From Tears to Tying In 5 Minutes OR LESS!

Sometimes, trying to teach kids to tie can be so frustrating! With eight kids who are all different, this has proven to be more difficult with some. I think this largely depends on the temperament of each child (and how much patience we as moms have at the time!). But it really is possible to go … [Read more...]

The Five Most Popular Posts This Week 1/15

It has been a fun and BUSY week for me in everything including my home here. There has been lots of exciting things going on here and on social media, and these are the things that have been keeping readers busy as the most popular posts this week! 10 Reasons You Want a Meal Plan Kitchen … [Read more...]

Zesty Pico de Gallo

I love a good pico de gallo. I like to eat it with chips, and I like to put a few dollops on as a garnish on a Mexican dish of nearly any kind. Honestly, this one is so good I've eaten it with a spoon! But like most of the recipes here, it needs to be quick, it needs to be easy, and it ideally … [Read more...]

Creating a Master Bedroom That Is a Relaxing Haven

Having a master bedroom that is clutter free is the first step in having a master bedroom that is a relaxing haven. I find there are some steps we can take to help facilitate having a bedroom that we want to keep clutter free and that is easier to keep clutter free. If we allow our master … [Read more...]

Why My Husband and I Won’t Be Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day. Those two words often send men into a state of panic and cause women to start gearing up for a fight if they aren’t showered with enough or the “right” gifts. I realize I’m generalizing here, but the hype about Valentine’s Day is part of the reason that my husband and I won't be … [Read more...]

The 10 Most Popular Posts In 2016

It was an incredible year in 2016. Posts on cleaning, saving money, raising kids, managing time, and keeping our own sanity...they've all been here this past year. Here are the 10 most popular posts of 2016!   How to Clean Nasty Window Tracks Using One Simple Trick To the Mom Who … [Read more...]

Surviving the Winter Doldrums Exercise Plan for Kids

Surviving. This is often how I feel about winter, and last year was no exception. Each and every year, I get a bad case of the winter doldrums. January 29th. It was the day I decided that I was done with winter for the year. I was done with the stale air of having the windows closed up, and I was … [Read more...]

The Five Most Popular Posts This Week 1/1/17

Yay!!! A new year! I love blank slates, and it can't get any more blank than it is today! But, here are the five most popular posts this week! It's the Day After Christmas, Now What? The 10 Commandments For Cleaning With a Family The After Christmas Financial Hangover 10 Reasons You … [Read more...]

Shredded Chicken in a Flash

Does shredding chicken frustrate you as much as it used to frustrate me? I'm guessing it might since you're here. Actually, this might be the best time-saving stress-saving tip you might read today. Or ever. Maybe you've discovered that chicken shreds easiest when still hot, but this can … [Read more...]

Do You Have the After Christmas Financial Hangover?

It's the week after Christmas, and that can be not such a great time from a financial standpoint. This week means that it's time to reflect on all the memories you made with family and friends this past week. And it most likely soon after that the reality of all the money you spent this Christmas … [Read more...]

Your Kids Can Cook?! (yes, and here’s how to teach them!)

Your kids can cook? I hear this question all the time from exasperated moms who are looking for just a bit of relief. Meals are never-ending in a family, and they are also one of the most mundane things we as moms need to handle. "Your kids can cook?" people ask. And I tell them, yes they … [Read more...]

How to Create an Effective To-Do List That Actually Works

I have been a list maker nearly all of my adult life, but maybe this is something that you are not familiar with. In that case, I've got the tools and tips you need. If you have made lists but find yourself wondering how to create an effective to-do list, then you are also in the right … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Ham & Cheese Sliders That Feed a Crowd!

Sliders are the ultimate party food, aren’t they, and these ham and swiss cheese sliders are to die for. What makes this particular recipe a great party food is that it feeds a crowd with minimal effort, but you’ll be a superstar. Unless you’re like me and have to feed a crowd on any ordinary day … [Read more...]

The 10 Commandments of Cleaning With a Family – Free Printable!

  If you have a family and spend any amount of time cleaning, I am sure you will agree that the struggle of juggling both is real. I think cleaning is one of those things that we find ourselves thinking will be no big deal prior to having a family. However, it usually doesn't take long once … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Holiday Tradition

We have many holiday traditions in our family, but this one is by far our favorite. I shared many of our favorite holiday traditions in this post HERE, but I wanted to highlight our very favorite one. It is so difficult to not get caught up in all the holiday craziness, especially the gift … [Read more...]