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...]

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...]

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...]

The Fool Proof Plan to Start Your Morning Right

So, I shared a simple three step evening routine before. If you didn’t read that, you can read about that simple evening routine HERE. Morning routines are just as important, and they naturally flow from a well planned evening routine. Mornings really can be simple. Sound complicated? It doesn’t … [Read more...]

4 Steps to Better Evenings

Evening routines are so important, but sometimes trying to create your own evening routine is just more work than you have energy to put forth. Do you know what I mean? Sometimes, we just need a short and simple template to plug our own information into. So, this is what I’ve done for … [Read more...]

How to Have an Amazing Day (it’s easier than you think!)

Do you ever feel like your day runs you rather than you deciding on how to run your day? Are you left wondering how others seem to have it all together while you struggle to keep your head above water? Are you looking to make the most of your day, each and every day? If so, you are in the right … [Read more...]

How to Be Productive Even When You Have NO Time

Life is busy. I totally get that. Life is too busy, in fact. But, it’s about making the time you have count rather than being frustrated about the time you don’t have. Put a different way, being productive is being proactive with the time you have rather than procrastinating until you have the … [Read more...]

14 Moving Tips to Keep You From Losing Your Mind!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When I moved nine years ago, we thought we would never be moving again. And then, you know how it goes, life somehow doesn’t go according to plan, and now I find myself preparing for a move this summer. I … [Read more...]

The Painfully Simple Secret to a Successful Week

You. Me. Everyone I know. Everyone you know. We all have 168 hours in a week. That’s it. No more, no less. Isn't it interesting, however, that some seem to have more time somehow? You probably know people who seem to get so much done in their week while you accomplish next to nothing. If you didn’t … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Have a Great Morning

Do you long to have a great morning? There is just something about mornings that I don't like. I guess it's not really the morning as a whole, it is the first 15 minutes or so. Do you agree? Sometimes it can be so hard to get up and get going. Finding that motivation can be such a … [Read more...]