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...]

15 Frugal Habits You Might Be Missing

I have maintained a frugal lifestyle for more than 20 years. At times it has been because I have had to due to income levels, and at other times it has been because my husband and I have been focused on either a long-term or a short-term financial goal. Find yourself stuck in a financial standstill? … [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...]

The Ultimate Family Friendly Summer Bucket List {30+ Ideas!}

Summer is often filled with glorious weather and days that seem to last forever. Kids and families often have more time, and it’s the time we start thinking about making some amazing family memories before the back to school frenzy starts all too soon. Now is the perfect time for a summer bucket … [Read more...]

How to Create a To-Do List That Actually Works

I have been a list maker nearly all of my adult life, but maybe this is something that you are not familiar with. In that case, I've got the tools and tips you need. If you have made lists but find yourself wondering how to create an effective to-do list, then you are also in the right place. This … [Read more...]

The One Piece of Advice a Mom of 8 Wants Every Pregnant Mom To Hear

Out of everything you’ve probably read or heard as a pregnant mom, this may be that one piece of advice that you actually need to hear. I can say this because with eight kids, I’ve been an expectant mother a few times. As an expectant mom, the days can be long. I want to give you some … [Read more...]

Bullet Journaling For Teens (written by a teen)

Have you ever tried bullet journaling? Maybe you’ve heard of it, but never tried it because you didn’t know how. Maybe you’ve tried it before, but you’ve never gotten it to work. Or, maybe you’ve never heard of it at all. Well, whatever the case, you’re in luck, because I’m going to show you how to … [Read more...]

The Simple Secret to Finding an Extra Hour In Your Day

I think we can all agree that time is such a precious commodity. It seems like no matter what we do, there is never enough to go around. Can you relate? As my life has gotten busier, I have been focused more and more on becoming more efficient. I have been focusing on making sure that I make every … [Read more...]

Disinfecting Green All Purpose Cleaner Using Essential Oils

If you are looking for an amazing all purpose cleaner, this disinfecting green all purpose cleaner is just what you have been looking for. The ingredients cost next to nothing, and because you control what goes into it, you have no harsh chemicals to worry about. Its power is second to none, too, as … [Read more...]

30 Heart Felt Conversation Starters to Have With Your Kids + Download

Meaningful conversation with our kids is such a vital part of being an intentional mom, and it couldn't be easier with these 30 great conversation starters. I even created them in a printable form so you can print them off and tuck them wherever they would be convenient to use. Just fill in your … [Read more...]

5 Sneaky Ways to Build a $1,000 Emergency Fund – STAT!

I think we can agree that having an emergency fund is necessary. While none of us like to think about the unthinkable happening, the truth is, is can happen. Layoffs, job cuts, pay cuts. You just never really know. There can also be unexpected expenses that can appear without warning, and without an … [Read more...]

10 Secrets to Keeping a Tidy Home

Do you have certain things that clutter up your home? I know I do, but with a few tips and tricks, it really is possible to have a tidy home. Some days it can seem like a never-ending battle since I live with 10 people, but knowing a few tidy home tips can make all the difference. I think it is a … [Read more...]

Blogging Income Report April 2017

April was an exciting month for me as it including traveling out to Seattle to meet with Ruth Soukup and the other members of EBA VIP. It was a great trip, and my head was swimming with all the things I needed to do by the time I got home. In fact, it is still swimming. I share more about EBA … [Read more...]

15 Habits Successful People Have (are you one of them?)

Why is it that some people are so successful while others are simply average, mediocre, and ordinary? How is it that some seem to have mastered the art of navigating the waters of success while others only tread water no matter what they do? While not everything I have done has been successful, … [Read more...]