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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Why I Packed My Kids Things Up & Why You Should Too

Are you wondering why I packed my kids’ things up? Does it seem even more extreme that I still do it? If so, hear me out. It’s not as bad as it sounds. As we talk about having less stuff, we will be talking about having experiences together instead. I've created the perfect way for you to do … [Read more...]

Have More Money in 10 Days or Less!

Creating a budget. Does anyone really love to do this? I suppose maybe if you’re a numbers person and aren’t ever trying to make ends meet, it might be ok. But, for the large majority, numbers can be scary, and trying to make ends meet can be exhausting. Do you have a budget? Does the budget you … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ways You Can Drink More Water This Summer

Water is so important year-round, but especially during the summer. It is amazing how much water we lose on a daily basis, and this is only multiplied when the weather gets warmer. Making sure to drink enough water is important when trying to lose or maintain weight as well because often when we … [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...]

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...]

8 Energy Boosters For Exhausted Moms

Being a woman can be so draining, can’t it? And then if we are moms, this takes this concept to a whole new level. So often as women it is we who could be working a job outside the home, working a job inside the home, caring for a family, caring for the bulk of a home, doing the bulk of the cooking … [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...]

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...]