Surviving the After School Chaos So You Don’t Lose Your Mind!

So among all of the talk about getting ready to go back to school, let’s not neglect the after school rush. By that I mean that time in the day where your kids walk in the door from school hungry and tired yet full of energy. Let the chaos begin. Instead, let’s come up with a plan of how to handle … [Read more...]

Creamy, Dreamy Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding

*Thank you to Bob's Red Mill for partnering with The Intentional Mom to bring you this amazing recipe! We love tapioca pudding. It’s just that something that’s a bit more special. It can take a while to make the traditional way, so, I had to figure out a way to make it in my Instant Pot, of … [Read more...]

How to Use Your Planner: Planner Basics For the Planner Challenged

I never used to be a planner girl, and after trying various planners again and again, I discovered that I never really was a planner person because I was “doing it” all wrong. This means that I never really loved my planner like so many others do. In fact, I never really even liked using a … [Read more...]

8 Meal Prep Tips That Will Save You Loads of Time

Meals. They are a never-ending chore it seems, and if you are like me and have a large family and also homeschool, they really seem to never end. For the mom who works outside of the home only to come home from work and have to feed a bunch of hungry people who want to know what’s for dinner, meals … [Read more...]

The Super Simple Trick to Eliminating Clutter FAST!

Anyone will be able to tell you that clutter piles up - fast! If you don't stay on top of it, it can multiply to epic proportions, can't it? Whether you live with just yourself or with nine other people like I do, clutter can certainly become a problem. There are some important questions you can … [Read more...]

How to Plan For Stress-Free Week Days on the Weekend

Everyone knows school days can be stressful - especially when you aren’t completely prepared for them! The weekend can be a vital planning time for the coming week if you just take the time to do it. Weekday mornings can be so stressful. Things get lost, people get up late and dash out the door … [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...]

The Easiest & Tastiest French Bread Ever!

As someone who has a grocery budget of only $350 for our family of 10, bread is a staple of nearly every meal we eat. Making your own bread is the most cost effective way to feed your family. But, you are also able to control the ingredients that go inside. French bread is our go-to bread for a … [Read more...]

10+ Beach Hacks & How to Leave the Sand At the Beach

Is there anything better than spending the day at the beach? I’m not sure there is. I love summer, and I need the sand, the sun, and the sounds of the waves clapping on the shore almost as much as I need air. However, taking your family to the beach isn’t without a fair amount of struggles, and it … [Read more...]

Clean Your Dryer Lint Trap Using 1 Simple Trick!

While a complete dryer cleaning is a good thing twice a year or so, I am tackling the lint trap and dryer vent specifically today. This is such a good thing because a lint filled lint trap or dryer vent is a major fire hazard. On those twice a year more thorough cleanings, I take my dryer apart … [Read more...]

Grilled Vegetables With a Simple Aioli Dipping Sauce

In my book, nothing says summer more than grilled vegetables. Not only do they taste great, but they are so healthy and super easy! An added benefit of grilling is less mess to clean up! I use my grill as much as I can during the summer. These grilled vegetables are great, but when dipped in this … [Read more...]

Clean Your Nasty Window Tracks Using One Simple Trick

Are you tired of looking at all the gunky nastiness in your window tracks? It is amazing how fast they can collect this ugly specimen of ickiness, isn’t it? The window tracks I will be cleaning today are from the sliders that are in my dining room, which means they are exactly what I look down at … [Read more...]

The #1 Laundry Stain Remover(and it’s free!)

Laundry stains. If you have been around for any length of time, you are most likely no stranger to laundry stains. If you are a mom, this whole idea is only multiplied. Of course, the worst stains always happen to kids’ best clothes, and they also happen at the most inopportune times, too. If this … [Read more...]

20 Fun Back to School Traditions

Back to school time can be a stressful and anxious time for both students and parents. While we can’t completely remove the stress or anxious feelings entirely, we can overcome these feelings. One way we can do this is by creating and revisiting some fun back to school traditions every … [Read more...]

Quick, Easy, Healthy Breakfast: Kid & Mom Approved!

*Thank you to Bob’s Red Mill for partnering with The Intentional Mom on this amazing recipe Looking for a quick, easy, and healthy breakfast idea that’s perfect for mom (and dads) as well as kids? I’ve got your new family favorite, just stick with me. A short time ago, I went to visit my sister. … [Read more...]