Spring Break Staycation Survival Tips For REAL Moms

Spring break for moms at home with kids who are usually in school and are now at home can be a real challenge. Kids’ friends may be limited due to travel, and the weather can even be limiting as well, requiring much of the time to be spent indoors. Then, there are a whole new set of spring break … [Read more...]

Why My Husband and I Won’t Be Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day. Those two words often send men into a state of panic and cause women to start gearing up for a fight if they aren’t showered with enough or the “right” gifts. I realize I’m generalizing here, but the hype about Valentine’s Day is part of the reason that my husband and I won't … [Read more...]

How to Beat the Winter Blues 6 Tips You Can Use Right Now

January is here, and never are the winter doldrums and the winter blues more apparent than they are in January. I know I suffer from the winter blues every year, and I have found that having a few tips and tricks to beat the winter doldrums is key. The truth is this. Both January and February can … [Read more...]

Do You Have the After Christmas Bills Hangover? Get the Help You Need

It's the week after Christmas, and that can be not such a great time from a financial standpoint. This week means that it's time to reflect on all the memories you made with family and friends this past week. But what so often happens is the bills start coming in. Or, at least we know they'll be … [Read more...]

Simple Day After Christmas Ideas to Help You Catch Your Breath

It's the day after Christmas. Generally, this day is a flood of emotions that can vary from one person to the next, however, I think there is one word that most likely describes all of us: exhausted! Maybe your home is like mine - with all the extra food, all the packaging from the gifts, the used … [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...]

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...]