Creating a Smart Evening Routine For Busy Women & Moms

In my home, life is busy, and I’m guessing that it’s really no different in yours. We have recently jumped back into spring and summer sports, we have all of the end of the year activities, and in our case, a new baby is joining in for all the crazy busyness too! Evening routines are essential in … [Read more...]

Secrets to a Stress Free Summer With Kids (from a mom of 9!)

Summer can be fun, but summer can also be downright scary since there is so much downtime, family togetherness, and long days. Summer can feel out of control and be lacking in structure, routines, and rules, which can give way to mass chaos. Is a stress free summer even possible - a stress free … [Read more...]

10 Essentials To Make Your Family Camping Trip a Success!

*this is a guest post from Jenny of Mom Loves Best Want to go camping with your family this fall? It’s a great way to make long-lasting family memories – but the prospect of packing can be daunting. What do you really need to make your trip a success? There are all kinds of camping tricks, tips, … [Read more...]

Teach Your Kid to Ride a Bike Without Training Wheels in 30 Minutes or LESS!

Teaching your child to ride a bike can be a stressful time met with tears, frustration, and even a strained relationship in some cases, but as a mom of 9 I can tell you, it doesn’t have to be that stressful! In fact, it can be super easy and even fun once you know the trick to getting it done. … [Read more...]

The 10 Commandments of Cleaning With a Family – Free Printable!

  If you have a family and spend any amount of time cleaning, I am sure you will agree that the struggle of juggling both is real. I think cleaning is one of those things that we find ourselves thinking will be no big deal prior to having a family. However, it usually doesn't take long once … [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...]

Why I Ditched Cloth Diapers & Feel Great About It

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers at Sam's Club. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand. As a mom of nine, diapers have been part of my life for more than 17 years now. Without a … [Read more...]

The Hidden Cost of Clutter Free – Decluttering Questions Checklist

Clutter is never-ending. Clutter is overwhelming. Also, clutter seems to multiply like nobody’s business. For most of us, clutter is an ongoing struggle. Really, clutter is all of these things and so much more. But did you know that there is actually a hidden cost to clutter? The truth is, clutter … [Read more...]

The Easy Way to Clean Your Home FAST – FREE Cleaning List!

Finding time to clean can be challenge, especially for busy women and moms. So often we face the demands of being working moms, being single moms, being working women without kids, helping with other family members or within the community, and so much more. Cleaning is something that we do, and then … [Read more...]

How to Pack For a Family Road Trip & Not Lose Your Mind!

Do you have a family road trip coming up? Are you wondering how you can pack better so you can have less stress while heading out for some family fun? As a mom of nine I can say that road trips certainly are overwhelming, but only if you let them. It really does all come down to having some road … [Read more...]

Simple Daily & Weekly Cleaning Schedules For Working Moms – Printable

Being a working mom and still keeping up on a home is anything but easy. Not only are many of your daily hours spent working, but the last thing I feel like doing as a working mom is doing more work when my work day gets done. Maybe you can relate? But, even with help from family members, I find … [Read more...]

10 Secrets to Making Date Night a Priority For Married Couples + Free Printable

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. With eight kids, two working parents, and other responsibilities, I know firsthand that the struggle is real for my husband and I. In fact, … [Read more...]

25 Basic House Rules For Families & How to Create Your Own

Do you have a set of house rules? If not, they can be a valuable part of any home. Similar to a family mission statement, family rules are designed to clearly describe the expectations in your home, but in a more detailed way. Family house rules don't have to be complicated, and you don't need to … [Read more...]

25 Simple Ways to Have Some Fun With Your Kids – Free Printable Activities List

Looking for some fun and creative ways to add a little fun to an ordinary day? Try any of these 25 simple, frugal, and fun for all ages ideas to have some fun with your kids. Some days, you just need a break from the everyday normal activities. And, some of the best memories are made while just … [Read more...]

Fun Spring Break Staycation Activities to Keep Kids Busy

Spring break is right around the corner, and you may find this a really exciting fact - or it could be a really overwhelming fact, too. While vacation is such a great thing during spring break, it's not always a feasible option for all families, which usually includes mine. But, having a spring … [Read more...]