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...]

Dear Mom Of Little Ones + Free Printable Words Of Affirmation For Moms

Today, I want to speak to moms, especially moms of little ones. I am still a mom of little ones, but now I have older ones, too, which helps balance things out. If you are a mom of little ones, however, I want you to know that I was once you. Dear mom of little ones…from my mama heart to … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Potato, Ham, and Corn Chowder

Did you know that soups and chowders are one of the most frugal ways to feed a family? It is also a great way to get some extra vegetables and things that maybe your kids would prefer not to eat into your kids. I share more money saving tips like this in a post called How to Be Frugal In the … [Read more...]

10 Things Your Growing Son Needs From His Mom

Are you aware that there are things your growing son needs that only his mom can give him? Do you know what these things are? Are boys a mystery to you as they were to me? If so, you are in the right place! Our sons can be a complete mystery to us as moms. After all, we've never been a boy! I am … [Read more...]

For Those Days When Mama Blows It

Have you ever blown it as a mom? Don't worry, I have, too, but we can move being those days when mama blows it. Here's one of those days....maybe you'll find yourself in a similar experience, too. This is for those days when Mama blows it! (this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a … [Read more...]

From Tears to Tying In 5 Minutes OR LESS!

Sometimes, trying to teach kids to tie can be so frustrating! With eight kids who are all different, this has proven to be more difficult with some. I think this largely depends on the temperament of each child (and how much patience we as moms have at the time!). But it really is possible to go … [Read more...]

20 Things You Can Do to Be Successful Today

Do you know of some things you can do to be successful? Ever wonder what makes people successful? Why does life seem so easy for some while you lack a sense of direction, an overall plan of how to accomplish your dreams, and the ability to figure out what is continually wrong? What are you … [Read more...]

5 Truths to Cling to When the Days Are Painfully Hard

Are you looking for some truths to cling to when the days are just downright hard? As I sit writing this the world has welcomed in a new year, but what if while the world celebrates around you all you can think of is how you can’t even being to think about celebrating. As the world welcomes in a … [Read more...]

Why My Husband and I Won’t Be Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day. Those two words often send men into a state of panic and cause women to start gearing up for a fight if they aren’t showered with enough or the “right” gifts. I realize I’m generalizing here, but the hype about Valentine’s Day is part of the reason that my husband and I won't be … [Read more...]

15 Simple Ways to Save on Heating and Cooling Your Home

Heating and cooling during extremely hot or extremely cold can be extremely costly. With so many bills each month, everything adds up, even what you pay to heat and cool your home. But, do you realize that there are some simple things you can do to save on heating and cooling your home? In … [Read more...]

The 10 Most Popular Posts In 2016

It was an incredible year in 2016. Posts on cleaning, saving money, raising kids, managing time, and keeping our own sanity...they've all been here this past year. Here are the 10 most popular posts of 2016!   How to Clean Nasty Window Tracks Using One Simple Trick To the Mom Who … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs – Fast & Easy to Peel

So yes, I do love my Instant Pot, and it is seriously changing my life. Not only is whatever I make done so quickly, but even the same things I have always made somehow taste better made in the Instant Pot! And, this is so true for hard boiled eggs as well. Here's how to make Instant Pot Hard … [Read more...]