10 Ways You’re Wasting Your Time Every Day

Even if you think you may be using your time to the best of your ability, you may be guilty of a few of these time wasters. These are the things that can slip by without our even noticing, like a sleek ninja stealthily sneaking in and stealing some of our precious moments. The truth is, we all … [Read more...]

How To Eat Out With Your Kids & Not DIE of Embarrassment

Headed to a restaurant with a young child? Does the behavior of your young child leave you feeling as though you can’t even try for fear of creating a scene? You really can eat out without your kids being total zombies - making you want to die of embarrassment. Although dining out can be a … [Read more...]

6 Tips For Handling Aggression In Your Young Child

*This is a guest post from Aubree of A Mother's Field Guide When your child hurts another kid, it sure can be frustrating. You worry that you will be judged for your parenting or even lose a friend! Most young kids experiment with biting, hitting, and kicking, but there are children who never … [Read more...]

The Real Reason You Don’t Have Any Money

Money. While no one really likes to focus on money, it is the focus of so many things. We need money to cover basic necessities, we need money to get the care we need, and in many ways, we need money in order to make our dreams come true, don’t we? Yet so often, we don’t seem to have enough money to … [Read more...]

Finding the Perfect Home Is Easier Than You Think: 12 Point Checklist

*This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust Mortgage. All opinions are my own. Most would agree that buying a home is the biggest financial purchase you will ever make in your entire lifetime. It is arguably the purchase that will also affect your life the most. The good news is, there … [Read more...]

STOP Overspending By Doing This One Thing

When it comes to spending money, we all have our “thing,” don’t we? We all have certain things we do that make us fall into temptation. We have certain websites we look at, we browse through catalogs, we make a detour to the mall just because. And, these are just a few things. But, if you want to … [Read more...]

The Money Saving Strategy You’ve Never Even Thought Of!

There are so many different ways to save money. I’ve written about grocery shopping and making meals smart, I’ve talked about becoming resourceful in a variety of ways to save money, and I’ve even talked about how doing something as simple as being polite and respectful toward others can actually … [Read more...]

Is That a Want Or a Need? How You Can Tell the Difference

Looking to have more money? In the video below, I am giving you some amazing tips for knowing whether the things you buy are a want or a need. So often we think we're buying something that is a need, only to feel guilty about it because after purchasing it, we felt guilty. We spend money we feel bad … [Read more...]

Visiting an Amusement Park With Kids? Here’s What You Need to Know

Visiting an amusement park sure is fun, but it can be overwhelming to actually plan for. As if that’s not enough, trying to keep everyone safe while there can also bring an entirely new set of stressors into the picture. There’s hope, however, and as a mom of 8, I’m going to share my best tips with … [Read more...]

Mess Be Gone!!! The Secret That Will Save Your Sanity

Is there anything that can drive us more crazy that a mess? Wouldn't it be nice to wave a magic wand and say, "Mess be gone!?" It seems like no matter where you turn, you are looking at it, you are stepping on it, you are living with it. The mess. I live in a family of 1o, and if there is one … [Read more...]

Sanity Saving Summer Break Tips For Exhausted Moms

Summer break can be an adjustment for a family, especially for a mom whose normal routines have been disrupted with kids who are now home from school. Having kids at home will change so much more than schedules and routines, however. You may find yourself wondering how to make it through the summer … [Read more...]

Dealing With Kids & Clutter

Kids and clutter are two words that can be rather scary when they are used in the same sentence, primarily because they often go hand in hand. It was most likely around the time you had to come home and find places for all the shower gifts you received while you were expecting that you started to … [Read more...]

How to Make the Buddy System Work in Your Family

Wondering about the buddy system or how to implement it in your family? Maybe you've heard about it, but you have no idea about the why of it, or how it can be a huge benefit if you've got more than one child in your family. In many families, especially in a larger family setting, having a buddy … [Read more...]

The Survival Tool Your Teen Needs When Life Gets Busy

*This is a sponsored post written on behalf of OXY Skincare. All opinions are my own. Teens. I have three of them. I think some of the issues and struggles that the teens of today face are similar to the struggles that the teens of my generation faced while other struggles are different for … [Read more...]

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

With such a large family, the amount of things we have to take in the car on a road trip is astounding. Much like my packing system and my packing list, I have gotten packing for road trips down to a science. I have tried packing things for kids in the car all sorts of ways, but this is what I have … [Read more...]