is pretty simple -- to show women everywhere that you can live a life you love on a realistic budget.
I do this by providing simple, easy-to-follow solutions to money management, and by sharing ideas on how you can live a more frugal lifestyle - from cooking in the kitchen, saving more of your money, paying off debt, and DIY.
You can find all of TBM's information broken down into four main categories. Save More, Budget 101, Crush Debt, and Life & Home.
SAVE MORE: Having a savings plan in place is critical to your financial goals. Find tips on how to save for your next vacation, how to create an emergency savings account, saving for retirement, and how to make saving easier by putting it on autopilot.
BUDGET 101: Nothing is more important than setting up a budget. Find tips on how to create a realistic budget, how-to posts that cover different methods, guides on how to stick to your budget, and tips on how to make budgeting easier.
LIFE & HOME: I get it. Life can get busy. It's all about finding balance. Find tips and resources that cover all aspects of your life. From recipes to parenting and DIY, plus thoughts on happiness, photography, travel...and everything in between.
CRUSH DEBT: Carrying debt is like walking around with a massive weight on your shoulders. Find tips on how to pay off your debt once and for all! From how-to posts, debt worksheets, guides, and inspiration.