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...]

Have a Green Kitchen With Little to No Extra Effort

The kitchen is a great place to start when focusing on being more friendly to the environment because it is an area of our homes that generates lots of waste. With so many foods, dishes, and products of all kinds coming and going, the kitchen is an important place to focus on making smart decisions. … [Read more...]

Things You’re Forgetting To Clean

Cleaning is one of those things that we often get into a routine with. Then, we rarely venture outside of that routine. We clean the things that are in our common areas. There are also the things that are obviously dirty, and these make them easy to clean. But, there are some things that aren’t so … [Read more...]

Secrets to Feeding a Family of 10 on $350 a Month

With one of my most popular posts being one that teaches others how I feed my family of eight for $250, it is time I update how I save money at the grocery store these days as that post is more than a year old. I find that the price of groceries had remained relatively the same, but with kids who … [Read more...]

Busy Family? Here’s How a Mom of 8 Prepares For a Family Outing

*Thanks to Hyland's for partnering with The Intentional Mom on this post. Lately, we are a family on the run. Baseball practices, baseball games, swim practices, swim meets, recitals, concerts, appointments, and on and on the list goes. We are forever going somewhere. I have packing for a family … [Read more...]

10 Secrets to Keeping a Tidy Home

Do you have certain things that clutter up your home? I know I do, but with a few tips and tricks, it really is possible to have a tidy home. Some days it can seem like a never-ending battle since I live with 10 people, but knowing a few tidy home tips can make all the difference. I think it is a … [Read more...]

Freezer Staples For Stress Free Meals (are these things in YOUR freezer?)

Freezer staples are so essential to maintaining a frugal lifestyle in the kitchen. Without simple foods on hand to use in a pinch both in the freezer and in the pantry, grabbing some sort of convenience meal or just heading out for dinner is often the result. Like freezer meals, freezer staples are … [Read more...]

Clean Your Slider Tracks With NO Scrubbing!

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by Scrigit Scraper. All opinions are my own. I love all the light that big sliders let into a room, but they can be a real pain to keep clean. Not only is it really easy to end up with glass that is covered with handprints and who knows what else, but the … [Read more...]

10 Cleaning Hacks You Want to Know

With such a bustling family, I have had to learn countless cleaning tips and tricks over the years for who knows what reason. Just yesterday I was repeatedly having to wash the ceramic tile in my bathroom after my son left a bottle of shampoo tipped on its side. After a few hours, I'm sure you can … [Read more...]

The Insider Secrets to Creating a Meal Plan That Actually Works!

Making a meal plan has become an invaluable tool to me in many ways. It saves me time, it saves me money, it saves me stress. In full disclosure, it took me some time to see the value. At first I just felt I was wasting too much time I didn’t have. But now, it has become a learned skill, and it has … [Read more...]

Creating a Master Bedroom That Is a Relaxing Haven

Having a master bedroom feels like a relaxing haven is like a dream to me. This could be because I live with so many people and have only one space to call my own. This could also be because it's where I go when I just need to "have a moment." While the other areas of my home are important to me, … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Glass Top Stove the Frugal & Non-Toxic Way

Do you know the frugal way to clean your glass top stove like magic? And, it uses only two things you probably already have. I love a shiny stove, but I always hated spending $5 or more for the glass top stove cleaner. There had to be an easier and money saving way. So, I set about looking for … [Read more...]

The Fool Proof Plan to Start Your Morning Right

So, I shared a simple three step evening routine before. If you didn’t read that, you can read about that simple evening routine HERE. Morning routines are just as important, and they naturally flow from a well planned evening routine. Mornings really can be simple. Sound complicated? It doesn’t … [Read more...]

4 Steps to Better Evenings

Evening routines are so important, but sometimes trying to create your own evening routine is just more work than you have energy to put forth. Do you know what I mean? Sometimes, we just need a short and simple template to plug our own information into. So, this is what I’ve done for … [Read more...]