As a mom of triplets and three singletons, desperation to survive and thrive means I always find solutions to my problems. I tell my kids it's mommy magic.
I have two favorite categories to shop for on Black Friday when I'm buying for myself. I rounded up my favorites. Come check them out!
We limit our kids' screen time a lot, and we don't give them anything electronic for Christmas or birthdays. We live in a technology age, but they get plenty of that at school. I want my kids to be kids, have fun, and use their imaginations for as long as they can. Check out my list of 30 non-tech toys your kids will love.
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The most meaningful, memorable gifts we've given our kids have been experience gifts. I've created a free printable download Experiences Gift Guide for Every Budget, as well as 10 adventure gift date ideas. These work great for Christmas, birthdays or any gift-giving holiday. Our children have voted these the most fun and awesome presents we've ever given. It can be for one-on-one time or for families. Get your free copy now!
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Several years ago, Christmas left us feeling overwhelmed by all the toys and STUFF that flowed into our home. After a mighty purge, our family adopted a different gift-giving strategy that makes us all happy. It can be overwhelming to try something new, so I created a free printable gift guide full of ideas for people of all ages if you want to try something more meaningful, more magical, and more satisfying.
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After watching all the beautiful fall makeup tutorials, I decided to adapt them to the bold colors that look best on my cool skin tone, and I love how this one turned out. It reminds me of an autumn sunset, and it's the perfect everyday look to go with the bold color clothes I wear and my skin. Come see the video tutorial and exactly how I created this look using the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette.
Thanksgiving is coming. Then Christmas and New Year's. There is no need to panic if your guest list is large! It doesn't matter if you are meal planning for 50 people, for a wedding, or a large family gathering. There is a simple solution to figure out the right quantities of food per person. I've included a free chart and some planning tips to make it even easier for you!
As a mom of kids with tree nut and peanut allergies, Halloween is the scariest night of the year for me. I don't want to miss out on all the photo ops, and I don't want them to miss out on the fun. We have a plan to keep them safe so they can have a fun allergy-free halloween. Even if you don't have food allergies in your family, I bet you know someone who does. Please share this with friends and family so they will know how to have a fun and safe night with their kids.
Hey guess what? Not everyone looks great in brown eyeshadow. I'm one of them. I have cool tones to my skin, and brown makes my face look dirty instead of glowy. When I shared this makeup look on social media, so many of you asked me to make a video, so I did! Come check out this easy everyday eye makeup look that doesn't have any brown shadow.
When I found out I was homozygous for the MTHFR gene mutation c677t, it was like a lightbulb. It explained so many of my health problems, but one of the biggest was depression. After a year of treatment, diet changes, and supplements, I feel so much better! The depression is gone, and a whole lot of other issues are much better. Think I'm an anomoly? I'm not. MTHFR is much more common than most people realize, and it could be why or someone know you are suffering from depression, too.
Depression is isolating. You keep the symptoms hidden, even from yourself. Recovery and treatment feel impossible and overwhelming. A few years ago when I realized that I was really depressed and not just having a really hard time for a really long time, I knew I had to get help fast, and that's when I tried niacin. The results were fast and significant. It saved my life.
I've always loved to get a professional manicure as a way to treat myself, but it can be expensive, especially with nail art. I love to try new colors, trends and designs for different seasons and holidays. Read more to find out about how to get an inexpensive and lasting mani and pedi. Now I can keep up on my favorite beauty habit without breaking the bank.
I have a really exciting announcement! Come see what it is!
You've heard all the same ideas about how to make your strong-willed child more cooperative, but parenting isn't always discipline. I've got 11 surprising tips that will make a big difference with a little effort.
Going to the lake is so fun! Packing is not. This is the perfect packing list for a weekend at the lake so you can throw it all in a bag and go. No thinking, just grabbing! This is quick and easy and you are out the door for some fun on the water.
I'm often out of the house early for school drop offs, sports practices, or workouts, and since I'm already out, I want to do a few errands. Most places don't open until mid morning, but I've made a list of 35 errands you can run before 10 a.m. and get a jump start on the day or make the most of your time.
Getting started with a new workout plan is usually the hardest part, but once you get going, it becomes second nature. Whether your goal is weight loss or getting in shape, I have 30 tips to get you motivated to get to the gym, start that strength training program or perfect your yoga poses. I'm ready to do this. Are you?
A trench coat completes any outfit and adds instant sophistication. It's a classic piece that typically comes in black, tan, or navy, but is that the perfect trench for you? Pink, red or polka dot might suit you better. I learned the hard way that the experts aren't always right, and I've done a round up of a variety of trench coats so you can figure out what will make you look and feel amazing.
Our lives are so hectic that getting a healthy, delicious dinner on the table can feel impossible at the end of an already harried day. I have found 20 quick, easy, healthy meal starters at Costco that I keep on hand for the nights when the only other options seem to be fast food or fasting. Most of them are gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo. Some of them are also Whole30 compliant.I can get a quick and easy meal on the table in 15 minutes with most of them, and that saves us all from a life of drive-thru purgatory.
