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Mind the Mom Gap: Overcoming Loneliness as a Mother

A few years ago, when our son was only 6 months old, my husband and I made the choice to have a second child. Why get used to sleep again, right? And while I’d never ever change the choices made, I also never realized I’d be trapped…in the mom gap. It all started last night […]

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Why I Invest in the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit

The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit (GBT) is something you can’t help but run across right now – whether you’re a professional blogger, other online entrepreneur, or do it only for the fun of it, the GBT is everywhere. Now the question stands: is it because A) it really is that awesome or is it B) because […]

How to Create an Easy, Healthy Meal Plan on a Budget

Creating and sticking to a healthy meal plan can be tricky. We so often have the best of intentions: we develop a meal plan(ish), buy our groceries, fist pump when we’re $16 under budget, and then suddenly your two year old is screaming, the baby has a rash, and making that Pinterest-worthy quiche for dinner […]

Less Stuff, More Life

Stuff steals your joy and suffocates your life. Do you believe this? I do. I’m on a mission to become weird. Dave Ramsey says, “Don’t be broke. Be Weird”. He suggests to look at what everyone else is doing and run the other way. The Joneses want stuff: cars, houses, furnishings, clothes, and the bills […]

Kid Friendly Recipes That Your Budget Will Love

How many times have you tried to get your kids (or entire family!) to eat healthy……only to have them refuse to eat the meal you worked so hard to prepare? Getting your kids to eat healthy while staying within your budget is not easy. Getting your kids to LIKE the healthy and budget friendly food […]

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DIY Stretchmark Cream

Stretchmarks are one of the most unpleasant side effects from a pregnancy, or any type of rapid weight gain. And they are very hard to eliminate, if not impossible. Stretchmarks are even tougher than cellulite! But still there is hope! And before you jump into buying the next expensive hyped cosmetic product, try my natural […]

How I Threw a Downtown Wedding For Less Than $4,000

You may have noticed lately that ThriftyGuardian has had a LOT of guest posts and I promise it’s not because I’m getting lazy 😉 Rather (if you haven’t yet heard….) WE GOT MARRIED! 😀 So needless to say, I had to bring a few friends to help keep ThriftyGuardian running while I juggled wedding planning […]

Self care is of the utmost importance and there are plenty of ways to show yourself love without breaking the bank! Live frugal and treat yourself!

10 Ways to Show Yourself Love – For FREE!

When you hear the words ‘self care’ what comes to mind? For a very long time I thought it meant biweekly spa days – complete with massage, mani/pedi, etc.  As a busy wife and mother, that not only didn’t fit my schedule, but it certainly didn’t fit my budget!  Not only was the money literally […]

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The Non-Financial Benefits of Financial Freedom

Financial freedom sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? The thought of never again having to set up autopayments or worry about what bill is due when…Ahhh-mazing. That said, have you ever thought about the benefits of financial freedom BEYOND just freedom with your finances? Well today we’ve got Jacob from Dollar Diligence to introduce us […]

5 Ways To Heal Your Body Fast & Cheap

Today’s post is brought to you by Estefanía from Essentially Healed. Please note that these suggestions are simply that and you should always contact your doctor before making any changes to your exercise routine or diet. Thrifty Guardian in no way endorses the advice provided below. (Please note this post may contain affiliate links, which […]