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How to Inventory your Freezer, Pantry, and Fridge – FREE Freezer Inventory Printable Included!

If you’ve followed me for long, you know I LOVE my freezers. Yes, plural. I have several of them, and they are packed to the BRIM with food. My freezers are one of the main tools that allow me to spend so little on groceries, and still make healthy, homemade meals for my family! Aside

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The Block Schedule System! What it is, how it works, and how it will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

If you have followed me on Instagram for a while, chances are you have heard me refer to my “Block Schedule System” many times. The Block Schedule System is something I made up years ago that has increased my productivity by 10-fold (or more!) and is hands-down one of the most useful, viral, and effective

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The “Clipboard System” – for homework, chores, screen time, and more! FREE printable!

If you know me, you know by now I’m a HUGE fan of clipboards! A few months ago I shared my family Clipboard System and it’s been a fan favorite ever since! You’ve seen my Summer Clipboard System, so now by popular request, today I’m sharing my School Year Clipboard System! This is what we use

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Super Simple Pantry Organization Ideas…for the PRACTICAL family!

Want to know one of my greatest love-hate relationships? It’s PANRTY ORGANIZATION. As we all know by now, I’m a bit of a food hoarder and believe strongly in shelf-cooking (keeping a good stock of food on-hand to keep meals homemade, and inexpensive). Keeping a good stock of food at home can be a major

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How to Get Rid of PAPER CLUTTER! Schoolwork, Receipts, Important Documents + More!

Raise your hand if you have papers stacked, shoved, smushed, placed, and filed all around your house! I know I do. Well, rather, I did! Papers are TRICKY because many of them are important, sentimental, or helpful…but gosh golly darn they are sure OBNOXIOUS because they lead to massive amounts of paper clutter throughout your

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Super Simple Homework Station Ideas you will ACTUALLY use in your Home!

Whether we like it or not, another school year is about to begin, and with that comes the H-word…HOMEWORK.  (Lots and lots of homework in some cases…) I’m a huge believer in creating a homework space, or homework station as it is often called, where you post assignments, keep a due-date calendar, keep all the

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How to plan a year in advance – FREE printable included! (PS – It’s way easier than you’d think!)

You might know by now that I’m a big fan of doing crazy things. And you might also know by now that sometimes, those crazy things work like a CHAMP and somehow end up making your life a lot easier (and even less crazy!) in the long-run! Today, we are talking about one of those

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Let the “Back to Productivity” Month-Long Challenge BEGIN!

Alrighty Freebs!  Say TA-TA to disorganization, no routine, and a flustered structure (or lack thereof, ha!). TODAY is the day our Back to Productivity month challenge begins!  If you read THIS post then you know exactly what I’m talking about.  But if not, here’s a quick refresher… After having a very lax schedule this summer,

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3 Summer Systems to Save your Sanity! FREE PRINTABLES included!

  Happy Summer, Freebs! *Eye twitch while double-fisting chocolate cake* Anyone else…struggle (for lack of a better word) with summer? Keeping kids entertained, being productive, and saving your sanity (and wallet!) can be a SERIOUS challenge when you’ve got a house full of kids. Have no fear, Mama J is here! Today I’m sharing my

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How we “do it all”! Schedule, routine, productivity tips galore!

Aside from frugal living and finance questions, I’d daresay the most common question I get asked is “how do you do all that you do??”, or more commonly worded, “how do you do it all“? Not going to lie, the last one makes me wince a little. While there is no such thing as doing

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How to speed clean your house! (plus a deep-cleaning daily printable!)

With summer coming to a close *bursts into ugly sobs* efficiency has been on the brain. I’ve been slowly trying (try being the key word here…) to ease back into reality (aka a schedule of any form or function) as we inch back to school. I’ve been trying to focus on being more purposeful with my

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