About Me

Hello!  I’m Nicole!

I am a blogger, a new mom, a newlywed wife to my incredible husband, and a follower of Jesus.  I love my sweet overexcited pug and my lap cat—though they both add an extra dose of crazy to our home.  I absolutely love to read, and to share what I have struggled with as a new mommy in the hope of helping others.

Our Story

When my husband and I found out that we were expecting a bundle of joy, we knew I had to quit my job to be a stay-at-home mom.  My career was inflexible, I worked odd hours, and after researching child care—we discovered that it would cost almost ALL of my paycheck just for childcare.   If that wasn’t enough motivation, I knew that God was calling me to be a stay-at-home mom.

But we didn’t know how to do it.  We were absolutely panicked about how we could be able to afford this child. I was so overwhelmed by the fear that I could not afford to take care of my own child that my hair literally started falling out. We gave it all up to God, reorganized our life and our budget, and I was able to quit my full time job to be a stay-at-home mom just in time for our little one’s birthday. I want to help other parents find peace in knowing it is possible for them to do the same.

What this Blog is All About

House of Hermens is for parents who feel lost, overwhelmed, and broke—and they have children depending on them, or are expecting a child.  Maybe you want to be a single income family, but don’t believe it is possible—or maybe you just want to stop living paycheck to paycheck.  I want to help you find financial peace—and peace in your home.

If this is your first time visiting, start by reading How to Cut Your Expenses in Half, and What Happens When You Lift Your Troubles to God.  These will bring you up to speed on how we have started a new frugal lifestyle.

On this site you will find topics about raising a baby on a budget, household budgeting, parenting, faith, and even a few inexpensive recipes.  I want to give you as many tools as I can so that you can survive parenthood on a budget and a prayer—just like we do!

Contact Me

The best way to stay connected is to subscribe to the blog, but you can also find me on FacebookInstagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.  And of course, you can always shoot me an email at [email protected]—I would love to hear from you!