10 Simple Ways to Really Listen to Your Kids

It is so easy to “listen” to our kids but never hear a word they have to say. I have talked about listening before in The 10 Rules of Communicating With Your Kids, but I think we can all agree that listening is first and foremost removing distractions and clearing your mind. Listening is not an … [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...]

How to Clean The Glass Oven Door – Inside the Glass!

If your home is anything like mine, the glass in the oven door can look like a bomb has gone off in the oven at times. It’s one thing to clean the glass inside the oven door, but what about the mess that gets inside the glass of the oven door? What about all those drips and spills in-between the … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn Chowder

Do you have an Instant Pot? It is my favorite kitchen tool, and it has been since I got mine almost two years ago now. Instant Pot recipes make things so easy, and they allow busy people to forget about making dinner until an hour before. This is even true if you’re making something right from the … [Read more...]

30 Spring Cleaning Tasks That Take 30 Minutes or Less! FREE Checklist

Spring Cleaning It’s that time of year where the sights and sounds of spring begin to unfold, which is an especially welcome sight for those of us who live in the North. After being cooped up behind closed windows and doors for six months or more, I am more than ready to see things sparkle and … [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...]

Simple Strawberry, Avocado & Cashew Salad (PERFECT For Spring!)

This strawberry, avocado & cashew salad is super simple, but it will make you look like a rockstar! Perfect for parties, showers, Easter dinner, summer picnics, or a fresh and tasty family dinner any time of the year, this salad is beyond delicious. With all the fresh ingredients plus swiss … [Read more...]

4 Things You Must Do as the Mom of a Teen Girl

As the mom of two teen girls and a tween girl, I have a front row seat to all things teen. Navigating the waters surrounding these issues successfully is key, and we as moms are the life preserver that will keep our teen daughters afloat when the seas get rough. Let's be honest, it's not easy to be … [Read more...]

I Couldn’t Afford Elite Blog Academy Either

Are you a blogger or someone who wants to start a blog? Have you been so wanting to join Elite Blog Academy but struggle with the price tag? I’m not ashamed to say that I couldn’t afford it either. That's right, I couldn't afford Elite Blog Academy either. (this post may contain affiliate links. … [Read more...]

How To Survive Spring Break For Real Moms

Spring break for moms at home with kids who are usually in school and are now at home can be a real challenge. Kids’ friends may be limited due to travel, and the weather can even be limiting as well, requiring much of the time to be spent indoors. Then, there are a whole new set of spring break … [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...]