Doctors Making House Calls? Doctor on Demand Promo Code #FeelBetter #IC

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Doctor On Demand. I received a free trial coupon code to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Sometimes, okay, a lot of the time, going to the doctor just isn’t convenient.  It is enormously… [read more]

Homemade Kefir – Save Money and Learn How to Make Your Own Kefir

  I have the pleasure (?) of having three lactose intolerant children.  I think my kids all turned out pretty cute so I know my husband and my genes aren’t totally incompatible. Unfortunately, however, all of my children have some fairly serious food intolerances and allergies. I stayed off dairy for 18 months while I breastfed… [read more]

Natural Personal Care Products – Great Alternatives to the Toxin-Filled Products We Currently Use

Disclosure: Some samples were received. So you’re looking to “green” your personal care routine a bit but aren’t ready to make the leap to “no poo”. You want to healthify your life, but prefer to try on “a little crunchy” before taking the plunge to full-on “granola”. Yep, I’m with you on this one.  While… [read more]

How to Stay Unstoppable During the Holidays #UnstoppableMoms

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The months of… [read more]

Kid Approved Healthy Halloween Appetizers!

With Halloween just a week away we are having Halloween Parties everywhere! Neighborhood get-togethers, school parties, city celebrations and last week we had a family dinner that was Halloween themed. My sister made Mummy Quesadillas, my mom made a spider web bean dip and I made these adorable healthy Halloween appetizers made from fresh fruit! And not… [read more]

10 Tips for Staying Healthy during Cold and Flu Season

Thanks so much to Wash It for sponsoring today’s discussion. I imagine the whole country breathing a sigh of relief as we cross off another day from the calendar. The heat is leaving and the wondrous season of Fall is settling in. Unfortunately, with the cooler weather comes the obnoxious flu and cold season that… [read more]

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Health Insurance Plan #TimeWellSpent

I remember the first time I had to actively select my own insurance plan.  I was 25 (not terribly young) and I was recently no longer eligible for coverage under my University’s health plan.  I pulled out our phone book — remember those big yellow things? — and looked up the nearest agent to me…. [read more]

Clean, Healthy air with Luma Comfort AP400W Air Purifier – Review

Breathing is fairly vital to our existence.  On a scale of 1 to 10–10 being most vital to our existence–I’d give breathing a 10.   Despite it’s importance to our healthy existence, we often don’t give breathing a second thought.  We take for granted that the air we breathe is perfectly adequate for our and… [read more]

Keep Your Family Safe with the Radiation Reducing Pong Cell Phone Case- Review & Giveaway!

I’m on my phone…a lot. I answer emails from my phone (Someday I will count all the answerable emails I receive each day. I’m guessing it’s around 30.). I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.  I’m Googling the answers to myriads of questions that come to my 7 year old’s mind.  I’m texting pictures, like these I… [read more]

6 Simple Ways to Help Kids Eat a Balanced Diet

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for L’il Critters. I received product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating. It can be really difficult to teach kids to eat well.  Kids often start out their foray into solid foods with reluctance and suspicion…. [read more]

Good for For Your Health, Spicy Lemonade #Recipe

Thanks so much to Chris Wimmer for today’s guest post! You can read more about Chris and his awesome blog in his bio below.   Summers are the best time of year: Vacations, sun, no rain, and lots of time for family fun. One of the few challenges our family has in Chicago is trying… [read more]

FODMAPs May Be Responsible for Gluten Intolerance Symptoms

Yesterday I wrote a post about the recent news headlines claiming that a recent study shows that gluten sensitivity does not exist.  Indeed, to poke at the swelling balloon of tense emotions on this subject, I titled my own post, “Have You Heard the News? Gluten Intolerance May Not Exist“. Now, just because I titled… [read more]

Have You Heard the News? Gluten Intolerance May Not Exist

Is gluten intolerance real? I had no idea how much emotion filled controversy there was around the gluten-free movement until recently.  Our family is on a gluten reduced diet because my husband and my boys all have clear issues when they eat glutinous products like wheat flour bread, crackers, pasta, etc. My interest was piqued,… [read more]