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:
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.
Juicing: Is it a craze or is it a lifestyle choice that everyone should adopt into their lives? Some experts agree on the benefits juicing has on our health while others “debunk” the idea. If you want to start or to learn more about juicing read on for Juicing 101.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
You’ve all heard that running is good for the body, great for the mind, and awesome for the soul, but do you really know what the benefits of being a runner are? In this article we are going to explore how running could be great for you. Read on to find out more!
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.