What Is The Envelope Budgeting System?

We have struggled with budgeting for over a year now. Before that, we didn’t even HAVE a budget! *Gasp!* I know, I know. In the past, people have tried to teach me the importance of a budget, but I just didn’t get it. But then I lost my job,...

The “Never Enough” Gremlins: Stepping Into The Light

Do you know what gremlins are? Have you seen the 1984 movie? Gremlins were these evil little creatures that try to kill people. But according to Brene Brown, [shame] “gremlins are the tricksters who whisper all of those terrible things in our ears that keep us afraid and small.”...

The Real Reason for My Clutter…

***This post contains affiliate links, and I may receive a small commission if you buy through the links below. See full disclosure for more info.   For quite some time, I’ve known that I have a clutter problem. Really I can look back as far as age 19 and...

Be A Better Parent This Year

The New Year is a time of reflection for many people, and one of the things I’ve been reflecting on is how to be a better parent. While I love my son very much, and am often told by close friends and family that I am a great mom,...

Why I Don’t “Do” New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year’s, friends! The new year is many things. It is a time for new beginnings, a fresh start, time to leave behind the negativity of the past year’s struggles. For some it may be the beginning of a new job, a new school semester, a new chapter...

A Year In Review Kids’ Printable

When you have little kids, the years really seem to fly by, but take forever, all at the same time. They change so quickly when they are little, and I am quickly learning that although I think I will always remember what his favorite color is during this stage...

New Year’s Printables

With New Year’s just a few days away, I thought it would be fun to decorate the house. I am a sucker for printables, so I thought I’d share with you too! Stay tuned, tomorrow I’ll have a printable especially for kids! Thanks for stopping by! If you like...

20 Simple Self Care Ideas for Moms

This past year has been a serious struggle for me. I’ve gone through, and dug up, more darkness than I ever have before. Going back to work was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, because I loved my last job so much (I was laid...

Whipped Peppermint Sugar Scrub

*I was not financially compensated for this post, however I did receive the product to be given away for free. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*   Happy Monday! I can’t believe there is less than 1 week left in 2016! This year has had...

Teaching Children Respect

Ok guys, so yesterday morning was pretty rough in our house. Like, child lying on the floor screaming and crying because no one would feed him (he’s 3!!!) his waffle, having a total meltdown because momma picked the wrong shoes (after giving him the choice, which he refused to...