How Bullet Journaling makes my life simpler

If I were to name one thing that makes my busy life as a homeschooling, blogging mom of 7 easier, it would be this: my beloved Bullet Journal. A little over a year ago I began keeping a Bullet Journal and it’s become a daily – no, a several times daily – habit. I wrote […]

How a Food Journal Helps You Stay On Your Diet

Over a year ago, I began keeping a food journal. I was experiencing some nagging health issues and suspected that certain foods were a trigger. Meanwhile, I began an eating plan called TrimHealthyMama in order to lose stubborn pregnancy weight after my 7th child was born. What I discovered is that keeping a food journal […]

Why moms need self-discipline

We parents know that helping our kids develop self-discipline will help them to be happier and more successful adults. But what it the key was to start with ourselves? If we’re having trouble keeping our cool or meeting personal goals, maybe creating a few rules and habits could help us gain willpower. Read more here.

Homeschooling: on doing what works for you

Homeschooling parents have a dizzying array of educational philosophies and curriculum to choose from. It’s easy, especially as a new home educator, to lose confidence when presented with new ways of doing things. Learning how to “take what you want and leave the rest” is essential to your peace of mind and productivity as a […]

Minimalist Parenting

Minimalism has become a big buzzword online. When most people think of a minimalist, they imagine a single guy who lives a digital nomad lifestyle. But can you be a minimalist while parenting? Absolutely. Minimalism in a nutshell is about spending one’s time and money on what they truly cherish, and valuing experiences over things. […]

How to Do a Fiscal Freeze

Frugality, far from being about deprivation, has been a tool to help me unleash my creativity and meet important money goals. I recently embarked on a summer-long fiscal freeze to boost my family’s efforts to save money. Our goal? A down payment on a home. I made a list of acceptable purchases (needed clothing, groceries […]