Welcome to Frugal Mum!

A bit about me…

Hi, I’m Natalie Smith – author of Diary of a Frugal Mum. I live on the Kent coast with my husband Jay, our two munchkins Finn (10) and Lola (8) and our pooch Milo. An ex-primary school teacher, I now work as a tutor alongside my role as a mum blogger.


How did it start?

There was a time when our income was very small, so I had to become pretty good at keeping costs down so that we could stay afloat. Fortunately, our finances are easier nowadays but budgeting has become a habit and, with the cost of living rising every year, we still have to be careful with our spending.

By cutting costs on every day essentials and entertaining the children on a budget, we’re able to set some money aside for the things we love to indulge in, such as theatre trips and holidays in the sun! I created this website for like-minded parents to join me on my frugal quest to enjoy life on a budget.


Where else can you find me?

I’m a guest blogger for Preloved, and have had my articles shared on pages such as Quidco, The Parent Bible and The Real Deal of Parenting.

I recently had some of my recipes and craft ideas shared on Twinkl too!


Stay in touch

I hope that you find the website useful, and enjoy following our journey. We recently began home-educating our children – which means that we have more time for fun adventures! You can see what we get up to and stay in touch on my Facebook and Instagram pages!

Good luck on your journey to frugality!

Have your cake AND eat it! 🙂

Nat x