Sibling Rivalry is the competition, fighting, animosity, or jealousy between siblings. The sound of kids fighting or arguing is one that has concerned parents forever. Fortunately, there are solutions to help your kids stop fighting and start Read More
Why you should spend money on family vacations
How to declutter your home RIGHT NOW to reduce anxiety
Clutter indeed causes stress. Many studies prove that clutter & stress are linked. Clutter also affects your family, but there are solutions that can clear your home of unwanted clutter and clear yourself of unwanted stress. Being clutter-free Read More
Why having more kids is less stressful!
This post was originally written in 2014, but I wanted to bring it back around today. I think that it still holds true to why moms of more kids often less stressed? Yep. I think we've figured it out. More Kids = Less Stress. What? Really. Well, Read More
Easy Cleaning Schedule to use Daily, Weekly, and Monthly
This easy cleaning schedule is the first place I point to when people ask me about keeping a house clean. I hope it transforms your family the way it has transformed ours! With four children, I have given up on having a home that looks like it Read More
Disney Themed Party Ideas
Thinking about planning a Disney Themed Party? It's never too early to start planning and you've come to the right place! After taking several trips to Disney (check out how we go for half-price), looking at the changes to Read More
When the kids are older, I’ll be able to…
It's funny. We think about all of the things that we will do when our children are born. We rock them, hold them, sing to them, enjoy every minute of them. Not much time passes before we begin looking to the future when we start Read More
What REALLY matters: Things I never want our kids to forget
It comes down to family time. Spending time with our children is so important, which is why I wanted to share these things that we never want our kids to forget. As a mom, we have the power to impact our children's lives in Read More
Easter Activities you can do from Home!
We are sharing Easter Activities you can do from home... just Easter is going to be very different this year doesn't mean that it won't be just as great as years past. Many states are under "stay in place orders" throughout spring, which means Read More
Make the Most of Social Distancing: Embrace the Crazy
I've been talking about how we can make it through this pandemic right now, with free online resources for students & fun ideas to do at home. Today's post about how to Embrace the Crazy of Social Distancing comes from my Read More
Spring Cleaning Checklist (free printable)
Are you ready for spring cleaning? There is something about decluttering, cleaning, organizing, and opening up the windows in the spring to let in the fresh air while you clean up your house... I love to know that our house is clean. It also helps Read More
2020 Disney World Vacation Planning Tips and Advice (from a Disney Insider)
2020 is the perfect time to plan a Walt Disney World vacation. It's just before all the hype of the major anniversaries coming up for Walt Disney World and Epcot. Plus, a lot of the stuff Disney has been working on will be up and running for your Read More
Daily, Weekly, Monthly Cleaning Schedule
With four children, if we want to have a tidy and clean house, we have to keep some sort of a house cleaning schedule. This cleaning schedule isn't terribly elaborate but is more of a simple cleaning calendar to keep our family of six on task. Read More
Self-Care isn’t luxurious … with salt baths & chocolate cake
Self-care is not 'salt baths and chocolate cake' The topic of self-care is everywhere: trending on Instagram when people post their coffee mugs as they overlook a beautiful lake with the caption, "away for my self-care weekend.” It's on Read More
Clutter Affects Your Life – Learn How to Declutter Your Home today!
It is true that clutter causes stress. In fact, I shared in a previous post some studies that prove that clutter & stress are linked. Clutter also affects your life and your family, but there are solutions that can clear your home of unwanted Read More
5 places to visit with your family
Since Mickey and I both started working from home, we have had more time to travel & go to new places. I am often invited to different places through my blog, to speak to bloggers and teach them how to start & grow a blog, or to work with a Read More
Getting the kids to help out this summer (happily!)
Summertime is meant for vacations, play dates, picnics and a host of other fun adventures. However, it also happens to be a time when home cleaning tends to take a back seat and messes prevail. While kids are having a ball, parents often Read More
How many kids should I have?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Trivia Today for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We have four (adorable) kids and I hear on a DAILY basis... "So, are you done or do you want more?" You might be thinking the same thing: How Read More
10 ideas for family night with a preschooler
This post, as with any on YMF, may contain affiliate links. Most of you know about our way to make each child feel important and these 10 ideas for family night with a preschooler are just as important! I was reading my dear friend's post about Read More
Keep Your Nanny and Babysitter Happy!
I recently wrote an article about our interview process for hiring babysitters and nannies. It is really true what they say: “good help IS hard to find!” Once you have found a good caregiver for your children - cling on to them like only a toddler Read More