Inspirational


The Power of Nutrition: 21 Foods for a Healthier You

Are you ready to supercharge your health and vitality through the power of nutrition? Incorporating nutrient-rich foods into your daily diet can have a transformative impact on your overall well-being. …

Cultivating Optimism: 18 Strategies for a Positive Mindset

Maintaining a positive mindset is key to resilience, well-being, and overall success in life. Cultivating optimism can help you navigate challenges, overcome obstacles, and seize opportunities with confidence and enthusiasm. …

10 Budget-Friendly Home Décor Ideas to Transform Your Space

Looking to spruce up your living space without breaking the bank? You’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of budget-friendly home décor ideas that will help you transform your space …

Elevate Your Life: 14 Daily Practices for Tangible Personal Growth

Ready to take your personal growth journey to the next level? Incorporating small, tangible practices into your daily routine can lead to significant positive changes in your life. From expressing …

Money


12 Budget-Friendly Meals for Feeding a Crowd of Hungry Mouths

What is it like to feed a large family on a very tight budget? Here are some of my strategies. First, let me give you a bit of my background. …
family budget

6 Tips for How to Manage the Family Budget to Save Money This Fall

Fall is when most of us are thinking about things like getting the kids back in school and planning Halloween costumes.  However, it’s also the precursor to the holiday season, …
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7 Fun Family Fall Activities That Won’t Hit Your Budget

The leaves have started to change color, jack-o-lanterns have taken over all the neighbor’s patios, and pumpkin spice lattes are back on the Starbucks menu.  Yes, the fall season is …

Banking on Equality: Financial Inclusion in a Divided Economy

As wealth inequality widens, this gap underlines a shortfall in financial accessibility for vast segments of society. The need for a more inclusive monetary system is increasingly urgent. The government …

Travel


Original Wisconsin Ducks – A Must Do in the Dells

Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian. When I told my husband about the Ducks in Wisconsin during our vacation a few years back, he was confused …

The Very Best Places to Travel With Kids

Traveling with kids can be a daunting task whether you have one child or multiple. As such, you may be putting off traveling until your kids are older. But it’s …

6 Budget-friendly Things To Do in Bali To Beat The Winter Blues

It’s official: people in the Northern Hemisphere have traded their screen doors for snow tires. Meanwhile, the monsoon season hasn’t kept Bali’s doors from remaining open. The benefit for the …

14 Best Beaches in Florida to Visit at Least Once

If you’re looking for a great beach getaway, look no further than Florida. The Sunshine State is home to some of the best beaches in the country. Below we’ll review …

Home & DIY


10 Clever Ways to Fix a Sagging Curtain Rod

Elevating the aesthetics of your home is no small feat, and finding the perfect curtain plays a significant role in the process. This is especially true when your home receives …

Kinetic Sand vs Playdoh

Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian. Kinetic sand and Play-Doh are two favorites in this house, but only one can be played with unsupervised…can you guess …

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Backyard Naturally

Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian. Keeping mosquitoes away from your backyard is probably an annual battle, isn’t it? We’re in Central Illinois and looking for …

15 Alternatives to Candy for Goodie Bags

Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian. Putting together a child’s birthday party is a lot of work. Even if you’re not being super extra with the …

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