25 Lunch Box Hacks to Simplify Your Mornings

With 6 kids in school this year, I have finally figured out that I've got to be organized when it comes to our morning routine and making school lunches!  I'm a proponent for teaching your children how to work... and one of the ways I teach them is by having them do for themselves as much as possible.  That includes making their own lunch!  My kids that are over 8 are proficient at making their own lunch... the younger ones still receive some assistance... …
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How College Students Can Get FREE School Supplies

Like you all know, I am a mother to 8 beautiful, wonderful children. This year, two of my awesome kids are going off to college. Before this, I never realized just how expensive it is for a child to prepare for college! My kids have been saving and working for years to prepare for this, yet there is no way one can be 100% prepared for the rising expenses of college.Often times we think that all we need to pay is the rent, the grocery bill,... …
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9 Ways to Teach your Child How to Read!

9 Ways to Teach Your Child to Read As an elementary school teacher, I have experienced the joy of seeing kids learn to read from the basic steps of letter identification all the way to reading novels. One of the best things that a family can do to help is engage in the process! In teaching my own children how to learn to read, I have used several different resources and strategies and wanted to share my top tips on how to help your kids as... …
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How to Save Big When Shopping at Walmart

Have you ever taken the time to price match at Walmart? If not, you are really missing out on a ton of savings! There are two ways to save money while shopping at Walmart, price matching and the Walmart’s Savings Catcher. How to price match at Walmart. It is honestly so simple!! The rules of the game: There are two ways to price match! Online at Walmart.com OR in-stores. Each store has their own requirements so go to your local store to find... …
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DIY Aromatherapy Mist

Need a quick pick me up in the day? We all have those days where we just lose our energy and quick. You know the days I am talking about. The ones with 13 loads of laundry, sports practices, meal prepping, and all the other little things that go on in the day. Some days we just need that extra little something to keep going!One of my favorite ways to freshen things up and give me new life is by using essential oils. I found this lovely blend... …
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Fuel Your Next Summer Adventure AND Enter to Win a $500 Grocery Gift Card!

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How to Save LOADS of CASH By Shopping With Gift Cards

Lately I have been focused on how to get all my Back to School shopping done and it has lead me to search all over for ways that I can save big on everyday spendings! Well, it is your lucky day because I happened to come across a way to save BIG BUCKS by doing something SO simple.My New Secret I came across a website called Raise that sells discounted gift cards. I started to think of the potential savings one could have when they use gift... …
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Snag Your Ice Cream!

Stock up on Magnum, Popsicle, Klondike, Breyers Core + Gelato! This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. Opinions are all my own though!I don't know about you, but we still have some fun summer days ahead. I intend to fully enjoy them. Ice cream almost always leads to sweet summer fun for the whole family! And right now you can save even more on frozen favorites with this rewards program!Of course, my kids love Popsicle and Breyers!... …
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The BEST Soap Scum Remover {DIY Picture Tutorial}

OK guys, ready to get your socks knocked off? You HAVE to try this!! It is similar to the Tub/Shower cleaner but you don’t use as much soap. I had everything on hand so I made up a batch. I know many of you said how the Tub/Shower cleaner had a lot of suds, well this is the solution to that complaint!  I'm just so excited to share this new recipe because you will fall in love with it! (But, I still use my tub/shower cleaner! As long as you clean... …
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All Natural After Sun Spray

Summer is here! And all that sunshine usually calls for SUNBURNS! We've all had them and know just how uncomfortable they can be!  Regular Aloe Vera Gel has all kinds of extra ingredients, alcohol, water, glycerin, 4 more ingredients I've never heard of and THEN Aloe leaf... plus a bunch more chemicals and colors after that! There is no need to irritate your skin even more by applying chemicals to your skin that will absorb right into your... …
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