With my husband being out of town for work all week I’ve just been trying to keep my head above water! On night #3 I had no plans for dinner and was about to pick up Happy Meals (and count a bottle of wine and a sleeve of crackers as my dinner), but I had been craving chicken & wild rice soup all week. So … Continue reading Easy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (Immune Booster!)
I’ve tried many different methods to try and get my kids to do chores and earn an allowance. Nothing seemed to be working. Then I realized, I was making it way more difficult than necessary. I needed chores & allowance, simplified! We’ve tried chore charts. We’ve tried nagging. We’ve tried leaving it up to them. We’ve tried to make chores fun. We’ve tried turning chores … Continue reading Chores & Allowance, Simplified
I am a HUGE fan of having a calm down area for my kids. I think us parents need one too! Most of the time my children visit our calm down area on their own. They know when they need a few minutes to themselves to decompress. This is a safe spot for them to feel comfort, and to remember that FEELING any emotion is … Continue reading 5 Must Haves for Your Child’s Calm Down Area
These preschool and elementary years can be nasty. Kids don’t wash their hands thoroughly, nor do they cover up their coughs and sneezes very well. In the winter months, daycare centers seem to pass around one sickness to another. It’s inevitable! Here are three things my family does to avoid sickness during these fall and winter months, because unfortunately you can’t just hide in your … Continue reading 3 Ways to Stay Healthy & Avoid Sickness This Year
Anyone can do a detox bath right at home! And let me tell you, they are heavenly. Benefits of a detox bath: #1 Flushes out the toxins in our body that we are exposed to every day in our environment. #2 Promotes a better night of sleep. #3 Can prevent, or lessen an illness because it boosts our immune system. #4 Alleviate sore muscles, which … Continue reading Benefits of a Detox Bath: For Adults AND Kids!
Our bodies are made up of about 60% of water. Every single system in our bodies NEED water to function properly. We all know water is important, but how much should we really be drinking? Every person should drink AT LEAST half of their body weight in ounces of water. For example a person weighing 150 lbs should drink at least 75 ounces of water. … Continue reading How Much Water Should We Really Be Drinking? And How We Can Easily Achieve That.
What was your resolution for 2018? Mine was to “be a better person and to stop gossiping”. I maybe lasted 3 hours? I know my best friend just laughed a bit when she read that.. Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions revolve around being healthier, making more money or spending less, or to quit a bad habit such as smoking or drinking. But… … Continue reading Your Best Year Yet!
We LOVE energy bites (also known as protein bites or energy balls), and I love trying new recipes for them. These make a great snack for kids and adults, or pair them with a fruit and dairy and you have your self a very quick and healthy breakfast! These chocolate chip coconut energy bites are BY FAR my favorite. I love coconut, but these chocolate … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Coconut Energy Bites
When it comes to filling the kid’s stockings, #1 I don’t want to go broke, and #2 I don’t want to buy cheap junk that will just get thrown away in 48 hours. Here is an ultimate stocking stuffer list for kids to help you fill their stockings with intention and not desperation. Every single year we buy too many stocking stuffers and cannot fit … Continue reading Ultimate Stocking Stuffer List for Kids
Christmas is quickly approaching, and I LOVE homemade gifts. I love making them, and getting my kids involved as well. Way back before we could shop on Amazon for literally ANYTHING – and have it on our porch 2 days later… people had to make gifts. There is something so special about someone spending their precious time making a gift for another person. DIY gifts … Continue reading Easy DIY Gifts That Anyone Can Make!