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Too Busy to Clean Your House? Me Too!

I have a problem!  Yes, I have lots of problems!  But this problem refers to housecleaning…I’m busy and I don’t love to clean…but I like to live in a clean house! It’s not easy to keep up with the housecleaning as a homeschooling mom of 6 kiddos (and their schedules!)  So…I’ve been thinking about what […] Read more…

Setting Boundaries for Kids with Cell Phones

It’s an amazing world we live in…we can walk around with all kinds of information right in our hands!  Cell phones can be wonderful tools!  (I really like mine!) Technology is a bit of a double edged sword to me.  There is some scary stuff that comes up when handing your child a cell phone…and […] Read more…

Free Printable: Habit Tracker

I get distracted!  It’s true!  I have a lot going on around me all the time…and sometimes when I get a second to stop… I have think about what I’m supposed to be doing!  If I can look at my habit tracker then I can see immediately what I need to do! What Tasks Do […] Read more…

Secret to Sanity…Weekly Meal Planning

Meal planning…some people love it and some people hate it!  As a homemaker…it is constantly on my mind.  Everyone has to eat…and those little people demand it…often! It may not be everyone’s favorite thing to do but weekly meal planning is a great way to save time and money! I like to do my menu […] Read more…

How to Stay Healthy as a Busy Mom

Chances are…if you are a mom then you are busy!  Sometimes it is hard to keep up with everything going on in our children’s lives and still take care of ourselves!  Staying healthy as a mom means being able to take care of our families…why don’t we do a better job of it? I think […] Read more…

8 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Who else is trying to keep their budget in check while still feeding their family healthy meals that they want to eat?  I know I’m not the only one! I’ve thought about what I do…and what I can do better to accomplish this daunting task!  And here is what I’ve come up with to save […] Read more…

Road Trip Packing List For Kids

Why do I do this to myself?  Every time we go on a vacation…whether it is for a weekend or a week…I tell my kids what they need to pack….and hope they remember what I tell them!  I’m busy trying to figure out who is going to care for our animals, putting my mail on […] Read more…

Summer BINGO

There is something about summer that brings a smile to my kids’ faces!  I have done a summer reading BINGO with my kids for several years.  Thankfully, my kids have enjoyed reading from a young age so it has been easy to get them excited about this…especially when there are extra rewards involved! What Counts? […] Read more…

Daily Zone Cleaning with Kids

Keeping a house picked up is a never ending task when there are kids around!  I am always trying to get rid of things we don’t need or want…but the clutter is still there.  Routines keep things moving along and make everything happen.  One of our routines is our afternoon zones. Every once in a […] Read more…

No Brainer Dinner Ideas

It’s 5:00…and you have no idea what you are going to make for dinner!  Or…maybe you unexpectedly spend all afternoon helping a friend and now you don’t have time to prepare what you had planned for dinner!  It happens to every mom…even when you plan…stuff happens and plans change!  Sometimes I just need a list […] Read more…

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