Hi ladies! I'm a Californian in Finland. We are so lucky over here to have 9 months maternity leave with a very nice pay. I'll be trying to stay home after that ends though and we will have a very TIGHT budget to make it happen! Basically after food and bill, etc we will have perhaps 150-200/month, if that. I'd like to save something for a rainy day too... I just don't want to miss a thing with my LO! I'd love to hear what kind of tips/tricks you've discovered to survive on a tight budget and still have fun from time to time. Any great recipes that are inexpensive? Ideas for free activities year-round? Anything you might think would be helpful would be appreciated. You ladies are great!