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...]

Are the Black Friday Deals Really Worth It?

Black Friday. As someone who lives frugally, these are two words that I have paid attention to for years. Black Friday is almost always thought of as the day to do your Christmas shopping, but is it? Is Black Friday really worth all the hype? My 20 years of frugal shopping experience would … [Read more...]

How to Teach Your Kids to Clean Their Rooms WITHOUT Yelling!

Wondering how to get your kids to clean their rooms? Is it really possible? Wouldn't it be nice to get your kids to clean their rooms without yelling? What about how to get your teenager to clean up after themselves?  With four teens myself, I sometimes think getting my teens to clean their rooms is … [Read more...]

10 Easy Things For More Calm & More Joy This Christmas

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...]

Pantry Staples List: Save Time, Stress & Money (free checklist!)

Everyone knows how easy it is to end up in the drive-thru lane when you’re looking for something to make for dinner and you don’t have anything to do for meals at home. Having a well-stocked pantry can help you stay out of the drive-thru lane. It can also make more home-cooked meals for your family. … [Read more...]

The Incredibly Simple Secret to Controlling Toy Clutter in a Small Home

Toy clutter can be the most annoying type of clutter there is. If your kids are like mine, they can make a toy war zone in two minutes flat. Ask any parent who has ever stepped on a Lego about how annoying toy clutter can be and then will be able to quickly tell you. Toy clutter becomes a huge … [Read more...]

Are You Throwing Your Money Away? The Secret to Having More Money

No one really would throw their money away on purpose, however, it can totally happen if you are unaware of some of the ways that your money is slipping through your fingers. Generally, the things I'm going to share with you here are not huge expenses as they stand alone. However, if you add all of … [Read more...]

How Moms Can Survive the “Fall Back” Time Change With Young Kids

I live in Michigan, which is a state where we experience the time change each fall and spring. I have never been a fan, but I am really not a fan as a mom of nine. It’s so hard to believe that a one hour time change can be such a big deal, but somehow it can. While in theory it’s nice in the fall … [Read more...]

12 Simple & Powerful Secrets For a Stress Free Christmas

Christmas can be a super stressful time. There are all kinds of reasons for this, really. It could be just all the added places you need to go and demands placed on your time. Maybe you’re like me and it’s all the added places you have to go in addition to it being wintertime. Maybe the holidays are … [Read more...]