The Prudent Homemaker
First off I need to say that I should let Joquena or Bethany review this amazing site because they are the ones who told me about it. That being said, sorry guys, but you snooze you lose.
I became a follower of The Prudent Homemaker a couple years ago. My husband and I decided to become dedicated to paying off debt (thanks for the push to be responsible recession) and therefore needed to lower monthly expenses. One of our largest budget categories was groceries.
My sister Joquena (the frugal one) jumped at the chance to educate me on all the ways I could cut monthly costs. I knew that we would never be the family to make our own soap and napkins, but I could cut back on pre-packaged snack foods and meals. Thus began my journey into The Prudent Homemaker website.
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You can’t help but be instantly drawn into The Prudent Homemaker site. The pictures she takes of her recipes are stunning. I went right to work making my own snack foods. Muffins are cheap, easy and a huge hit around our house. I then started to cut down on my breakfast costs with making and freezing large batches of waffles and pancakes. The kids can heat up their own in the morning and it’s a fraction of the price of cereal.
Don’t worry my kids don’t OD on carbs. Every meal also has healthy portions of fresh fruits and veggies.
I was loving the effects of the changes on our pocketbook. I was an official follower. Like a true fan I started to discover more about the story of why the site was created.
This site is dedicated to all those who struggle to put food on the table. -Brandy
Brandy (the brains and beauty behind The Prudent Homemaker) is a stay-at-home-mother whose husband lost his job. Not knowing when he would find employment again she provided food for her family from her pantry storage. On her website she provides menu plans and shopping lists to help other families build up their pantry incase of a time of need.
When my husband got word that he might be laid off I began to build our pantry. Luckily he wasn’t, but my hard work still paid off because a few months later we doubled the size of our family and adopted three little girls. More mouths meant more food needed overnight. This time I was prepared.
If you are at a low point and struggling with income in this economy you need to check out this site. You will be inspired to be the best you can be for your family at all times. Don’t take my word. You be the judge. Check out Brandy’s site at ThePrudentHomemaker.com. Spend some time clicking around. She has her “Menus & Recipes” sorted by season and pantry only which is super helpful when meal planning.
You will also be encouraged by Brandy’s positive message that what we do as mothers is valuable.
“Homemaking is the highest, most noble profession to which a woman might aspire.” –Flora Benson
If there was a Homemaking Hall-of-Fame Brandy at the Prudent Homemaker would be in it.
Learn more about Brandy at ThePrudentHomemaker.com.
MeLisa blogs about family life and more at adoptivelegacy.com.