How to Talk To Your Teen About Drugs & Alcohol

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Institute on Drug Abuse for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. As parents, there are so many things we face on a daily basis that are downright scary, aren’t there? These things can be overwhelming, even paralyzing if we let … [Read more...]

Here’s How You Can Be Armed & Ready For the Winter Season This Year

I received free product and compensation from hydraSense® to write this post. All opinions are my own. Disclosure: Please note that I am not a medically trained professional. I have provided an overview of what has worked for my family but please consult with a professional for any … [Read more...]

20 Housecleaning Hacks For People Who Don’t Have Time To Clean

Cleaning is so hard for busy people. I know this first hand. With 10 people in my house I know how quickly things can get dirty, and every minute counts. Looking to get some serious cleaning done? Enter your email below to subscribe to my cleaning cheat sheet and get cleaning tips delivered … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Jumpstart Your 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? If you're looking to jazz up your running or even your … [Read more...]

5 Simple Steps to Avoid Meltdowns In Public

*This post was sponsored, and paid for, by Walmart. All opinions are my own. If there is one thing I’ve learned in nearly 17 years of being a parent to eight children, it’s that it pays to be prepared. While you never quite know what you need to be prepared for, the lack of preparedness is the … [Read more...]

The No Excuses Exercise Motivation You Need!

January is right around the corner, and there is no better time than right now to give your exercise motivation a kick in the butt. Most of us have probably consumed way more calories than we should have this past month, which means that we may be carrying around a few extra pounds. I know I … [Read more...]

10 Reasons You Might NOT Be Accomplishing Your Goals

Goals. While setting goals is generally a good thing, setting goals can also be a bad thing if we are doing things that set us up for failure. I don’t know about you, but when I set goals only to fall short nearly right out of the gate, it is so discouraging. Discouragement is just not something I … [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...]

You Can Have a Clutter Free Home! – Free Strategy Guide

Clutter. It can be everywhere, can’t it? I should know, I live in a home with 10 people! Even when our house is “clean” it still feels cluttered. The thing about clutter is this. Clutter makes us crazy. Clutter can make our minds tired. Being surrounded by clutter can make us … [Read more...]

Make This Your Best Year Yet (New Year’s Resolutions That Work!)

Now that we are in full holiday swing, it can be so easy to forget about what comes next. We can forget that there is actually life after December 25. And, there’s little time to catch your breath because the new year is right around the corner, literally. And then there are New Years' resolutions … [Read more...]

Your Holiday Game Plan For Less Stress

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the stress of the holidays every year? If you are like me, you might tell yourself that this is the last time you will greet the holidays as a disorganized mess. You probably find yourself vowing that next year will be different every.single.year. The thing is, if … [Read more...]

Overcome Your Overwhelm In Just Three Minutes a Day

I’m not sure why, but I have been talking to so many people and even receiving emails from several people who are just feeling overwhelmed or even like a failure lately. If this is you, I have something to say to you. Just stop it. Seriously, just stop it. In most cases, I can say that I … [Read more...]

Creating a Thanksgiving to Remember

I’ve had some readers email asking about whether we follow any traditions for Thanksgiving in our family. We don’t have too many, but I am happy to share the things we have done over the years. It is often a busy day spent with extended family, which means that we modify our traditions at times. … [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...]

Family Traditions That Keep the Focus on the Real Reason For the Season

Sponsored by The Star In Theaters November 17 The holiday season is what I consider to be the best time of the year to make memories as a family. With sisters who live out of town, it is often the only time we are all together during the year. With my own family, it is the time of year when we … [Read more...]