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...]

The Simple Secret to Finding an Extra Hour In Your Day

I think we can all agree that time is such a precious commodity. It seems like no matter what we do, there is never enough to go around. Can you relate? As my life has gotten busier, I have been focused more and more on becoming more efficient. I have been focusing on making sure that I make every … [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...]

Kids, Electronics, & Summer…5 Ways Moms Can Keep Their Sanity

I have a love/hate relationship with electronics whether it comes to my own life or in dealing with electronics in the lives of my kids. Kids, summer, free time, electronics...this could be a recipe for a genuine loss of sanity for some parents. Let’s face it, summer generally means that our kids … [Read more...]

Weekend Checklist For a Stress Free Week – FREE Printable!

Do you know how to use your time on the weekend to ensure that a really great week follows? Now that school is in full swing for most of us it is time to do what we can to make sure that our days go smoothly. The weekends are great for relaxing. But, the weekends are also a great time to do a few … [Read more...]

Burned Out? Here’s How to Keep Going When You’ve Got Nothing Left

Burnout. I think we all experience this at different points in our lives. You have so many demands on your time that you can be left feeling like slaves to the things you have to do with no time left for the things you actually want to do. These demands are high, sleep is minimal, and you are … [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...]

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...]

15 Habits Successful People Have (are you one of them?)

Why is it that some people are so successful while others are simply average, mediocre, and ordinary? How is it that some seem to have mastered the art of navigating the waters of success while others only tread water no matter what they do? While not everything I have done has been successful, … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Kickstart Your Summer Fitness Motivation!

Summer is right around the corner, are you ready? Do you have your fitness motivation kicked into high gear? Sure, maybe your wardrobe, your summer schedule, and even your vacation plans are ready to go, but is your fitness routine? The truth is, we all want to look and feel our best for … [Read more...]

To the Mom Who Feels Like She’s Failing

Are you feeling like a horrible mom? Do you worry that you are "ruining your kids for life" because of this or that? Did someone else harshly judge you as a parent, leaving you to feel about two inches tall? Do you worry, "Am I failing as a mom?!" "Am I a mom failure?" If you answered yes to any … [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...]

Are You Really Ready to Buy a Home? Here Are 7 Things To Know

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own. Buying a home, whether for the first time or the 34th time, is a huge step. I would argue that aside from anything related to family, it is second only to choosing a career path. I have done this twice, and right now … [Read more...]