A home educator to four children, one with Autism, striving to balance family, time, and budget, providing free printables, recipes, and other time management tools for homeschool families.

How to be a “Ready for Fun” Mom

I want to be a fun mom but too often, I am a "not today" mom. Planning to pack a car kit of items our family would need to make fun and spontaneous trips to the beach, park, and more. Great ideas!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My children often see me as the “teacher” mom and the “work from home” mom, but do they ever see me as a fun “ready for anything” mom? Probably not. But I am going to […]

Oven Country Style Ribs (Weekend Potluck)

These oven country style ribs will please the entire family. Coated with your favorite barbecue sauce, the flavors are amazing. They will think you slaved the day away.

These oven country style ribs will please the entire family. Coated with your favorite barbecue sauce, the flavors are amazing. They will think you slaved the day away. I love to slowly cook anything in the oven. Just put it in there and forget about it for a few hours. The flavor intensify. The meat […]

Super Father’s Day Gift Idea for Husbands

I love this gift idea for the Dad who loves tennis but any active or sports-loving guy would be happy to get this backpack of manly goodies. Super Father's Day gift idea or even a great Christmas gift idea for Dad.

This is a sponsored post but opinions and Father’s Day gift ideas are my own. #TrueStrength Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift idea for my husband can be tough because he has everything he could possibly want. I mean, he has me and four fabulous kids… right? What more could a man ask for? Except maybe a […]

DIY Spa Day at Home

Treat yourself to a little pampering with a DIY Home Spa Day.  #SipYourSummer as you recreate these step by step ideas for a homemade spa day at home. #Ad

#SipYourSummer #CollectiveBias Treat yourself to a little pampering with a DIY Home Spa Day.  You can sip your summer with a luscious Snapple Premium Tea as you recreate these step by step ideas for a homemade spa day at home. Recently, I was walking through Walmart and noticed a case of Snapple near the premium […]

#Saucesome Family Dinner Conversation Starters

Picky eaters? No more! Going to set up a pasta bar and let them fix their own plates. Everyone gets exactly what they want and no more grumbles. Plus, I can use these printable dinner conversation starter cards to really talk to my kids. Love, love, love! #Saucesome #ad

This is a #Saucesome sponsored conversation but opinions are my own. Is dinnertime at your house happy or stressful? Do you gather around the table with giggles or moans? Ragú® is intent on putting magic back in mealtimes, giving your family a #Saucesome dinner full of fun, frivolity, and meaningful moments. From unique recipes to silly moments […]

Sweet and Spicy Pecans (Weekend Potluck #172)

sweet and spicy pecans

My mother loves a fresh Spinach Salad piled high with strawberries, mandarin oranges, blueberries, and blue cheese and asks me to bring this salad to every family event. But honestly… the thing that makes this salad so amazing is the Sweet and Spicy Pecans that you put on top. The balance between these sweet but […]

Free Things to Do with Kids This Summer

Things to do with kids this summer. Most are free including movies, crafts, camps, and more! A great list of free summer activities for kids.

This week, I have been working on my summer calendar and looking for free summer activities for kids. Surprisingly, I found a few things to do that were new to me. So, just in case you need free activities for kids this summer, I wanted to share what I discovered. Free summer activities for kids […]