Hi everyone! It's been awhile since I visited so I thought I'd reintroduce myself. My name is MaryLou and I live in Southern California. I joined the forum looking for ways to save money. I am small business owner who's struggling to make ends meet so I am hoping that any tips that I find here can help save money. While I was pregnant with my son I spent less time cultivating my business so that I may concentrate in having a healthy pregnancy. My son now 18 months old and now that he is a bit older I have been able to invest more time into my business but it has been an uphill battle.