Cherry Chocolate Chip Valentine’s Day Cookies

Cherry chocolate chip cookies are the favorite around here. Made with real chunks of maraschino cherries and cherry chip cake mix, your family will LOVE these! They are a Valentine's Day tradition, which is why I'm sharing them with you now. Actually, these cookies are a favorite of mine since … [Read more...]

8 Diet Tips You Can Actually Follow (with free email challenge!)

Are you looking for some diet tips that aren't impossible to meet? So often diets are filled with strict regiments, routines, and meal plans, but you can still maintain a healthy lifestyle without all that stress. If you really want to make 2018 count, make sure to join our free new year … [Read more...]

5 Magic & Money Saving Cleaning Hacks Using Baking Soda & Vinegar

Usually when we hear of baking soda or vinegar, we think of cooking and the various recipes we can make that contain one or both of those ingredients. But did you know that there are many ways to use these two household items for cleaning frugally? That’s right! There are so many things you can do … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why You Want a Meal Plan

If meal planning takes extra work, why would you want a meal plan? I feed my family for pennies on the dollar, and meal planning is one of the major ways that I use to do that. Even with a family of nine, I am still able to feed my family for $250 a month. I have learned so many tricks on … [Read more...]

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup – Perfect For the Crock Pot & Instant Pot

What is better when the cold weather sets in than a nice bowl of hot soup - and it’s even better when it’s healthy! Packed with protein and fiber, this chicken tortilla soup is perfect made on the stove, in the crock pot, or in your Instant Pot And, did you know that soups are a super healthy and … [Read more...]

How to Make Simple Snow Ice Cream Using Real Snow!

Are you looking for a way to beat the wintertime blues? Do you live in an area where it snows- a lot? Then I have the solution for you! Even if you don’t live in an area where you get snowed on nine months of the year, there is a way for you to make this too!  Looking for more kid friendly … [Read more...]

Take Control of Your Holidays (Once & For All)

The holidays can be an exciting time, but they can also be a stressful time, especially if we come into this bustling time of year behind the eight ball. And, it seems to happen every year, doesn't it? The stress, the strain, and the overwhelm. We can so easily become so stressed out about the … [Read more...]

Creamy, Dreamy Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding

*Thank you to Bob's Red Mill for partnering with The Intentional Mom to bring you this amazing recipe! We love tapioca pudding. It’s just that something that’s a bit more special. It can take a while to make the traditional way, so, I had to figure out a way to make it in my Instant Pot, of … [Read more...]

8 Meal Prep Tips That Will Save You Loads of Time

Meals. They are a never-ending chore it seems, and if you are like me and have a large family and also homeschool, they really seem to never end. For the mom who works outside of the home only to come home from work and have to feed a bunch of hungry people who want to know what’s for dinner, meals … [Read more...]

The Easiest & Tastiest French Bread Ever!

As someone who has a grocery budget of only $350 for our family of 10, bread is a staple of nearly every meal we eat. Making your own bread is the most cost effective way to feed your family. But, you are also able to control the ingredients that go inside. French bread is our go-to bread for a … [Read more...]

Grilled Vegetables With a Simple Aioli Dipping Sauce

In my book, nothing says summer more than grilled vegetables. Not only do they taste great, but they are so healthy and super easy! An added benefit of grilling is less mess to clean up! I use my grill as much as I can during the summer. These grilled vegetables are great, but when dipped in this … [Read more...]

Quick, Easy, Healthy Breakfast: Kid & Mom Approved!

*Thank you to Bob’s Red Mill for partnering with The Intentional Mom on this amazing recipe Looking for a quick, easy, and healthy breakfast idea that’s perfect for mom (and dads) as well as kids? I’ve got your new family favorite, just stick with me. A short time ago, I went to visit my sister. … [Read more...]

Pantry Staples List: Save Time, Stress & Money (free checklist!)

Everyone knows how easy it is to end up in the drive-thru lane when you’re looking for something to make for dinner and you don’t have anything to do for meals at home. Having a well-stocked pantry can help you stay out of the drive-thru lane and make more homemade meals for your family. Stocking … [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...]

Money Saving DIY Oatmeal Packets

*Thank you to Bob’s Red Mill for partnering with us on this recipe It is no secret that breakfast is an important meal. There really is nothing like starting the day with a healthy meal and a full tummy. Oatmeal is an amazing option, and it is also one that my kids love. Do you love the convenience … [Read more...]