Treating Childhood Fevers Naturally

For many parents discovering that their child has a fever prompts a call to the doctor and immediate action to lower the fever as quickly as possible, often using over the counter fever reducing medication. However, is your child’s fever really a cause for concern? Is lowering it the best choice? A fever is your body’s natural response to infection or illness and, believe it or not, it is actually your child’s friend. A fever is a sign that the body’s immune system is working at its best. Depending on the circumstances, lowering the fever could not only be unnecessary, it can hamper your child’s recovery process and prolong their illness.

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How to: Become a Runner

how to become a runner

Ever see other moms running and thought to yourself, “I wish I could do that!”? Well, we are here to tell you that anyone can become a runner. Sure, some people are born with more natural athletic abilities than others, but running is a sport that pretty much anyone can do. It can be learned. No matter your age, size, weight, height or level of fitness right now, you can teach yourself how to run. Maybe you’ve always wanted to complete a marathon, or perhaps even a 5k with some friends? Maybe you want to lose a few pounds? Maybe you just want to challenge yourself a bit, or just have a “hobby” that gives you a few minutes of alone time? Whatever the reason is, NOW is a great time to turn yourself into a runner.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Running a Mud Run

Dirty Girl Mud Run

It’s not what you start in life, it’s what you finish“- Katherine Hepburn


As we grow from women into wives and mothers we tend to place ourselves on the back burner, always focusing on the needs of our families, husbands, and kids first. Moms need to realize that WE are important too and WE need to focus on ourselves from time to time. When times get busy, one of the first things to get placed at the end of the list is time for fitness. Whether it is out of scheduling conflicts, exhaustion, or fear of not knowing what to do, some moms tend to not want to start a fitness regimen. Well, we are here to tell you that NOW is the perfect time to get started on the journey to a more fit life.

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Fermenting: Benefits and Recipes

Fermenting

Fermenting is a simple way to implement remarkable nutrition into one’s diet. Fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and kimchi, have been made and consumed around the world for ages. If you have never tried fermented foods before, then the strong taste may seem a little strange at first. Yet you may find that after giving it a try, your body may even begin to crave a helping each day.

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All about Hemp: Benefits and a Recipe

all about hemp

Looking to add more to your family’s diet in a quick and easy way? Don’t have time to cook a breakfast every morning, yet still wish to indulge in a balanced wholesome meal? Hemp protein may be your solution! Adding a simple and organic hemp protein to your routine can save you time and add many benefits a typical breakfast would not have. Arm yourself with knowledge about this super-food and learn how incorporate it into your family with a tasty recipe.

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Ways to Beat Food Cravings

ways to beat food cravings

It’s 3 pm, you have a craving. Usually it’s for something sweet-chocolate or a cookie. Sometimes you indulge, but often you find that it doesn’t satisfy the urge. Then you want more. You can become obsessed. Before you know it, you’ve eaten junk you don’t need, you feel lousy and guilty.

Sound familiar? When we continuously give into those cravings the result will lead to extra calories and pounds.

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10 Fun Ways to Workout WITH Your Kids

10 fun ways to workout with your kids

If your life is anything like ours, it may go something like this: wake up early, already tired from some child waking you up the night before, get the kids off to school, run errands, get some cleaning and laundry done, pick up kids, do homework, plan dinner, play with kids, take them to and from sports, eat dinner, do baths, stories and get them in bed, THEN do the bedtime dance for an hour and then FINALLY sit down to relax.  How on earth are we supposed to find time to workout?  Sometimes the stars align and you have an hour to yourself to get a workout in…other days you are not as lucky.  On those days, sometimes a mini workout WITH your kids is the perfect compromise.

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Tips for Making More Time for You

As a busy mom being pulled in one million directions, you may often feel that the days of “me time” are long gone. Or maybe every time you get a chance to take some time for yourself, the guilt sets in and that looming to-do list haunts you. While you can’t physically create more time in a day (we only have 24 hours to work with no matter what), you can always find ways to make time for yourself. Here are some tips to free up even just a few extra minutes of time for yourself each day. 

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Unconventional Supplements for Nursing Moms

Unconventional Supplements for Nursing Moms

Everyone knows you need to eat well and stay properly hydrated when you are breastfeeding your child. However, what most women don’t know is that your body is lacking many vitamins, minerals, and healthy bacteria because of your everyday diet. Read on to learn about some unconventional supplements that are on the market that nursing moms should be aware of.

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What is Oil Pulling?

Whether you have a good friend who swears by it or have seen the buzz all over the internet lately, you may be wondering, “What exactly is oil pulling?” This popular and ancient Ayurvedic detox technique seems to be gaining a lot of momentum these days, so let’s take a look at the benefits, the warnings, and how you too can give oil pulling a try.

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