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...]

Summer Salsa With Fresh Fruit

Oh my. I couldn’t come up with what to call this because it is just filled with so many different flavors that it is impossible to choose just one flavor to focus on. It is the perfect mixture of sweet and tang with just the right amount of sassiness to make you want to eat the whole batch while … [Read more...]

The Survival Tool Your Teen Needs When Life Gets Busy

*This is a sponsored post written on behalf of OXY Skincare. All opinions are my own. Teens. I have three of them. I think some of the issues and struggles that the teens of today face are similar to the struggles that the teens of my generation faced while other struggles are different for … [Read more...]

Buy This…Don’t Buy That!

If you’re looking to be the most frugal shopper that you can be, there is a list of things you should buy while there are their more expensive counterparts that you shouldn’t buy. In some cases it is nothing more than just making a different selection that is more economical. In other ways you will … [Read more...]

Money Saving DIY Oatmeal Packets

*Thank you to Bob’s Red Mill for partnering with us on this recipe It is no secret that breakfast is an important meal. There really is nothing like starting the day with a healthy meal and a full tummy. Oatmeal is an amazing option, and it is also one that my kids love. Do you love the convenience … [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 Pack For a Family Road Trip & Not Lose Your Mind!

With such a large family, the amount of things we have to take in the car on a road trip is astounding. Much like my packing system and my packing list, I have gotten packing for road trips down to a science. I have tried packing things for kids in the car all sorts of ways, but this is what I have … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Puffed Pancakes: A Family Favorite Recipe

One of the easiest ways to stretch your family dollar is by making a hearty and homemade breakfast in the morning, and this puffed pancake is a great option. It is so much cheaper and healthier than cereal, and it is usually heartier, too, which means that their first meal lasts them longer. A … [Read more...]

The Easiest (& tastiest) Burrito Bowl

We are lovers of all Mexican foods in our house. For this reason we are constantly trying new things. We love taking things and putting our own spin on them. With so many mouths to feed and a tight food budget, we most commonly make changes to recipes that make them super frugal options. These … [Read more...]

Disinfecting Green All Purpose Cleaner Using Essential Oils

If you are looking for an amazing all purpose cleaner, this disinfecting green all purpose cleaner is just what you have been looking for. The ingredients cost next to nothing, and because you control what goes into it, you have no harsh chemicals to worry about. Its power is second to none, too, as … [Read more...]