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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]