The Deal Mommy

TDM Manifesto

About The Deal Mommy

Dia Adams, AKA The Deal Mommy, is a real-life Mom of a teen and a tween in the DC Metro area. Between growing up foreign service and working in consulting, she built up a serious love of travel that included visiting over 40 countries and living in Thailand, China, and Ireland (where Deal Kid was born). After Deal Kid and then Deal Girl came along, she struggled balancing her passion for travel with the realities of, well, real life with two kids. She has been able to show her kids the world while still maintaining her savings and sanity. Over seven years The Deal Mommy has become a trusted community of fellow travelers who share tips and tricks and motivate each other to get out there!

A Taste of The Deal Mommy and Dia Adams around the Web: 

Dia is the author of Amazon #1 best-seller Disney World Hacks. 

Dia is an expert writer at Traveling Mom, the nation’s largest family travel network. She also serves as affiliate manager for the network. 

Dia is a regular contributor to The Points Guy Family, the leading source of miles and points information, well, anywhere. 

Moon Travel Guides named Dia in its first ever group of family travel ambassadors. Deal Mommy features are prominently featured on Moon social media. 

Flight Network named The Deal Mommy one of the World’s Best Travel Hackers.

Portskipper named The Deal Mommy one of 18 Inspirational Blogs for Family Travel. 

Babies Who Travel listed The Deal Mommy as one of the 50 best family travel blogs. 

Here’s a podcast with Vacation Mavens, and another one with Saverocity’s Observation Deck

Here’s an article in Woman’s World Magazine.

Here’s an article in Family Fun Magazine

Here’s a piece from Nasdaq’s finance section.

Here’a in interview with Rewardstock. Rewardstock was featured on Shark Tank and now counts Mark Cuban among its investors 

Here’s an interesting piece on the idea of “experts” by The Gate

The Deal Mommy Manifesto

  • It is entirely possible to enjoy your best life as you define it, no matter your means.
  • If you want nothing to happen, do nothing.
  • You may not be able to afford everything you want, but, with creativity and flexibility, you can afford more than you think.
  • 9 times out of 10, experiences are worth more than possessions.
  • Little luxuries are a must.
  • Saving money is as much of a job as making money and should be respected as such.

Wondering if  “The Deal Mommy” is a travel blog or a mommy blog?

That’s an easy one: The Deal Mommy is about both family travel and real life. So while not every post is 100% travel focused, they all serve the same goal: to help you get “the best for less”, however you define it.

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