Mum’s Two Cents: January Musings + A Giveaway

How are you mummas? I cannot believe that this month is almost over and it has been rather silent around here. I guess that happens when life happened.

Some say January dragged on longer than they’d imagined, but I couldn’t quite agree. It seems it zoomed by rather quickly. I am still left with a number of unfinished things from my January to-do list. But I am sure I can take care of them another day.

How did this first month of 2023 treat you, mummas? I hope it will leave you with content, gratitude, and just about the right dose of optimism and positive vibes to embrace February with full enthusiasm. May we all leave this month with thankfulness in our hearts and with invaluable lessons to carry on to the next month ahead.

Giveaway alert

To jumpstart February, I am hosting my first ever giveaway for this year. Check out our Facebook and Instagram Pages for the easy peasy mechanics.

Am giving away Php500 GCash to 1 lucky follower from Facebook and Instagram. Good luck, mummas!

May we all have a legendary February! {sorry can’t help it, my not so little man and I just finished re-watching one of our fave series!} ?

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Money Matters: 5 Simple Ways to Stretch Your Budget

Finding simple ways to stretch your budget especially in this trying times is a must. Inflation is going up and prices of basic commodities and services are rising along with it. Soon it would be a challenge to live on one’s paycheck alone. Therefore, it is imperative to find simple and easy ways to stretch your monthly budget, like curbing on your spending or opting for emergency loans in the case you absolutely need them

There are numerous ways that we can stretch our monthly budget. Here are a few ideas that you might want to try this month:

Plan and cook your meals

With the alarming rate prices of food items are increasing these days, one simple way to cut down on your monthly budget is making a meal plan. Plan your weekly or monthly meals and work your grocery list around these meals. This way you will not only avoid over-budgeting when you do the grocery, but will also help you avoid ordering food. You will not only be hitting budge t goals doing this, but will also enable you to serve more delicious and healthier home-cooked meals to your family.

Earn from you passion

Our passions can also take a good chunk of our budget. If you are a plant mumma like myself, you allot a portion of budget each month to buy plants or gardening-related items. If you are into arts and crafts, you set aside a portion of your salary each month to purchase supplies and materials. But what if you can actually find ways to also earn from these passions? If you are a fledgling writer, you can offer writing services to your blogger or online influencer friends. As a plant-loving mum, you can propagate your plants and sell the propagations to other fellow plant lovers. As an arts and crafts enthusiasts, you can earn extra by selling your crafts or making crafts for other people.

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