About Mommy Octopus

Hi! I’m Erin. I’m a homeschooling mom of 4. We live in the wonderful city of Athens, GA.

Mommy Octopus was started at the end of January 2010. I have been couponing for about a year and have been sharing the deals with friends. Instead of sending out emails to all my friends, I started this blog so they could find all the deals in one place. I struggle just like everyone else trying to balance the budget and make ends meet, especially on one income.
Mommy Octopus has become a place where I can share our funny homeschool moments, our travel adventures, local events, and more.  Thanks for taking your time to check out our world.


3 thoughts on “About Mommy Octopus

  1. Erin, I am in the same boat…but I don’t homeschool. Although I’m seriously considering it. I started my site for the exact same reason. I got tired of emailing all my family and friends and just started a site last October (2010). My youngest was just 5 weeks old the week I started it. I sure hope it can grow into something that can provide us with some extra income. As of now it’s not. I’d be grateful for any advice/tips you could give me. Anyway… thanks for your hard work and I look forward to checking in with you daily.
    Rachel (The Coupon Counselor)

  2. Hi Erin. I could truly use a few more arms…we just had our 8th child last week and yes, I home school them. Actually, my oldest leaves for basic training on Monday, so I’m a little beside myself. I’ve been couponing for over 3 years now, hardcore for 2. Our grocery budget went from $1200/month to $500/month!!! (actually it averages $500.11 LOL) I just found your blog through another blog and though I live about 3 hours south of you (and am envious that I’m not closer to a Kroger!!!!!!!), your blog name caught my eye. We don’t get RP here for some reason!! thankfully our publix and cvs sell the AJC. Hope you have a great savings week! :)