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...]

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...]

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...]

Brilliant Puzzle Storage (no more lost pieces!)

Are you looking for a storage system for puzzles that actually works? Much like the games in my house, I was a bit fearful to jump into this system since it is so drastic, but it only took me about two minutes after having it done to fall in love with the extra space that this system … [Read more...]

How to Have an Amazing Day (it’s easier than you think!)

Do you ever feel like your day runs you rather than you deciding on how to run your day? Are you left wondering how others seem to have it all together while you struggle to keep your head above water? Are you looking to make the most of your day, each and every day? If so, you are in the right … [Read more...]

How to Be Productive Even When You Have NO Time

Life is busy. I totally get that. Life is too busy, in fact. But, it’s about making the time you have count rather than being frustrated about the time you don’t have. Put a different way, being productive is being proactive with the time you have rather than procrastinating until you have the … [Read more...]

14 Moving Tips to Keep You From Losing Your Mind!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When I moved nine years ago, we thought we would never be moving again. And then, you know how it goes, life somehow doesn’t go according to plan, and now I find myself preparing for a move this summer. I … [Read more...]

Is Your Planner Not Working? Maybe This Is Why!

Have you tried working with a planner, calendar, or list type system and haven’t had much luck? Have you tried system after system only to end up in the same place, which is with your system, planner, or list collecting dust somewhere while you try to make your way through your day by winging … [Read more...]

Spring Clean Your Paper Clutter

*This post was sponsored by Fellowes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. If there is one thing that makes me crazy, it’s clutter. More specifically, it’s paper clutter. It seems to come from everywhere, and it multiplies like … [Read more...]

An Essential Tool For Moms On the Go

As a mom to eight kids, I know what it means to be a mom on the go mom. I am always having to dash out the door. Often at the last minute. And, things take much longer than anticipated nearly all of the time whether I am sitting at a doctor's office or waiting to pick up one of my kids from … [Read more...]

Kitchen Countertops Cluttered? Maybe This Is Why

The kitchen counter is one of my three main hotspots that must be kept clean. For this reason, I have played around with thousands of solutions to keep the clutter under control. When cluttered countertops become a problem, one of these seven reasons is usually to blame. (this post may contain … [Read more...]