The goal possessed at present is to pay bills on time and save as much as is reasonable. As the head of household it seems wise to forego any additional expenses such as fast food or coffee based drinks just to penny pinch. This is a good plan and might take you over the top by the end of the month in savings. It's better to be in the black by that time than in the red since it's harder to dig yourself out of a ditch later.
Bills come due at exactly the same time each and every month. So, it's easy to prepare for what lies ahead in terms of the monies that will be due on set dates. Given the predictability of the bill pattern it's possible to work with this schedule and still, every once in a while, enjoy that coffee or those fries. Being cautious is the only way to conserve especially when the income that you currently receive is less than what you want.
On the subject of unsatisfactory wages, this is where mentioning a home business is appropriate. Why not start a project at home for which money can be earned? Brainstorm through some ideas and get to the point of narrowing the list to several start-ups. This can be anything from bookkeeping to sewing. There are many options and it's best to do whatever doesn't bore you. With this list the power to implement is yours and it's incredibly fathomable to get several ideas going at once.
As the head of household is pays to look into varying methods of gaining extra money. Everyone wants to be financially stable and as such must get into gear by pursuing the right interests. Moving beyond the regular set of bills, it would be exceedingly nice to have plenty extra funds for both the incidentals and accidentals as they arise. Take it as a free tip and create a different source of income to make yourself comfortable.