Thrive Market- Real Food, Natural Products at Wholesale Prices! + $1000 Shopping Spree!

Okay, you guys! I am so excited about this! I’m betting a lot of you are like me and are trying to eat healthier. If you are like me in that regard, you’ve watched your grocery bill rise as you’ve opted for natural, organic, or non-GMO products. A few years ago, my husband and I… [read more]

Pamper Your Skin While Protecting it from the Sunburn – COOLA sun care Review

Disclosure: Thank you to Coola for sending samples of Coola sun care products to facilitate this post. Well, folks. It’s that time of year again. It is getting nice and warm outside. Just makes you want to go jump in a pool…or a river…or the ocean. It is this time of year that I’m always… [read more]

DIY Skin Detox Body Scrub

Sugar Body Scrubs seem to be all the rage on Pinterest. I saw this awesome looking sugar and coconut oil scrub once. I immediately whipped up a batch of coconut oil sugar scrub only to discover my body really didn’t like having thousands of tiny razor-sharp sugar granules rubbed all over it. Later, a friend (who… [read more]

Sautéed Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto A couple months ago I was in Bed Bath and Beyond and saw a cool kitchen gadget I’d never seen before. It was an inexpensive little handheld spiral vegetable slicer. I’m not generally an impulse purchaser, and especially when it comes to “as seen on TV” products, but veggie noodles… [read more]

Do You Use Xylitol Yet? Great Benefits of Xylitol for Teeth

Disclosure: Samples were provided. All opinions are honest and are my own. I first learned about the awesome health benefits of xylitol several years ago from my mother-in-law. She’s always on the cutting edge of the latest products for health. Our oldest son, who was then 2 years old was having terrible problems with seasonal… [read more]

Why Women are Raving about the SckoonCup! – SckoonCup Review

Thanks to SckoonCup for sponsoring this post and for providing a SckoonCup for review. All opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own. When I started my journey into cloth diapering with my middle son over 5 years ago now, I began to hear cloth diapering moms rave about things like mama cloth and… [read more]

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]