The Busy & Realistic Mom’s Guide to a Clean Home

Can the words “mom” and “clean house” coexist? As a mom of 8, I certainly understand that at times these words can be like oil and water. The truth is, being a mom and tending to the needs of our kids is a ton of work. Added to that is the fact that we are often homemakers, working women whether … [Read more...]

What I Wish I Had Known While I Was Baking In the Sun

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Neutrogena®. All opinions are my own. “I have what?” This was my response to my dermatologist when my 28-year-old self learned that the flaky spot on my chest was skin cancer. “It will eventually turn into a tan,” was what I commonly told my mom … [Read more...]

8 Systems You Need For A Stress Free Life + a Freebie!

Systems. They are an essential ingredient in running a bustling household, and as a busy mom of seven, nearly eight, I can attest to the need for having effective systems in place. If you have been feeling overwhelmed, lacking direction, short on patience, or easily distracted, a lack of proper … [Read more...]

How To Have the Night Off Cooking and NOT Eat Out!

If you’re anything like me, making dinner can get old, real quick. It is one of those things that we have to do every day, and for that reason, it can be super mundane, especially in the heat of the summer. What if I told you that you could have the night off cooking? Intrigued? Keep … [Read more...]

The Productivity Secret You’ve Been Missing

Hey, you there. Do you know the secret to productivity? I’ll give you the short and sweet version: it’s called a reboot, and it’s the best thing to ever happen to your day. Did you also know that I specialize in being productive? I don't know that I necessarily started out that way, but … [Read more...]

8 Energy Boosters For Exhausted Moms

Being a woman can be so draining, can’t it? And then if we are moms, this takes this concept to a whole new level. So often as women it is we who could be working a job outside the home, working a job inside the home, caring for a family, caring for the bulk of a home, doing the bulk of the cooking … [Read more...]

Blogging Income Report May 2017 $6,120.72

May brought me my biggest month yet with almost a $1,000 increase this month. I'll share more about the reason for that later, but for now, let's keep moving. Keep reading, and you'll find my blogging income report for May as well as the things that make that income possible. (this post may … [Read more...]

How to Find the Perfect Balance As a Work at Home Mom

As a work at home mom for eight years, I have come to master the art of finding the balance between work and mom. That’s not to say that it is always easy, but I have come to discover what it takes to do both jobs well. It is possible to find balance as a work at home mom. There are times that … [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...]

The Ultimate Family Friendly Summer Bucket List {30+ Ideas!}

Summer is often filled with glorious weather and days that seem to last forever. Kids and families often have more time, and it’s the time we start thinking about making some amazing family memories before the back to school frenzy starts all too soon. Now is the perfect time for a summer bucket … [Read more...]

How to Create a To-Do List That Actually Works

I have been a list maker nearly all of my adult life, but maybe this is something that you are not familiar with. In that case, I've got the tools and tips you need. If you have made lists but find yourself wondering how to create an effective to-do list, then you are also in the right place. This … [Read more...]

Get Off the Screen! Why Limit Screen Time This Summer + Free Guide

How many times have you been at a public place like a restaurant or an event of some kind where all you see are people completely oblivious to what is going on around them because they’ve got their faces buried in a screen of some kind? Maybe you’ve had your kids with a friend over, and rather than … [Read more...]

The One Piece of Advice a Mom of 8 Wants Every Pregnant Mom To Hear

Out of everything you’ve probably read or heard as a pregnant mom, this may be that one piece of advice that you actually need to hear. I can say this because with eight kids, I’ve been an expectant mother a few times. As an expectant mom, the days can be long. I want to give you some … [Read more...]

How to Have More Time For Doing What You Want {Free Cheat Sheet}

The more I talk to people the more I’m convinced that time really is the most precious commodity out there today. How much of your time are you wasting every day? Before you just push me aside and move on, hear me out. In reality, you might be wasting more time than you could ever imagine. This … [Read more...]

15 Father’s Day Gifts (written by a father of 8!)

I think we can all agree that sometimes it can be so hard to buy gifts for guys that aren't a tie - the ol' standby! I know men often say that women are so hard to buy for because we already buy ourselves the things we want and need, but I would argue that the opposite is true. Can I get an Amen … [Read more...]