Blogger Spotlight: Family Friendly Frugality

 Blogger Spotlight: Heather at Family Friendly Frugality

If you had asked me ten years ago if I would ever start a blog about frugal living, I would have said two things (and I’m positive I would have had exactly these two things to say):

  1. What is a blog?
  2. Nah, I’ll be rich in ten years. You know, making $25,000 a year.

I was only 18, so please forgive me. The truth is, I was very naive about finances then and for quite awhile after that point. It wasn’t until about a year ago that I finally started to realize there was a better way to live life. A way that didn’t include living paycheck to paycheck and dropping $300+ at the grocery store each week. It was at that time that I decided to embrace frugal living.

It hasn’t been a walk in the park. There is a lot of misinformation out there and there are some pretty hurtful stereotypes surrounding frugal living. In addition, there are also a lot of extremists and frugal living zealots that shun you if you eat anything but fresh baked bread or spend more than $40 a week on a load of groceries. Finding a happy medium that would work for our family required a lot of research, a lot of shrugging things off (both online and in real life situations with friends and family who simply did not understand) and a lot of patience.

I started Family Friendly Frugality to be that frugal living blog that just makes you feel good about living a frugal life while giving you grace wherever you might need it. I never want a reader to be overwhelmed or to feel like they have to do as much, as little or more than I do to live a true frugal lifestyle. What exactly is that anyway? My goal is to arm everyone who stumbles upon my blog with the knowledge I’ve gained so far about saving money, stretching my dollar and raising our family within our means. Family Friendly Frugality is a frugality blog with a personal touch. You’ll find recipes, activities to do with your children, money saving tips, great deals and so much more. It’s my way of giving back to the frugal living community for giving us the wonderfully fulfilling life we have today. I think it’s important to pay knowledge forward, so that’s what I do.

I hope you’ll stop by and stay while!

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  1. says

    Wow, I know the feeling! Been there, dealt with that! I have never had the income to be able to spend $300.00 at the grocery store, but I had a hard time getting what I needed instead of only what I wanted. Going about knowing what to get at the grocery store for what price is a struggle, no matter which way you approach it, (overspending or not know what to spend!). Thank you for being a guest blogger here. I found you through this site. I found this site through a blog hop!

    Newly following from the It’s Almost Friday Hop.

    Leetah East

  2. says

    Welcome to frugal living and great to see another person/family practicing it. Not just by saving, you can also wisely manage your finance by learning the financial systems in the country which you reside. I particularly enjoy Jean Chatzky advice (NBC financial editor) on finance.

    I am content with my life, I feel the inner richness in the midst of disasters that unfolded around the world that I am safe, my family and friends are safe and doing ok. I have a great future, and potential. Financial security also contributes to this inner stability and peace.

    Knowing that I am making some progress every day, every month, there is no way to turn back. Only move forward for a brighter tomorrow. And that itself is wealth. Good health is wealth. And having all of that is good enough.

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