No more wasting money on junk that will get tossed out the same time. Fill your child's Easter basket with practical, useful, and FUN items that your kids will LOVE! Easter basket filler ideas. What to put in Easter basket. Easter basket ideas for boys. Easter basket ideas for girls. Easter basket ideas for babies and toddlers. #easterbasket #easterbasketideas #practicalideas

Practical Easter Basket Ideas that Your Kids will LOVE!

Who else has dropped $50+ on junk for Easter baskets that is just going to get thrown away after 24 hours? We are literally throwing our money in the trash, just so we can fill our kids’ baskets with nonsense! I try to avoid these things: Slime. Usually good for one use, and 100% leaves the mother frustrated during clean up! Too much candy that … Continue reading Practical Easter Basket Ideas that Your Kids will LOVE!

The BEST family bucket list for Spring! Tons of fun ideas you and your family can do this Spring. Spring is my favorite, and it's my favorite time to do many of these great family activities while the weather isn't too hot or too cold. Fun ideas for the whole family! #springbucketlist #springtodo #springcleaning

The BEST List of Family Activities to Do This Spring

Spring is my favorite season!! I love the not-too cold, not-too hot temperatures. I love the warm sun and the promise of flowers and green trees. My favorite part is the rain, and thunderstorms!!! There are so many fun family activities to do during this beautiful season. Although Spring never feels very long… it’s like Winter one week and Summer three weeks later. I’ve put … Continue reading The BEST List of Family Activities to Do This Spring

Make your relationship a priority! No more lack of babysitter excuse, these are seriously fun date night ideas you can do right at home! Free date night ideas, cheap date night ideas, at home date night ideas. What to do when you can't find a babysitter? Creative ideas how you can spend more time with your spouse. #freedatenightideas #datenightideas #athomedateideas

No Babysitter? No problem! Seriously Fun At-Home Date Night Ideas

Finding a babysitter isn’t always easy. Back in the day, the neighbor kid (who was always available) would come over and watch your 3 kids for $4 an hour and be thankful for giving them something to do! PS – I was that kid! My, how times have changed. Whether you’re having a hard time finding a babysitter, or your budget doesn’t allow for one … Continue reading No Babysitter? No problem! Seriously Fun At-Home Date Night Ideas

How you and your family can stay healthy this year and avoid sickness! Tips on staying healthy, keeping your kids healthy during the flu season.

3 Ways to Stay Healthy & Avoid Sickness This Year

These preschool and elementary years can be nasty. Kids don’t wash their hands thoroughly, nor do they cover up their coughs and sneezes very well. In the winter months, daycare centers seem to pass around one sickness to another. It’s inevitable! Here are three things my family does to avoid sickness during these fall and winter months, because unfortunately you can’t just hide in your … Continue reading 3 Ways to Stay Healthy & Avoid Sickness This Year

Children and adults can benefit from a nice relaxing detox bath! Learn all about what to put in a detox bath, and why this helps rid your body of toxins and can actually prevent illnesses, or lessen a current sickness. Using basic, affordable ingredients - you can be enjoying a detox bath at home. Stay healthy with regular detox baths for the whole family!

Benefits of a Detox Bath: For Adults AND Kids!

Anyone can do a detox bath right at home! And let me tell you, they are heavenly. Benefits of a detox bath: #1 Flushes out the toxins in our body that we are exposed to every day in our environment. #2 Promotes a better night of sleep. #3 Can prevent, or lessen an illness because it boosts our immune system. #4 Alleviate sore muscles, which … Continue reading Benefits of a Detox Bath: For Adults AND Kids!

We all know water is important to our health, but how much should we REALLY be drinking? And how can we easily achieve that? Read about the benefits of drinking enough water, and my best tips and tricks to keeping track each day! Also learn about the suggested amount of water that kids should be drinking! Make your health a priority, drinking water is one of the most IMPORTANT things for your body! Drink more water.

How Much Water Should We Really Be Drinking? And How We Can Easily Achieve That.

Our bodies are made up of about 60% of water. Every single system in our bodies NEED water to function properly. We all know water is important, but how much should we really be drinking? Every person should drink AT LEAST half of their body weight in ounces of water. For example a person weighing 150 lbs should drink at least 75 ounces of water. … Continue reading How Much Water Should We Really Be Drinking? And How We Can Easily Achieve That.

Tips on how YOU can save money on your heating bill this winter! How you can stay comfortable with lowering your thermostat and saving dollars off your monthly bill! Tricks to reduce energy bill. Lower energy bill in the winter. Saving money. Budgeting for family. Lower heating costs. www.asimplekindofmom.com

How YOU Can Save Money on Your Heating Bill this Winter

Ahhh winter… it’s a love hate for most of us (or just plain HATE). I love seeing the joy on my kid’s faces as they play in the snow. I love winter cooking and baking. Holidays movies. Sledding. Cozy blankets. Homemade hot chocolate. I don’t love having to bundle up my baby just to go outside for 5 minutes. Driving my family in dangerous road … Continue reading How YOU Can Save Money on Your Heating Bill this Winter

Check out our list of our favorite family board games! We love family game night, and we think these games are the BEST! Fun for all ages, these games make excellent Christmas and Birthday gifts!! Games for toddlers, games for young children, games for older children and adults will enjoy them too! Spend quality time and family bonding with these fun board games.

Our Favorite Family Board Games

We love games. Scratch that… I LOVE GAMES. I remember spending entire days playing Monopoly with my Mom when I was younger, I remember sitting in our shared room playing Risk with my older brother, and I remember playing chess with one of my step brothers every day after school. My husband doesn’t love games (probably because his wife is psycho competitive), but he is … Continue reading Our Favorite Family Board Games

Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor, it's anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living.

6 Types of Clutter Keeping Us From Living Intentionally

When hearing the word “clutter”, many of us immediately think of STUFF. Piles of clothes, junk drawers, messy desks, you know… clutter! However, clutter goes beyond materialistic hoarding and the serious need to purge and organize objects. Here are 6¬†Types of Clutter Keeping Us From Living Intentionally. #1 – Mental. Specifically negative thoughts, big or small. Clear out any thoughts that are not helpful, motivating, … Continue reading 6 Types of Clutter Keeping Us From Living Intentionally