The Hidden Cost of Clutter Free – Decluttering Questions Checklist

Clutter is never-ending. Clutter is overwhelming. Also, clutter seems to multiply like nobody’s business. For most of us, clutter is an ongoing struggle. Really, clutter is all of these things and so much more. But did you know that there is actually a hidden cost to clutter? The truth is, clutter … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn Chowder

Do you have an Instant Pot? It is my favorite kitchen tool, and it has been since I got mine almost two years ago now. Instant Pot recipes make things so easy, and they allow busy people to forget about making dinner until an hour before. This is even true if you’re making something right from the … [Read more...]

Simple Strawberry, Avocado & Cashew Salad (PERFECT For Spring!)

This strawberry, avocado & cashew salad is super simple, but it will make you look like a rockstar! Perfect for parties, showers, Easter dinner, summer picnics, or a fresh and tasty family dinner any time of the year, this salad is beyond delicious. With all the fresh ingredients plus swiss … [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...]

How To Survive Spring Break For Real Moms

Spring break for moms at home with kids who are usually in school and are now at home can be a real challenge. Kids’ friends may be limited due to travel, and the weather can even be limiting as well, requiring much of the time to be spent indoors. Then, there are a whole new set of spring break … [Read more...]

How to Pack For a Family Road Trip & Not Lose Your Mind!

Do you have a family road trip coming up? Are you wondering how you can pack better so you can have less stress while heading out for some family fun? As a mom of nine I can say that road trips certainly are overwhelming, but only if you let them. It really does all come down to having some road … [Read more...]

Simple Daily & Weekly Cleaning Schedules For Working Moms – Printable

Being a working mom and still keeping up on a home is anything but easy. Not only are many of your daily hours spent working, but the last thing I feel like doing as a working mom is doing more work when my work day gets done. Maybe you can relate? But, even with help from family members, I find … [Read more...]

10 Secrets to Making Date Night a Priority For Married Couples + Free Printable

If you are married, having a date night with your spouse is so vital to keeping the excitement alive in your marriage, but finding the time isn’t always easy. With eight kids, two working parents, and other responsibilities, I know firsthand that the struggle is real for my husband and I. In fact, … [Read more...]

Simple & Creative Random Acts of Kindness You Can Do For Little or No Money!

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers at Sam's Club. The opinions and text are all mine. So often, we get so caught up in what we have going on in our lives that we don’t even take the time to notice what might be going around us. Life is so busy, there are always a … [Read more...]

The Busy & Realistic Mom’s Guide to a Clean Home

Can the words “mom” and “clean house” coexist? As a mom of 8, I certainly understand that at times these words can be like oil and water. Having a clean home means less overwhelm, less stress, and even less depression in some cases. But when it comes to cleaning tips, some just aren't realistic when … [Read more...]

What to Declutter In March to Have a Clean & Organized Home – Free Printable Calendar

Clutter is something most of us face, and clutter can make us feel stressed, overwhelmed, and even depressed. While clutter can cause stress and overwhelm, the thought of decluttering can also feel the very same way. Having less clutter creates a more organized home that feels like a clean home we … [Read more...]

How to Beat the Winter Doldrums 6 Tips You Can Use Right Now

February is here, and never are the winter doldrums and the winter blues more apparent than they are in February. I know I suffer from the winter blues every year, and I have found that having a few tips and tricks to beat the winter doldrums is key. The truth is this. February can be such a hard … [Read more...]

5 Powerful Tips For Busy Women Who Want to Make Healthy Choices

*This is a sponsored post, written by me, on behalf of Henry Ford Health System. This is the time of the year, it seems, when the focus is on being healthy more than any other time. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not only important for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being in the here … [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...]

How You Can Fight the Spread of Flu Germs in Your Home (From a Mom of 9!)

The flu is everywhere these days. I’m not really sure if this year is any more serious than any other year, but I can say that it sure seems that way - at least around me. Let's talk flu prevention. While I am not a doctor or even a health professional, I am a mom of nine who has had to learn a … [Read more...]