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5 recipes that will help you reap the health benefits of oregano

Jun 27 2017 - 4:25am
5 recipes that will help you reap the health benefits of oregano

Oregano is one of the most versatile herbs out there. It is native to Eurasia and Mediterranean region and is packed with nutrients that render this herb its healing properties. So here are 5 recipes that will help you reap the health benefits of oregano.

Oregano has been reported to be anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, and this possibly is because, this herb is rich in vita

How Swarovski & Chamilia Capture Stay Strong Breast Cancer Quotes for Moms

Jun 26 2017 - 9:18pm
stay strong breast cancer quotes

Discover how Swarovski & Chamilia are showing women the power of stay strong breast cancer quotes with their "Brave & Strong" charm in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness initiative.

The breast cancer statistics for women in the United States are alarming. It is estimated 1 in 9 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her life.

6 Easy Ways To Improve Your Child’s Natural Health This Summer

Jun 26 2017 - 9:13pm
Children Natural Health Summer

Your children are your most important asset and your biggest concern is their health and well being, especially during the summer months. However, the longer days of summer don't have to be a challenge when it comes to improving the health of your children. When it comes to how to improve children's health adequate sunshine, diet, hydration, and exercise are some of the essentials that can help you improve the overall health of your child naturally, while instilling good habits in them that will last a lifetime.

Moms, If You Live With Chronic Pain Check for Fibromyalgia

Jun 26 2017 - 8:40pm
Fibromyalgia pain and its treatment

As someone who lives with Fibromyalgia everyday I can assure you it is real and the pain is sometimes unbearable. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by widespread body pain and muscle tenderness. We have almost all suffered from the flu at one point in time. Well imagine feeling like you have the flu around the clock, this is what fibromyalgia feels like.

People with Fibromialgia are often very sensitive to pressure and pressure is frequently felt as pain. It is also accompanied by a variety of other bothersome symptoms.

How To Keep Your Children Busy If You Want To Turn Off TV and Spend Time With Them

Jun 26 2017 - 7:53pm

American children spend an average of 6 hours, 32 minutes each day watching TV or using other media (including the Internet, videotapes, video games, and radio). That's more time than they devote to any other activity except sleep, according to the AAP. This can lead to childhood obesity and compromised health, because children who watch TV are more likely to be inactive.

Think about a minimum of 30 minutes you’re kids spend watching television and, for some, several hours per day. What else could they be be doing if you turn off the TV?

Helpful Sunscreen Tips Like Don't Waste Money on Sunscreens Claiming SPF Over 50

Jun 26 2017 - 3:56pm

Lets face it shopping for sunscreen is often a confusing activity. Let's look at some common sunscreen mistakes that people make so we can make the best choice for our family this summer.

These are the Dos and Don'ts to remember this summer when it comes to sunscreens.

Top 10 Ways to Use Vinegar for Cleaning Purposes

Jun 26 2017 - 2:33pm
Vinegar for cleaning

When it comes to natural, green cleaning, it’s hard to beat plain old white vinegar. Because it is technically a FOOD and not a CLEANER, vinegar is safe for use around kids, pets, and food prep areas. It’s also extremely affordable, costing only about 5¢ per ounce. Due to a pH of 2.0 and the acetic acid content, vinegar is an inhospitable environment for many microorganisms, so it is the perfect cleaner for your home! Vinegar is proven to be an effective disinfectant against E. coli, staphylococcus aureus, salmonella, and influenza, and also a very effective natural deodorizer.

The most commonly used vinegar in green cleaning is distilled white vinegar, which is readily available in gallon size containers at your grocery store.

How "Green Eggs and Ham" Can Influence Your Kids in A Positive Way - Beyond Picky Eating

Jun 26 2017 - 9:49am
Green Eggs and Ham for picky eaters

I have always thought that one of the most influential books of my life was Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham. I'm certain this book is the very reason why I am not a picky eater. And I have taken a "let's try it attitude", beyond food, towards many aspects of life in general.

Many of the books of the beloved Dr. Seuss were a part of my childhood, as they were with millions of others.

No Excuses, No Gym Workout Needed: 10 Powerful Quick Exercises To Fit Into Any Day

Jun 25 2017 - 11:06pm
Jumping for Joy

Can’t fit in an hour a day, or even 3 times a week at a gym? You don’t need to. No worries. There are many ways to get in the exercise you need to stay or get fit in short spurts throughout the day.

Studies confirm biblical premise that a man and woman become one flesh after sexual intercourse

Jun 25 2017 - 10:23pm
Studies confirm an ancient biblical premise that a man and woman become one flesh after sexual intercourse

In the book of Mark, chapter 10:7-8, Jesus answers a question surrounding the matter divorce in a peculiar manner, by saying that a man and woman become one flesh, after sexual intercourse (marriage). What the people at the time didn’t know is that Jesus was actually talking about microchimerism. So, what is microchimerism, and how the phrase “ become one flesh” describes it perfectly?

