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Hi, I’m Regan Barnes from Momivate, and this is your two-minute Mom Tip empowering you to elevate your mothering experience.
Today's tip is a book report. I'm going to share with you an older book called The Complete Tightwad gazette. The author is named Amy Decision. That's how you pronounce it like the word decision, but it's spelled DACYZCYN (and we have a link to purchase it on amazon on our affiliate page!) So many of the principles are timeless that you’ll barely notice that it’s a classic from the 90s.
Amy has lived such a thrifty life, so she has a wealth of information to share, and she has fun sharing it -- her writing is witty and inviting.
Sometimes the subject of saving (not spending) can come across as depressing, and requiring rigorous self discipline. In Amy's book, however, economizing is an adventure! She’s guiding us on a pursuit to find creative and ingenious ways to combat how expensive life is. We feel like celebrating every time she helps us figure out how to pinch those pennies.
Amy is also primarily a mom, so it definitely feels like everything applies to our current profession: there are birthday party ideas, insights on how to grocery shop effectively and go garage "sale-ing;" she covers, fixing up the house, from decor to repairs. There are recipes and even instructions on how to make up your own recipes. Traveling often seems out of the question for those of us on a strict budget, but she even addresses this topic in a way that opens the way. She even teaches us how to save TIME, since, after all: Time is money.
And that's why Momivate shares our tips in just two minutes, so that you have time left to practice what we preach!
Read Amy’s book, Mama, then share if this elevates your mothering!
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Because sometimes our attention span has to match our children's. Audio and transcript included!