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- by Sara McFarland
Top Parenting Blogs to Help You Manage First-Year Finances
In this technologically advanced era of information, many stay-at-home moms and dads are opting to share struggles, stories, tips and, most importantly, financial advice through online blogs. These family-centric blogs are run by real parents, experiencing real struggles who want to share their parenting cost-savings journeys with others.
Many of these blogs have spawned into actual businesses for the parent, providing advice and information that other parents find helpful and applicable to their own lives. When it comes to being a new mom or parent, the details you have to think about are immense. From patient-financing options for your newborn to pregnancy costs and out-of-pocket medical expenses, the particulars can be overwhelming. Below, we list some of our favorite parenting blogs to help you better manage your first-year finances.
This site is an indispensable resource for new moms and moms to be. From blogs centered around children of all ages to pregnancy-related content, this blog is an all-encompassing look at the world of moms. The blog is crammed with money-saving content and frugal living advice for new moms.
Candace began her blog Frugal Mom to share her adventures in frugal living while homeschooling five growing boys. After her husband left a corporate job that made him unhappy, Candace began researching ways their large brood could survive on a much lower salary. The blog centers on finances, beauty, family fun, frugal living, recipes and working from home.
After Tracie and her husband figured out a way to work themselves out of $35,000 in debt, she began her blog as a way to help other families do the same. Much of her content is focused on living a debt-free life by finding online deals, couponing and sharing money-management tips and steps for getting out of debt.
Single moms unite! This blogger aims to share her experience as a single mother balancing money and business and relationships while running a household. Emma cites that 10 million unmarried moms head families and shows how it’s possible for an unmarried woman to raise a healthy and happy family while also balancing a business and career. If you’re a first-time single mother, this blog is your one-stop shop for all things devoted to professional single moms.
This blog offers finance tips, grocery store deals, shopping deals, a comprehensive coupon database, cost-effective recipes and business advice for parents looking to be more savvy when it comes to their spending. Blogger Crystal prides herself on taking her couponing habit learned from her mother and translating it to real money saved in her own family.
When she’s not busy homeschooling seven kids (yes, you read that correctly), Toni is running the Happy Housewife blog. As a military wife to a husband who is often gone, she started this blog in 2008 as a resource for mothers to better manage their homes using real-life tips and budgeting experience. With seven kids’ worth of practice, her frugality tips are extremely helpful for new parents, from saving take-out condiments to visiting the library for books and movies.
Advice for managing first-year finances is abundant through these and other parenting blogs around the web. Learn about medical loans for pregnancy and patient financing options available to help pay for your child’s first-year medical costs. Find out ways to save on prescriptions and simple ways to help your family eat healthily without spending your entire monthly food budget on one whirlwind trip to Whole Foods!
You can connect with many of these bloggers through their websites or social media accounts and have your questions answered straight from the source. So, whether you’re first time parents going through the struggle together or a single-mother finding ways to save wherever you can – you can be confident in knowing that you’re not the first one to ever face these challenges and you certainly won’t be the last!
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