10 Ways to Kickstart Your Summer Fitness Motivation!

Summer is right around the corner, are you ready? Do you have your fitness motivation kicked into high gear? Sure, maybe your wardrobe, your summer schedule, and even your vacation plans are ready to go, but is your fitness routine? The truth is, we all want to look and feel our best for … [Read more...]

Clean Your Slider Tracks With NO Scrubbing!

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by Scrigit Scraper. All opinions are my own. I love all the light that big sliders let into a room, but they can be a real pain to keep clean. Not only is it really easy to end up with glass that is covered with handprints and who knows what else, but the … [Read more...]

Ending the Bedtime Battles Once and For All!

As parents, we can look forward to having a little peace and quiet after the kids get in bed at night. However, this is not always the case. It can also be one of the most dreaded times of the day because bedtime can also be a battleground. Is it for you? As a mom of eight, I have had my fair … [Read more...]

10 Cleaning Hacks You Want to Know

With such a bustling family, I have had to learn countless cleaning tips and tricks over the years for who knows what reason. Just yesterday I was repeatedly having to wash the ceramic tile in my bathroom after my son left a bottle of shampoo tipped on its side. After a few hours, I'm sure you can … [Read more...]

To the Mom Who Feels Like She’s Failing

Are you feeling like a horrible mom? Do you worry that you are "ruining your kids for life" because of this or that? Did someone else harshly judge you as a parent, leaving you to feel about two inches tall? Do you worry, "Am I failing as a mom?!" "Am I a mom failure?" If you answered yes to any … [Read more...]

The Insider Secrets to Creating a Meal Plan That Actually Works!

Making a meal plan has become an invaluable tool to me in many ways. It saves me time, it saves me money, it saves me stress. In full disclosure, it took me some time to see the value. At first I just felt I was wasting too much time I didn’t have. But now, it has become a learned skill, and it has … [Read more...]

Are You Really Ready to Buy a Home? Here Are 7 Things To Know

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own. Buying a home, whether for the first time or the 34th time, is a huge step. I would argue that aside from anything related to family, it is second only to choosing a career path. I have done this twice, and right now … [Read more...]

Creating a Master Bedroom That Is a Relaxing Haven

Having a master bedroom feels like a relaxing haven is like a dream to me. This could be because I live with so many people and have only one space to call my own. This could also be because it's where I go when I just need to "have a moment." While the other areas of my home are important to me, … [Read more...]

8 Reasons You Need a Budget That’s Not Written On a Napkin!

So, I've already shared 8 Tips For Creating a Budget That Works, but why do you need a budget anyway? Why should you put forth the time and effort in creating one? Why do you really need a budget that's not written on the back of a napkin, anyway? A budget is just one of the many things you can … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Glass Top Stove the Frugal & Non-Toxic Way

Do you know the frugal way to clean your glass top stove like magic? And, it uses only two things you probably already have. I love a shiny stove, but I always hated spending $5 or more for the glass top stove cleaner. There had to be an easier and money saving way. So, I set about looking for … [Read more...]

The Fool Proof Plan to Start Your Morning Right

So, I shared a simple three step evening routine before. If you didn’t read that, you can read about that simple evening routine HERE. Morning routines are just as important, and they naturally flow from a well planned evening routine. Mornings really can be simple. Sound complicated? It doesn’t … [Read more...]

15 Frugal Tips for Feeding a Large Family: UPDATE

Feeding a large family certainly means you will need more food, but it does not mean it needs to break the bank.  I have implemented some great money saving tips around my house. I am able to feed my family of 8 (the baby doesn't count at this point) on $250 a month on average. I have lived a frugal … [Read more...]

4 Steps to Better Evenings

Evening routines are so important, but sometimes trying to create your own evening routine is just more work than you have energy to put forth. Do you know what I mean? Sometimes, we just need a short and simple template to plug our own information into. So, this is what I’ve done for … [Read more...]

Brilliant Puzzle Storage (no more lost pieces!)

Are you looking for a storage system for puzzles that actually works? Much like the games in my house, I was a bit fearful to jump into this system since it is so drastic, but it only took me about two minutes after having it done to fall in love with the extra space that this system … [Read more...]

5 Simple Family Meals Your Kids Will Love (and so will your budget!)

Feeding a family can get so draining day after day. Then, it only gets more complicated when you are trying to just make something that everyone loves without breaking the bank. It is so helpful to have some favoite family meals on hand. There are a handful of my family's favorite recipes. They … [Read more...]