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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4 Soothing Essential Oil Baths

Essential Oil Baths

No matter what your day has been like, a bath can be a very soothing experience for both you and your child. Whether you are helping to fight off congestion from a cold, soothing dry skin or eczema, or are simply looking for a calming bath before bed, essential oils are a fantastic natural option with very beneficial results. If nothing else, their aroma will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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The Best Oral Hygiene Products

The Best Oral Hygiene Products

If you are a busy professional or a parent with a lot on your plate, then time is of the essence. While there are certain ways we can cut corners to save time, our personal health is not an area that we should sacrifice.  There have been many technological improvements and products which allow us to maintain good health with very little time.  This is particularly evident in oral health care. Here are some of our favorite unique oral health care products to save you time and maintain those pearly whites better than traditional methods and products.

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Beyond the Beach: Sun Protective Clothing

Beyond the Beach Sun Protective Clothing

Sunscreen at the beach or pool is a no-brainer, but when was the last time you lathered up before going to work or running errands? Furthermore, have you tried applying sunscreen to an energetic kid lately? And we’re not talking about the toxic spray-on kind. Yeah, not so easy. Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean that the sun isn’t capable of doing damage to our skin.

While we still encourage the use of non-toxic sunscreen on body parts exposed to the sun, today we discover why wearing UV protective clothing year round is equally, if not more, important. 

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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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Treating a Headache without Pills


We sure know how hard dealing with headaches can be, especially when you are trying to be a mom at the same time. The pain can leave you feeling tired, stressed, and unproductive, but not everyone likes to pop open the medicine cabinet and take a pain reliever. In this article we are going to give you some tips on how to alleviate headaches with a more natural approach. Read on to find out how.

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6 Ideas for Mom’s Night Out

6 Ideas for Moms Night Out

Becoming a mom is the best thing that ever happened to you, right? It’s like they say; girls are sugar and spice and everything nice, and boys are frogs and snails and puppy dog tails. All things warm and fuzzy, right? WRONG! Being a mom is not like a 9-5 job. It is being “on-call” 24/7. It is comforting your daughter when she breaks a crayon and it won’t go back together. It is calming your son after the batteries die in his favorite toy. It is hard work. And you deserve a night off! Being able to get together with a group of girls who can relate to life’s daily antics can be a life saver. But you want to make the most of your time away. Here is a list of some fun ideas to make your next Mom’s Night Out a memorable one.

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