Hi there! Thanks for visiting the site and for taking a moment to find out what it’s all about.
My name is Lena, and I’ve been blogging for a while…but about serious stuff like the economy and taxes. Yuck, right?!! Well, this is the blog I’ve always wanted to have.
You see, I spend most of my days running a household, working from home, and being a mommy to two beautiful little girls and a squishy baby boy. As a mom who sometimes works from home, I do what I can at night and during nap times. When my kids are awake, you can find us out and about at playdates, driving to and from preschool, and spending too much money at Target. Despite working only when my kids sleep (or when I have a babysitter to help me), I manage to contribute a good amount to our annual household budget and constantly get questions from friends and former co-workers about how I am able to do that.
Personal Finance from the Perspective of a Stay-at-Home Mom
Just like any work-from-home mom, I sometimes find myself going a little bit crazy trying to do it all. I’ve always wanted a blog where I can write about this juggling act (as if I needed something else to do, right?!).
This will be the place for me to address the questions I receive about how I’m able to afford to stay at home and how I make money from home.
Before I quit my job to be a stay-at-home-mom, my husband and I saved my entire income for over a year, and we continued our extremely frugal ways well after the birth of our first child, until we almost went nuts! We’ve since learned to be a little less crazy when it comes to living on less, but I still spend the majority of my non-baby moments planning our finances, meal planning, making investing decisions, volunteering, working online, couponing, and pursuing different ways to make extra money from home.
The Equation: Making a Lot = Saving a Lot + Giving a Lot
I am a big fan of combining a frugal mindset with an entrepreneurial drive to optimize savings while maximizing income. This will be the theme behind many of my posts on WhatMommyDoes.
I will share my best strategies for saving money, and I hope to document as many of my home business adventures as possible. I’ll even occasionally throw in some fun stuff like playdate ideas and my thoughts in general about being a stay-at-home-mom to my little boogers. :=)
It is my hope that every one of my readers will follow me on this journey to achieve financial independence. For me, financial independence means not having to worry about my own future so I can spend my time helping others.
I believe life is too short to spend all of it filling your pocketbook. Part of what this blog will focus on is how I try to fit in plenty of charitable pursuits in addition to taking care of my family.
Choosing The Name WhatMommyDoes
I went through many website names before choosing What Mommy Does. Mom’s Little Birdie, Busy Mom Stuff, and Managing Us were all names I considered. But I think What Mommy Does encapsulates everything I could possibly want to see covered on this website. Mommies do a little bit of everything under the sun. This is my place to share all of that.
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