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. Getting out there  for some fall … [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...]

Simple Step By Step Holiday Spending Guide Perfect For Your Budget

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own. Start thinking about the holidays now? Yes, absolutely! Maybe you’re like me and have experienced the most amazing holidays, only to greet January buried in all the bills that came along with the holiday spending. The good … [Read more...]

How to Use a Planner To Get & Keep Your Life In Order

I am in full on planning mode. My kids start back with school next week, and the first couple of months are always such a mess. I would be totally lost without my planner since it helps keep everything in my life organized. From kids’ practices to various appointments, to lists of books I need to … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Back to School Countdown With Printable Checklist

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 back to school organization ideas you can do to make this their … [Read more...]

Everything You Need to Know About Planners to Stay Organized (& Sane!)

As a mom of 9, keeping things together and organized is my only ray of hope. Even with the best laid plans and organizational tools in place, the best I can achieve is what I call, controlled chaos. Even without a large family to coordinate, the demands placed on busy women to keep everything … [Read more...]

How to Love Your Planner Even If It Scares You

It’s here! This is my favorite day of the year. It’s kind of like Christmas for me. It’s the day my favorite planner goes on sale, and this year it’s even cheaper than it has been in years past. And, while it’s true that I love my planner, I’m going to tell you how you can love your planner, and … [Read more...]

16 Sanity Saving Tips for Surviving the Back to School STRESS!

Can you believe that back to school is already right around the corner?! This is unbelievable to me. I say it all the time, but where has the summer gone?! For those of you who have been locked in oppressive heat for much of the summer, fall could be a welcome relief. However, I live in the … [Read more...]

Patriotic Red, White & Blue Drink For Kids

So often festive holidays, especially during the summer, are focused on drinks for the adults. But, what about the kids? With Fourth of July right around the corner in the United States, now is the perfect time to get what you need so you can whip up this simple Fourth of July drink for the kiddos … [Read more...]

How NOT to Raise a Spoiled Brat

I am often so saddened about the youth of today’s world. In many cases they seem so misguided as to the way the world really works. So many kids seem to think they are owed the world on a silver platter. And then, when they become adults, they are left wondering what happened. Much of this is due to … [Read more...]

Save Time Every Day With This Super Smart Secret!

We all get the same number of hours in each day, right? So how is it that there are just some people who manage to get so much more done in a day? There are people who just seem like they are time saving ninjas, but it’s because they know the time saving hack that helps them save time, stress, and … [Read more...]

Mexican Fried Ice Cream Dessert

I’m really not sure that there is any dessert item that is loved more in our household than this Mexican fried ice cream. I love it because it takes me back to when I was in high school when my best friend and I used to walk to a nearby Chi Chi’s restaurant and get some Mexican fried ice cream. I … [Read more...]

Healthy Overnight Chia Seed Yogurt With Fruit & Granola

Looking for simple, quick, healthy, and delicious breakfast you can feel good about? This yogurt with fruit and chia seeds is just what you’ve been looking for. What’s better is that it is something you make ahead so it’s breakfast in a flash in the morning, leading to mornings that are stress free. … [Read more...]

Creating a Smart Evening Routine For Busy Women & Moms

In my home, life is busy, and I’m guessing that it’s really no different in yours. We have recently jumped back into spring and summer sports, we have all of the end of the year activities, and in our case, a new baby is joining in for all the crazy busyness too! Evening routines are essential in … [Read more...]

Secrets to a Stress Free Summer With Kids (from a mom of 9!)

Summer can be fun, but summer can also be downright scary since there is so much downtime, family togetherness, and long days. Summer can feel out of control and be lacking in structure, routines, and rules, which can give way to mass chaos. Is a stress free summer even possible - a stress free … [Read more...]