10 Secrets to Making Date Night a Priority For Married Couples + Free Printable

If you are married, having a date night with your spouse is so vital to keeping the excitement alive in your marriage, but finding the time isn’t always easy. With eight kids, two working parents, and other responsibilities, I know firsthand that the struggle is real for my husband and I. In fact, … [Read more...]

25 Basic House Rules For Families & How to Create Your Own

Do you have a set of house rules? If not, they can be a valuable part of any home. Similar to a family mission statement, family rules are designed to clearly describe the expectations in your home, but in a more detailed way. Family house rules don't have to be complicated, and you don't need to … [Read more...]

Simple & Creative Random Acts of Kindness You Can Do For Little or No Money!

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers at Sam's Club. The opinions and text are all mine. So often, we get so caught up in what we have going on in our lives that we don’t even take the time to notice what might be going around us. Life is so busy, there are always a … [Read more...]

25 Simple Ways to Have Some Fun With Your Kids – Free Printable Activities List

Looking for some fun and creative ways to add a little fun to an ordinary day? Try any of these 25 simple, frugal, and fun for all ages ideas to have some fun with your kids. Some days, you just need a break from the everyday normal activities. And, some of the best memories are made while just … [Read more...]

Fun Spring Break Staycation Activities to Keep Kids Busy

Spring break is right around the corner, and you may find this a really exciting fact - or it could be a really overwhelming fact, too. While vacation is such a great thing during spring break, it's not always a feasible option for all families, which usually includes mine. But, having a spring … [Read more...]

The Busy & Realistic Mom’s Guide to a Clean Home

Can the words “mom” and “clean house” coexist? As a mom of 8, I certainly understand that at times these words can be like oil and water. Having a clean home means less overwhelm, less stress, and even less depression in some cases. But when it comes to cleaning tips, some just aren't realistic when … [Read more...]

What to Declutter In March to Have a Clean & Organized Home – Free Printable Calendar

Clutter is something most of us face, and clutter can make us feel stressed, overwhelmed, and even depressed. While clutter can cause stress and overwhelm, the thought of decluttering can also feel the very same way. Having less clutter creates a more organized home that feels like a clean home we … [Read more...]

Simple & Creative Easter Basket Ideas For Kids That Aren’t Candy!

Easter is right around the corner, and it is one of my favorite holidays. Traditionally, Easter is a time when there are plenty of candy and sweet treats to go around, but you might be looking for some Easter basket ideas for your kids that don't include the typical candy options yet are still fun. … [Read more...]

How to Beat the Winter Doldrums 6 Tips You Can Use Right Now

February is here, and never are the winter doldrums and the winter blues more apparent than they are in February. I know I suffer from the winter blues every year, and I have found that having a few tips and tricks to beat the winter doldrums is key. The truth is this. February can be such a hard … [Read more...]

7 Things You Can Do to Have Less Stress & More Money This Tax Season

*This post was sponsored, and paid for, by MyFreeTaxes. All opinions are my own. It happens every year, yet somehow it manages to catch us by surprise, at least if you’re anything like me. And, whether you receive good news or bad news, I think there is always an element of stress lurking around. … [Read more...]

How to Make Simple DIY Easter Baskets For Kids In 5 Minutes!

Easter is such a fun time of year. Spring is in the air, people often get dressed in special outfits, and it is also a day to spend with the ones you love in many cases. But, how can you make Easter extra special for your kids? Make them the cutest diy Easter basket ever, of course! This is one of … [Read more...]

5 Powerful Tips For Busy Women Who Want to Make Healthy Choices

*This is a sponsored post, written by me, on behalf of Henry Ford Health System. This is the time of the year, it seems, when the focus is on being healthy more than any other time. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not only important for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being in the here … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Refrigerator the Easy Way (even the gross stuff!)

Today was the day. You know this day, too, I'm betting. Today was the day to clean my fridge. I usually do this about every few months, that way it isn’t ever too bad. Of course we clean up spills and things along the way, but an all out clean happens about once every three months around here. Since … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Comfort Food: Easy Mac & Cheese

Is there anything as creamy and dreamy as macaroni and cheese? I’m not sure there is, and it is an amazing comfort food if ever there was one. Especially during our long and cold winters, we love things like macaroni and cheese. My kids love this dish, and I love it not only because it tastes … [Read more...]

Smart Ways to Maximize Your Tax Refund

We are in the midst of the busy tax season. I have a love/hate relationship with tax season, but it is a season that can’t be avoided. Even if I am expecting a tax refund, this time of year still drives me crazy. Can you relate? Ideally, you won’t be getting much of a return. I say this because I … [Read more...]