The Cheat Sheet to Tidying Up With Marie Kondo For Busy Families

I wasn't going to do it. I was not going to get caught up in all the hype about Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. But, as someone who loves taking care of all the clutter, and having a neat and clean home, I was curious to see what all the fuss was about. I was totally curious to see what I could learn, … [Read more...]

Is Tidying Up With Marie Kondo Right For You?

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo is all the rage these days. I wasn’t going to jump on the bandwagon, but I was curious to see what all the fuss was about. So, I jumped in, with both feet, and binge watched the popular Netflix show. Having watched nearly all the episodes, I have come to the conclusion … [Read more...]

How to Beat the Winter Blues 6 Tips You Can Use Right Now

January is here, and never are the winter doldrums and the winter blues more apparent than they are in January. I know I suffer from the winter blues every year, and I have found that having a few tips and tricks to beat the winter doldrums is key. The truth is this. Both January and February can … [Read more...]

Never Struggle With Cluttered Kitchen Counters – 8 Simple Tips

According to so many of us, kitchen counter clutter is one of the most annoying kinds of clutter. I’ll share some reasons why in a bit, but if kitchen counter clutter makes you just a bit crazy, know you’re in good company. It comes down to what you keep on your kitchen counter, how you deal with … [Read more...]

Secrets to a Clean & Organized House (even in a small house)

Being clean and organized is a challenge for most people. This is especially true if you have a small house. With less room to put things, your house can look cluttered and messy even if it’s actually not. With 11 people living in my home, this is something I know all too well. We don’t have a lot … [Read more...]

Do You Have the After Christmas Bills Hangover? Get the Help You Need

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. But what so often happens is the bills start coming in. Or, at least we know they'll be … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Using Only 4 Ingredients

This crock pot hot chocolate combines two of the things I love most...anything chocolate and my crock pot! Anything with the crock pot makes life so much easier. Then, there is just something I love about throwing a bunch of random things into a pot, letting it simmer for several hours, and … [Read more...]

Simple Day After Christmas Ideas to Help You Catch Your Breath

It's the day after Christmas. Generally, this day is a flood of emotions that can vary from one person to the next, however, I think there is one word that most likely describes all of us: exhausted! Maybe your home is like mine - with all the extra food, all the packaging from the gifts, the used … [Read more...]

How to Set New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually KEEP!

Have you noticed this? I think as soon as the last Christmas gift is opened, life becomes focused on the New Year and all that comes with it - including resolutions - but what about making some resolutions that you can actually achieve? And while it isn't Christmas yet, I think now is the time you … [Read more...]

15 Simple Money Saving Tips You Don’t Know

I have maintained a money-saving lifestyle for more than 20 years. At times it has been because I have had to due to income levels. At other times it has been because my husband and I have been focused on either a long-term or a short-term financial goal. For instance, our long-term goal was to … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Get Your Kid to Clean Their Room Without Arguing

Are you struggling to get your kids to clean their rooms? Are you tired of their room being a disaster area? If so, you are not alone! With nine kids, I know all about this struggle every day. But, your kids having a clean room is so much more than just telling them to clean their room. The truth is … [Read more...]

How to Stop Being a Stressed Out Mom

The amount of stress my kids have been causing me over the past couple of weeks has left me worn out, depleted, completely void of energy, beyond frustrated, and completely stressed out. My mind never stops, my body struggles to keep up, and my kids have the ability to wear on my last nerve before … [Read more...]

What to Do Before You Create Your Morning Routine

Creating a morning routine that works for you is so vital, it really is, but I want to back up just a bit and share what you need to do before you create your morning routine. In all honesty, if you want a morning routine and schedule that works, you have to plan a bit before that. When it comes to … [Read more...]

Burned Out? Here’s How to Keep Going When You’re Empty

Burnout. I think we all experience this at different points in our lives. You have so many demands on your time that you can be left feeling like slaves to the things you have to do with no time left for the things you actually want to do. These demands are high, sleep is minimal, and you are … [Read more...]

The Holiday Gift Guide of Books That Every Mom Must Have

It's here...my holiday gift guide of must have books for moms who are looking to be more intentional in their roles as a mom. One of the reasons I think most moms love to read is that it gives of the opportunity to dream about a different and better version of our life. I think we as moms are all on … [Read more...]