Welcome to Tartan Mamma, let me tell you a bit about myself.
I’m Lesley, a working mum who lives just outside Glasgow with my husband, our two kids and dog. Right now I’m working full time hours, doing a job that takes me away from my family and means I have missed out on many special occasions. A job with very little flexibility and long, anti-social hours. A job my heart is just no longer in. A job that affects my health.
In early 2015 I was diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression and signed off work longterm. With a family to feed I had to find ways to (realistically) cut our budget.
What started as trying to find ways to save money whilst I was on reduced pay became an obsession. I read every article and every blog I could find. I kept what worked, ditched what didn’t and even found some new ideas of my own.