Things You’re Forgetting To Clean

Cleaning is one of those things that we often get into a routine with. Then, we rarely venture outside of that routine. We clean the things that are in our common areas. There are also the things that are obviously dirty, and these make them easy to clean. But, there are some things that aren’t so … [Read more...]

Secrets to Feeding a Family of 10 on $350 a Month

With one of my most popular posts being one that teaches others how I feed my family of eight for $250, it is time I update how I save money at the grocery store these days as that post is more than a year old. I find that the price of groceries had remained relatively the same, but with kids who … [Read more...]

Kids, Electronics, & Summer…5 Ways Moms Can Keep Their Sanity

I have a love/hate relationship with electronics whether it comes to my own life or in dealing with electronics in the lives of my kids. Kids, summer, free time, electronics...this could be a recipe for a genuine loss of sanity for some parents. Let’s face it, summer generally means that our kids … [Read more...]

Busy Family? Here’s How a Mom of 8 Prepares For a Family Outing

*Thanks to Hyland's for partnering with The Intentional Mom on this post. Lately, we are a family on the run. Baseball practices, baseball games, swim practices, swim meets, recitals, concerts, appointments, and on and on the list goes. We are forever going somewhere. I have packing for a family … [Read more...]

15 Habits Successful People Have (are you one of them?)

Why is it that some people are so successful while others are simply average, mediocre, and ordinary? How is it that some seem to have mastered the art of navigating the waters of success while others only tread water no matter what they do? While not everything I have done has been successful, … [Read more...]

Ending the Bedtime Battles Once and For All!

As parents, we can look forward to having a little peace and quiet after the kids get in bed at night. However, this is not always the case. It can also be one of the most dreaded times of the day because bedtime can also be a battleground. Is it for you? As a mom of eight, I have had my fair … [Read more...]

To the Mom Who Feels Like She’s Failing

Are you feeling like a horrible mom? Do you worry that you are "ruining your kids for life" because of this or that? Did someone else harshly judge you as a parent, leaving you to feel about two inches tall? Do you worry, "Am I failing as a mom?!" "Am I a mom failure?" If you answered yes to any … [Read more...]

The Insider Secrets to Creating a Meal Plan That Actually Works!

Making a meal plan has become an invaluable tool to me in many ways. It saves me time, it saves me money, it saves me stress. In full disclosure, it took me some time to see the value. At first I just felt I was wasting too much time I didn’t have. But now, it has become a learned skill, and it has … [Read more...]

Creating a Master Bedroom That Is a Relaxing Haven

Having a master bedroom feels like a relaxing haven is like a dream to me. This could be because I live with so many people and have only one space to call my own. This could also be because it's where I go when I just need to "have a moment." While the other areas of my home are important to me, … [Read more...]

14 Moving Tips to Keep You From Losing Your Mind!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When I moved nine years ago, we thought we would never be moving again. And then, you know how it goes, life somehow doesn’t go according to plan, and now I find myself preparing for a move this summer. I … [Read more...]

25 Homemade Gifts For Mom

I think as moms we can all agree that gifts of the homemade variety are so special. I love to give (and receive) homemade gifts because they really speak love to the person who is receiving the gift. Many of the ideas I have listed here take time and effort on the part of the giver, and to me, … [Read more...]

Super Cheap Summer Bucket List For the Young Family

Summer is the perfect time for longer days, a lazier schedule, and hopefully some extra fun as well. If your summer is like mine, it can seem to go by in a flash. If you’re not careful, the summer can slip right through your fingers. The next thing you know, you realize you’ve done little to no … [Read more...]

An Essential Tool For Moms On the Go

As a mom to eight kids, I know what it means to be a mom on the go mom. I am always having to dash out the door. Often at the last minute. And, things take much longer than anticipated nearly all of the time whether I am sitting at a doctor's office or waiting to pick up one of my kids from … [Read more...]

Are You Throwing Your Money Away? You Should Find Out!

No one really would throw their money away on purpose, however, it can totally happen if you are unaware of some of the ways that your money is slipping through your fingers. Generally, these are not huge expenses as they stand alone, however, if you add all of these little things together, you can … [Read more...]

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...]