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Backyard Activities

Summer is here and we love to get our whole family outside having fun together! It’s a great way to make memories as a family, avoid screentime, and get some exercise after being cooped inside all winter. Check out this list of fun backyard activities for the whole family!

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Breakfast Ideas For The School Year

The school year can get really busy and one thing that can get put on the back burner is a good breakfast. But being the most important meal of the day, it’s one thing you don’t want to skimp on! We’ve rounded up over 60 great ideas so you can get your game plan on now for a successful school year.

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Considering Home Educating This Year?

No matter what your reasons, if you’re considering or have already decided to homeschool this year, this is the post for you! There is so much misinformation on this topic but as a homeschool mom of over 11 years, I’m sharing info, tips, and debunking common myths.

We’re here to help you make the most of every birthday and holiday season! We’ve got gift ideas for just about everyone! For example, we’ve got great ideas for Harry Potter Gifts, Minecraft Toys, LEGO gifts, gifts for outdoorsmen, gifts for kids who love animals, arts and crafts gifts for kids, unicorn toys, and gifts for manly men.

We’ve also got gifts for one-year-old girls, gifts for one-year-old boys, gifts for thirteen-year-old boys, gifts for five-year-old girls, gifts for six-year-old girls, and gifts for ten-year-old girls. We also have great ideas for gifts for guys in their 30’s and gifts for women too. No matter who you’re shopping for, we’ve got ideas to help in our over 50 different gift guides!

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Thrifty Nifty Mommy!

Since 2010, Thrifty Nifty Mommy has been a place where you’ll find helpful posts about affordable family life, nifty ideas, motherhood, recipes, homeschooling, giveaways, product reviews, and more. We’re so excited you’ve stopped by and hope you’ll find a lot of useful information for your family.

Looking for some delicious wintertime recipes? Our chicken noodle soup recipe is a family favorite, along with this stuffed pepper soup recipe and this southern meatballs and gravy recipe. Check out this no-bake Cherry Delight recipe for dessert!

Air Fryer Recipes

I got my first air fryer a few years ago and fell in love with it! Air fryers are a great way to cook so many of your favorite foods! Check out all of these great air fryer recipes.

All Recipes

We love to cook for our families! You can find a list of all of the amazing recipes we’ve shared on our site here.

Dessert Recipes

Do you have a sweet tooth? I love a great dessert and you are going to love these delicious dessert recipes!

It’s always great to discover a delicious new recipe! At Thrifty Nifty Mommy, we like to share recipes that are family-friendly, kid-approved, and easy for busy moms to make. Some of our most popular recipe posts are the skillet cube steak recipe, cowboy casserole, Dorito casserole, dirt pudding recipe, air fryer baked potato recipe, air fryer fried chicken, and air fryer onion rings.


Bubble Bath Slime Recipe

Kids love making slime and you’ll love this easy bubble bath slime recipe!


Easy Squirrel Feeder

This easy DIY squirrel feeder is so fun to make with kids and your squirrels will love it too!


Recycled Cardboard Craft Ideas

Save money on your crafts by using recycled cardboard! These crafts are easy to make and so much for kids!

We’re here to help you find ways to keep your kids busy! For babies and toddlers, check out these 10 high chair activities plus this list of fun activities for babies 6-12 months.

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The Coolest Gifts for 13-Year-Old Girls

Thirteen can be a tricky age to shop for. On one hand, she’s growing up and getting into more “grown-up” gifts. On the other hand, she’s still holding onto the last remaining years of childhood and still enjoys gifts for…

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We love celebrations here and we have a lot of resources to make your next birthday, anniversary, or holiday a success! Your friends and family will love this collection of funny birthday memes. Express your love by sending one of these funny I Love You memes or one of these flirty memes to your spouse.

Best Frugal And Free Ways To Celebrate Birthdays

Affordable Birthday Parties

It’s always fun to celebrate a birthday, but it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg! We’ve got ideas to keep those birthday celebrations affordable!

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

These cupcakes are so colorful – kids will love them! Not only are they colorful, but they have a great surprise on the inside!

25 Affordable Or Free Kids Activities For Your Backyard

Backyard Activities

For an affordable and fun birthday party at home, check out this list of great backyard activities that are affordable or even free!

Most Popular Blog Posts

Month after month, these posts continue to be some of the most popular posts on this site. If you haven’t read them yet, make sure you check them out!

How to DIY Nerf Gun Storage

DIY Nerf Gun Wall

Do you need a place to store all of his Nerf and dart gun weapons – we’ve got the nerf gun storage solution for you! In just a short amount of time you can create this awesome Nerf Wall in your home!

Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Donut Recipe

Air Fryer Donuts Recipe

My air fryer is one of my most used, favorite kitchen gadgets and this recipe is one of our favorites. It’s perfect as a beginner air fryer recipe! With just a few simple ingredients and about 5-8 minutes, you’ll have a great-tasting dessert!

Toy Storage Ideas that Work!

Toy Storage Ideas that Work!

Do you need to organize the toy mess? I’ve lived in various size houses, with and without a playroom, and I’ve compiled all of my best tips and ideas for toy storage that have worked! You can get your place organized in no time!