About The Homemaker Project

Well, I never expected this to happen.

My dream was to be in a successful career.  Dressing in pantsuits and leading board meetings was what I wanted.  Many career paths have appealed to me: I wanted to be an entertainment lawyer at 16, a children’s television director at 20, and a college professor at 24.

Now here I am: 26 and a reluctant homemaker.  As I figure out this whole “make ends meet on little more than 1 income,” you are welcome to join me for the journey.  My husband and I are fairly ingenious, so there might be some things you can take away from this.

My goals of this site are as follows:

  1. Inform you of our struggles.  Many, many people in the U.S. have recently been the recipient of a layoff, cutback, or downsizing.  This is generally not their fault.  Nevertheless, millions in the U.S. are now trying to make ends meet on one income.  My husband and I are no exception.  Here is how us millions are living.
  2. Show you ways to save money.  As I figure it all out, I’ll share it with you–I promise.  Living on one income in an economic system designed for two incomes is more than tricky.  It feels like a minefield.  Grocery shopping with the intention of spending a little as humanly possible while worrying that buying one more grocery item (even an on-sale generic item) will literally bounce your checkbook is terrifying.  It’s not fun.  But is it becoming more common for more people.
  3. Make you laugh.  If the millions of downsized employees cannot laugh at something, then their lives would suck entirely.  Laugh with me–and at me–as I learn how to do so many things that I didn’t think I would ever need to know how to do.  It will be entertaining, I promise.

I do hope you’ll stick around.


1 Response to About The Homemaker Project

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