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Eco-Friendly Easter Basket Gift Ideas
Driving to church this weekend, I heard the children talk about Easter and how early it was this year. Which had me thinking about Easter baskets and how little time I have to prepare this year. I like to begin making Easter baskets several weeks before Easter. I’m a planner and I like to have my gifts be thoughtful...
Top Green and Healthy Blog Posts of 2015
Tomorrow my daughter turns NINE. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging since she was an infant. She’s one of the reasons I started blogging. I had a new born baby and a toddler. I cared about what I was spraying to clean with and how if it gave me a headache, it was surely impacting their little...
Camping with Kids - Make your life easier by having the right equipment!
My family loves to camp. I’m often asked why we camp because it is a lot of work. I can’t disagree with that. It takes a lot of time to pack everything up, unpack camp and then pack it all up again. I feel as though we have a system and it’s not as hard as it used to...
Quality Sunglasses at a Cheap Price
It’s that time of year, I’m glaring and squinting because it’s sunny out. I’m not complaining about the sunshine, I’m solar powered. I love the sun. I just happen to need prescription sunglasses and those aren’t cheap. I wish I could just choose a cute pair of sunglasses from the department store and call it good enough. Nope. This...
Booking a trip on Groupon Getaways – Budget Friendly Vacations
Every time I log onto Facebook or Instagram, I see someone posting their latest vacation pictures. It makes me itch to get away to a tropical island. I see photos of friends snorkeling, climbing mountains, eating out at restaurants on the beach and trying new foods. It’s tough to not want to join them and have my own adventures. Which...
National Geographic Kids Ice Cream Expedition
I have fond memories of chasing the ice cream truck as a kid. I remember hearing the music and dropping whatever I was doing to get a push-up or a bright yellow PAC Man with a bubble gum eye. Tell me you remember those and eat the bubble gum eye first? Childhood fun and dreams, something I relish but even as...
How to Enjoy Summertime With Your Kids #summer #parenting
My house is so quiet and calm. I’m sure I have something to do. Something to clean, fold or scrub. There’s a drawer to organize, a cobweb to dust and a dish to put away. I’m sure there’s a bill to pay, a plant to water and plenty of files to file. There’s always something to do. Instead I’m...
I sit at my desk for roughly 8 hours a day. That’s a big change for me because even though I worked from home when working for Shaklee I had more flexibility in my day because the company was west coast and I’m east coast. This means I’d make working out first thing in the morning a priority. I’d...
With the holidays in full swing life has been a bit busy for me. Teaching is certainly taking up a huge bulk of my time, obviously!  I’ve been busy holiday shopping, baking and most recently enjoying my new Jeep Wrangler! I can officially say I will not get stuck in my driveway this winter! At least I hope not! Most...
Parenting, it is exhausting. When my kids were little I traveled a lot for work. I thought it was tough to travel then but now it is actually harder to not be present. The after school activities, packing lunches, signing folders and homework, helping them with homework, making sure that you’re there to talk to because they have stuff...
Today I’m going off the beaten path. I’m just writing about what I’m feeling and thinking and I hope that is okay. This is after all my online home, right? So, my niece started kindergarten today. This little munchkin I just love to pieces and I knew my sister would be sad. You see, when she’s sad I’m sad. It...
Natural, Safe & Effective Allergy Relief #ICanBreathe
  Sniff. AAAACHOOOO! Sniff. Sniff. Wipe. Rub. That’s what my daughter tends to do during allergy season, when the pollen level is high. She’s congested and miserable. Most people I know that suffer from allergies can relate to this and as I scroll through my Facebook feed and see friends posting their misery, asking for it to stop. Poor things! I’m posting this...
Alright I’m frustrated. My little girl is frustrated and saying she is F-A-T. Yup, she screamed it. Rage of scream and tears – the whole 9 yards! I felt my heart break in half and crumble to floor into a million little pieces. Why would she say something like this you might wonder? It’s simple really, she felt fat and she felt...
Last week I shared with you how easy it is to add smoothies into your daily lifestyle. They are nutritious, filling and easy. You may already have everything you need to begin your new smoothie lifestyle. All you really need is a blender. If you’re juicing then you may want to consider adding a juicing machine to your kitchen...
Wordless Wednesday isn’t something I often participate in. Mostly because I can’t just post a photo with no words! I was going through my photos though and found this one of my daughter trotting at her horseback riding lesson. She has found her joy. I can see it in her smile and the look on her face.This is her happy place,...
We need to take care of ourselves. I haven’t been and over the last 8 weeks, I've been sick twice with sinus, respiratory and ear infections. I've been on two antibiotics and they've put me further behind in work, family and life. Which only stresses me out more and so the cycle continues. When reflecting on this I've realized that I've...
The cup song, it is all the rage in my home. My daughter practices it on the bathroom floor and I hear bang, bang, bang but she is so happy. Ah and yes, my computer has been taken over by a six year old who is obsessed with learning the cup song from the movie Pitch Perfect (which they...
Summer day camp is here and that means each day I pack lunches, sunscreen, bug spray, towels, bathing suits and lunches. Oh wait and snacks, extra clothing, water and um…I’m sure a million other things. A back pack does not work! Everything ends up lost or at the bottom of the bag and the kids claim they never saw the apple...
Minecraft is a game that is highly addictive (Aren’t all video games?) but if you’re a mom that doesn’t play the game you might be wondering if it’s okay for your kids to play and what all the fuss is about. I can relate because I do not play Minecraft but both my six and nine year old do...
Summertime is here! This means later nights, dirty feet, marshmallow covered faces, bug bites and endless rock collections. For my home it will now include summertime chores because last summer I learned that my kids still need structure and routine. Otherwise my summer is no fun because I’m cleaning up the sand, doing the laundry and putting it away...

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