We did a tour of Dollar General to see what they offer in the way of discounts. Some easy and cheap meal ideas. Family time that is free and fun. Advertisements Continue reading Dollar General tour, a couple cheap dish ideas, evening family walks.
Welcome to our life. It is filled with coffee, homeschooling, bread baking in the oven, and attempting to grow as much of our food as possible in a small backyard. I love being a housewife and work daily to work under one small income that keeps shrinking. Despite the budget cuts as of lately, I meet the challenge with gusto and creativity. The simple and frugal life offers so many joys and opportunities that it is one to embrace and not take for granted or wish for something else. I am also an author of many homemaking books and fiction … Continue reading Housewife, writer, coffee drinker, and seeker of inner bliss.
Please join me on my YouTube Channel. I love it over there and post almost daily with everything on frugal living, weight loss, being vegan, zero spending months, homemaking, homeschooling, anything to do with home economics, cooking, cleaning, being a housewife and writer, parenting, and spiritual food for the soul. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCocnOOOqmDAk1qBGn5AZd-g?view_as=subscriber Here is a video from the other day. Continue reading Coffee with Kate.
Forgot that this is free as an ebook for the next 4 or 5 days. This is a compilation of write ups on everything from homemaking, building a writing career whilst raising a family, and thoughts on God and the spiritual life. I had to clean up a few political issues and I promise the book is free of anything controversial. It can be read now and then for some inspiration just as one would read my blogs since it is a years worth of blogging. Continue reading Another free ebook starting today. The Housewife is a Writer.
What are your goals for the New Year? Are they meaningful, fun, playful, important? Is it the same boring goals from last year that didn’t happen or are they new and exciting? Are you setting goals that can actually be accomplished, that will be set up in bite-sized pieces? I enjoy reflecting on the year that has passed, the ups and downs, the accomplishments, the gifts, the pains and hardships, the blessings that came with the hardships. Now I begin to plan for next year. I’m a strong believer in Manifestation and with the energy of the Creator and the … Continue reading New Years Goals.
It’s been a busy and productive year for the Singh family. We purchased our first home, which was a blessing and miracle right there. Arjan started homeschooling. I’m learning how to build my own food forest and tiny, mini farm. We have a new community and that includes all the amazing people I’ve met on this blog and now the YouTube Channel. It’s time for gifting! I love giving things away but I’ve already done that recently so I’ll put all the books at .99 cents since I can only do freebies every so many months. I’m setting … Continue reading Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!! All books .99 cents to the end of January. Let’s set some goals!
We had some visitors this weekend. Both visitors came from very different financial stories. Both are similar in one way. One couple that visited are new friends and then the other group was made up of Grannie and her grandson that were here to have a sleepover. As us women drank my fancy new Americanos that I make from my new stovetop espresso maker, the new friend told some of her stories. She and her husband had owned three stores, a gas station, huge house, and lived a luxurious life that included a lot of shopping to the tune of … Continue reading How to have an abundant life on a fixed income.
First I’ll start by saying, “humor!” and lots of it. A great sense of humor will get you through a lot. I’m rotating three books at this point. Urban Monk by Pedram Shojai is one that I’m quickly skimming through along with Better Off by Eric Brende and Made From Scratch by Jenna Wonginrich. I’m really enjoying these books because they talk about my favorite topics. Turning it off, unplugging and the negative impact of all this technology and those dang cars. Urban Monk deals with today’s stresses due to trying to keep up with the Jone’s (who the hell are these Jones?) … Continue reading How to raise a family and tend to a home with little stress and a whole lot of cheer.
(This was me with my first little baby boy Arjan) It’s raining here in Yuba City. It’s been one of those dark gray days filled with rain that promises a lush spring to come next year. I have filled the house with warmth and glowing large cranberry red candles that have names like “holiday berry” and “warm winter spices”. My kitchen has been a hub of beans bubbling in the large crockpot, udon noodles and vegetables simmering on the stove, the counter busy with chopped salads, winter avocados, Roma tomatoes, and flour tortillas I’ve been cooking on the grill, along … Continue reading Becoming a housewife and mother in your 40’s.
How does a family of three adults and two children, two dogs, a cat, and 5 hens, make it on one gas station manager’s salary? How about if they live in Northern California where a house cost an average of $600K in some areas and $350K in less expensive areas? Now, we don’t live in a city or the bay area. I used to when I was single and it was long ago when it was still affordable. I don’t think it would be possible today. The housing market is at an all-time high…again, and rents have skyrocketed as well. … Continue reading How a family of 5 can make it on one small income.