How to Talk To Your Teen About Drugs & Alcohol

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Institute on Drug Abuse for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. As parents, there are so many things we face on a daily basis that are downright scary, aren’t there? These things can be overwhelming, even paralyzing if we let … [Read more...]

Here’s How You Can Be Armed & Ready For the Winter Season This Year

I received free product and compensation from hydraSense® to write this post. All opinions are my own. Disclosure: Please note that I am not a medically trained professional. I have provided an overview of what has worked for my family but please consult with a professional for any … [Read more...]

Cherry Chocolate Chip Valentine’s Day Cookies

Cherry chocolate chip cookies are the favorite around here. Made with real chunks of maraschino cherries and cherry chip cake mix, your family will LOVE these! They are a Valentine's Day tradition, which is why I'm sharing them with you now. Actually, these cookies are a favorite of mine since … [Read more...]

20 Housecleaning Hacks For People Who Don’t Have Time To Clean

Cleaning is so hard for busy people. I know this first hand. With 10 people in my house I know how quickly things can get dirty, and every minute counts. Looking to get some serious cleaning done? Enter your email below to subscribe to my cleaning cheat sheet and get cleaning tips delivered … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Fitness Motivation!

Summer is right around the corner, are you ready? Do you have your fitness motivation kicked into high gear? Sure, maybe your wardrobe, your summer schedule, and even your vacation plans are ready to go, but is your fitness routine? If you're looking to jazz up your running or even your … [Read more...]

5 Simple Steps to Avoid Meltdowns In Public

*This post was sponsored, and paid for, by Walmart. All opinions are my own. If there is one thing I’ve learned in nearly 17 years of being a parent to eight children, it’s that it pays to be prepared. While you never quite know what you need to be prepared for, the lack of preparedness is the … [Read more...]

8 Diet Tips You Can Actually Follow (with free email challenge!)

Are you looking for some diet tips that aren't impossible to meet? So often diets are filled with strict regiments, routines, and meal plans, but you can still maintain a healthy lifestyle without all that stress. If you really want to make 2018 count, make sure to join our free new year … [Read more...]

10 Cleaning Hacks You Want to Know

With such a bustling family, I have had to learn countless cleaning tips and tricks over the years for who knows what reason. Just yesterday I was repeatedly having to wash the ceramic tile in my bathroom after my son left a bottle of shampoo tipped on its side. After a few hours, I'm sure you can … [Read more...]

5 Magic & Money Saving Cleaning Hacks Using Baking Soda & Vinegar

Usually when we hear of baking soda or vinegar, we think of cooking and the various recipes we can make that contain one or both of those ingredients. But did you know that there are many ways to use these two household items for cleaning frugally? That’s right! There are so many things you can do … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why You Want a Meal Plan

If meal planning takes extra work, why would you want a meal plan? I feed my family for pennies on the dollar, and meal planning is one of the major ways that I use to do that. Even with a family of nine, I am still able to feed my family for $250 a month. I have learned so many tricks on … [Read more...]

5 Simple Truths to Smart Money Management

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own. As someone who has lived a money saving lifestyle and now lives debt-free, I have learned a lot about money management. Not all of it has been easy, but the things I’ve learned have brought me to where I am now. Using … [Read more...]

The Cheat Sheet You Need to Accomplish Your New Year’s Resolutions (Free Tracker)

Not long after you hear the words, “Happy New Year!!!” you may be hit by a nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach. It happens to many of us, actually, and it has to do with what we’re “supposed” to when New Year’s Day rolls around every year. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? That’s … [Read more...]

Spent Too Much on Christmas? Here’s Your Free Budget Help

It can happen to the best of us. With as closely as I’ve watched my pennies over the years, it’s even happened to me! That’s right. We’re talking about overspending today. While overspending can happen at any time of the year, it is certainly a common problem during the Christmas buying spree. … [Read more...]

The No Excuses Exercise Motivation You Need!

January is right around the corner, and there is no better time than right now to give your exercise motivation a kick in the butt. Most of us have probably consumed way more calories than we should have this past month, which means that we may be carrying around a few extra pounds. I know I … [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...]