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Janin

Janin is a mama to her daughter Emily, working as a Forensic Scientist in the heart of California. She can be found with her husband photographing their baby girl and boxer puppy, while trying to soak up every precious moment as a family of “four.” On her free time, she enjoys cooking up a storm, hiking any challenging trail, and exploring all the shores of Lake Tahoe.

DIY Eye Cream

Are you tired of spending way too much on expensive eye creams full of who-knows-what? Good news is you don’t have to forgo your eye cream to save a little. We have discovered an all natural eye cream packed with anti-aging nutrients to help reduce dark circles and puffiness and soothe the delicate skin around the eye. And you can make it with 2 simple ingredients right in your kitchen!

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All About Ghee

All About Ghee

Are you a butter lover or do you have a butter fiend in your life? We have discovered an awesome alternative to traditional butter known as clarified butter. But it’s not just any kind of butter, it’s ghee! We’ll explore the story behind ghee, how it’s made, some of the benefits, and a recipe. Pop a piece of bread in the toaster while you read this because you’ll surely want something to slather butter on after learning about ghee.

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5 Stretches to Alleviate Hand and Wrist Pain

5 stretches to alleviate hand and wrist pain

With technology booming these days we are utilizing our hands in tedious, repetitious motions now more than ever. Whether it be spending countless hours on the computer, phone, or any repetitive task we perform with our hands that is often job related. As busy moms we often put our health and needs on the back burner, however, in order to live a happy healthy life everyone (including ourselves) needs to be cared for properly. Luckily some health matters, such as stretching much needed joints, are simple and can be done without “setting aside” precious time away from our family. Ready to learn a few quick and simple stretches to alleviate hand and wrist pain?

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Homemade Dog Food and Treats

Homemade Dog Food and Treats

Your dog is a member of the family and probably gets treated like it most of the time, from plush dog beds to professional grooming every other month. Most people want the best for their furry friends, instinctively.  But, have you ever thought about what you’re feeding your beloved dog day after day? It’s probably safe to assume that most of us are feeding a commercial dog food, whether it be wet or dry. Sure, it’s relatively inexpensive and convenient but the nutrition in most commercial dog food is severely lacking. Let’s explore nutritional requirements for Fido and learn how to make easy and affordable homemade dog food.

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Easy Baby Shower Decor

Easy Baby Shower Decor

Are you in the midst of baby shower planning and searching for simple and chic party decor? Look no further! We have a few ideas to help you get your craft on. Don’t fret if you’re not the “crafty” type, these are easy baby shower decorations (almost) anyone can do!

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World’s Best Pound Cake

Have you been searching for the best go-to recipe for a show stopping pound cake? Well, even if you haven’t, you will not regret stumbling upon this recipe. With the holidays just around the corner you’ll be able to impress any crowd with this simple and truly delicious recipe. 

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Decoding Your Baby’s Cries

Decoding Your Babys Cries option 1

Many of the early days with your newborn are spent shushing, rocking, and swaddling in order to calm your sweet baby’s cries. There are so many unknowns when it comes to caring for a baby. Are they hungry? Are they tired? Do they have gas? Well, what if all the mystery in figuring out what a baby needs is unveiled to you in a simple concept known as Dunstan Baby Language. Let’s explore 5 common needs of a baby and how to decode those needs by listening to your baby’s cry.

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De-stink Your Shoes Naturally!

De-stink your shoes naturally

We have all been there, you smell something funky, and soon enough realize it’s coming from you and your adorable flats that you wear everyday. There is nothing worse than stinky feet and stinky shoes. The embarrassing feeling that everyone around you can smell your stench. Luckily, there is light at the end of the tunnel, there is a way to rid those smells coming from your shoes for once and all. You could simply toss out your stink shoes and get new ones OR you could try our 3 natural ways to de-stink your shoes!

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DIY Ornaments for All Ages

DIY Ornaments for All Ages

With the holidays in full swing there is no better time to start crafting and creating traditions. It pretty much goes without saying that a huge part of the Christmas tree is the ornaments we adorn it with. Why not make those ornaments yourself? Gather everyone in the family (no age is too young or too old) to make these fun and creative ornaments with minimal supplies. 

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Choosing the Godparents

 Choosing the Godparents

Everyone knows having a child requires lots of decisions to be made from prenatal care to parenting styles. You and your partner are probably thinking of things like what kind of diapers to buy, where the baby is going to sleep, how you’re going to afford another person in the family, etc. The list can go on and on and be rather daunting. Perhaps one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make in your child’s life is appointing the godparents – or “guide-parents,” mentors, or guardians.

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Babymoov: Innovative Feeding Products

Babymoov - Innovative Feeding Products

As parents we strive to raise our children with tender loving care, while juggling a million other tasks on a daily basis. In the midst of everyday life efficiency becomes a top priority in each task we attend to. That is why we are so thankful for companies like Babymoov! Babymoov designs the most sleek and innovative products to nourish your baby from birth through the toddler years. Part of what makes Babymoov such an incredible company is that they collaborate with “pediatricians, midwives, osteopaths, nurseries and, perhaps most importantly, mothers.” All of Babymoov’s feeding products boast beautiful designs, simplicity beyond belief, and convenient cooking and cleaning times. 

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No-Bake Pumpkin Mousse

 No-Bake Pumpkin Mousse opt 2

Short on time and looking for a tasty, not too filling dessert? Indulge in a decadent pumpkin mousse dessert that can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes! Pumpkin mousse is a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends. This pumpkin mousse is light enough to thoroughly enjoy after your Thanksgiving feast. Let’s get mixing!

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5 Unspoken Truths about Pregnancy

5 Unspoken Pregnancy Complaints Opt 1

We have all heard the joys that accompany pregnancy from food cravings, to bouts of morning sickness, to chronic fatigue. But let’s be honest, there’s way more to pregnancy than these little nuisances. Pregnancy can be downright TMI for most to talk about. We’re cutting to the chase, barring it all, revealing some of the cold, hard (and humorous) truths about pregnancy NO ONE ever tells you about.

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