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. The truth is, being a mom and tending to the needs of our kids is a ton of work. Added to that is the fact that we are often homemakers, working women whether … [Read more...]

The Survival Tool Your Teen Needs When Life Gets Busy

*This is a sponsored post written on behalf of OXY Skincare. All opinions are my own. Teens. I have three of them. I think some of the issues and struggles that the teens of today face are similar to the struggles that the teens of my generation faced while other struggles are different for … [Read more...]

Buy This…Don’t Buy That!

If you’re looking to be the most frugal shopper that you can be, there is a list of things you should buy while there are their more expensive counterparts that you shouldn’t buy. In some cases it is nothing more than just making a different selection that is more economical. In other ways you will … [Read more...]

8 Systems You Need For A Stress Free Life + a Freebie!

Systems. They are an essential ingredient in running a bustling household, and as a busy mom of seven, nearly eight, I can attest to the need for having effective systems in place. If you have been feeling overwhelmed, lacking direction, short on patience, or easily distracted, a lack of proper … [Read more...]

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

With such a large family, the amount of things we have to take in the car on a road trip is astounding. Much like my packing system and my packing list, I have gotten packing for road trips down to a science. I have tried packing things for kids in the car all sorts of ways, but this is what I have … [Read more...]

The Productivity Secret You’ve Been Missing

Hey, you there. Do you know the secret to productivity? I’ll give you the short and sweet version: it’s called a reboot, and it’s the best thing to ever happen to your day. Did you also know that I specialize in being productive? I don't know that I necessarily started out that way, but … [Read more...]

How to Find the Perfect Balance As a Work at Home Mom

As a work at home mom for eight years, I have come to master the art of finding the balance between work and mom. That’s not to say that it is always easy, but I have come to discover what it takes to do both jobs well. It is possible to find balance as a work at home mom. There are times that … [Read more...]

To the Mom Who Struggles With Making Meals

This is dedicated to the mom who is struggling to put a meal on the table. Is this you? Guess what? This was me, too. With a husband who is finishing school, kids who need to be driven to their activities, and homeschooling four days a week during the school year, it can be a struggle to keep … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Family Friendly Summer Bucket List {30+ Ideas!}

Summer is often filled with glorious weather and days that seem to last forever. Kids and families often have more time, and it’s the time we start thinking about making some amazing family memories before the back to school frenzy starts all too soon. Now is the perfect time for a summer bucket … [Read more...]

How to Create a To-Do List That Actually Works

I have been a list maker nearly all of my adult life, but maybe this is something that you are not familiar with. In that case, I've got the tools and tips you need. If you have made lists but find yourself wondering how to create an effective to-do list, then you are also in the right place. This … [Read more...]

How to Have More Time For Doing What You Want {Free Cheat Sheet}

The more I talk to people the more I’m convinced that time really is the most precious commodity out there today. How much of your time are you wasting every day? Before you just push me aside and move on, hear me out. In reality, you might be wasting more time than you could ever imagine. This … [Read more...]

Bullet Journaling For Teens (written by a teen)

Have you ever tried bullet journaling? Maybe you’ve heard of it, but never tried it because you didn’t know how. Maybe you’ve tried it before, but you’ve never gotten it to work. Or, maybe you’ve never heard of it at all. Well, whatever the case, you’re in luck, because I’m going to show you how to … [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...]

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...]