A Prom Survival Guide for Mom

Prom is stupid. Sure, I know that sounds a bit harsh, but I’m just not the kind of mom who gets all excited about spending loads of money to send a kid to a party. Go ahead, call me a party-pooper, but that’s just the way I feel. However, as stupid as I think proms are, I… Continue Reading


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Owning My Financial Future as a Stay at Home Mom

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Prudential. As a stay-at-home, blogging, homeschooling mom, my life revolves around calendars and plans. I’m managing schedules for four, planning days, planning meals and planning lessons. I’m always thinking about our plans for the coming weeks and months, but what I rarely consider planning for is my personal financial… Continue Reading


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Step Up Your Bathroom Cleaning Routine

I am right now, at this very minute, procrastinating about cleaning my bathroom. It’s always the last room I clean and I’m so glad the kids’ bathroom is no longer my responsibility. And, as I looked for reasons to keep procrastinating, I remembered I needed to share this post with you. Read on for tips… Continue Reading

Simplify Shopping with Amazon Dash Button

Confession: I do not like shopping. I suppose I should rephrase that for accuracy–I do not like fighting traffic, wandering through aisles and standing in long lines to shop for what I need. Instead, I prefer grabbing our wares from the comfort of my couch and pajamas. This is why I’ve been a huge fan of… Continue Reading


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Planning a Family Movie Night When You Have Teens

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #YourTaxCash #CollectiveBias Raise your hand if you did not waste your tax refund! If you took my advice, you should have some extra money left over to reward yourself and your family. Our reward took full advantage… Continue Reading

Celebrating My Single Mom

This post has been sponsored by Angel Soft through my partnership with The Motherhood. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 is Single Parent’s Day and I’ll be celebrating my mother. She’s one of millions (yes MILLIONS!) of parents who raise children alone and I’m extremely grateful that she chose to push through and didn’t give up. And I… Continue Reading


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Enter to Win $100

Friends, you know I love a good giveaway and since we haven’t had one in a while, I’m very excited to share this one with you! I’ve joined with some other influencers to give you a chance to win $100 PayPal cash or a $100 Amazon gift card (winner’s choice). You’ll find the chance to win… Continue Reading


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7 Ways to NOT Waste Your Tax Refund

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #YourTaxCash #CollectiveBias It’s tax season! Raise your hand if you’re still pulling all your paperwork together (*raises hand*). Now, raise your hand if you’re excited about getting that tax refund real soon. It’s something I look forward… Continue Reading


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7 Ways to Make Motherhood Easier

I’ve been a mother for sixteen years now and I’m surprised at how quickly my kids have grown. I’m also surprised at how much I’ve learned as I teach them. I’m glad I’ve had this space to share those lessons and to learn from you. It’s been about eight years since I started sharing useful tidbits to make mama’s life easier here… Continue Reading


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Piper Computer Kit Review

Build a computer. Play Minecraft. I’m sure those are the only words my son heard as I explained to him what we’d be doing with Piper. He was not listening to me go on about STEM education and he doesn’t care about my obsession with hands-on/minds-on activities. He zoomed in on three words: Build. Play. Minecraft. And… Continue Reading

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