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...]

20 Things You Can Do to Be Successful Today

Do you know of some things you can do to be successful? Ever wonder what makes people successful? Why does life seem so easy for some while you lack a sense of direction, an overall plan of how to accomplish your dreams, and the ability to figure out what is continually wrong? What are you … [Read more...]

5 Truths to Cling to When the Days Are Painfully Hard

Are you looking for some truths to cling to when the days are just downright hard? As I sit writing this the world has welcomed in a new year, but what if while the world celebrates around you all you can think of is how you can’t even being to think about celebrating. As the world welcomes in a … [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...]

15 Simple Ways to Save on Heating and Cooling Your Home

Heating and cooling during extremely hot or extremely cold can be extremely costly. With so many bills each month, everything adds up, even what you pay to heat and cool your home. But, do you realize that there are some simple things you can do to save on heating and cooling your home? In … [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...]

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs – Fast & Easy to Peel

So yes, I do love my Instant Pot, and it is seriously changing my life. Not only is whatever I make done so quickly, but even the same things I have always made somehow taste better made in the Instant Pot! And, this is so true for hard boiled eggs as well. Here's how to make Instant Pot Hard … [Read more...]

Melt In Your Mouth Brownies From Scratch

There is nothing I love more than brownies. In fact, I can eat an entire batch myself in an evening, just ask my kids! Seriously though, I do love brownies, and I love Betty Crocker the best. Imagine my delight when I found a recipe that tastes just like them. Now I can still have brownies the way I … [Read more...]

Basic White Bread Dough (using your bread maker!)

If you are looking for a simple and basic all around white bread dough, then I've got just what you need. It gets even better when I tell you that it can be made in the bread maker. Eating a lot of homemade bread items are a major part of feeding my family on a budget, so having a solid recipe … [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...]

How to Clean Your Glass Top Stove the Frugal & Non Toxic Way

Do you know the frugal way to clean your glass top stove like magic? And, it uses only two things you probably already have. I love a shiny stove, but I always hated spending $5 or more for the glass top stove cleaner. There had to be an easier and money saving way. So, I set about looking for … [Read more...]

10 Reasons You Might NOT Be Accomplishing Your Goals

Goals. While setting goals is generally a good thing, setting goals can also be a bad thing if we are doing things that set us up for failure. I don’t know about you, but when I set goals only to fall short nearly right out of the gate, it is so discouraging. Discouragement is just not something I … [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...]

Merry Christmas!

May today find you enjoying time with your loved ones as well. Merry Christmas to you and yours! ~Jennifer … [Read more...]

Here’s How You Can Give This Holiday Season

This post was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Throughout my married life, my husband and I have strived to maintain a frugal lifestyle. Sometimes we have been forced into making every … [Read more...]