How to add more family love to your home

12 Ways to Bring More Family Love into Your Home

Family|Life on Purpose
As I was brainstorming on the times in my life that I felt that our family functioned the best, it was when we were all getting along. When you live with the same people and spend all your time together, it is normal that you will get in arguments... Read this post
Cash envelope system guide

A Simple Guide to the Cash Envelope System

Frugal Living|Wise|Wealthy
Written by my sister Carolee, this is a guide that will teach you everything you need to know about the cash envelope system. This post covers the pros of using the system and gives you helpful, actionable pointers to get started. There are also some... Read this post
How to use multiple bank accounts for budgeting

How to Make a Budget With 7 Bank Accounts

Wise|Wealthy|Life on Purpose
Over the past several years, I've discovered a few different ways to help us stay on track with spending. One way is using the YNAB app. Check out my You Need a Budget review for all the details of why that works for budgeting. Another trick that... Read this post
Allowance for kids and chores

Should You Give Your Kids Allowance for Chores?

Family|Life on Purpose
My Thoughts on Giving Kids Allowance I've got 8 kids. My oldest is 22 and my youngest is 3. Needless to say, we've been doing the parenting thing for quite a while and I'll be raising kids for quite a while still. :) When our oldest left home, we... Read this post
Benefits of body pump and beginner tips

8 Amazing BODYPUMP Benefits & 5 Tips for Beginners

Healthy|Life on Purpose
How I Got Started With My First Body Pump Workout A few months after I had baby number 8, a friend invited me to come to a Body Pump class at our local YMCA. What is BodyPump you ask? BodyPump is a group exercise (hold on group haters, don't click... Read this post
Fabfitfun review

My Honest FabFitFun Review + Exclusive FabFitFun Promo Code

Gifts|Wise|Home & Garden
If you're like me, a mom with kids who works and rarely has time for pampering, then this is for you! This is such an easy way to PAMPER yourself for a fraction of the cost! You deserve a little surprise and this is the FUNNEST and easiest way to... Read this post
10 commandments of social media

10 Commandments for Teens Social Media Use

Wise|Life on Purpose
If you've got a teenager or child with a device, you need to know what they are looking at! This is something I'm very passionate about. We as mothers can't be afraid of technology! In fact, you've got to be one step ahead of the game and know more... Read this post
20 years of marriage and 8 kids later... here's my top tip for a successful marriage... date nights are a must! Here's a list of more than 100 ideas. Time to make date night a priority!

105 Cheap Date Night Ideas for Couples

Frugal Living|Family|Wise
I've been married for 20 22 years now, and I'll be the first to say that having a successful and loving marriage takes work! If you don't take the time to nourish it, your marriage relationship can evolve from a relationship of loving adoration into... Read this post

How to Start the Keto Diet (Keto Tips for Beginners)

Healthy|Life on Purpose
Why I Started the Keto Diet After a stressful time in my life, I found myself completely depleted with extra pounds packed on to my midsection. I knew without a doubt that I was back in that food coma... that cloudy state of mind... the tired, uncreative,... Read this post

Remembering 9-11

Family|Life on Purpose
Enjoy this repost from 9/11/10.  I'm gathering my thoughts and feelings about the past few days. I really want to share with you what I'm feeling right now, because I must acknowledge these blessings I have received. But I also must recognize today...... Read this post