Nesting With Flair

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Nesting: it’s that burst of energy you get sometime during the last month of your pregnancy. For some women it comes with the desire to cook, and for others it comes as the need to clean and organize, stock up on essentials, or “bed down” in preparation for the birth of your new baby. It can sometimes be hard to know where to start or how to use this great burst of energy to your best advantage. So, here are some ideas to help make your nesting period as productive as possible.

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Lunch With A Punch: Alternative Ideas for Healthy Kids

It is back to the lunch packing grind for many parents! We know that it can be easy to fall back on the “Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich” train when you are rushing to get the kids out the door. However, did you know that children who eat a well balanced lunch often do better in school and are more alert? While breakfast is the most important meal of the day, lunch rounds in at a close second! Without your child in front of you, it can be difficult to monitor what they eat. You may have to up your game to get kids to actually eat what you’ve packed. Maybe your family follows a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, perhaps your child has a gluten restriction, or possibly you are just looking for some awesome, healthy lunchbox tips and ideas! Well, you have certainly come to the right place!

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10 Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean and Organized

As busy moms, our car is our office. We log a lot of hours in that trusty vehicle, from carpooling the kids around, to grocery shopping and appointment hopping. People would be surprised at the kinds of things a mom can accomplish within the four doors of her car, from breastfeeding and changing diapers to potty training and time outs. With all the busyness that your car endures within your 24 hour workday, it’s bound to take a beating and get overloaded with clutter, trash, and stuff. Clock out for the day (or at least for a naptime), grab a Starbucks and some cleaning supplies, and give that four wheeled gas guzzler the cleaning and decluttering it deserves.

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Chocolate Chip Pecan Banana Zucchini Bread

If you’re looking for a slightly less guilty treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you. Your entire family will love this moist, flavorful chocolate chip bread; and with healthy ingredients (like zucchinis, pecans, bananas, cinnamon and coconut oil – to name a few) it’s packed full of vitamins and nutrients, so you won’t feel guilty about letting them indulge in this delectable treat!

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DIY Wall Art

When it comes to decorations and art for the rooms in your house, the options are limitless. You could easily run to any home store and find something amazing for your home. You could also scour Etsy and happen upon a custom piece for your wall, making it unique. OR you could make your own! In this post, you’ll learn how to make a custom wall art installation suitable for any room in your house.

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Superfood Breakfasts For Your School Aged Superstar

We have officially entered Back to School Season! Yellow school buses are everywhere, backpacks are filled and another year of learning has begun. In many homes, this means back to hectic mornings! Unfortunately, this can also mean falling into a lackadaisical routine when it comes to breakfast and morning eating habits. It can be so easy to shell out cereal when everyone is tired and trying to rush off to school. However, eating a healthy breakfast packed with superfoods will help your child to stay alert and perform better in class. Check out our simple, fresh and fantastically delicious breakfasts that will have your kids pumped up for the day ahead! And don’t worry – we have even put our superfood spin on cereal, the classic breakfast favorite!

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Decoding The Kibble: What’s Really In Your Pet’s Food?

“Made with real meat.”

“Chicken is the #1 ingredient.”

“Your pet deserves the best.”

“Complete nutrition for your pet.”

These popular slogans, or variations of them, can be found on the bags and cans of some of the most popular and established pet food companies on the market today. With so many options, it can be a daunting task to choose which brand is right for your pet’s overall health and well-being. So many of them make these empty promises, claiming to be the absolute best and most health conscious in the production of their products. But how can you know for sure that what they are “selling” you is actually what you are getting? While you think you are providing your pet with the healthiest and most nutritious food by choosing the most popular brands, you might actually be doing them more harm than good.

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10 Things to Clean this Weekend to Prep Your House for Fall

Fall is unofficially here folks whether you like it or not! Most people are ready for a reprieve from the heat but with this time comes the knowing of what lies ahead: back to school and the HOLIDAYS! This time of the year is fun and family-filled, but also extremely busy. During the summer, we tend to be more relaxed about everything: kids schedules, eating, daily routines, and yes, often our cleaning. So by the end of the summer our houses look… well… worn. Are you the same way? If you said YES, then have no fear! We are here to help with ten things you should clean this weekend to give your house a jump start on getting fresh and clean just in time to decorate.

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Skip the Vet: Home Remedies for Dogs

Fido is not feeling 100%, but you want to wait it out before you take him to the veterinary hospital. We have all been there at one point or another. Luckily, some minor sicknesses can be treated at home with medicines or kitchen essentials you may already have. Here are a few at-home solutions for puppy’s little ailments.

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3 Easy Canning Recipes: Jam

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Want to savor the flavor of summer by bottling it up for the rest of the year? Do you have an abundance of fruits you don’t know what to do with? Look no further. We can inspire your inner summertime Goddess whether you are a master chef or just a pasta and eggs kind of gal. With these simple recipes canning jam is as easy as 1-2-3!

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Simple & Healthy School Lunch Ideas

Back to school is here and that means back to packing lunches! If you a health conscious parent, you know that some school districts lunches can be laden with high sodium and heavily processed foods so packing your child’s lunch is often the healthiest option. Most of us parents begin the year with all sorts of delicious combinations and ideas and soon those fade away when as the days pass on and on and on. We want to help out with that by giving you some healthy options from each food group that you can pick and choose from to create simple and healthy lunches for your kids for each day of school.

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6 Steps to a Perfect Pantry

The pantry is one of the most used areas in your kitchen, especially if you have kids who love to eat! Chances are it’s overrun by countless boxes of granola bars, expired spices, ten bags of half eaten chips, and cereal boxes mixed in amongst cans of soup and stale crackers. Take back control of your kitchen by following these 6 easy steps to a more organized and perfect pantry!

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Creating the Perfect Homework Station

Depending on where you live, back to school time may already upon you or, perhaps, just around the corner. Back to school means new clothes, school supplies, a stricter schedule and homework- sometimes lots of it. Homework is an essential element to school success because it helps to reinforce the concepts that have been taught in class. It also helps to strengthen that home-to-school connection, allowing parents to be aware of concepts that their children have been working on and shows them how well their kids understand these concepts. Certain topics, especially in the primary grades, can be lost on kids if they are not practicing them over time. Homework is one opportunity for this to happen so creating the best environment for your child to do their homework in is essential.

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