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Danielle Jones

Danielle resides in the Mitten State with her husband, toddler son and two loving pit-bull dogs. When Danielle isn’t writing and capturing pictures, she runs a small social media company, Buzz Mitten Media and is co-owner of Two Clicks Photography. Her interests include fitness, healthy eating, cooking, wine, reading, photography, exploring the beautiful state of Michigan, and spending time with family. She is a hardcore Spartans, Lions, Tigers and Red Wings fan and can talk sports all day long. You can find her blog here: https://coffeechaosandgiggles.com/ and visit her photography page at https://www.facebook.com/twoclicksphotographyanddesign. Follow her on Instagram: danielle_jones and twitter: @ daniseitzjones.

Top 10 Foods that Help Promote Fertility

Harvard Medical School released a study regarding diet and fertility explaining that, while there are uncontrollable factors that affect fertility, such as age or genetics, there are also controllable factors, such as specific foods you should be eating and also avoiding, in order to improve fertility. 

With some simple diet changes and a little inside knowledge on fertility, women and men can tip the fertility scale in their favor.

Here are the best super foods for both males and females to help boost fertility.

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Get the Most out of Marriage Counseling

It’s no secret that successful marriages can be hard work, and it’s completely normal for couples to encounter rough water at times throughout the marriage. In fact, it’s completely inevitable. There will come a time when disagreements and differences cannot be resolved between a couple, so seeking outside counsel is important in saving the marriage. It takes extreme bravery to walk into a strangers office and divulge some of your deepest, darkest secrets, and the mere thought of doing so can make one weary. If you feel that marriage counseling is your last resort, here are some points to consider for both yourself and your partner to ensure that you’re both getting the most out of your time, effort and money!

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5 tips for At-Home Root Touch Up

This is a sponsored post written by us on behalf of Clairol Nice ’n Easy for IZEA. All opinions are 100% ours.

One of the great things about coloring your own hair with at-home coloring systems is that some of those systems offer a root touch up system. We all know that after a few weeks your roots start peeking through, but instead of having to color your hair again so soon, you’re able to just touch up the roots. There are a few steps to touching up your roots that you should follow in order to get optimal results.

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6 Ways to Get Better Sleep

There are many things that can interfere with a good night’s sleep– stress from work, family responsibilities, financial woes, relationship issues and illnesses. It comes as no surprise that a good night’s sleep eludes you from time to time. Fortunately you can adopt habits that encourage better sleep since it’s nearly impossible to control all of the factors that interfere with your sleep.

Here are 6 ways to achieve better sleep and feel more rested.

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At Home Hair Color Step 2: Conditioning

AT HOME HAIR COLOR STEP 2 CONDITIONING

This is a sponsored post written by us on behalf of Clairol Nice ’n Easy for IZEA. All opinions are 100% ours.

In our previous post, we covered 3 Reasons to Choose at Home Hair Color, where we discussed the convenience, affordability and color variety of purchasing coloring systems versus going to salons for your coloring needs. It’s convenient because you’re able to purchase your color when you’re ready to color your hair and not have to wait for an appointment at the salon.

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5 Ways to Get the Most out of your Planet Fitness Membership

For most of us, we join a gym with every intention of getting into shape and meeting fitness goals. Unfortunately many of us also fail to take advantage of our paid membership which results in frustration and wasted money month after month. When you’re looking for a gym, it’s important to join one that has the things you’re looking for in a gym and a gym that will keep you engaged throughout your fitness journey.

If you’re looking for an affordable gym with a ton of perks to help get you started, then Planet Fitness is the gym for you. With affordable monthly payments and two different plans to choose from on top of FREE personal training, a 30 minute circuit, massage beds, tanning beds and locker rooms with showers, you’re sure to fall in love with Planet Fitness.

Here are 5 ways to get the most out of your Planet Fitness Membership.

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Exploring Conception Methods for Infertility

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12% of the population who are currently in their reproductive years are infertile. These statistics are troubling, and although fertility can take a significant toll on your emotional well-being, there is still hope! There is hope because as science advances so do alternative conception methods.

The National Institute of Health reports that more than 1/2 of all couples experiencing infertility are able to conceive after receiving treatment. When it comes to which treatment a couple should focus on, it depends largely on the cause of their infertility. The costs of treatments also vary widely due to what treatment path your doctor advises.

