Contigo “Shaken Not Stirred” – Review and Giveaway

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Disclosure: I received the follow products for review purposes at no cost to myself. No monetary compensation was provided. All opinions and thoughts are my own. Okay I really hate to admit this but I am not a huge water drinker.  I know that is so bad and horrible to admit but I have gotten… [read more]

Snack Time with Goody Good Stuff – Review and Giveaway

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Disclosure: I received the follow products for review purposes at no cost to myself. No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions and thoughts are my own. In the past year I have been on a serious health kick.  I started a rigorous work out program and I also started to take a look at my… [read more]

Natracare – All Natural, Toxin Free Feminine Hygiene Products

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Disclosure: I was sent product in exchange for a review. I’m what you might call “kinda crunchy”.  I watch what my family eats, trying to avoid most processed foods, and things that masquerade as food.  My babies wear cloth diapers.  My kids use all natural shampoo and body wash.  Etc.  Etc. Why, then, has it… [read more]

“Making the Sunscreen Grade” During Back to School with Coppertone

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Disclosure: I received product for compensation to write the following from Coppertone My daughter started school back up two weeks ago and I finally think we are starting to get back into a routine around here.  This year was a big year for us.  She started 1st grade which is her first time going all day… [read more]

When bottled water isn’t an option are we more likely to opt for a sugar filled beverage?

Which would you go for first? Water?  Or a sweetened beverage? In an interesting experiment Nestlé® Pure Life® shows what college students will choose when bottled water from their campus vending machine isn’t an option. The results aren’t surprising…isn’t it what you would do, too? Or, perhaps you’re more steadfast about your health and would seek… [read more]

Delicious Berry Trifle – Recipe

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I am always looking for yummy new recipes to try and when I came across this Red, White and Blue Trifle recipe on pinterest from skinnytaste.com I hit the jackpot. Not only was it amazing to eat but you would never believe that it ended up being a lower calorie dessert option! You can have… [read more]

5 easy to learn habits that will help you sleep like a baby

As parents we sometimes feel that at the birth of our first child we say “Sayonara” to sleep for the next 20 or so years.  While lack of sleep at certain points of parenthood is inevitable and unavoidable –like me right now, for instance.  7 month old teething baby wants to be soothed all hours of… [read more]

100 % Natural Deodorant That Works As Hard As You Do! pHresh – Review and Giveaway

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Disclosure: I received the follow products for review purposes at no cost to myself. No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions and thoughts are my own. Did you know that 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies?  I didn’t and I was actually shocked when I found this out. … [read more]

Is your child sufficiently hydrated when they go to school? Hydration Movement + Sweepstakes

Disclosure: Thanks to Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water for sponsoring today’s discussion.   That’s me in the middle.  And, the beauty on the right is my mom.  My mom passed away last summer.  My mom had 12 children and later in life became a NICU nurse.  If I needed any sort of advice about my kids… [read more]

At Home and on the Road: Tips for happy, healthy kids

Summer is a whirlwind of activity in our family!  Vacations, staycations, family reunions, sports, almost daily pool visits.  We are always on the go! I love having my kids home from school during the summer.  I love the freedom it gives us to go where we want, when we want!  But, without the proper planning, summer… [read more]

Sponsored: Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice – A New Head Lice Resource for Parents

The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   Every parent hopes to avoid dealing with head lice, but much like taxes, some things can’t always be avoided. In the United States… [read more]

Indoor air pollution is a major health risk. How to ensure your home has clean, healthy air.

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Here is an alarming fact for you.  Did you know that the EPA has identified indoor air pollution as one of the top 5 urgent environmental risks to public health?  I was really surprised when I read this.  We think of indoors–particularly the indoors of our own homes–as a safe haven from health damaging pollution…. [read more]

Chicken Margherita Pasta Recipe with Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken

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Disclosure: I received the follow products for review purposes at no cost to myself. No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions and thoughts are my own. I love food that is yummy, but I also love food that is quick and easy to make.  I think that I’m not the only one who feels this… [read more]

Working Towards a Healthier Weight? Stay on track with EatSmart Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale – Review

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  Disclosure: I received the follow products for review purposes at no cost to myself. No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions and thoughts are my own. Did you make any New Years resolutions to get healthy or just maintaining it?  Or maybe it was a goal that you are setting right now.   Either way I have… [read more]