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

Pong Radiation Reducing Cell Phone Case

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

L'il Critters gummy vitamins

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

spicy lemonade featured image

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

FODMAP Featured image

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? Recent Research Says Probably Not

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]

8 Common Nutrition Myths – “Nutrition and Healthy, Affordable Eating” Series

eat more veggies

This past Saturday I had the great opportunity to teach a class on nutrition and healthy, affordable eating.  Though I hadn’t intended on making a blog series out of it, the ladies there expressed an interest in having somewhere they could come to review the information we covered. So today as the first installment in… [read more]

Toxic Chemicals are Pervading Our Lives. It is Time to Make a Change!

300 Toxins in Umbilical Cord

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored conversation in partnership with Seventh Generation.  Regardless, this is a topic I feel very strongly about. Did you know that 85,000 synthetic and potentially toxic chemicals have been introduced into the market since the Toxic Substances Control Act was passed in 1976, the EPA has required testing on… [read more]

Laundry Tips for Sensitive Skin + Vaska Laundry Detergent – Review

baby rash, laundry detergent for sensitive skin

Disclosure: I was provided with product samples. Regardless, all opinions are honest and are my own. We found out fairly early on that Baby Z has sensitive skin. Poor baby! Because of Baby Z’s sensitive skin I’ve had to make sure that we use only the most gentle laundry detergent. Over the years of using… [read more]

How to Get Good Sleep – What Happens When You Don’t

How to get good sleep - Tips for better sleep, and consequences for not getting enough sleep

A couple weeks ago I attended the Access P&G: Science of Sleep blogger where we saw some great products and learned about healthy sleep.  We had the awesome opportunity to hear Dr. Natalie Doutovitch, National Sleep Foundation Environmental Scholar talk to us about how to get good sleep and the detrimental consequences when we don’t. Here is what… [read more]

It’s National Sleep Awareness Week + Products for a Healthy Sleep in 2014 – Access P&G

#PGSleep

Disclosure: I was provided an all-expenses paid trip in order to facilitate this post. Regardless, all opinions are honest and are my own. This week is National Sleep Awareness Week! National Sleep Awareness week isn’t one of those trivial national days like national hot dog day, or “What if Cats had Opposable Thumbs Day” <–yeah,… [read more]

KidOFit Minimalist Shoes for Kids and Toddlers – Review

KidOFit Minimalist shoes for kids and toddlers

Are you familiar with the term minimalist shoe?  Did you know that there are minimalist shoes for kids and toddlers? About 5 years ago The Husband started taking an interest in barefoot running.  I think a lot of his enthusiasm was spurred on by his aching, plantar fasciitis afflicted feet. The theories behind going barefoot… [read more]

Sometimes it Just Takes a Simple Start to Get Back on Track #LoveHealthyMe #WWSponsored

My cute boys

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post as part of a movement by Weight Watchers to encourage people to remember that loving yourself starts with taking care of your health everyday. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. For the past year my life has been dedicated… [read more]

Easy, Nutritious, Delicious Juicing with the Omega 8004 Juicer – Review

Omega 8004 Juicer, Masticating Juicer

  I’m a documentary watcher. I love them.  And Netflix has a lot of great ones.  Because I’m always hungry I’m naturally drawn to food documentaries.  One day I found myself completely wrapped up in the documentary “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead“.  I was so intrigued that I made my husband watch it with me… [read more]

Healthy Eating Options from Tyson® Grilled & Ready®

Grilled_Chicken_and_Wild_Rice_Soup

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods. Did any of you make the New Years Resolution to become a healthier you?  Either by becoming more active or by choosing healthy eating options?  Well then I have got some wonderful tips to share with you!  Tyson Foods has created a new program called… [read more]