Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy
Bethany House Publishers
May 1, 2009

What this book is about:

Have you been thinking about becoming a full-time stay-at-home mom? Are you trying to cut costs and save money for your family? Maybe you would just like to learn to live frugally but comfortably? Then this book is for you!

Okay, so in my opinion this book is for anyone – moms, dads, singles… anyone who would be interested in some great tips on saving money and living healthier can benefit from Miserly Moms. I find it to be an invaluable resource that I’m sure moms will love as much as I do!

Why this book is different:

There is nothing theoretical in the way Miserly Moms is written. Author Jonni McCoy has lived and practiced this way of living – she is proof that it can work. And not only that, but she has testimonials from readers (this is a reprinting) sharing their success stories as well! I’m not surprised. Reading through this book, you’ll note the ring of truth in her words – what she says makes total sense!

Refreshingly, Miserly Moms is neither boring nor a slow read. It’s so easy to find what you’re looking for and to pick and choose what tips you want to follow – I love it! And it’s written with the goal of being a stay-at-home mom in mind. I found this extremely helpful (though I’m still working part time at home) and was very interested in reading Jonni’s thoughts on working moms. Did you ever think about how money is spent by working moms? By the time you’ve paid for work clothes, convenience foods (at home and at work), gas going to and from work, daycare bills, and whatever else comes up (car expenses, etc), you’re practically paying for the privelege of working! I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be at home taking care of my kids… that’s just an aside, of course. Something I noted. I know not all of us can stay home, but if you’re wondering if it is possible to stay at home, survive, and save money – well, you’ll see that it can be done.

Anyway, on with examples of what Miserly Moms is all about…

Topics covered in Miserly Moms:

  • Budgeting
  • Food-buying tips (don’t buy everything at one store, etc)
  • Frugal and healthy recipes
  • Celebrating frugally
  • Baby care (now that’s not easy to save money on)
  • The cost of working
  • Getting the kids and husband involved in saving
  • Saving on medical expenses
  • Saving on Utility expenses
  • Craft ideas (for less!)
  • Cleaning (safer and cheaper)
  • Even a FAQ area
  • And much more!

This book is like the bible of money-saving ideas for moms. I highly recommend it and know I’ll be gifting copies to my mom friends!

Disclosure: Although Bethany House sent me this book to review, it does not affect the honesty of my review. I do not review books or products if I feel pressured to write a positive review despite what I think.

Thank you sooo much for sharing this post! :-)



3 Responses to Miserly Moms ♥ Book Review

  • wow, I think I need it.

  • sounds good, but it would be helpful to know…
    were you given a free copy of this book or did you buy it (I know more and more blogs are getting into full disclosure to avoid bias)

    I would be interested to know, since you didn't mention (not that I saw)


  • Sharon: I did receive this book from the publisher to review. However, that doesn't affect the honesty of my reviews! :-) Thanks for reminding me to put my disclosures on my reviews, though!

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