Ah, so that’s all I need to do!

by Melanie Edwards on January 9, 2007 · 3 comments

in Motherhood, Sahm, Wahm, Work

I’ve been debating for some time now on just how I can become a WAHM so that I can stay home with baby girl. Never mind staying home with no income and living off my husband. That’s not feasible at this point. But, it also seems nearly impossible to be able to find steady work that I can do from home.

I mean, I don’t want to relive my college days and eat
every day. (Image via jtinkster’s flickr page)

I’ve attempted the surveys and other get paid sites, but though it makes for some nice extra cash, I can’t have my family depending on it. So, what’s a mom to do?

Well, here are 6 tips for surviving on just one income. I think they are useful, but at the same time, pretty common sense. Plus, I’m not so sure we can nix the cable – I need at least standard. Call me spoiled, but I need to watch more than just talk shows and soaps.

From AmericanBaby.com6 Tips for Living on One Income

  1. Cut your grocery bill.
  2. Consolidate to one credit card with a low interest rate.
  3. Barter with other families.
  4. Pull the plug on cable.
  5. Don’t move.
  6. Save up cash to make any big purchases..

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I’m sure you moms out there that stay home have some more (and better?) tips.

Join mom on a wire for delurking week and leave me some comments with your expert knowledge on staying/working at home with the kids.

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supermom January 11, 2007 at 12:36 pm

A fellow boricua! I’m thrilled. I hadn’t found any!

So, I’m glad that I found you. You’re going to be very hapy too! Here’s the solution to your work at home situation.
MAKE MONEY ONLINE on Squidoo

Anyway, I found you through mybloglog.com and I see you are also a crazyhipblogmomma! Very cool.

My parents reside in PR (Ponce and Adjuntas). I have family in Florida too! I live in NY with my 7 kids (long story). You can find a collection of my blogs here on blogger. I also have 2 myspace accounts for a total of 15 blogs. I’m a fulltime WAHM-blogging pays the bills.

Good luck and be sure to let me know how it goes!

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NtycnBoricua January 11, 2007 at 2:57 pm

Wepa! Welcome and I’m glad you found me! You have a lot of blogs, I’ll need to take some time and go through them all. lol

Hopefully I can make blogging work for me just as you have. ;)

Keep in touch!

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Yolanda January 16, 2007 at 3:16 pm

this is quite interesting as I find myself facing this fate very soon. I am on baby number two and really want to be home with them as long as possible. I say I would basically rather be poor than have someone at a daycare raise my child. Great tips!

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