Male Microchimerism is the presence of a small number of cells that originate from another individual and are therefore genetically distinct from the cells of the host individual.

The Ultimate Teenage Summer Bucket List to Keep Everyone Sane

Jun 25 2017 - 9:47pm
teenage summer bucket list

The ultimate teenage summer bucket list can help keep everyone sane. Teens will have plenty of cool ways to spend the longest and hottest day of the summer while parents can focus on their daily routines without worries.

When kids are little, summer vacation often means whining and frequent outbursts stating, “I'm bored.” If this seems extreme, step it up several notches when teens face the long days of summer vaca

10 Top Reasons Smart Moms (and Dads) are working from Home in Home-Based Businesses

Jun 25 2017 - 9:08pm
Woman working on laptop in home office

I watched The Accountant last night. There’s a scene in which Ben Affleck, a high functioning autistic mathematical genius who works as an accountant for dangerous criminals, but, is using the cover of being a small town CPA, counsels a couple about their finances. The husband in the scene is a farmer and the wife mentions she makes jewelry as a hobby. Affleck begins asking them questions about having a home office to save them money on their taxes. They leave his office elated. I’ve had home based businesses my whole life, but these days, more and more smart moms and dads are working from home in home-based businesses.

Daily Inspiration and Guided Relaxation On Taking Things Day By Day

Jun 25 2017 - 2:50pm
Inspiring sky

While the day could keep going and pass us by, barely even noticing it, let's take some time right now, yes, now to do so. Put everything aside and just notice for a few minutes what is going on inside and around you. Use this guided relaxation to give yourself a moment of relaxation, of deeper reflection. This is a chance to step back from all the 'doing and just 'be'. You will be amazed at what can come out of such an opportunity. I invite you to give it a try and share your experiences with us below.

Let’s take some time out now a daily dose of inspiration and guided relaxation. Yes, right now. You can afford to relax for a few minutes while reading and listening to this.

One Big Reason Moms Should Test For Heavy Metal Toxicity Before Conception

Jun 25 2017 - 2:47pm
Heavy Metal Toxicity Pregnancy New Born Autism ADHD

What if one simple measure taken before conception could allay the fears of your unborn child having autism, ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, vaccine injury and more? Heavy metal toxicity has been discovered to be a catalyst in these conditions, and according to new research, are inherited from generations past. Heavy metals are dangerous because they accumulate in blood tissues, feeding bacterial bugs and viruses that contribute to many childhood and adult disorders. However, heavy metal removal methods can be employed safely and naturally.

What Your Cell Phone Addiction and Social Media Use Say About Your Personality

Jun 25 2017 - 1:20pm
cell phone addiction

Social scientists and app developers say cell phones and social media are designed to be addictive. It’s like turning a gambler loose in a casino or a giving a drug addict an eight ball. Apps are designed to keep you engaged and coming back for more because the more interaction the more money app and social media owners, advertisers, and ultimately stockholders make.

What your cell phone and social media use say about your personality

Why Early Sports Specialization is Harming Our Kids

Jun 25 2017 - 12:02am
Youth sports

There has been a trend lately of college programs offering scholarships to younger and younger kids. The Charlotte Observer ran an article today documenting the story of two young boys, aged 9 and 10 years, who have both been offered college football scholarships this month. These boys are committing to a program a decade from now, but at what cost? At nine years old, is it possible for a child to make a decision about his future? Because he has not yet even hit puberty, how can anyone say with certainty that he will even have the physical size and strength to play at the college level? And what is the cost to this child in specializing so young in one single sport?

What’s going on with youth sports?

10 recipes for easy healthy homemade popsicles

Jun 24 2017 - 6:56pm
Child eating popsicle

Have you looked at the ingredients of most popsicles at the grocery store?
Corn syrup, sugar, artificial flavor and food dyes.
That is not what I want my children eating on a daily basis all summer.
Did you know you can make easy, healthy homemade popsicles?

Here are 10 recipes for easy, healthy homemade popsicles.

Watermelon Popsicles

4 cups chopped watermelon
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
1 lime - juiced

Help Put Snoring To Rest With These Simple Tips

Jun 24 2017 - 12:42pm
Snoring Man

Most of us know first hand that a snoring partner can disrupt the other person from a good nights sleep. We have all heard stories of one partner taking the sofa or even the spare bedroom in an attempt to get more sleep. According to Daniel P. Slaughter, MD and Otalaryngolgist snoring can even cause marriage problems.

