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...]

Instant Pot Yogurt: Easy, Frugal & Delicious!

Are you looking for something new to make in your instant pot? Here’s an idea! How about yogurt? Now, I know what you’re thinking. Yogurt? In my Instant Pot? Why, yes! ctually, it’s very similar to yogurt in the crock pot, only it’s faster. And easier. And better. Let me show you how to make … [Read more...]

5 Simple Steps For Controlling the Clutter In Your Closet

I don't know about you, but my closet can become a clutter disaster quickly. This could be because it is the one place that only affects me. My husband and I are the only ones who deal with the closet. So, it becomes an easy place to just let go in the midst of a crazy life. I think the master … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Controlling Clutter in Kids Bedrooms

Kids bedrooms. Is there anything more scary to think about when it comes to keeping things clean, organized, and clutter free than kids bedrooms? Maybe, but they can certainly be a clutter collector. With eight kids who all share rooms, I have become an expert in this area. I have mastered some … [Read more...]

21 Lifestyle Hacks to Save You Time and Stress

Life can be crazy, can’t it? In fact, it seems like life is crazy much of the time, at least in my world. This is why every little thing we can do to make life just a bit easier makes things SO much easier. I love picking up little tips and tricks. Anything that allows me to multiply my time and … [Read more...]

12 Minute Bathroom Cleaning Plan From a Busy Mom of 8

Do you overlook the bathroom as a place that you can multi-task when it comes to cleaning? Did you know that there are things you can do to make your bathroom cleaning duties easier? In fact, you can give the bathroom a good cleaning in as little as 12 minutes a week! Multi-tasking is not just for … [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...]

February Blogging Income Report $4,714.41

February was a quieter month for me. It was fairly routine, and it is a time when things are generally a little slower. I found this to be true for me as well. Keep reading, and you'll find my blogging income report for February as well as the things that make that income possible. (this … [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...]

What If This Could Be Your Office View?

"You want to do what?" This is what my husband said to me when I told him I wanted to resurrect my blogging journey. He went on to tell me that he didn't think I really needed one more thing to put on my plate. This was in late 2014. Back in the mid 2000s, I had a family blog. It grew nicely, … [Read more...]

Saving on Electronics

This post was sponsored by Samsung as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Electronics are one of those things that the families of today have come to depend on, at least if you're anything like my family. As someone who has a … [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...]

What to Buy & What Not to Buy at Thrift Stores

I am all about finding amazing deals from everyday retailers. However, the reality is that with a family of my size I simply have to include buying used into my buying habits. The thing is, it is way more chic to buy used from thrift stores than when I was doing it more than 15 years ago. As someone … [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...]