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...]

Why You Want to Get Up Before Your Kids (and how to do it!)

Are you wondering why you want to get up before your kids? There are some pretty awesome benefits that you may not have thought of, I mean, did you ever think of getting up before your kids to be beneficial to your waistline? Have I intrigued you? Then keep reading because I’ve got eight reasons … [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...]

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...]

Prayer & Devotionals For Rookies: How to Get Started

*this is a guest post from Krystal Proffitt I know I don’t stand alone in this, but I used to feel completely overwhelmed with the thought of studying my Bible. I didn’t grow up in traditional Bible studies. Sure, I knew about the Garden of Eden, Moses and the Flood, and Jesus dying on the cross, … [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...]

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...]

What’s Your Spending Language?

You may have heard about love languages, but have you ever heard of spending languages? Maybe not because as far as I know, I came up with this idea all on my own. What is a spending language? A spending language is simply the rationale behind why you spend the money you spend. It is highly … [Read more...]

I Couldn’t Afford Elite Blog Academy Either

Are you a blogger or someone who wants to start a blog? Have you been so wanting to join Elite Blog Academy but struggle with the price tag? I’m not ashamed to say that I couldn’t afford it either. That's right, I couldn't afford Elite Blog Academy either. (this post may contain affiliate links. … [Read more...]

For Those Days When Your Heart is Hurting

I was having a good day, a great day in fact with no warning of the stabbing yet familiar pain I would feel in my heart.  It was a picture on Facebook that triggered it. A smiling loved one having fun. Something that would normally make me happy made me so very sad in that moment. Without … [Read more...]

The Day I Decided I Was So Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

In early 2015, I was so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was burnt out, exhausted, and really just wanted a vacation. I am stuck in Michigan, and I hate winter. We have a large family, and we had always had a tight budget. We have always been able to make ends meet, but there had been … [Read more...]

Smart Ways to Maximize Your Tax Refund

We are in the midst of the busy tax season. I have a love/hate relationship with tax season, but it is a season that can’t be avoided. Even if I am expecting a tax refund, this time of year still drives me crazy. Can you relate? Ideally, you won’t be getting much of a return. I say this because I … [Read more...]

Traveling With Kids? These 10 Things Can Make it Easier!!!

I had a reader, Emily, write in and ask for some tips on traveling with kids in light of the upcoming spring break season. It is a great question that I thought maybe others are looking for some tips on, too. While we don't travel a ton, we do go someplace out of town usually once a year, and … [Read more...]