To the Mom Who Struggles With Making Meals

This is dedicated to the mom who is struggling to put a meal on the table. Is this you? Guess what? This was me, too. With a husband who is finishing school, kids who need to be driven to their activities, and homeschooling four days a week during the school year, it can be a struggle to keep … [Read more...]

10 Secrets to Making Date Night a Priority in Your Marriage

If you are married, having a date night with your spouse is so vital to keeping the excitement alive in your marriage, but finding the time isn’t always easy. We certainly know that we need to make spending time as a couple a priority, even if having a date night in, but with a bustling family life … [Read more...]

How To Make Family Time Happen Every Night (even with little kids!)

As a family, we have had several different traditions over the years. One of the ones we all love the most is our family time every night. It has become more of a challenge these days since we have so many kids coming and going with practices and other activities that take them away in the evening. … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Make Cleaning Fun For Your Kids

Let's face it, chores can be a drag, even for mom at times. However, the work still needs to get done most times. Try having a little fun along the way because in the words of Mary Poppins, "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down." Making cleaning fun certainly makes things easier for … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning Checklist For Kids Rooms

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad. All opinions are 100% mine. As I sit writing this I am looking at a blanket of white outside. But, since it’s now February, I know spring is right around the corner. It has to be, right?  I don’t know what it is, but this time … [Read more...]

How This Mom of 8 Earned More Than $36,000 In Her First Year Blogging

January was a fairly laid back month for me. A huge win was actually getting my taxes together and seeing where I ended up for the year 2016. With it being my first year as a professional blogger, the whole idea was a bit overwhelming. I was unsure of whether I wanted to see the actual numbers. I … [Read more...]

How Do I Know If Blogging Will Work For Me?

“How do I know if blogging will work for me?” I couldn’t even begin to tell you how often I hear this question. In fact, I think it might be the one I hear most often from people who are wondering about blogging - especially once they hear that my blog supports my family of 10 almost entirely on … [Read more...]

Happiness Really Can Be Yours (and here’s how you can find it!)

Happiness. Isn't finding happiness the reason behind everything we do? We work so we can meet our needs and hopefully find contentment. We form relationships to find companionship...and happiness. Yet, happiness is one of the things that can elude us as women. Every day can feel like a … [Read more...]

Here’s How To Restart Your Day

Let’s face it.  Life has a way of throwing us a few curveballs, and then sometimes we have take a few detours of our own. Sometimes we make great decisions, and then sometimes we don’t. Sometimes when life throws us a curveball we can recover. And then, sometimes we just can’t Sometimes when we … [Read more...]

From Tears to Tying In 5 Minutes OR LESS!

Sometimes, trying to teach kids to tie can be so frustrating! With eight kids who are all different, this has proven to be more difficult with some. I think this largely depends on the temperament of each child (and how much patience we as moms have at the time!). But it really is possible to go … [Read more...]

The Five Most Popular Posts This Week 1/15

It has been a fun and BUSY week for me in everything including my home here. There has been lots of exciting things going on here and on social media, and these are the things that have been keeping readers busy as the most popular posts this week! 10 Reasons You Want a Meal Plan Kitchen … [Read more...]

Zesty Pico de Gallo

I love a good pico de gallo. I like to eat it with chips, and I like to put a few dollops on as a garnish on a Mexican dish of nearly any kind. Honestly, this one is so good I've eaten it with a spoon! But like most of the recipes here, it needs to be quick, it needs to be easy, and it ideally … [Read more...]

Creating a Master Bedroom That Is a Relaxing Haven

Having a master bedroom that is clutter free is the first step in having a master bedroom that is a relaxing haven. I find there are some steps we can take to help facilitate having a bedroom that we want to keep clutter free and that is easier to keep clutter free. If we allow our master … [Read more...]

Why My Husband and I Won’t Be Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day. Those two words often send men into a state of panic and cause women to start gearing up for a fight if they aren’t showered with enough or the “right” gifts. I realize I’m generalizing here, but the hype about Valentine’s Day is part of the reason that my husband and I won't be … [Read more...]

The 10 Most Popular Posts In 2016

It was an incredible year in 2016. Posts on cleaning, saving money, raising kids, managing time, and keeping our own sanity...they've all been here this past year. Here are the 10 most popular posts of 2016!   How to Clean Nasty Window Tracks Using One Simple Trick To the Mom Who … [Read more...]