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Make Money in Self Publishing with Amazon KDP

Make Money in Self Publishing with Amazon KDP

When it comes to self publishing through Amazon, otherwise known as KDP, there are far too many touting how easy it is to make money. Can you make money self publishing through Amazon? Absolutely. But is it easy money? Well...let's talk about that. What is KDP? KDP...

How To Find Odd Jobs In Your Neighborhood

How To Find Odd Jobs In Your Neighborhood

One of the only downsides to finding a side hustle online is that they typically have a delay in their payout. Remember being a kid and mowing a lawn and immediately having cash in your pocket? That's a great feeling, and it's one you can recapture in your very...

Throwing a Sloth Themed Birthday Party

Throwing a Sloth Themed Birthday Party

My daughter is obsessed with sloths so for her 7th birthday, we of course had to throw a sloth themed birthday party! While sloths are absolutely adorable and seem to be trending, I found there wasn't a lot in terms of sloth themed birthday party ideas. So if you've...

Spooky Fun Alternatives To Trick or Treating

Spooky Fun Alternatives To Trick or Treating

I don't know about your kids, but mine look forward to trick-or-treating every single year. We're given so few years comparatively to enjoy this Halloween activity, and I feel like 2020 stole one from us. This year, though, we're hoping everyone can trick-or-treat...

Best Spooky Bedtime Books For Kids Who Love Scary Stories

Best Spooky Bedtime Books For Kids Who Love Scary Stories

My kids absolutely love scary stories, even at bedtime! They're in first and second grade, so while we're still very mindful about what's read to them before bed, they love spooky books. Both my husband and I grew up with the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books....

Why I Follow the Montessori(ish) Method

Why I Follow the Montessori(ish) Method

Despite being over 100 years old, the Montessori Method seems to be gaining in popularity. It's no wonder, though - Montessori has a lot to offer! While I wouldn't say I'm a strict Montessori mom, there are definitely pieces of the Montessori philosophies that I have...

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Amber Temerity Lozzi

Founder of ThriftyGuardian.com, Amber is a money wise mama looking to help other parents lead rich lives.

She lives in Springfield, IL with her two kids, husband, and more pets than she cares to admit to.

She also works as an online business strategist at AmberLozzi.com.