4 Reasons Why Your Family Needs a Firewall

Have you ever considered an internet firewall for your home? We recently beefed up our internet security with one and I’m here with a few reasons you might need one for your family as well. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a… Continue Reading

Quick Tips for Planning Your Fall Events

Are you planning a party this fall? Are you looking for tips to make your fall event a success? If so, read on for a few quick tips to make things easier. You know I’m here to keep you from overcomplicating things and I’m sure these ideas will help. This post has been sponsored by… Continue Reading

August’s Ideas for Making Mama’s Life Easier

Goodbye, August! (And Summer, and mosquitoes, and long hot days). Hello, September!  I’m looking forward to what the Fall has in store. But before we get there, I’m here with a quick recap of the tips I shared last month. Take a moment to catch up if you missed anything and remember to enter the… Continue Reading

Printable Homeschool Lesson Plan Book

This post contains affiliate links. When you use them to shop, I earn a bit to keep the blog running. Thanks! Call me weird, but I look forward to lesson planning. I’m a wreck when our homeschool day is unorganized, so getting it all on paper helps a lot. And yes, I have to get… Continue Reading

Talking to Teen Sons About Their Smell (with Help from Old Spice)

Puberty can be a smelly time for the boys in our lives and having conversations about their smells can be awkward. So, when I heard Old Spice was launching a new tool to make those conversations easier, I could not wait to hear more. This is a sponsored post and it contains affiliate links. When… Continue Reading


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Clever Tool for Teaching Kids to Manage Money

Kids and money–whether you’re spending it on them or hovering over them while they spend it, you’re in for some stressful times. And those times become especially stressful when you want to teach your kids to manage their money, but you don’t have the tools to do it well. We used a popular money management… Continue Reading

Back to School Tips and Tricks (and Ways to Rock the School Year)

It’s day 8 of the 2017-18 school year in our area and so far, it’s shaping up to be the best year yet. My senior and 7th grader are both off to a great start and as we plan for this school year, I thought I’d pull together some tips and tricks to help you… Continue Reading

July’s Ideas for Making Mama’s Life Easier

Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash Goodbye, July! We are headed full-steam into August and getting ready for the first day of school (NEXT WEEK!!). I’m here with a quick recap of the tips I shared last month on The Mama Zone. First, there’s a new page on the blog for those of you who love to save.… Continue Reading


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Unique Back to School Supplies and Kids’ Desk Decor

Grab some cute school supplies your kids will be thrilled to pack and create a homework station that invites them in. It’s easy to do with products from Minted (all created by independent artists). Check out some back to school faves below! *All photos courtesy of Minted. This post contains affiliate links and when you… Continue Reading


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Do It Yourself Moving Tips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SootheYourSoreSpots #CollectiveBias Moving is a stressful undertaking and deciding to move yourself, rather than hiring movers, definitely adds to that stress. Thankfully, there are a number of things you can do to make your DIY move easier. Read… Continue Reading


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