Super Savin Momma – an Interview with Cathy R
We love real tips by real moms saving you money. We are delighted to bring you the first in our series of interview with Super Savin Momma – Cathy R
Tell me about your family and your blog?
I’m a mom of 2 grown children ages 21 & 26, a 14 year old daughter, 2 grandson’s ages 5 &7 and a 4 month old granddaughter. My family is my life and I live every day to see them grow and become great children and adults. I’m a frugal blogger and $uper $avin’ Momma is my blog where I post about coupons, deals, freebies…most anything free, I post about. I love to help other save money and that’s my mission with my blog. I love what I do and wouldn’t have my life any other way!
What is one thing about you that not many people know?
One thing that people may not know about me is that I’m terrified of heights…just watching someone on the top of a building on TV, makes my heart beat fast!
What was your biggest challenge being a mom?
My biggest challenge being a mom is raising my kids with respect, good manners, to get good grades in school and seeing them grow up with good morals.
What are the main things kids do that you wish they wouldn’t?
I wish my kids wouldn’t laugh when I try to prepare a family meal…I’m not the greatest cook, so they always give me a hard time! It makes me laugh though, so it’s ok!
What common mistakes do you see moms doing that you wish they wouldn’t?
Disciplining children in public places. It tears me apart to see a mom spank or yell at a child when I’m at the grocery store or any other public place. I don’t spank my kids or yell at them, so it’s really hard to watch this and not do anything about it, but know my place. There are other ways to discipline children without resorting to abuse. What works for my family, is talking about what they have done that is not appropriate and what we can do to change this.
What are your top 10 tips for moms?
1. Be patient, as they say, patience is a virtue!
2. Set aside family time at least once per week, if not more, to spend on special game time or movie night with the family.
3.Take time out for each child individually each week to make them feel special. It gives your child a chance to express their feelings to you.
4. Take a time out for yourself. We all need to do this even though at times it seems impossible, but is a must to save your sanity!
5. Eat dinner with the family for extra family time. Eating together as a family offers us a time to talk about our day and to find out how your child’s day went.
6. Watch your budget – Budget wisely and only pay cash if possible. Nowadays, it’s so easy to get into debt with credit cards.
7. Use coupons when you can – To help with your budget, think about using coupons when shopping, you’d be surprised how much you end up saving that can go towards other things for the family!
8. Keep a positive attitude – it will show in your kid’s attitudes!
9. Find frugal things for the kiddos to do at home, like arts & crafts, building a tent out of blankets (kids love this), camping in the backyard, etc.
10. Most of all, have fun being a mom, it’s the greatest job you’ll ever have!
What are your favorite brands and where do you buy them?
I Love P&G Brands and do a lot of shopping at Walmart & Target where I find great deals and use coupons to make them even better deals or even get them FREE!
What are your contact details (this is optional, email, blog, facebook, myspace, forums etc) ?
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Super-Savin-Momma/122016071186845
Facebook Friend Page: https://www.facebook.com/SuperSavinMomma
Who would you recommend and why?
I would recommend Desiree Glaze of Wee Share http://www.weeshare.net/. She’s a great mom, wife and blogger and is so inspiring to others.
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