The Five Triggers of Mommy Overwhelm

Mommy overwhelm. Mommy stress. If you’ve got kids, I’m guessing you know just what I mean. Things are going along fine. Then, the next thing you know, you’re pushed right over the edge. But, did you know that there are certain triggers that are common among moms that send us right into the mom … [Read more...]

Make Unpacking From a Family Trip a Snap!

I love family vacations. I really do. Up until I get home and have all of the laundry and all the unpacking from a family of 10 to take care of. In fact, I usually find myself wondering if it was all even worth it. After all, you spend all this time getting ready for the vacation and then all … [Read more...]

Why You Want to Get Up Before Your Kids (and how to do it!)

Are you wondering why you want to get up before your kids? There are some pretty awesome benefits that you may not have thought of, I mean, did you ever think of getting up before your kids to be beneficial to your waistline? Have I intrigued you? Then keep reading because I’ve got eight reasons … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Controlling Clutter in Kids Bedrooms

Kids bedrooms. Is there anything more scary to think about when it comes to keeping things clean, organized, and clutter free than kids bedrooms? Maybe, but they can certainly be a clutter collector. With eight kids who all share rooms, I have become an expert in this area. I have mastered some … [Read more...]

Prayer & Devotionals For Rookies: How to Get Started

*this is a guest post from Krystal Proffitt I know I don’t stand alone in this, but I used to feel completely overwhelmed with the thought of studying my Bible. I didn’t grow up in traditional Bible studies. Sure, I knew about the Garden of Eden, Moses and the Flood, and Jesus dying on the cross, … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Fake Your Way To a Clean Home

Let’s face it. There is a time to clean the house, and then there is a time to fake a clean house. You know what I mean? Or, you might need to fake a clean house when a family member announces they are dropping by in 30 minutes. You might need to fake a clean house when you’ve been sicker than sick … [Read more...]

What’s Your Spending Language?

You may have heard about love languages, but have you ever heard of spending languages? Maybe not because as far as I know, I came up with this idea all on my own. What is a spending language? A spending language is simply the rationale behind why you spend the money you spend. It is highly … [Read more...]

I Couldn’t Afford Elite Blog Academy Either

Are you a blogger or someone who wants to start a blog? Have you been so wanting to join Elite Blog Academy but struggle with the price tag? I’m not ashamed to say that I couldn’t afford it either. That's right, I couldn't afford Elite Blog Academy either. (this post may contain affiliate links. … [Read more...]

February Blogging Income Report $4,714.41

February was a quieter month for me. It was fairly routine, and it is a time when things are generally a little slower. I found this to be true for me as well. Keep reading, and you'll find my blogging income report for February as well as the things that make that income possible. (this … [Read more...]

The Day I Decided I Was So Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

In early 2015, I was so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was burnt out, exhausted, and really just wanted a vacation. I am stuck in Michigan, and I hate winter. We have a large family, and we had always had a tight budget. We have always been able to make ends meet, but there had been … [Read more...]

Traveling With Kids? These 10 Things Can Make it Easier!!!

I had a reader, Emily, write in and ask for some tips on traveling with kids in light of the upcoming spring break season. It is a great question that I thought maybe others are looking for some tips on, too. While we don't travel a ton, we do go someplace out of town usually once a year, and … [Read more...]

The Day I Lost My Child On Purpose

I think one of the greatest fears of any parent is losing their child somewhere, would you agree? I can’t even begin to describe that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you turn and your child, who was right by your side in a public place, is no longer right by your side. In fact, your child … [Read more...]

10 Reasons All Parents Should Teach Their Kids to Manage Money

As parents there are so many things we need to teach our kids that it can seem overwhelming. Life is busy, schedules are packed, and there are a thousand things screaming for our attention. But, if you are a parent, teaching your kids about money is something you just can’t put on the back … [Read more...]

To the Mom Who Struggles With Making Meals

This is dedicated to the mom who is struggling to put a meal on the table. Is this you? Guess what? This was me, too. With a husband who is finishing school, kids who need to be driven to their activities, and homeschooling four days a week during the school year, it can be a struggle to keep … [Read more...]

Are Your Kids Truly Healthy? Make Sure You’re Not Missing This!

*This post was sponsored by Give Kids a Smile as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. With eight kids of my own, I am all too familiar with the costs involved in keeping kids healthy. I also have firsthand knowledge of what a … [Read more...]