Rhythms For Less Stress

How to Meal Plan for the Whole Month Even if You Hate Meal Planning!

In this post, I’ll show you exactly how to meal plan for a whole month (even if you hate meal planning). With 4 small children running around, I don’t want to spend a lot of time meal planning. So, I set up a system where I can now plan breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for an …

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12 Easy Meal Prep Tips for Cooking Dinner: Make Dinner in the Morning

Ever feel guilty that you order too much last minute takeout? You’re just tired by the end of the day… it’s understandable. Or maybe you have every intention of making dinner tonight, but then the baby doesn’t nap well and needs to be held, and you can chop veggies very well while holding a 1 …

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How Much Should I Spend on Groceries? Use These 5 Simple Questions

I hear people bemoaning the darn grocery budget all the time! It’s so hard to know how much groceries “should” be costing. In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “how much do you spend on groceries?” or “What should your grocery bill be?” In the last couple years that we’ve been paying off our …

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Easy Peasy Laundry: 3 Step System to Eliminate Laundry Overwhelm

I used to be drowning in laundry. With 4 kids under 7, there were clothes everywhere all the time.  Dressup play = clean clothes all over the bedroom floor.  Outside play = wet, sandy, muddy clothes all over the mudroom floor.  Potty training…I probably don’t need to elaborate on what potty training does for the …

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How to Track Your Grocery Spending | 2 Methods That Work Every Time

4 Easy Ways to Track Your Grocery Spending [SPREADSHEET]

Whether your food budget is $100 per month or $1,000 per month, if you want to stick to the food budget you’ve decided on, you have to know how to track your grocery spending. After all, if you have a budget, but don’t know how much you’re spending, then do you really have a budget? …

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Morning Routine for a Stay-at-Home-Work-at-Home-Homeschooling Mom

Before I had children, back when I was a perfect mother, I subconsciously imagined that our mornings would be slow and cozy… I thought it would be fun to have the kids come crawl into bed with me, and we’d all wake up slowly together. There were also unicorns jumping through rainbows in this figment of my imagination. But here’s the …

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70 Aldi Products, Features, Warnings & Hacks: A Complete Aldi Review

Confession: I’ve use to think Aldi was gross. I thought that you would only shop at Aldi if you had to. And if you could possibly afford to shop anywhere else, you obviously would, because ew, Aldi. I don’t know why I thought that, and seeing as how I’ve done most of my grocery shopping …

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This post has principles and practical tips to help you simplify your life - ways, simplify your life as a stay at home mom, tips for minimal living.

Simplify Your Life: 9 Tips for Eliminating Errands, Notifications, Clutter and More!

I googled “simplify your life mom” as I was writing this, and got over a million results. So why one more post about simplifying life? Because, I read a few, and they weren’t simple! The top result had 72 tips to simplify your life… 72! 72 isn’t simple. Here’s the hard truth. You might have …

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It's hard to set goals as a mom because you're always putting your kids first. And that's okay! That's what makes you a good mom. You can still plan to crush your goals though; here are some ideas for realistic goal setting with kids; goals for work at home moms

7 Principles to Make Goals and Crush Them… Like a Mom Boss!

Do you make goals? If so, how? Do you tend to crush them all, or do they just kinda float around in your head until you get interrupted by a kid who desperately NEEEEEEDS you to help them find that one little lego piece RIGHT NOW? As a mom, it’s so easy to get caught up …

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8 reasons to try Walmart pickup grocery app and a $10 off discount code for you. You will save time and money with walmart grocery app. Life hack for productivity | grocery shopping hacks

Walmart Pickup Review | Spoiler Alert: It’s AWESOME!

Oh. Em. Gee. I recently tried the new-ish Walmart Grocery Online Order & Pickup Service and it’s a grocery shopping game changer, y’all. Especially if you have little kids, or are pressed for time. I love it. I almost gave the Walmart lady a hug while she was loading groceries into my car. Too far? Update 2019: …

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Here are 10 simple tips for how to save money on groceries without using coupons. I do most of these each month and we spend less than $400 per month for our family of 4.

How To Save Money on Groceries: 10 Simple Ideas & NO Coupons

I recently wrote about how I got sloppy at budgeting towards the end of my pregnancy with our 3rd baby. Especially with our grocery budget! Oddly enough, even with 3 kiddos under 3.5, I have way more energy and mental stamina to think about budgeting (and blogging) again now that I’m not pregnant. That 3rd one …

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How Marie Kondo's organizing method helped me declutter our entire house and keep it that way.

8 Simple Marie Kondo Steps for Tidying Up Your Entire Life

I decided to organize my house in January 2016, along with everyone else in the world. Once and for all! (Okay, maybe it was the 3rd pregnancy nesting kicking in.) Having heard about the new-at-the-time Marie Kondo hype, I picked up “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” at …

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