12 Tips to Prepare Your Child For a New Sibling From a Mom of 8

If there is one thing we have done a few times around here, it is: introduce a new child into the family. This is always an exciting time over here these days, but I remember the days when I went from one to two children, and then two to three children. When my oldest was three I had three children … [Read more...]

Clean Your Dryer Lint Trap Using 1 Simple Trick!

While a complete dryer cleaning is a good thing twice a year or so, I am tackling the lint trap and dryer vent specifically today. This is such a good thing because a lint filled lint trap or dryer vent is a major fire hazard. On those twice a year more thorough cleanings, I take my dryer apart … [Read more...]

10 Ways You’re Wasting Your Time Every Day

Even if you think you may be using your time to the best of your ability, you may be guilty of a few of these time wasters. These are the things that can slip by without our even noticing, like a sleek ninja stealthily sneaking in and stealing some of our precious moments. The truth is, we all … [Read more...]

How to Stick to Your Budget Even When It Sucks

We all know that sticking to a budget is something we should be doing. In fact, you may even be a seasoned veteran at all things budgeting. But, for most people, there comes a time when you just don’t want to do it anymore. There often comes a time when being responsible, money savvy, and money wise … [Read more...]

15+ Genius & Cheap Family Activities For an Amazing Fall

Fall is such a nice time of year in these parts…as long as it’s not snowing anyway. Michigan does have some crazy weather during these fall months at times, but no matter the weather we try to make it a habit to have some fun while also celebrating the season. Looking for more parenting fun? Join … [Read more...]

7 Back To School Savings Hacks No One Told You

Back to school time can be as expensive as Christmas shopping these days! There are the backpacks, the laptops, the fancy calculators, and then there are all the paper, pens, highlighters, and other things that you can never have enough of. With eight kids who I homeschool, I feel like an office … [Read more...]

Before You Yell At Your Kids & Hate Yourself For It

Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs on the planet, isn’t it? As a mom of 8 I can certainly attest to the times that being a mom challenges me beyond what I think I can handle. And yes, there even times that I yell at my kids when I certainly shouldn’t have. And then. I hate myself for … [Read more...]

How To Eat Out With Your Kids & Not DIE of Embarrassment

Headed to a restaurant with a young child? Does the behavior of your young child leave you feeling as though you can’t even try for fear of creating a scene? You really can eat out without your kids being total zombies - making you want to die of embarrassment. Although dining out can be a … [Read more...]

6 Tips For Handling Aggression In Your Young Child

*This is a guest post from Aubree of A Mother's Field Guide When your child hurts another kid, it sure can be frustrating. You worry that you will be judged for your parenting or even lose a friend! Most young kids experiment with biting, hitting, and kicking, but there are children who never … [Read more...]

How to Create the Quiet Time All Moms Need

Do you have a quiet time in your family? When your child is little you have nap time, but don’t all moms love just a bit of alone time? Nap time is when we as moms have our alone time. It is time where we can do what we want, or it is time when we can do what needs to be done without interruption. … [Read more...]

Grilled Vegetables With a Simple Aioli Dipping Sauce

In my book, nothing says summer more than grilled vegetables. Not only do they taste great, but they are so healthy and super easy! An added benefit of grilling is less mess to clean up! I use my grill as much as I can during the summer. These grilled vegetables are great, but when dipped in this … [Read more...]

Clean Your Nasty Window Tracks Using One Simple Trick

Are you tired of looking at all the gunky nastiness in your window tracks? It is amazing how fast they can collect this ugly specimen of ickiness, isn’t it? The window tracks I will be cleaning today are from the sliders that are in my dining room, which means they are exactly what I look down at … [Read more...]

The #1 Laundry Stain Remover(and it’s free!)

Laundry stains. If you have been around for any length of time, you are most likely no stranger to laundry stains. If you are a mom, this whole idea is only multiplied. Of course, the worst stains always happen to kids’ best clothes, and they also happen at the most inopportune times, too. If this … [Read more...]

20 Fun Back to School Traditions

Back to school time can be a stressful and anxious time for both students and parents. While we can’t completely remove the stress or anxious feelings entirely, we can overcome these feelings. One way we can do this is by creating and revisiting some fun back to school traditions every … [Read more...]

Quick, Easy, Healthy Breakfast: Kid & Mom Approved!

*Thank you to Bob’s Red Mill for partnering with The Intentional Mom on this amazing recipe Looking for a quick, easy, and healthy breakfast idea that’s perfect for mom (and dads) as well as kids? I’ve got your new family favorite, just stick with me. A short time ago, I went to visit my sister. … [Read more...]