10+ Beach Hacks & How to Leave the Sand At the Beach

Is there anything better than spending the day at the beach? I’m not sure there is. I love summer, and I need the sand, the sun, and the sounds of the waves clapping on the shore almost as much as I need air. However, taking your family to the beach isn’t without a fair amount of struggles, and it … [Read more...]

10 Ways You’re Wasting Your Time Every Day

Even if you think you may be using your time to the best of your ability, you may be guilty of a few of these time wasters. These are the things that can slip by without our even noticing, like a sleek ninja stealthily sneaking in and stealing some of our precious moments. The truth is, we all … [Read more...]

15+ Genius & Cheap Family Activities For an Amazing Fall

Fall is such a nice time of year in these parts…as long as it’s not snowing anyway. Michigan does have some crazy weather during these fall months at times, but no matter the weather we try to make it a habit to have some fun while also celebrating the season. Looking for more parenting fun? Join … [Read more...]

Before You Yell At Your Kids & Hate Yourself For It

Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs on the planet, isn’t it? As a mom of 8 I can certainly attest to the times that being a mom challenges me beyond what I think I can handle. And yes, there even times that I yell at my kids when I certainly shouldn’t have. And then. I hate myself for … [Read more...]

Grilled Vegetables With a Simple Aioli Dipping Sauce

In my book, nothing says summer more than grilled vegetables. Not only do they taste great, but they are so healthy and super easy! An added benefit of grilling is less mess to clean up! I use my grill as much as I can during the summer. These grilled vegetables are great, but when dipped in this … [Read more...]

Clean Your Nasty Window Tracks Using One Simple Trick

Are you tired of looking at all the gunky nastiness in your window tracks? It is amazing how fast they can collect this ugly specimen of ickiness, isn’t it? The window tracks I will be cleaning today are from the sliders that are in my dining room, which means they are exactly what I look down at … [Read more...]

20 Fun Back to School Traditions

Back to school time can be a stressful and anxious time for both students and parents. While we can’t completely remove the stress or anxious feelings entirely, we can overcome these feelings. One way we can do this is by creating and revisiting some fun back to school traditions every … [Read more...]

Quick, Easy, Healthy Breakfast: Kid & Mom Approved!

*Thank you to Bob’s Red Mill for partnering with The Intentional Mom on this amazing recipe Looking for a quick, easy, and healthy breakfast idea that’s perfect for mom (and dads) as well as kids? I’ve got your new family favorite, just stick with me. A short time ago, I went to visit my sister. … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Back to School Countdown

Have you had a back to school countdown going on in your house? Are your kids excited for the first day of school, or, are they dreading it? Even if your kids have already started their new school year, this countdown is full of some ideas you can do to make this their best school year yet! Back … [Read more...]

Clean Your Blinds Like a Pro & An Amazing Secret Weapon!

I hate cleaning blinds. Like I really hate cleaning blinds. I have been searching for an easier way for like forever, including when I posted about it here. I play around with it am forever trying new things, and can I just say, that I have found the solution I have been looking for all these … [Read more...]

3 Simple Things That Can Turn Your Life Around

When you are feeling down, have you found some things that can help turn your day around? What about some simple things that can even turn your life around? Although I have never been officially diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder, I know that I have it. In some ways, it’s hard not to … [Read more...]

Calming Your School Morning Craziness

Just as the time when all the kids come piling through the door can be stressful, trying to get everyone and all of their needed things out the door can be crazy chaotic as well. School mornings can be downright stressful! Oftentimes people get up late, things are MIA, people are all leaving at … [Read more...]

Finding the Perfect Home Is Easier Than You Think: 12 Point Checklist

*This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust Mortgage. All opinions are my own. Most would agree that buying a home is the biggest financial purchase you will ever make in your entire lifetime. It is arguably the purchase that will also affect your life the most. The good news is, there … [Read more...]

Is That a Want Or a Need? How You Can Tell the Difference

Looking to have more money? In the video below, I am giving you some amazing tips for knowing whether the things you buy are a want or a need. So often we think we're buying something that is a need, only to feel guilty about it because after purchasing it, we felt guilty. We spend money we feel bad … [Read more...]

Pantry Staples List: Save Time, Stress & Money (free checklist!)

Everyone knows how easy it is to end up in the drive-thru lane when you’re looking for something to make for dinner and you don’t have anything to do for meals at home. Having a well-stocked pantry can help you stay out of the drive-thru lane and make more homemade meals for your family. Stocking … [Read more...]