This guest post from Lewis Beck

When I decided to quit my job and stay at home with my new baby, my husband and I both knew we would have to make quite a few sacrifices. It is going to be completely worth it. First of all, we would barely have enough of my salary left over after paying for daycare that it made sense for me to work. Second of all, when it came time for me to go back to work and leave my baby I just found that I couldn’t do it. To be able to make this work, we’re both aware that we will have to really watch our budget. It is not going to be without its stress, but we know this is the right decision for our family. I’ve started doing things I never thought I would, like clipping coupons and scouring the internet for the best sales on diapers, for instance. One pretty awesome thing I discovered while trolling around on the internet is that because we live in Texas we have the ability to select our energy providers and can choose the provider that offers the cheapest rate. We have been able to save a ton of money this way, and it’s taken some of the pressure off. Check out Green Mountain Electric Information to see if you might be able to save some money as well.