Simple Daily & Weekly Cleaning Schedules For Working Moms – Printable

Being a working mom and still keeping up on a home is anything but easy. Not only are many of your daily hours spent working, but the last thing I feel like doing as a working mom is doing more work when my work day gets done. Maybe you can relate? But, even with help from family members, I find … [Read more...]

10 Secrets to Making Date Night a Priority For Married Couples + Free Printable

If you are married, having a date night with your spouse is so vital to keeping the excitement alive in your marriage, but finding the time isn’t always easy. With eight kids, two working parents, and other responsibilities, I know firsthand that the struggle is real for my husband and I. In fact, … [Read more...]

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. Having a clean home means less overwhelm, less stress, and even less depression in some cases. But when it comes to cleaning tips, some just aren't realistic when … [Read more...]

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

February is here, and never are the winter doldrums and the winter blues more apparent than they are in February. 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. February can be such a hard … [Read more...]

How to Make Simple DIY Easter Baskets For Kids In 5 Minutes!

Easter is such a fun time of year. Spring is in the air, people often get dressed in special outfits, and it is also a day to spend with the ones you love in many cases. But, how can you make Easter extra special for your kids? Make them the cutest diy Easter basket ever, of course! This is one of … [Read more...]

How to Talk To Your Teen About Drugs & Alcohol

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Institute on Drug Abuse for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. As parents, there are so many things we face on a daily basis that are downright scary, aren’t there? These things can be overwhelming, even paralyzing if we let … [Read more...]

Here’s How You Can Be Armed & Ready For the Winter Season This Year

I received free product and compensation from hydraSense® to write this post. All opinions are my own. Disclosure: Please note that I am not a medically trained professional. I have provided an overview of what has worked for my family but please consult with a professional for any … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Fitness Motivation!

Summer is right around the corner, are you ready? Do you have your fitness motivation kicked into high gear? Sure, maybe your wardrobe, your summer schedule, and even your vacation plans are ready to go, but is your fitness routine? If you're looking to jazz up your running or even your … [Read more...]

5 Simple Steps to Avoid Meltdowns In Public

*This post was sponsored, and paid for, by Walmart. All opinions are my own. If there is one thing I’ve learned in nearly 17 years of being a parent to eight children, it’s that it pays to be prepared. While you never quite know what you need to be prepared for, the lack of preparedness is the … [Read more...]

The No Excuses Exercise Motivation You Need!

January is right around the corner, and there is no better time than right now to give your exercise motivation a kick in the butt. Most of us have probably consumed way more calories than we should have this past month, which means that we may be carrying around a few extra pounds. I know I … [Read more...]

10 Reasons You Might NOT Be Accomplishing Your Goals

Goals. While setting goals is generally a good thing, setting goals can also be a bad thing if we are doing things that set us up for failure. I don’t know about you, but when I set goals only to fall short nearly right out of the gate, it is so discouraging. Discouragement is just not something I … [Read more...]

You Can Have a Clutter Free Home! – Free Strategy Guide

Clutter. It can be everywhere, can’t it? I should know, I live in a home with 10 people! Even when our house is “clean” it still feels cluttered. The thing about clutter is this. Clutter makes us crazy. Clutter can make our minds tired. Being surrounded by clutter can make us … [Read more...]

Make This Your Best Year Yet (New Year’s Resolutions That Work!)

Now that we are in full holiday swing, it can be so easy to forget about what comes next. We can forget that there is actually life after December 25. And, there’s little time to catch your breath because the new year is right around the corner, literally. And then there are New Years' resolutions … [Read more...]

Take Control of Your Holidays (Once & For All)

The holidays can be an exciting time, but they can also be a stressful time, especially if we come into this bustling time of year behind the eight ball. And, it seems to happen every year, doesn't it? The stress, the strain, and the overwhelm. We can so easily become so stressed out about the … [Read more...]

Family Traditions That Keep the Focus on the Real Reason For the Season

Sponsored by The Star In Theaters November 17 The holiday season is what I consider to be the best time of the year to make memories as a family. With sisters who live out of town, it is often the only time we are all together during the year. With my own family, it is the time of year when we … [Read more...]