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SAHM HELP PLEASE? Hunters mommy =) Due April 10 (boy); Kentucky 123 posts
2nd Apr '12

I really want to stay home with my son. I wanted to when I found out I was pregnant but then he came early and now I don't want to go back at all. Does anyone have any advise on what I can do at home to make money for our family. My husband works so we will have some income will just need a little more.

user banned TTA since Sep 2007; 1 child; Kansas 16909 posts
2nd Apr '12

cut bills down.



get rid of cable..do netflix.
get rid of smart phones..go to a basic
get rid of home line
shop around for better internet price
make menus and stick to them to avoid food waste

Atticus & Rhys's Mommy 2 kids; Westfield, Massachusetts 7414 posts
2nd Apr '12

If your crafty, make stuff and sell it?
Also theres tastefully simple, sex toy parties, candle parties. You could always sell that stuff on the side, some woman make good money doing that and its only a few hrs at a time.



My husband does alot of side work, he only works 4 days a week, 12 hr shifts. He makes alot of extra money that way and I work part time. He says if we ever had a 3rd I'd be staying home. lol.

Starr Metcalfe 3 kids; Kentucky 504 posts
2nd Apr '12

Coupon
Buy store brand
Eat hamburgers instead of t-bones
Get magicjack
Lose the cell
Plan your meals and your shopping list. you won't buy so much junk.

Hunters mommy =) Due April 10 (boy); Kentucky 123 posts
2nd Apr '12
Quoting Philly.:" cut bills down. get rid of cable..do netflix. get rid of smart phones..go to a basic get rid of home line shop around for better internet price make menus and stick to them to avoid food waste"


Thank you we already cut our cell bill down dont have smart phones and no home phone, I think we got the cheapest internet around lol. The cable thing is a good idea I try to do the menus just don't always stick to it.

k&maddox Due June 18; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Tennessee 1660 posts
2nd Apr '12

I babysit. I am still in college and any job I could get around here would be minimum wage until I graduate. So the money I would be spending on child care plus the money I get from babysitting two kids during the day is actually better than I would make at a minimum wage job.

user banned TTA since Sep 2007; 1 child; Kansas 16909 posts
2nd Apr '12
Quoting Hunters mommy =):" Thank you we already cut our cell bill down dont have smart phones and no home phone, I think we got ... [snip!] ... we got the cheapest internet around lol. The cable thing is a good idea I try to do the menus just don't always stick to it."

cable can be huge as are grocery bills.



switch to cloth diapers and breastfeed also help.

*Lynzee* 2 kids; Oregon 3474 posts
2nd Apr '12

use coupons! That should help cut down on the amount of $ you spend on grocery and household items

user banned TTA since Sep 2007; 1 child; Kansas 16909 posts
2nd Apr '12

yea...you can keep a kid or 2 in your house.

Hunters mommy =) Due April 10 (boy); Kentucky 123 posts
2nd Apr '12
Quoting Atticus & Rhys's Mommy:" If your crafty, make stuff and sell it? Also theres tastefully simple, sex toy parties, candle parties. ... [snip!] ... hr shifts. He makes alot of extra money that way and I work part time. He says if we ever had a 3rd I'd be staying home. lol. "


This is a good idea about the parties thank you so much. My husband could work on the side to and does some times but he don't want to do a lot of side jobs though because he is affraid that he will miss a lot of family time.

Hunters mommy =) Due April 10 (boy); Kentucky 123 posts
2nd Apr '12
Quoting Starr Metcalfe:" Coupon Buy store brand Eat hamburgers instead of t-bones Get magicjack Lose the cell Plan your meals and your shopping list. you won't buy so much junk."


I try to do coupons dont always do that great though. We eat store brand and hamburger not t bones or anything we have always tried to eat cheap foods.

Hunters mommy =) Due April 10 (boy); Kentucky 123 posts
2nd Apr '12
Quoting Kay&Maddox:" I babysit. I am still in college and any job I could get around here would be minimum wage until I graduate. ... [snip!] ... care plus the money I get from babysitting two kids during the day is actually better than I would make at a minimum wage job."


Idk anyone who needs a sitter and we have a large inside dog which I know people dont usually like and are scared of. I would love to wathc kids I always have its just with those two things and our house is pretty small.

k&maddox Due June 18; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Tennessee 1660 posts
2nd Apr '12
Quoting Hunters mommy =):" Idk anyone who needs a sitter and we have a large inside dog which I know people dont usually like and ... [snip!] ... like and are scared of. I would love to wathc kids I always have its just with those two things and our house is pretty small."


I posted on my facebook and a friend on there recommended me to a girl she works with. We have a pit bull. No issues.

Hunters mommy =) Due April 10 (boy); Kentucky 123 posts
2nd Apr '12
Quoting Philly.:" cable can be huge as are grocery bills. switch to cloth diapers and breastfeed also help."


Our cable bill is 45 a month which is pretty cheep the netflix is a good idea though. I just have to talk my husband into it all he watches is NBA lol. I am breastfeeding but my milk supply has decreased so much I'm worried I wont be able to do it a lot longer I have a lot of milk stored up from when he was in the hospital for so long. At my baby shower we put on the invite if you bring diapers you will get in a drawing to win a prize and a lot of people bought diapers I really dont think we will have to buy diapers again we got so many.



Hunters mommy =) Due April 10 (boy); Kentucky 123 posts
2nd Apr '12
Quoting Kay&Maddox:" I posted on my facebook and a friend on there recommended me to a girl she works with. We have a pit bull. No issues."


O really thats a good idea I never thought about posting it on my facebook. I have to go back to work in May and I can't stay home until Sept because my husband can't add me to his insurance till then. So maybe that will give me some time to get a few kids in line to watch.