Here I sit on a Saturday night, kids in bed, a glass of wine within reach, and I begin my very first blog. I have been a stay at home mom now since July of 2010 and a Licensed Day Care Provider since November 2010. Having been a mom who worked ten hours a day outside the home (including commute), I truly appreciate the new found benefits of working at home.
On the downside, our income was greatly decreased. So far, we've managed. While viewing a program on TLC on a Sunday evening a few months ago, I was amazed to witness the featured "extreme couponers" saving tons and tons of money by effectively using coupons. I was intrigued. It seemed to be around the same time that I noticed a friend on FB posting her own successful money saving experiences. I was inspired. I should be doing that, too!
It didn't take long before I started surfing the web, reading blogs, checking store ads,printing coupons, clipping coupons, signing up for store "savings cards" and SAVING MONEY! I actually got addicted pretty quick. I gained a lot of useful information from blogs created by other moms trying to save a buck. Blogs? Hey, I should do that, too.
So, I decided to start this blog. I get excited when I get a really good deal, and I want to share so that someone else can maybe get a really good deal, too. I also love to cook and sometimes I want to share a really good recipe. Sometimes I want to talk about my kids and parenting. Sometimes, I want an outside opinion on things. Hence, the blog. I'm just in a sharing mood. LOL. I'm new to blogging, so don't expect too much, too soon. But I hope to be able to post regularly about things that I hope will be useful to my readers. Deals, recipes, opinions, good books, family, and who knows what else. My long term goal is to build a well-viewed blog site with many useful posts and links, and to eventually even make a little extra income.
For those of you reading this, I hope you will subscribe to Jessica, The Mom and I hope that you find it useful as it grows. Please share my blog and help me build viewers / readers. And please feel free to comment or contact me. I may be interested in posting certain info, links, or reviews about your product, service, group, cause, etc. Thanks so much for taking a few minutes to read my very first blog! Keep in touch.