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...]

The Best Game Storage System Ever!

,Is finding enough storage space for your games a challenge? With kids who cover a large age range, we have an enormous amount of games, which is why I needed to get a bit creative in how I store them. I tried all kinds of different things, and then... I discovered the best game storage system … [Read more...]

20 Housecleaning Hacks For People Who Don’t Have Time To Clean

Cleaning is so hard for busy people. I know this first hand. With 10 people in my house I know how quickly things can get dirty, and every minute counts. For this reason, I’ve come up with some amazing household cleaning hacks for people who don’t have time to clean (me!) (this post may contain … [Read more...]

5 Simple Steps For Controlling the Clutter In Your Closet

I don't know about you, but my closet can become a clutter disaster quickly. This could be because it is the one place that only affects me. My husband and I are the only ones who deal with the closet. So, it becomes an easy place to just let go in the midst of a crazy life. I think the master … [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...]

Easy and Gooey Cinnamon Bread From Scratch

There is nothing like homemade cinnamon bread. Boxed cereal is so expensive, even when you can find it on sale. For that reason, I try to only have it once every three days or so, making something for breakfast the rest of the days. This is a recipe for cinnamon bread that my kids named … [Read more...]

How to Make Laundry as Painless as Possible: 9 Laundry Hacks

Laundry. Do you hate this word as much as I do? I’m guessing you might because I haven had plenty of people tell me this over the years. But, this may leave you wondering, can laundry really be painless?! I say, if you have a few hacks it can! With having eight children, I consider myself a … [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...]

Easy Peasy Alfredo Sauce

This is an amazing alfredo sauce, and it is so EASY to make! I had no idea it could be so easy. Pasta is a great way to feed a family economically. There are decent jarred Alfredo sauces out there, but nothing compares to one made from scratch. I have tried numerous recipes, and I eventually … [Read more...]

21 Lifestyle Hacks to Save You Time and Stress

Life can be crazy, can’t it? In fact, it seems like life is crazy much of the time, at least in my world. This is why every little thing we can do to make life just a bit easier makes things SO much easier. I love picking up little tips and tricks. Anything that allows me to multiply my time and … [Read more...]

The Skinny on Saving Tons on Groceries (I spend $350 a month!)

If you’ve poked around here on the blog for any length of time, you’ve most likely discovered that I’ve written a thing or two about saving money, living frugally, and spending smart. I’ve got some amazingly popular posts about how I feed my family for $250 a month. There is also the updated post … [Read more...]

12 Minute Bathroom Cleaning Plan From a Busy Mom of 8

Do you overlook the bathroom as a place that you can multi-task when it comes to cleaning? Did you know that there are things you can do to make your bathroom cleaning duties easier? In fact, you can give the bathroom a good cleaning in as little as 12 minutes a week! Multi-tasking is not just for … [Read more...]

Creamy Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup Using Leftover Potatoes!

In case you aren’t aware, I am the person who feeds my family of 8 for $250. Ever since I wrote that post, it has been wildly popular. Actually, these days I am feeding my family of 10 for $350 these days. One of the ways I do this is by making sure that no food goes to waste, even when it comes to … [Read more...]

How to Encourage Your Kids to be Tidy: Tips From a Mom of 8

If your home is like mine, it can be a never-ending battle to get your kids to pick up after themselves at times. In my case, my older kids are even worse at it than the little ones. Perhaps it has something to do with that teen attitude, but I try to keep the younger ones on task even if the older … [Read more...]

25 Household Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

We all have those dreaded tasks that we just seem to procrastinate on, and then there are those mundane jobs that we would rather avoid, but there are ways to be more efficient in both the everyday tasks and in the every once in awhile jobs. Some of these ideas will save you in a pinch while others … [Read more...]