Tag: Tips and How to

Inexpensive Halloween Costume Essentials

These inexpensive Halloween costume essentials are the essentials all moms need to create different amazing Halloween costumes every year for under $5!  As a mom of 8 kids, I have bought a lot of Halloween costumes over the years!  My kids love to dress up.  They always want to be something different each year.  It would...

/ September 30, 2016

Turn Your Mistakes Into Happy Little Trees

Have you watched the late Bob Ross, the Happy Painter and his happy little trees and clouds?  Bob Ross was a wonderful painter who used to teach painting on The Joy of Painting on PBS.  He had crazy hair, his own style, and a voice that was so calming. I loved to watch him as a teenager and...

/ September 30, 2016

4 Tips to Turn Down Temper Tantrums

As a Mom of 8 kids, one thing I know is temper tantrums.  At one point I had children ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 14.  (6 of my children are adopted.  I know those ages seem impossible.)  In those days  tantrums were a very common part of my life.  I either had...

/ August 29, 2016

How to Save on School Supplies

I know I don’t want to think about my kids going back to school yet, but I hate the last minute rush to get school supplies so I am beginning to look for good deals now.  With my big family, I have to get great deals on the supplies they need for school or it can...

/ July 28, 2016

6 Keys for Healthy Self Esteem

I recently listened to a wonderful talk by James Faust to BYU students in 2007 titled The Value of Self Esteem.  The title intrigued me. As a mom of 8 kids helping my kids have high self esteem is always on my mind.  I have gained weight because of a chronic health condition, because of that, my own...

/ June 15, 2016

Top 10 Ways Kids Can Help With Your Blog

Last week I wrote a post on why I love to make blogging time family time.  I love to include my kids in my blog.  Including my kids in my blog allows to spend more time together and my kids really help me.  There are a lot of ways your kids can help with your blog....

/ June 15, 2016

Make Blogging Time Family Time

I love to involve my kids in my blog.  My blog is better and my family is closer when I make blogging time family time. I’m a mommy blogger. I love that title because it puts my priorities in the right order.  I am a mom first and a blogger second.  If being a blogger took away...

/ June 8, 2016

How to Create an Easy to Follow Meal Plan

This meal plan system has worked well for me.  I started using this meal plan system when I was first married to Roman before we had any kids and it has served me well as my family has grown. I learned it years ago at a church women’s meeting.  It is simple and really easy to do....

/ May 31, 2016

Free Garden Crafts Ebook

This free garden crafts ebook will give you crafts to do with your kids all summer!  Whether you have a big garden or a small planter box in the window, These crafts will make your garden look great and you and your kids will love making them! Get your free Garden Crafts ebook  today! Summer time...

/ May 20, 2016

5 Ways to Have Fun With Dandelions!

It’s springtime so we are having fun with dandelions!  Many people (including my husband) see dandelions as annoying weeds, but they have so many uses.  They are good for our friends the bees and they are fun for kids! I loved playing with the bright yellow blossoms when I was a child and I love playing...

/ May 18, 2016