Everything You Need to Know About Planners to Stay Organized (& Sane!)

As a mom of 9, keeping things together and organized is my only ray of hope. Even with the best laid plans and organizational tools in place, the best I can achieve is what I call, controlled chaos. Even without a large family to coordinate, the demands placed on busy women to keep everything … [Read more...]

Christmas in July = Amazon Prime Day!

(this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you) YIPPEEEEEE!!!!! While I don't post deals anymore, Amazon Prime Day is a day that I have to tell you about as a lover of all things frugal. For starters, Kindles for Kids---save … [Read more...]

How to Love Your Planner Even If It Scares You

It’s here! This is my favorite day of the year. It’s kind of like Christmas for me. It’s the day my favorite planner goes on sale, and this year it’s even cheaper than it has been in years past. And, while it’s true that I love my planner, I’m going to tell you how you can love your planner, and … [Read more...]

Living With Kids Doesn’t Have to Mean Living With Clutter!

Clutter. Is there anything more annoying than clutter? I am not sure that there is, and I know I’m not the only one because the things I write about clutter and helping kids with their clutter are well received by readers. I am guessing this may mean that you dislike clutter as much as I do. The … [Read more...]

16 Sanity Saving Tips for Surviving the Back to School STRESS!

Can you believe that back to school is already right around the corner?! This is unbelievable to me. I say it all the time, but where has the summer gone?! For those of you who have been locked in oppressive heat for much of the summer, fall could be a welcome relief. However, I live in the … [Read more...]

Patriotic Red, White & Blue Drink For Kids

So often festive holidays, especially during the summer, are focused on drinks for the adults. But, what about the kids? With Fourth of July right around the corner in the United States, now is the perfect time to get what you need so you can whip up this simple Fourth of July drink for the kiddos … [Read more...]

Finish Strong, Mama! Flash Sale – Save 40%! (June 28 & 29 ONLY!)

It’s summer, and if you’re a mom I’m most likely not telling you anything you don’t already know.  This is what we call the dog days of summer, and I’m not talking about the heat. I’m talking about your kids. You know, the ones who are starting to drive you just a little bit nuts-o. I … [Read more...]

How NOT to Raise a Spoiled Brat

I am often so saddened about the youth of today’s world. In many cases they seem so misguided as to the way the world really works. So many kids seem to think they are owed the world on a silver platter. And then, when they become adults, they are left wondering what happened. Much of this is due to … [Read more...]

25 Ways I’ve Had to Eat Crow As a Mom

Have you ever had to eat crow since becoming a mom? What does this mean? In this case, eating crow refers to all those things you thought or maybe even said while you were pregnant. Those things you said after standing behind the frazzled mom in the checkout whose crazy hooligans were hanging upside … [Read more...]

9 Brilliant Must Know Tips For Road Trips With Free Road Trip Game!

Road trips can be great. Road trips with kids can be a completely different story. While the trip can be great, the road part can be a stressful experience (says the mother of 9 kids). Keeping kids entertained is one thing, but there are so many other things you can do to make road trips with kids … [Read more...]

5 Classic Neighborhood Games Perfect For Younger & Older Kids

What's better than a warm spring or summer evening and kids running around outside, squealing with delight? Not much, I don't think, and these neighborhood games are a great way to make that happen. Some of my best memories as a kid were made playing various neighborhood games out with a bunch of … [Read more...]

Save Time Every Day With This Super Smart Secret!

We all get the same number of hours in each day, right? So how is it that there are just some people who manage to get so much more done in a day? There are people who just seem like they are time saving ninjas, but it’s because they know the time saving hack that helps them save time, stress, and … [Read more...]

Deal of the Century! HURRY!

I don't post deals anymore, but, this was something I just HAD to post about this because of our shared love for the Instant Pot as busy moms. Save 38% on this Instant Pot, today, June 10, 2018, only. This one is an 8qt pot, and it makes yogurt, cake, and more! I have been waiting more than a … [Read more...]

The Smart Hack For Cleaning Window Tracks

There is nothing like looking outside and seeing a beautiful day, only to then see the gunk all down in the window tracks. And if your home is like mine, these can get really gunky. Depending on where these windows are, these window tracks can collect all kinds of things including dirt, food, pet … [Read more...]

Mexican Fried Ice Cream Dessert

I’m really not sure that there is any dessert item that is loved more in our household than this Mexican fried ice cream. I love it because it takes me back to when I was in high school when my best friend and I used to walk to a nearby Chi Chi’s restaurant and get some Mexican fried ice cream. I … [Read more...]