How I got my kids to STOP FIGHTING!

Hey Freebs! I’m actually on a cruise ship as we speak, enjoying some time with the family. But I got my act together before leaving and recorded a quick video for you, about something that y’all have been asking me about a ton on Instagram. As you probably know, we have 5 young kids…and yes…our house

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Busting Winter Germs At Home!

I’m still enjoying time with my family and squeezing the last few moments out of our Christmas break, so I’ve enlisted the help – again – from our fabulous Mary, FCF team member, to help me with the last of our post series about getting and staying healthy, brought to you by CVS and their #FindYourHealthy

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School Lunch Ideas! (You NEED these in your life.)

Anyone else hate school lunch?? This is our first year dealing with packing a school lunch every. single. day. *hits head with hammer*. It was a constant struggle. He didn’t want what I packed, I was mad that he would waste food or throw it away, there was always a last-minute scramble to throw things

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How to keep kids healthy…the SNEAKY WAY.

How to keep kids healthy…without losing your sanity. That seems to be my biggest battle lately. A knock down, drag out, who-has-the-sanity-for-this kind of battle at that. In the last few weeks we’ve had allergies, runny noses, ear infections, busted fingers, ear infections, you name it! (Can you tell school has started??) My kids are not willing “healthy”

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How to get kids to nap!

I often get asked how I get my kids to nap! (Yes, all 5 of my kids nap at the same time almost every day. It’s fine, call me the Nap Nazi, I don’t mind.) I’ll be honest, it took some practice. My oldest was a TERRIBLE sleeper, thanks to me and my incredible ability to

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Join Me at the Uplift Families Parenting Conference – $5 off coupon! [UTAH]

If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen that I am a blog partner with the First Lady of Utah, Jeanette Herbert, and her Uplift Families initiative (read all about it HERE)! Last year, we attended their parenting conference, and it was amazing. I laughed until I cried, was inspired, ate fabulous food and amazing

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Why I fired everyone…

Guys. I’m EXHAUSTED. Partially from having a newborn but mostly from having too much fun! Two summers ago I was a “single mom” and very pregnant. Last summer we were busy prepping our house to sell. They were busy summers and we found ourselves paying other people to allow us to have fun. This is the

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Potty Training Hacks!

Let’s be honest, potty training stinks. Literally. Having potty trained 3 of my 5 kiddos in the last 4 years, I am no stranger to the adventures of ditching diapers; and I have a handful of potty training hacks to make the experience less…crappy? (I couldn’t resist!) Today’s Millennial Moms video is full of some of my

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Finding the “Working Mom” Balance [Ask Me Monday]

Welcome back to Ask Me Monday…on a Tuesday. Oops. We have lots of family in town and as a result, I’ve been slow to stay on my Monday/Wednesday/Friday posting schedule, sorry about that! But today’s Ask Me Monday question is a good one so I wanted to share it with you all. I often get asked about

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Chore Sticks: the Ultimate Chore Chart Alternative!

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen my magical chore sticks. For those who haven’t yet, hold on to your seats because your mind is about to be blown! Well, maybe not blown…but I’m about to make your life 100x easier, let’s just say that. I’ve tried every chore chart on the planet. They

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World’s Simplest Behavior Chart + FREE Printable! (and video!!)

It’s Wednesday…VIDEO DAY!! A few weeks ago, in the thick of packing/moving craziness, I found my kids’ attitudes and behavior spinning out of control. I was overwhelmed and fed up. I busted out a behavior chart in less than 1 minute that not only worked immediately, but helped everyone in my family – mom and

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