I want to start off by saying how much this site and my readers have truly meant to me over the past 3 years. Since starting the website in 2010 I had no idea it would grow to what it is today… nor did I know how attached I would get to so many people I’ve never actually met! This website has not only been a pure passion for me but a wonderful release when I needed to ‘get away’. Also a place not only to share the best deals I find but to also connect and get advice from so many wonderful people.
I honestly appreciate all the readers, new and old, who have shared in chats on Facebook… check the site daily for deals and have shared in my passion for Thrifty Wifey and saving money. And that is why this decision I have made has taken me 6 months of struggling, debating and many many many late night conversations with the hubby as to where I want to go with everything.
Since having our first baby in June, Chloe, life has been rather stressful in my household to say the least! Raising a newborn I have come to realize that being a stay at home mom requires so much work if I want to really be there for my little girl, and I do. I have an amazing opportunity not many women are blessed with, I get to stay home and be there for my baby girl 24/7. I get to be the one to see her very first steps.. hear her first words and spend time just playing with her and being mom. It is an amazing blessing and one I don’t want to take advantage of in any way.
Having her has also made me realize not only that I want to be the best mom I can for her.. I also want to give her more than I ever had (doesn’t every parent?). Which is why I’ve also decided to go back to college and get my degree so I can give her the best life I possibly can. So as you can see.. going to school.. being a full time mom and also running my other passion of graphic design at PixelMeDesigns.com I have had to come to a decision and let the website go.
It is NOT closing down, in fact I think it will be a hundred times better than it ever was! A wonderful lady is stepping in and taking over who has a passion for saving money and is truly a genuine person who I trust to take very good care of you guys! I will not disappear completely, I will still be helping her post deals and chat on Facebook every once in awhile but I am taking a major step back and letting someone else continue on in my place.
I have pondered with this decision for months and my heart feels at ease with it, I feel like it’s time to take that next step in life and give my little girl everything I possibly can which is going to require a lot of work and time with raising her and going to school. I want to thank you all for being there and reading and checking the site daily and I hope to continue to be able to chat with you from time to time and share a few deals here and there! But I know Jenetta will be an amazing person to run this site and I hope you guys enjoy all she has to offer and the amazing things she will no doubt do!
My name is Jenetta and I have known Laura for about a year now from the blogging world.. she is one awesome person!! And I am so glad she is staying on to help me out at Thrifty Wifey.
So, let me tell you about myself.. I am married and a mom of two adopted daughters from Foster Care. They are 6 and 7 and have been with our family for over 3 years. It has been a roller coaster ride.. but that said I am still a big advocate for foster adoption and adoption in general.
I have been thrifty ever since I could remember. As a child I was always going to yard sales, looking for deals at stores and heading to the clearance aisle. As a teenager not much changed, only the stores I shopped at!! Even in college I was on the look out for coupons and deals.
When my husband and I married.. the wedding was definitely budget and coupons were used..lol.
So in 2008 I took the plunge and started blogging over at Frugal Freebies and Deals in order to share my thrifty ways with others. So I am super excited to start sharing all those deals, coupons and freebies over here, too at Thrifty Wifey with Laura.
I am looking forward to our journey together!
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