Here are some alternative conception methods to keep your hopes running high!

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3 Reasons to Choose at Home Hair Color

This is a sponsored post written by us on behalf of Clairol Nice ’n Easy for IZEA. All opinions are 100% ours.

Women have been relying on at-home hair color for their coloring needs for decades. The convenience and affordability of such systems are revolutionizing how women color their hair. Most coloring systems also include easy instructions and touch-up capabilities that make the hair coloring process seamless. Here are three reasons why choosing an At-Home Hair Coloring System makes sense, and some tips for when you color your hair at home.

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Teach Your Kids Fire Prevention and Safety

Fires occur at all times of the day and night and they do not discriminate between socioeconomic class and status. They sometimes strike without warning or reason, so the best way to prevent fires in your home is to teach your children about why fires may happen and emphasize how dangerous and sometimes deadly they can be. Instead of lecturing your children about fire prevention and safety, get them interactive in learning through activities and conversation.

Here are some tips to teaching your kids about fire prevention and safety.

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411 on Car Seat Safety

As a parent, we want nothing more than to protect our children. From the minute we bring them into this world, we do everything in our power to ensure their safety in every circumstance. With that being said, one of the largest safety hazards we encounter is the car seat our children sit in. There are certain rules we must follow when utilizing car seats, besides installation and usage, that are important to follow to optimize safety.

Today we focus on understanding expiration dates, traveling with a child seat, as well as knowing when a car seat should be retired following an accident or after sustaining damage. 

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5 Ways to Save Money on your home Electricity Bill

We have entered the winter months and when the weather outside becomes frightful, our monthly utility bills do the same. We have put together a helpful guide that can help you reduce the amount of money you’re spending each month on your electricity. These strategies include heating, lighting and powering your home more efficiently while cutting down on the cost associated with each.

Here are 5 tips to saving money on your home electricity bill.

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Finding your way out of a Rut

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they unfortunately fall into a rut. Ruts can be a result of many things, but sometimes they occur when you realize you have no time to do anything for yourself, but rather you are drawn to doing things solely for your family, friends and your career. Because of this, when you are left alone, you experience negative feelings that only build up, causing you to fall into a rut and then possibly even into a mild to severe form of depression. How can you find your way out of this rut? Do you try to determine the root cause of what’s putting you into the rut and get proactive about fixing it or do nothing?

Here are some easy things you can do to find your way out of a rut:

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10 Reasons to Stay Married

Marriage is meant to be a long-term commitment between a husband and wife, and to stand by each other’s side through thick and thin, but the steady increase in divorce rates across the world is a clear indication that people are not respecting and putting forth much value to the sacred bond of matrimony.

While the reasons and indications of separation and divorce are often highlighted in much discussion across media platforms, the discussion behind the beauty of marriage and the many beautiful reasons to stay married are rarely highlighted.

Marriage is not easy, and there will be troubling and difficult times, but there are so many reasons to hold on to the life-long commitment that was made upon getting married. 

Today we discuss 10 reasons to stay married:

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6 Things You May Not Know About Secondary Infertility

Holding your baby for the first time is still engrained in your mind as though it were only yesterday that they were born. You can still remember their small frame sleeping in your arms quietly cooing in their sleep as their chest slowly rises and lowers. The genuine love and immediate sense of protection is over-whelming, yet it is everything that was ever hoped for when becoming a parent.

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YES! It’s OK to say NO. How to prevent Over-commitment

Are you stressed? Is your schedule jam-packed? With today’s busy schedules, more than likely you’re not alone.

One way to deal with a hectic schedule is learning to say “no” to new commitments. Oftentimes we fear that saying “no” will lead to consequences and for some, that is the case, but for others they avoid saying it to deal with guilt, conflict and that notion of “we can do it all”. It’s important to say “no” to accepting new commitments and can be one of the best things to do for yourself and your family. Learning to say “no” can reduce stress and help you realize what you should be focusing on and what’s important to you.

Are you ready to stop feeling overwhelmed and over-committed? Oftentimes we try to be superman and try to commit to as many functions as we can. We want to make people happy, and it’s in our nature to. 

Today we discuss 5 ways to stop being over-committed and overwhelmed.

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