The Five Triggers of Mommy Overwhelm

Mommy overwhelm. Mommy stress. If you’ve got kids, I’m guessing you know just what I mean. Things are going along fine. Then, the next thing you know, you’re pushed right over the edge. But, did you know that there are certain triggers that are common among moms that send us right into the mom … [Read more...]

Make Unpacking From a Family Trip a Snap!

I love family vacations. I really do. Up until I get home and have all of the laundry and all the unpacking from a family of 10 to take care of. In fact, I usually find myself wondering if it was all even worth it. After all, you spend all this time getting ready for the vacation and then all … [Read more...]

Why You Want to Get Up Before Your Kids (and how to do it!)

Are you wondering why you want to get up before your kids? There are some pretty awesome benefits that you may not have thought of, I mean, did you ever think of getting up before your kids to be beneficial to your waistline? Have I intrigued you? Then keep reading because I’ve got eight reasons … [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. For this reason, I’ve come up with some amazing household cleaning hacks for people who don’t have time to clean (me!) (this post may contain … [Read more...]

Prayer & Devotionals For Rookies: How to Get Started

*this is a guest post from Krystal Proffitt I know I don’t stand alone in this, but I used to feel completely overwhelmed with the thought of studying my Bible. I didn’t grow up in traditional Bible studies. Sure, I knew about the Garden of Eden, Moses and the Flood, and Jesus dying on the cross, … [Read more...]

How to Make Laundry as Painless as Possible: 9 Laundry Hacks

Laundry. Do you hate this word as much as I do? I’m guessing you might because I haven had plenty of people tell me this over the years. But, this may leave you wondering, can laundry really be painless?! I say, if you have a few hacks it can! With having eight children, I consider myself a … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Fake Your Way To a Clean Home

Let’s face it. There is a time to clean the house, and then there is a time to fake a clean house. You know what I mean? Or, you might need to fake a clean house when a family member announces they are dropping by in 30 minutes. You might need to fake a clean house when you’ve been sicker than sick … [Read more...]

50 Free Family Activities for Summer

Summer is such a wonderful time of year, but it can get BORING for everyone especially by the time mid-summer rolls around. The lazy days of summer are fading, however, and spending time with your family is so important before the hustle and bustle of the school year gets started again. Before you … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Diffuse a Toddler Meltdown Without Having Your Own!

Have you ever experienced a toddler meltdown? I know I haven't ;) Actually, my boys have been notorious for having a meltdown or two. Of course, they always seem to happen when I am most exhausted as a mom. Just one of the many ways that my kids seem to know how to push my buttons. There may be … [Read more...]

What’s Your Spending Language?

You may have heard about love languages, but have you ever heard of spending languages? Maybe not because as far as I know, I came up with this idea all on my own. What is a spending language? A spending language is simply the rationale behind why you spend the money you spend. It is highly … [Read more...]

How to Encourage Your Kids to be Tidy: Tips From a Mom of 8

If your home is like mine, it can be a never-ending battle to get your kids to pick up after themselves at times. In my case, my older kids are even worse at it than the little ones. Perhaps it has something to do with that teen attitude, but I try to keep the younger ones on task even if the older … [Read more...]

The Day I Decided I Was So Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

In early 2015, I was so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was burnt out, exhausted, and really just wanted a vacation. I am stuck in Michigan, and I hate winter. We have a large family, and we had always had a tight budget. We have always been able to make ends meet, but there had been … [Read more...]

Traveling With Kids? These 10 Things Can Make it Easier!!!

I had a reader, Emily, write in and ask for some tips on traveling with kids in light of the upcoming spring break season. It is a great question that I thought maybe others are looking for some tips on, too. While we don't travel a ton, we do go someplace out of town usually once a year, and … [Read more...]

The Day I Lost My Child On Purpose

I think one of the greatest fears of any parent is losing their child somewhere, would you agree? I can’t even begin to describe that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you turn and your child, who was right by your side in a public place, is no longer right by your side. In fact, your child … [Read more...]

10 Reasons All Parents Should Teach Their Kids to Manage Money

As parents there are so many things we need to teach our kids that it can seem overwhelming. Life is busy, schedules are packed, and there are a thousand things screaming for our attention. But, if you are a parent, teaching your kids about money is something you just can’t put on the back … [Read more...]