75% of those who snore have a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. This condition causes an individual to stop breathing during sleep.

5 HTP for Depression and Anxiety: And A Few Proven Ways To Try To Reduce Depression and Feel Better

Jun 24 2017 - 7:41am
htp for depression and anxiety

Two of my friends recently stated that they took 5 HTP for depression, while both used the exact same words testifying to its effectiveness. "It changed my life", is what each said. I took note. I am not a fan of pharmaceuticals, however, both friends, touted 5 HTP as a natural supplement. How could I not take note, when two people, whose opinion I value, who don't even know each other, both made the claim "It changed my life"?

These things are of great interest to me.

Home Remedies For Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy And Beyond

Jun 23 2017 - 11:35pm
bleeding gums GERD Silent Reflux

Home remedies for bleeding gums during pregnancy and after birth go far beyond oral care since drinking coffee, poor diet and gut health lead to GERD and silent reflux, which are robbing your gum health while you sleep. GERD or Gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a very common disorder characterized by chronic heartburn, but a less common symptom, such as silent reflux, is associated with the condition.

When a Kid Will Not Eat Vegetables Just Dress Them Up

Jun 23 2017 - 8:47pm
kid will not eat vegetables

When an adult or kid will not eat vegetables, it seems the right name and appearances can go a long way to get them to try these healthy menu options.

They say a rose by any other name is still as sweet. But when it comes to making vegetables appealing, that may not be true. When a kid will not eat vegetables, it helps to dress them up.

Best Skincare Routine for Women in Their 40s

Jun 23 2017 - 7:53pm

If you are one of the lucky ones, you may not yet be seeing much change in your skin. But, if you are like the majority of women in their 40s, you may be noticing that your skin could use a little extra TLC. Too much sun damage and too many years neglecting to take care of your skin may finally be starting to show up in very real and distressing ways.

Perhaps you are noticing those crow’s feet and laugh lines don’t go away when you stop smiling.

Laundry Stain Removal Cheat Sheet for Moms

Jun 23 2017 - 5:42pm

Look, let’s be real. Nobody likes doing the laundry. I mean, I can think of a million different things I would rather be doing on this beautiful summer day than sorting, scrubbing, washing, drying, folding, hanging, and putting away laundry. But in my house, and most likely in yours as well, the laundry duty falls squarely on my shoulders. The worst part of doing laundry for children is all of the stains. Most days, I’m left wondering, “How on earth do they get their clothes so messy?”

My oldest child will be turning 10 years old soon. He’s a boy—a boy who plays sports. His clothes can sometimes really reach new levels of filth; especially his team uniforms. (And on that note, why on earth would they even make white baseball pants for little boys?) My youngest is an 8 year old girl who loves animals and being outdoors, and whose favorite activity is digging in the dirt.

My experience with these two has definitely given me a chance to earn my stain-removal stripes. So I thought, why not put that expertise to good use? Keep reading for my laundry stain removal cheat sheet especially for moms like us.

Laundry Stain Removal Cheat Sheet for Moms

Unexpected Things To Do At Farmers Markets You Want To Take Advantage Of

Jun 23 2017 - 4:25pm
Farmers Market peaches

Farmers markets are rich vibrant places that are often an important part of the local culture as well as economy. You may not realize that there are many unexpected things you do do at farmers markets in addition to enjoy amazing fresh produce. They are ever increasing in popularity so let's take advantage of all they have to offer. Whether you are an entrepreneur, young parent or healthy food lover, there is much to learn and do at farmers markets that you may not realize.

I have more Farmers Markets in a 20 min radius than I can get to on a Saturday morning. Thank goodness a couple are open throughout the week, and some even year-round.

Homemade Fudgesickle Recipe With Coconut Milk

Jun 23 2017 - 11:34am
Homemade Healthy Fudgesickle Recipe with Coconut Milk

When it's time to take a break from the heat, hand your kids this sweet frozen treat and watch their smiles turn into delightfully-messy chocolate smiles. This homemade fudgesickles recipe with coconut milk is both gluten-free and dairy-free.

Fudgesickle recipe is also super simple to make with just three ingredients in your blender: coconut milk, cocoa powder and the sweetener of your choice.

Cloth vs disposable diapers and why I chose to use cloth

Jun 23 2017 - 10:29am
Cloth diapers or disposable diapers

Modern cloth diapers are just as easy to change as a disposable and as easy to maintain as washing a load of laundry. And today I will tell you why I chose cloth diapers.

Cloth diapers are absolutely adorable, they come in cute prints and patterns, my kids have had diapers with tractors, cats, pandas, stripes, flames, birds and a rainbow of solid colors, and they ar