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Four of my kids learned to ride a bike without training wheels thanks to the Strider Sport Balance Bike. These no-pedal bikes have allowed my toddlers and preschools to keep up with their older siblings riding regular bikes. The idea behind the balance bikes is allowing kids to play with the bikes and feel comfortable […]

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Fabulously Frugal Thursday Linky Party #78

July 30, 2014

Welcome to another week of frugal tips, recipes, crafts, and decorating projects. Last week, 176 links were shared at Fabulously Frugal Thursday. If you’re here for the first time, welcome! If you’re a seasoned contributor, we love seeing you again! We’ve got all kinds of frugal ideas for you including: extreme ways to save money […]

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Summer Family Fun Series 7.30.14

July 30, 2014

Welcome to the last week of the Summer Family Fun series along with my cohosts. I hope you’ve found lots of great craft ideas, trips, and activities to do with your family this summer! Summer Family Fun: Tips for Family Vacations For the last week of the Summer Family Fun party, today I’m featuring all […]

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Summer Family Fun: Tips for Family Vacations

July 30, 2014

Have you planned your family vacation yet? While some of the trips I’m featuring today may be too big to schedule for this summer, use this list to start making plans for next year. Decide where you want to go, and what your budget is, and start planning and saving! Travel Tips Guide to Saving on […]

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Homeschooling Mom Resource: Healthy Kid Snack Recipes and Lunch Recipes

July 29, 2014

Homeschooling moms can make the homeschool day easier for themselves by teaching their kids how to make simple lunches and snacks. Depending on their age, kids can help with preparing the food, cleaning up the food preparation, setting the table, and clearing and cleaning the dishes. You will need to deal with a learning curve […]

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#PinterestFoodie Linky Party #50

July 28, 2014

It’s time for the Pinterest Foodie Linky Party cohosted by myself, Deals from Ms. Do, and Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond. Last week, we had 54 posts linked up to the party. If it’s your first time linking up: Recipe posts, food posts, recipes pins, and food pins are all welcome. Returning party […]

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Organization Tips: Back to School

July 28, 2014

With back to school sales going strong, frugal, organized moms like me have started planning for back to school. I know preparing now one step at a time gives me more time in September to handle last minute trips for school supplies and the mountain of paperwork coming home for 5 kids. A few weeks […]

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Motivation Monday Linky Party #101

July 27, 2014

Welcome to a new week of Motivation Monday! Last week, 187 links! were shared at Motivation Monday. That’s pretty amazing. We’ve got all kinds of ideas for you this week including: seasonal fruit recipes 10 bad habits that cost you money school lunch ideas and 20 years is never too late to finish a dream. […]

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Blogger Opp: Keep Your Cool for Back to School

July 26, 2014

I will be cohosting this giveaway in August with Southern Mom Loves! There’s still time to sign up to promote the giveaway. Please let me know in the comments if you’d like me to share these opportunities for running a giveaway on your blog. Sign ups end 7/31.   Sign-ups are open for the ‘Keep […]

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Glimpses of Daily Life 7.26.14

July 26, 2014

I hardly ever share the daily moments of our life as a family of 7 on A Life in Balance. I feel like I’m focused on the bigger picture instead of the small details here on the blog. If you’re a fan on Facebook or follow me on Instagram, you get glimpses of our family […]

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4 Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes

July 25, 2014

What is summer without the classic ice cream sandwich? Cold vanilla ice cream surrounded by 2 layers of chocolate wafer cookies. Change up your usual ice cream sandwich with these ice cream sandwich recipes from A Life in Balance and Real: The Kitchen and Beyond. Some recipes have homemade ice cream and homemade cookies, and […]

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