Secrets to a Stress Free Summer With Kids (from a mom of 9!)

Summer can be fun, but summer can also be downright scary since there is so much downtime, family togetherness, and long days. Summer can feel out of control and be lacking in structure, routines, and rules, which can give way to mass chaos. Is a stress free summer even possible - a stress free … [Read more...]

10 Essentials To Make Your Family Camping Trip a Success!

*this is a guest post from Jenny of Mom Loves Best Want to go camping with your family this fall? It’s a great way to make long-lasting family memories – but the prospect of packing can be daunting. What do you really need to make your trip a success? There are all kinds of camping tricks, tips, … [Read more...]

Teach Your Kid to Ride a Bike Without Training Wheels in 30 Minutes or LESS!

Teaching your child to ride a bike can be a stressful time met with tears, frustration, and even a strained relationship in some cases, but as a mom of 9 I can tell you, it doesn’t have to be that stressful! In fact, it can be super easy and even fun once you know the trick to getting it done. … [Read more...]

10 Simple Ways to Really Listen to Your Kids

It is so easy to “listen” to our kids but never hear a word they have to say. I have talked about listening before in The 10 Rules of Communicating With Your Kids, but I think we can all agree that listening is first and foremost removing distractions and clearing your mind. Listening is not an … [Read more...]

The 10 Commandments of Cleaning With a Family – Free Printable!

  If you have a family and spend any amount of time cleaning, I am sure you will agree that the struggle of juggling both is real. I think cleaning is one of those things that we find ourselves thinking will be no big deal prior to having a family. However, it usually doesn't take long once … [Read more...]

Why I Ditched Cloth Diapers & Feel Great About It

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers at Sam's Club. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand. As a mom of nine, diapers have been part of my life for more than 17 years now. Without a … [Read more...]

The Hidden Cost of Clutter Free – Decluttering Questions Checklist

Clutter is never-ending. Clutter is overwhelming. Also, clutter seems to multiply like nobody’s business. For most of us, clutter is an ongoing struggle. Really, clutter is all of these things and so much more. But did you know that there is actually a hidden cost to clutter? The truth is, clutter … [Read more...]

How to Clean The Glass Oven Door – Inside the Glass!

If your home is anything like mine, the glass in the oven door can look like a bomb has gone off in the oven at times. It’s one thing to clean the glass inside the oven door, but what about the mess that gets inside the glass of the oven door? What about all those drips and spills in-between the … [Read more...]

The Easy Way to Clean Your Home FAST – FREE Cleaning List!

Finding time to clean can be challenge, especially for busy women and moms. So often we face the demands of being working moms, being single moms, being working women without kids, helping with other family members or within the community, and so much more. Cleaning is something that we do, and then … [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...]

How To Survive Spring Break 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...]

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...]

25 Basic House Rules For Families & How to Create Your Own

Do you have a set of house rules? If not, they can be a valuable part of any home. Similar to a family mission statement, family rules are designed to clearly describe the expectations in your home, but in a more detailed way. Family house rules don't have to be complicated, and you don't need to … [Read more...]

25 Simple Ways to Have Some Fun With Your Kids – Free Printable Activities List

Looking for some fun and creative ways to add a little fun to an ordinary day? Try any of these 25 simple, frugal, and fun for all ages ideas to have some fun with your kids. Some days, you just need a break from the everyday normal activities. And, some of the best memories are made while just … [Read more...]