How We Gave Up Cable and How You Can, Too

My husband and I debated about giving up cable long before we ever did. We were so tired of paying for it, And, since we don't watch much television anyway, it was an expense that really wasn't worth it. It got to the point where the stress and time involved in paying attention to the rates all the … [Read more...]

Make This Your Best Year Yet (New Year’s Resolutions That Work!)

Now that we are in full holiday swing, it can be so easy to forget about what comes next. We can forget that there is actually life after December 25. And, there’s little time to catch your breath because the new year is right around the corner, literally. And then there are New Years' resolutions … [Read more...]

18 Things We Did to Become Completely Debt Free (Before Age 42!)

Are you drowning in debt? Are you skeptical to believe that it really is possible to become debt free while in your early forties? I will show you exactly how we did it, and you can, too. I will also tell you that we did it with a growing family that now includes eight children. Furthermore, for … [Read more...]

Your Holiday Game Plan For Less Stress

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the stress of the holidays every year? If you are like me, you might tell yourself that this is the last time you will greet the holidays as a disorganized mess. You probably find yourself vowing that next year will be different every.single.year. The thing is, if … [Read more...]

The Black Friday Sale You Don’t Want to Miss!

In honor of it being Black Friday, I am having a sale on every single one of my products. I have several digital resources including books, workbooks, bundles, templates, and more. Black Friday is all about saving money, and I am so excited to help you do that! Here's the Black Friday sale you … [Read more...]

Overcome Your Overwhelm In Just Three Minutes a Day

I’m not sure why, but I have been talking to so many people and even receiving emails from several people who are just feeling overwhelmed or even like a failure lately. If this is you, I have something to say to you. Just stop it. Seriously, just stop it. In most cases, I can say that I … [Read more...]

15 More Frugal Tips for Feeding Your Family

I have a family of 10 to feed and not a huge amount of money coming in. This means I have to make every penny count. How do I do this? All kinds of ways, and I love sharing my frugal tips with you so you can get the most of your money when it comes to feeding your family. Believe me, I understand … [Read more...]

Why You Should Be Drinking a Gallon of Water a Day

Did you know how easy it is to make a positive impact on your health just by increasing the amount of water you drink? It’s true. Drinking water is something that is so easy to forget, but it is something that we should be totally intentional in making sure we are doing enough of. And, there are so … [Read more...]

Creating a Thanksgiving to Remember

I’ve had some readers email asking about whether we follow any traditions for Thanksgiving in our family. We don’t have too many, but I am happy to share the things we have done over the years. It is often a busy day spent with extended family, which means that we modify our traditions at times. … [Read more...]

Take Control of Your Holidays (Once & For All)

The holidays can be an exciting time, but they can also be a stressful time, especially if we come into this bustling time of year behind the eight ball. And, it seems to happen every year, doesn't it? The stress, the strain, and the overwhelm. We can so easily become so stressed out about the … [Read more...]

Family Traditions That Keep the Focus on the Real Reason For the Season

Sponsored by The Star In Theaters November 17 The holiday season is what I consider to be the best time of the year to make memories as a family. With sisters who live out of town, it is often the only time we are all together during the year. With my own family, it is the time of year when we … [Read more...]

6 Simple Ways to Kickstart Your Morning

Looking to jumpstart your week? I know I am feeling a bit sluggish after the weekend. I’m really not sure why. Although I am usually reluctant, I find these six things to be so effective in giving myself that little push I need to keep my day from just being entirely wasted. There is nothing … [Read more...]

8 Must Know Tips For Creating a Budget That Works!

Creating a budget is a necessary part of maintaining a frugal lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. However, a budget does need to be accurate. Without an accurate budget, your budget simple won't work. Before you get scared off by the word "budget," it is important to just think of a … [Read more...]

The Trick You Need to Know to Buy Chicken on the Cheap!

As someone who has a family of 10 to feed, I can say that I have had to come up with every strategy possible when it comes to making the budget work - including how I buy my chicken. Smart grocery shopping is one of the keys to keeping the budget in check. In fact, did you know that many … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Holidays a Bit More Merry This Year

As fall is in the air here in Michigan, I can’t help but realize how close we really are to turning the corner in the holiday season. If your life is anything like mine there are extra demands placed on your time, placed on your budget, and placed on your patience. For this reason, now is an … [Read more...]