October 21, 2011

Church Mom's Group

Yesterday I spoke at a mom's group called MomShine about living on one income and frugality.  As I gazed over the young moms that were there it took me back to the time when I was mom to a young son.  You never forget what it feels like to hold your baby for the first time, to take him home and then realize you know "squat" about caring for a newborn. 

Then fast forward a few years to when you have your next child and you are an old pro, or at least you think you are, until you realize that their personality is completely different than your first born. Everything you learned from the first child has to be tweaked in order to raise the second one. 

Yes, these moms were in the midst of having very young children at home.   I remember what it was like to try to get one ready to leave the house much less 2 or 3 at the same time, under the age of 5. 

So, I hope I didn't overwhelm some of these moms with frugal tips about saving money on groceries.  I still believe it is the first place to look to in order to save money.  I also hope they got my message about not trying to do all of the money saving tips at once.  And that who cares if your friend or neighbor has granite countertops.  Does it really matter that you have old laminate ones?  In the end I hope they got the message that saving money and getting out of debt means freedom to have choices.

I like having choices.


~Carla~ said...

I think they'd appreciate the advice! When we had our first son we never had any money left for anything & I certainly didn't budget... I sure wish I learned how to budget & save money years before I did! Live & learn right? ;)

Rocky Mountain Homemaker said...

The group was very fortunate to have you speak to them. I'm finding that Titus 2 women are a rarity, sadly.
I haven't had the opportunity to speak to a group, but I've had some wonderful opportunities to encourage young moms 1:1.
Bless you for what you're doing..............Denise

saving for travel said...

In the end...saving money and getting out of debt means freedom to have choices!

Amen to that! I'm sure the moms were so grateful!