One way to save money, especially when you are staying home with young children, is to learn to make your own products. Anyone can do this, but it does take time. The best thing is, once you have learned what you like to make yourself, you can save a lot of money over the course of years of making things.
At a garage sale this summer, I found this neat book. It's an older book, but sometimes I actually prefer older ones. Sometimes they contain hard to find recipes and usually cost next to nothing. I found this one for .25!
This book has recipes for a lot of different types of products you can make yourself at home. Here are a couple of examples:
I like that it gives the cost of ingredients and how much you can save. These dollar figures are from 1987 so they are outdated. However, the savings amounts can give you a good idea of how much you can save per product. Some have a much larger margin than others in savings. This can help you decide what to choose to make.
This book, since it is so old, can be bought for .01 on Amazon plus postage and handling. So, you could purchase this book for a total of $4.00! You can probably save much more than that using some of the recipes. Here is a link to the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0060960574/ref=tmm_pap_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=1474993513&sr=8-1