Back-to-school means packing lunches, and I have 45 lunch ideas that don't include a single sandwich, as well as some great tips to make this job quick and easy. This list is perfect for school, work, daycare, picnics or anywhere you need a portable meal. Most of the options are also gluten-free and dairy-free!
As much as I wish I could plan and schedule the rest of my life, I can't. I take comfort in the constant things in my life, but sometimes life takes an unexpected turn, or there is a big new question mark in my life. What is going to happen? When will I know? What do I do now? Several years ago I found myself in that situation for a few years, and I found a way to make life work anyway.
Does back-to-school supply shopping for the kids make you crazy? It is the WORST, but you don't have to panic when the school supply lists come out. I have four tips to make this the easiest school supply shopping you have ever done. These tips will change your life!
Don't have school supplies to shop for? I bet you know lots of people who do! Friends, daughters, sisters, cousins, and neighbors. Share this post with them! They will love you for it! And so will I.
Today the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is live for everyone, and I did a round up of my favorite shoe picks! This is the best time of year to stock up on basics. Come see what I picked out.
Finding your personal style can be as simple as a daily selfie. Each picture you take will help you develop a sense of what is truly you, and what is best admired on other women. Read here to find out how taking a picture of your outfit each day can show you where you got it right, and where you can improve.
I wouldn't trade a single one of my six kids, but they did wreak some major havoc on my body! After baby number five, I came up with a DIY, non-surgical mommy makeover program, and I tell you exactly what I did to recover my health, body, hair, smile, and more, including before and after photos. You don't need surgery to make major postpartum improvements. You don'r have to be a new mom or a mom at all to benefit from these tips and tricks.
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Every woman wants to be a natural beauty, and every woman can. We all want to wake up that way. I'm sharing tips and tricks for hair, skin and face to enhance what you already have, so you can feel beautiful with a bare face, especially at the pool, camping or anywhere else that a full makeup look can be out of place.
After identifying the triggers for my boys' eczema, changing our diets, and trying all the treatments I could find to cure the itching, bleeding sores for my kids, I found something that cleared it up, and it is so easy! It's been 8 years, and as long as I stick to this one thing, it doesn't come back!
Mosquito repellent is necessary, but I don't want to poison myself or my family with DEET. I've tried so many DIY homemade options, essential oils and more. I've narrowed it down to my top three favorite natural mosquito-repelling tactics.
Summertime fun with kids can also wear you out! It can be hard work to have so much fun, and after about a week of working your way through the list of 100 fun things to do (whose idea was that anyway?), you might be banging on the doors of the school begging for summer classes. I have the secret to staying sane during summer break so it can be a break in between all that fun.
I used to think I had to buy a sensible purse so it would go with every outfit. Switching purses took too long. Now I have a trick that allows me to switch purses in less than a minute, often 30 seconds. I love having a few purses I can change among to go with my outfits, and it takes no time at all. Watch me switch purses three times in the video to show you how quick and easy it really is.
It's important to allow kids to do things by themselves, and an easy one to help them be successful with is getting their shoes on the right feet. I came up with a simple solution so they can do it on their own.
Summer is around the corner, and I'm already buying the kids' summer wardrobes, including their summer shoes. A few years ago I found the PERFECT summer shoes for our kids, and they really simplify my life. Come found out what they are and why they make summer easier.
I've been battling thinning hair for nearly four years, ever since my last baby was born. I've made progress in regrowing some of it, but not all. In that time I've learned some tips and tricks to disguising the problem. I've also had several requests to see how I style my hair, so I made a video to show you how I style my hair and how I implement my secrets to disguising thin(ning) hair.
Our kids start learning to order their own food in restaurants as soon as they can talk. It teaches them so many skills, and gives them such a confidence boost. Here is how we do it!
I struggled with morning sickness the first 14-16 weeks of every pregnancy. During my last two pregnancies I discovered two tricks that eliminated the morning sickness, and I was so grateful! My baby-making days are over, but I had to share these tips for those who are still in that stage of life.
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Last week I shared why I get ready every day, even as a stay-at-home mom. Today I'm sharing 10 tips to get ready in 20 minutes or less. I wrote out my whole routine, answered all the questions I received this week, and I made you a video to show you exactly how I do it!
People are always asking my why I get dressed every single day. They are amazed that I'm always dressed, no matter when they see me. Today I'm sharing with you why I do it, and what it means.
Have you ever had a horrible muscle cramp that wouldn't go away? I used to get them all the time, and I finally figured out how to prevent them and stop them within a minute! I've shared these tips with so many people, and it always works.
Each of my kids has had an assigned color from birth, and it has made life so much easier for all of us, but especially me!
A few years ago I realized how sparse my eyebrows had become. I figured out why and how to fix the problem. Plus, I give you three tips to make them look fuller.
For Mommy Magic Monday I'm sharing why my kids have assigned seats at the counter, the table, and in the car.
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Find out how I cleaned up this marker mess!
Several years ago I came up with a cleaning system that works great with our kids and makes life easier for all of us.
If you struggle with motion sickness like I do, this one trick will change your life! No more hanging your head out the window or focusing on the dotted white lines.