4 Ways to Simplify your Crazy-Busy Life

How many times a day have you felt overwhelmed and over-scheduled? Twice? Five times? A hundred times? Yeah, us too! Today’s moms are putting more and more pressure on themselves to live these Pinterest-worthy lives and thus are often left feeling over-scheduled, over-stimulated and over-stressed. In our efforts to live the ‘good life,’ we can easily find ourselves overwhelmed by seemingly endless choices, decisions and activities. If we can learn to simplify our lives, even just a little, we can begin to try to give ourselves time to remember who we are and what’s really important in our lives.

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15 Things You Aren’t Eating But Should

15 things you should be eating

It seems that there is an ever-growing list of “super foods.”  These super foods are foods that purportedly have magical powers that will enhance our health and lives forever! While it can be easy to exaggerate the health benefits of some foods, it is true that there are a number of them that, simply put, are nutritional power houses. As the saying goes, you are what you eat! So why not make sure that you’re eating some of the healthiest foods we (currently) know about. Behold our list of 15 foods you may know about, but need to start eating NOW.

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Get to know your running shoes

 

So, you’ve decided to take up running. That is the first step. The second step is finding the perfect pair of running shoes that are functional and cute all at the same time. Did you know that there is a science to the running shoe, and not just any old shoe will do? We want to help you understand your shoes and why they are important. Read on to take a look at the anatomy of the running shoe and how to find the perfect one for you!

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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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10 Foods to Fuel Your Run

10 foods to fuel your run

You can ask any runner if every run is easy. We can assure you there is probably not going to be one person out there who would say “yes.” Running is hard, both mentally and physically. In fact you’ve probably heard the saying “running is 90% mental, and the rest is physical,”  but there are certain things you can do to help yourself have a “better” or “easier” run. Having a healthy and balanced diet is important for any runner. Eating a bad meal could turn a potentially great run into a miserable, long, no good run. Read on to find out what the best foods are for runners.

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Gifts For Sports Lovers

We bet you probably have several family members and friends who are avid sports enthusiasts, whether they’re pint sized toddlers who love throwing around the toy football or serious yogis who hit up the mat every opportunity they get. We have selected an assortment of gifts that are perfect for gifting the sports lovers in your life. So check out everything from stylish workout gear to blankets and burp cloths for the littlest fans.

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Pet Allergens: Facts and Tips

If you have pets, you probably consider them part of the family. Your beautiful feline is your late night companion as you work behind the glow of your laptop screen and your lively puppy falls right into place with the kids, following them happily as they go about their backyard adventures. But what happens when your toddler suddenly begins sneezing around your beloved fur babies? Or your friends toss out unsolicited “warnings” about the potential of having to toss your kitty to the curb when the new baby arrives? There’s a lot of misinformation bouncing around when it comes to pet allergens. We’ve rounded up the simple facts and some tips that will help you create a harmonious home with your family and your pets. 

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Fight Off Germs: Elderberry Syrup & Gummy Bear Recipes

It’s that time of year where the illnesses start spreading like wildfire! We are bringing you a simple, natural and effective way to help ward off those nasty germs. We are even adding in a flu busting gummy bear treat. Black elderberries have been shown to prevent the flu and cold and speed up the recovery time in those who are already under the weather. It can be a little pricey to buy so fortunately we have you covered with 2 simple and awesome homemade recipes for the syrup and some great gummy bear treats.

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10 Yoga Poses: From Zapped to Zen

As busy women and moms, we know all too well how the daily stresses of life can zap all the energy out of us. We end the day exhausted, with a cluttered mind and a sore body. We long for relaxation and peace, yet have a hard time fitting it into our modern lives. It’s time to focus on you now. Take a moment to breathe, meditate, and stretch. Here are 10 poses from the ancient practice of yoga. Each one is designed especially for a woman’s body.

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Hold the Guilt: All Natural Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

   PB Choc Fudge

Fudge. An ultimate chocolate fix. You may love it and hate it at the same time because fudge is usually made with ingredients that aren’t the healthiest. [cue heavy sigh] Well, that is about to change. With this peanut butter chocolate fudge recipe you get multiple sources of raw nutrients from super foods while also getting your chocolate fix. But, we have to warn you: this is a dangerously delicious and shamefully and ridiculously simple recipe. In fact, we dare you to only make it once.

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Why You Need To Rethink Your Underwear

Have you ever wondered why so many female celebrities seem to going without underwear these days? Would it surprise you if the answer was for better vaginal health? While we don’t know the real reason these women are being caught without their skivvies and we certainly are appalled that there is even a market for such photographs, it does lead us to one interesting question: Why would any woman leave home without wearing underwear?

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Superfood Drinks to Warm Up To

Summer is beginning to seem like a distant memory as many of us have settled into the cold air, early sunset, and crisp nights. Along with this cooler weather comes an abundance of comfy sweaters, leather boots and weekends full of fun fall or holiday family activities. What better way to start the day on a nice cool morning, or at the end of a fun filled outing than with a warm and delicious beverage? The only thing better than curling up and warming up is knowing that these beverages offer you some amazing health benefits!

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How To Minimize Cell Phone Radiation Exposure

There are nearly 7 billion active mobile subscriptions worldwide right now. This enormous number of cellular devices makes up over 95% of the population across the globe. With rising numbers everyday, it is predicted that soon there will be more active cell phones in the world than there are people. Wrap your brain around that one for a second!

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Why You Need To Disconnect To Reconnect

The morning sun pours through the double-pane windows in your breakfast nook, enveloped by the bronze floor-length curtains tied back just so on either side of the antique wooden high chair that’s been passed down four generations. It sits proud and prominent in the center of this picturesque shot. And in it is your perfect little “mini me,” golden hair tousled wildly, little piggy toes peaking out from wrinkled pajamas and apple puree smeared across her cheeks and nose. You Instagram this perfect image, hashtagging it:

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