This One Thing Has Saved My Sanity

Are you ready to hear about the one thing that has saved my sanity? Here it is: Meal planning. Truly, it’s meal planning, and I'll tell you why. If you are looking for less stress and a way to stay within your food budget, then meal planning is essential. In Menu Planning 101 Part One and Menu … [Read more...]

A Teen Created Homework Space (a Guest Post From My High School Gal)

How would your teen like to see a homework space created by a teen with her own creative flair who can organize like a boss? Grab your teen and meet me right back here to keep reading about an amazing homework space. I hope you enjoy this post written by my daughter. If you've got kids who do … [Read more...]

A FREE Offer For You!

I have some exciting news and a FREE offer for you! This weekend I finished writing an eBook, which is now in the editing phase. The book is based on the series I had here during the month of May when I gathered a panel of young moms and asked them to share their struggles with me. I asked them … [Read more...]

A Peek at What Getting it Done Looks Like

Yesterday, I shared a post entitled 10 Things I Do to Get It All Done, and this is a short followup to that post. The post yesterday just became too lengthy, but I wanted to share what some of the tips that I gave look like in real life. For that reason, I am sharing a look at how a typical day … [Read more...]

New Bonus for Subscribers!

If you have thought of subscribing here but haven't taken the time, I wanted to make sure you saw that I am now offering a NEW FREE incentive. It's called Praying Through the Alphabet For Your Child, and it's printable so you can print it off and tuck it right where you need it. Or, print off more … [Read more...]

How to Create the Home You Want

When describing your home to others, what are the words you would want to choose to describe it? What are the words you would want your husband, your children, or others to use to describe it? What feelings, images, and emotions do you want to be prevalent in the daily atmosphere of your home? I … [Read more...]

How to Declutter Like a Pro

With a busy lifestyle, clutter doesn’t take long to pile up. If you are like me, once they start piling up, it can be so overwhelming just to figure out where to start. Dealing with the clutter has primarily been the focus of my spring cleaning projects lately. Remember the picture of my storage … [Read more...]

Help For Your Mornings With a New 14-Day Course

(Please note, this post does contain affiliate links and if you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. Please see the full disclosure policy at the bottom of the blog page for more details). Have you seen this amazing new 14-day course from Crystal over at Money Saving Mom? If you … [Read more...]

Weekly Goals 6/1

We had a great week last week. We had some rain, which meant that some of our activities were rained out. When that happens, I generally look at the time that was earmarked for that activity as bonus time to work on something that otherwise wouldn't have gotten done. I was able to get some needed … [Read more...]

Weekly Spring Cleaning Project

Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day! I am so glad that yesterday is over. I had been having a tough week, but I had no idea why. Exhausted, feeling nauseous on and off, and just feeling all around just yucky with some abdominal pain. Yesterday, I finally realized what might be going on when I … [Read more...]

Weekly Spring Cleaning Project

Keeping it real. That’s how we do things around here. This is my storage room. Pretty, isn’t it? The good thing about having plenty of storage containers and bags on hand is that there is always one around when needed. The downside of this is that at least five kids have the opportunity to … [Read more...]

Weekly Goals 5/11

I have been posting my weekly goals here for awhile and have found it to be so helpful. The process of writing goals, although does require some work, is so beneficial to actually accomplishing the things we need or want to accomplish. In writing out my goals, I actually keep the written record … [Read more...]

Weekly Spring Cleaning Project

Want to take a closet/dresser challenge with me this week? Here's how it works. In order to not be overwhelmed, let's only take on three closets and dressers (if your kids have both, but only focus on three people in your family this week). As you can see, mine are in a very sorry state so three … [Read more...]

Weekly Spring Cleaning Project 5/4

Remember how I cleaned my refrigerator over here? If you notice, it was only a month ago. I think it must be Murphy's Law that within two weeks of cleaning my refrigerator, someone spilled a bowl full of egg whites from the top shelf all over the inside of the fridge. I may have cried when I … [Read more...]

Weekly Spring Cleaning Project

This week I am tacking two spring cleaning projects. They are both smaller, and I am just needing to get things in order since spring is quickly fading so I am doubling up. I have the boys’ room done, so it’s time for the girls. The first area is my youngest daughter’s bedroom. This would include … [Read more...]