Easy Chili Cheese Hot Dogs for Dinner (and Lunch the Next Day!)

I like making things easier for myself and my family. I make things homemade but I don’t want it to have to be complicated, not with eleventy-billion kids and tons of stuff that needs to be done daily. But when the kids asked for Chili Cheese Hot Dogs like Sonic, I knew I could do […]

Help Me Choose My Holiday Cards, Please?

Last year, you lovely people helped me decide which holiday cards to choose. This year, I’m hoping you’ll help me do it again. We trust Tiny Prints with our cards because their quality is unsurpassed, and their choices are original and spectacular. I want to share with you just how much I love them and why […]

The Story About My Stolen Credit Card

Once upon a time, there used to be gas attendants who would pump our gas and wash our windshields for us, checking our oil levels while taking cash payments with ease, or running credit cards for payment without incident. We would sit in the comfort of our vehicles, warm, dry, comforted knowing the attendants were […]

How to Grocery Shop at Whole Foods Market on a Budget

I was issued a grocery challenge – grocery shop at Whole Foods Market on a budget, by shopping for my family of nine for under $250. I don’t back down to challenges, ever, and I love puzzle-piecing things together to work in our favor. I love seeing how far I can stretch a dollar and make […]

Printable Weekly Lunch Menu and Back-to-School Recipe Ideas

We are taking school lunches very seriously this year, and taking the banal school lunch ‘bull by the horns’ and wrestling ‘er to the ground. My goal this year is to never hear the words, “Lunch is boring, mom” without spending a fortune. In order to help make that happen, I decided we needed to, […]

Check out vente-privee!

I am ALL about saving money however I can, especially with a family our size. But because I enjoy saving money, that doesn’t necessarily mean I buy the cheapest things available, because I do believe in quality, especially because it’ll last longer. Just because I buy designer doesn’t mean I need to pay full price […]

Big Families: How Do You Do It? {Grocery Shopping}

“How do you do it?” Series hosted by Lolli from Better in Bulk, Lisa from Crazy Adventures in Parenting, Christine from From Dates to Diapers, Kadi from Our Seven Seeds, and Kate from The Guavalicious Life. Join us each week for more tips from moms of big families! Grocery shopping is a seemingly monumental task whether it’s for yourself, your family, […]

Big Families: How Do You Do It? {Saving Money}

“How do you do it?” Series hosted by Lolli from Better in Bulk, Lisa from Crazy Adventures in Parenting, Christine from From Dates to Diapers, Kadi from Our Seven Seeds, and Kate from The Guavalicious Life. Join us each week for more tips from moms of big families! We get this question all the time. “How can you afford to have […]

Meet Lisa Douglas, Former Brace-Face

I was the unfortunate victim of being a thumb-sucker when I was young. This only helped my dentist (later orthodontist) stay in business, because I was quite addicted to that tasty kid-sized thumb. So addicted, in fact, I had created quite an overbite on myself, forcing my childhood dentist to give me a retainer in […]

Invisible Stuff

Do you have any stuff that goes missing around your house? Stuff that you absolutely.need.right.then. but it can’t be found anywhere? Even with your part-mom, part-cat-like eyes, with their abilities to spot something from another room, the item/s still can’t be found? Y’know, until sometime later, when, all of a sudden, the item miraculously appears […]