My Story

Today’s world feels so sped up, like someone smashed the fast-forward button on our lives, and I’m on the hunt to slow it down.

Like many people, I use to live for the weekends.

With only 90 minutes between getting home from work and the kids’ bedtime, I constantly thought “There’s no way I can do [this] today, I’ll do it this weekend!”

[This] being writing a blog post, folding clothes, organizing the linen closet, whatever!

Then the weekend would come and I’d be too swamped with laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, etc. to actually enjoy spending time with my family like I wanted to.

Meanwhile I was working 40+ hours every week with a 45 minute commute each way and still barely making ends meet.

Something had to change.

Thus the Thrifty Guardian adventure began, launching in November of 2015 and allowing me to say GOODBYE to my career in Higher Education to work from home full time.

It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it. And by following my blog, you too can learn to make more of your time and money, and to fully live out a life you’ve only yet dreamt of.

The Thrifty Family

I’m a 34 year old mom living in Central Illinois with two phenomenal kids, a witty husband, and far too many pets, all of whom are rescues!

Brunette curly hair woman standing with two children at her side, a blonde boy and a brunette girl both approximmately 7 years of age