How to Make a Healthier Cough Drop with Coconut and Essential Oils
My youngest little came to me to ask for a cough drop. She said she wanted a sugary one like the kids have at school. I explained we DO NOT want sugar when we're not above the wellness line because it doesn't help our immune system. I decided to look online for a healthier cough drop to make with coconut oil, add my favorite essential oils, and change it up to suit my family's taste buds. DIY Healthy Cough Drops   You'll need...

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Delicious Cabbage Recipe
Delicious Cabbage Recipe I joined a great company called Greenling that delivers groceries from local farmers to your doorstep twice a week.  It has pushed me to try new things and use seasonal ingredients in our weekly meals.  Our order last week contained beautiful cabbage.  I haven’t made many cabbage meals so I was a little lost for what to make. Some of the health benefits of this cruciferous vegetable are: Relieves Constipation and soreness Boosts Immune System Is a...

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Sleep Through the Night
Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you! The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing. Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we're just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can...

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Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals
Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals I recently returned from my first trip to Hawaii for my anniversary and went to a luau. Amazing! I wanted to sample everything on the tables for the full effect. I tried it all but strategized so I didn't leave with a bloated belly and feeling sick. Who wants that while on vacay and sporting a bikini? Holidays are similar and it's not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people,...

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What is Metabolism?
  What is Metabolism? This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.  It's how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do. Your body has an incredible ability to grow, heal, and generally stay alive.  And without...

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40 by 40 list – #2 Disney Princess Half Marathon
How I ran my first disney princess half marathon
The Countdown has begun: 39 days until I turn the big 4-0! Running a Disney Princess Half Marathon is #2 on my list. I'm not a runner by any stretch of the imagination as far as someone who LOVES to run and is really "good" at it. I was invited by a friend/crossfit buddy two years ago to run and gave it a try. I didn't love it but I love my friend, spending time with her AND getting in...

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How To Get More Green In Your Kid’s Diet: Starter Smoothie Recipe
How To Get More Green In Your Kid's Diet: Starter Smoothie Recipe
Are you looking for a starter smoothie recipe to introduce more veggies and fruits to your family? It can be frustrating when your children constantly turn their nose up to the vegetables and fruits you’re presenting to them. Smoothies are a great way to start your less processed journey. They’re simple to make and can be prepared quickly in the morning. If you’re new to working greens into your daily diet, I suggest starting with a sweeter recipe to begin...

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Frugal Find #1 : How our Family Saves Money while Eating Healthy Kroger Digital Coupons
frugal family saves money on healthy food
Frugal find is a series of sharing ways our family has found to save money while eating healthy. Kroger Digital Coupons are a whole new ball game for me! fcd8b60acffcabf53b5311f81c5bfb7c63544d6fe8a15b67bf This post contains affiliates which means I receive a small commission from purchases. Thank you for supporting this mama's mission. I am NOT your typical frugal homemaker. I'm horrible at clipping and saving coupons, particularly the ones with an expiration date or exceptions! I AM a mom and wife trying...

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11 Kitchen Must Haves
Cooking (and cleaning up the mess) is so much more fun with cute gadgets in the kitchen. I'm a girly girl and I love surrounding myself with cute and colorful pens, notebooks, journals, knick knacks etc. This post contains affiliates. I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you! Scrubbers are always a necessity in the kitchen. I have several different types. I have a bottle brush (great for shaker bottles and my smoothie straws)...

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Just Another Manic Monday Meal – Chicken Soup
Just Another Manic Monday Meal - Chicken Soup
It's Monday and another worn out over done day. What to do...What to do. Make Chicken Soup! There's just something about a chicken soup that warms the soul. This is one of my favorite go to's when I want something that's a sure hit and I don't want to think! Ha! Manic Meals Monday One chicken, carrots, potatoes, celery, onion, seasoning sprinkled on chicken, 1 or 2 containers of broth, and rice if you like.  Amount of veggies depends on...

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