My name’s Cass and I write The Diary of a Frugal Family which is my blog all about my family.
Lots of people ask me why I write this blog and I always say the same thing – The main reason I write it is because I want to make sure that we don’t forget a single one of the memories that we make as a family. It’s really important to me as both my lovely Mam and my brother died of Cancer a few years ago which really brought it home to me that we should make the most of every moment that we have together. All I have of them now are my memories and a few photographs and I’m determined that if anything every happens to me, my children will have as many memories and photos as possible to remember me by.
My plan is to get the blog made into a book for the children when they are older so they remember all the happy times we had while they were growing up (by make into a book, I don’t mean I have aspirations of being a real life writer, I just mean I’ll print it out, punch holes in it and stick it in a pretty folder).
The second reason is kind of linked to the first. In the spirit of making the most of every moment, I was very aware that working full time meant that I wasn’t spending as much quality time as I wanted with my children. We couldn’t afford for me to drop to part time so we had to drastically change our spending habits and make some life changes to free up the money to allow me to do this.
We’re far from perfect but the changes we’ve made so far mean that I’ve now been able to afford to reduce my hours at work. I’m now able to drop the kids off at breakfast club on a morning and be there again to pick them up from school which is fantastic. We still have a long way to go, some debt to pay off and a lot more money to be saved and made and I hope that you’ll be right here with us, following our journey.
The Diary of a Frugal Family is a complete mish mash of family fun, money saving tips and foodie ideas with lots of cupcakes and smiley faces thrown in too.
Thanks for reading x x
PS Just so you know, I’m not hardcore frugal! I’m not comfortable with having a cold house to save money or any other taking moneysaving to the extreme ideas. I have massive respect for those who do but I’m more common sense frugal. I have lots of ideas to save money – some you may know and do, some you might know but never get round to doing and hopefully, loads of suggestions that you never thought of.
Oh, and the main reason that we try to live frugally is so we can have money to do things together as a family. Because to me, it’s ALL ABOUT FAMILY x x