Hi there! Thank you so much for stopping by MamaCheaps.com!
My name is Devon and I started this blog in February, 2009. I just celebrated my 11th wedding anniversary with my wonderful husband. He is an electrical estimator by day and a volunteer firefighter by night. We have two super awesome kiddos, Lily (age 8) and Landon (age 3).
My educational experience includes a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (minors in Spanish and Special Education) and a Masters of Science in Applied Technology. I hold a permanent Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate for K-6 and am a certified Special Education teacher K-12.
I taught elementary school for 7 years before leaving the teaching world to stay at home with my oldest child. This blog that began as a hobby while on maternity leave quickly evolved into a full-time career. I love writing pieces on everything from money saving advice to travel reviews and DIY projects.
A little bit about how my blog began:
When we brought our daughter home from the hospital in September, 2008, we spent those first few (sleep deprived) days doing two things: watching her in awe and fascination and witnessing the biggest crash that the economy has seen in our lifetime. Suddenly our nest egg didn’t seem so big. With a little bit of effort, we were surprised to learn how many money-saving ideas there really are – and knew we had to publish them for others to see.
Look around, share us with your friends and family, and enjoy!
We are a PR friendly family and love checking out new products and places. We offer product reviews, brand ambassadorships, video reviews, press trip attendance and more. Email Devon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press and Partnerships
NBC 10 (Philadelphia), Consumer Alert Feature Story (March, 2009)
MyPHL17 (Philadelphia), Consumer Alert Feature Story (April, 2009)
Diaperpail.com (Munchkin & Arm and Hammer), Featured Blogger (November, 2009)
WLCNTV.com (Port City Live News, South Carolina), Featured Website Editor (December, 2009)
The Doctors (National Broadcast), Featured Website (November, 2010)
Twizzlers Traveling Family, Featured Blogger (June, 2011)
WPVI 6ABC (Philadelphia), Saving with 6ABC Feature Story (June, 2013)
WPVI 6ABC (Philadelphia), Saving with 6ABC Feature Story (April, 2014)
Fox29 News (Philadelphia), MyFoxPhilly Live Segment on Saving at Consignment Sales (April, 2014)
Feature Article, Becoming Family (Summer, 2015)
Blogger Bash Ambassador (Summer, 2015)
Savers Thrift Store Grand Opening Blogger (Spring, 2016)
BJ’s Wholesale Club Ambassador (2016)
Safety 1st Blogger (2016)
Hersheypark Sweetest Moms Ambassador (2017)
Hewlett-Packard HP Smart Moms Panel (2017)
Netflix Stream Team Blogger (2013 – present)
Brands that I have worked with include: ACME, ALDI, Arden Theatre Co, AT&T, Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale, Blogger Bash, Britax, Campbell’s, Choice Hotels, CLIF, Coleman, Cosco, Crayola, Cross Pens, CVS, Disney, Dole, Dutch Wonderland, Ebay, Fairy Tales Hair Care, Fellowes, Fisher-Price, Franklin Institute (Philadelphia), GhostBed, Groupon, H2OGo!, Harvest Snaps, Hasbro, Hershey Entertainment Company, Hewlett-Packard, Hickory Farms, Huggies, iSwimband, Jimmy Dean, Joe’s Crab Shack, Joovy, Just Between Friends Consignment Sales, Just Pretend Kids, KidzVuz, Kids Headquarters, Kingdom Strollers, Knoebels Amusement Resort, Lake Morey Resort, LeapFrog, Lunchbox Love, Macaroni Grill, MAM, McCormick, Moose Toys, Nature’s Harvest, Nestle, Netflix, Nutrisystem, Pfizer, PinchMe, Playskool, Please Touch Museum (Philadelphia), Powerade, PP&L Electric, Pro World Inc, Purell, Prizekeepers, Quick Flics, Rotel, Safety 1st, Sam’s Club, Savers Thrift, Schoola, School Zone, SharkNinja, Silhouette America, Skyrocket Toys, SOHO Beauty, Stearns, Summer Infant, TMobile, Tiggly, TOMY, Under Armour, Verizon, Vtech, Wells Fargo Center, Walmart, Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia), Worry Eaters, Wyndham, Xfinity, Zippy Sack, Zuru Toys