Family Traditions That Keep the Focus on the Real Reason For the Season

Sponsored by The Star In Theaters November 17 The holiday season is what I consider to be the best time of the year to make memories as a family. With sisters who live out of town, it is often the only time we are all together during the year. With my own family, it is the time of year when we … [Read more...]

6 Simple Ways to Kickstart Your Morning

Looking to jumpstart your week? I know I am feeling a bit sluggish after the weekend. I’m really not sure why. Although I am usually reluctant, I find these six things to be so effective in giving myself that little push I need to keep my day from just being entirely wasted. There is nothing … [Read more...]

8 Must Know Tips For Creating a Budget That Works!

Creating a budget is a necessary part of maintaining a frugal lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. However, a budget does need to be accurate. Without an accurate budget, your budget simple won't work. Before you get scared off by the word "budget," it is important to just think of a … [Read more...]

The Trick You Need to Know to Buy Chicken on the Cheap!

As someone who has a family of 10 to feed, I can say that I have had to come up with every strategy possible when it comes to making the budget work - including how I buy my chicken. Smart grocery shopping is one of the keys to keeping the budget in check. In fact, did you know that many … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Holidays a Bit More Merry This Year

As fall is in the air here in Michigan, I can’t help but realize how close we really are to turning the corner in the holiday season. If your life is anything like mine there are extra demands placed on your time, placed on your budget, and placed on your patience. For this reason, now is an … [Read more...]

Refresh & Restore Your Mom Heart

You guys! I have what might me the most exciting news that I’ve heard in a very long time. Like maybe all year. I know you are going to find it exciting, too. There is a conference coming up in just over a week and it’s just for us moms…and it’s FREE. That’s right, you can attend this … [Read more...]

Why Amazon Prime Could Be Killing Your Budget

I love all things Amazon, I really do. And, I love Amazon Prime even more. I’ve even written about Amazon before a few times. For instance, I wrote about why I always make room for Amazon Prime HERE, and I also compared Amazon with Costco in this post HERE. Today, however, I want to share about a … [Read more...]

The Thirty Minute Speed Clean – From Chaos to Clean in 30!

Ever have those days like when the walls just seem to close in on you? These things seem to happen to me all the time, especially with a large family including kids who are home all day to add to the constant parade of clutter everywhere. I find that when this happens to me, I am often surrounded … [Read more...]

This Is What You Can Do For Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Shooting. The world is a scary place these days. I guess it has always been filled with hatred, violence, and war, but maybe what makes it different today is that technology has made it so that we can watch it all unfold in real time right in front of our eyes. Maybe that is what … [Read more...]

Tailgate Foods Made Easy! {+ a Giveaway!}

*This is a sponsored post written by me for Save-A-Lot. All opinions are my own. Making awesome food when it comes time to cheer on your favorite team doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. In fact, when it comes to hosting a tailgating party, there are some things you can do to make the … [Read more...]

From Mess to Company Ready in 1 Hour: The Cleaning Checklist You Need

Are you having people over this weekend and have little time to clean? No need to worry. If you have an hour, you can make it look like your home is ready for a magazine spread, well almost at least. I find that having a plan, a checklist to follow so greatly helps keep me on task. It is as though … [Read more...]

15 Essential Grocery Tips That Feed My Family of Eight for Only $250 a Month

The price of groceries has skyrocketed, and every penny counts. For me, this means that I have had to work harder and shop smarter to get good prices. Following are the most important tips I use to keep my grocery budget at $250 a month. As of right now, the baby is not eating foods so I have not … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Kids Safe On the Internet

I could write numerous posts on technology, simply because there is so much out there in terms of technology. For that reason, this post in no way covers even a small portion of how we as parents need to be proactive when it comes to technology. But, since we have to start somewhere…here … [Read more...]

Is Your Costco Membership Costing You More Than You’re Saving?

I love Costco. I really do. My Costco membership is amazing! So, I in no way am saying that Costco is a bad place. I’m not saying anything even remotely close to that idea. Let me just get that straight right here before you read any further. But, it is true that Costco really could be costing … [Read more...]

Surviving the After School Chaos So You Don’t Lose Your Mind!

So among all of the talk about getting ready to go back to school, let’s not neglect the after school rush. By that I mean that time in the day where your kids walk in the door from school hungry and tired yet full of energy. Let the chaos begin. Instead, let’s come up with a plan of how to handle … [Read more...]