Welcome to Kosher on a Budget! I’m glad you found me!
My name is Mara. I’m married (for 11 years) and a mom to three kids (two boys and one girl). My family lives in Kansas City, by way of Israel, by way of a bunch of Midwestern towns – and a few East Coast ones, too.
Before launching Kosher on a Budget in July of 2010, I was most recently a freelance writer, specializing in marketing communications for non-profit organizations.
Now for the personal stuff…
Five and a half years ago, my husband and I were drowning in debt and I couldn’t imagine having $100 in the bank – let alone three to six months worth of expenses.
If you came to KOAB because you are feeling overwhelmed by a mountain of debt, take heart: You’re not alone. In my series An Honest Discussion, I reveal the intimate details of our personal finance struggles and how we overcame them.
That journey changed me – and it changed our family. For the better!
Today we continue to live on a tight budget — by choice — so that we can afford to splurge on the things we really want while building a solid foundation for our family’s future.
Now I want to show you how to do it, too — whether it’s combining coupons with sales, monthly menu planning, deal hunting, or getting freebies, it is possible to stick to your budget while still living a fruitful life!
There are thousands of frugal living blogs out there, but what makes Kosher on a Budget unique is that it’s written by me — a modern Orthodox Jewish woman, raising a strictly kosher-keeping family of five.
You won’t find anything on KOAB that isn’t kosher – literally or figuratively!
Now that you know a little bit about me, I can’t wait to learn more about YOU! Leave me a comment or contact me with any questions or suggestions you might have!