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Family Health

Sedentary Lifestyle Facts and Figures for Teens - How to Get Them Moving

Jun 20 2017 - 5:37pm
Man living a sedentary lifestyle in office

Studies reveal startling sedentary lifestyle facts and figures for teens. When parents consider the health risks, they want to know how they can help get their teens off the sofa and into life.

Do you feel like your teen is always loafing around, playing games, watching Netflix, or surfing social media? A study recently examined the sedentary lifestyle facts and figures for teens.

These DIY Gardening and Creative Container Ideas To Spice Up Your Summer Are Also Great For Kids Activities

Jun 14 2017 - 8:56am
Seeds in a pot

Enjoy these simple DIY ideas to get your summer garden started or add some spice and creative color to it! You’ll be amazed how easy and fun it can be. Include the kids in the process and it makes for an educational and healthy activity. However big or small your goals, growing some of your own food and flowers is worth the effort, and with these fun tips you can save time, space and money.

Get your creativity flowing with some DIY ideas to get your summer garden off to a good start and add some spice and color to it. You’ll be amazed how easy and fun it can be.

Why I Love Jury Duty

Jun 13 2017 - 9:54pm
Jury Duty Scales of Justice

You know the feeling. You open up your mailbox, and immediately break out into a cold sweat. There it is: the official envelope. Before you even open it, you know - you have been summoned for jury duty. Your head swims, thinking of all of the other things you had planned for that week.

You may worry about the responsibility that will fall upon your shoulders in deciding the fate of the case. Well-meaning friends may share with you their formula for getting excused.

Start your day the superfood way with delicious smoothies

Jun 12 2017 - 6:02pm
Green smoothie

Superfoods are a quick and easy way to get some serious nutrients into your body, superfoods are great for your body. They are filled with many nutrients that our bodies crave but don’t always receive.

A fruit smoothie is a delicious and healthy way to start your day.

Or a great nutritious afternoon snack.

Adding superfoods is a great way make a fruit smoothie even better.

My Experience with Breastfeeding in Public

Jun 10 2017 - 1:58pm

I wanted to write this article because this is something important to me, being able to feed my son. He won’t eat with a cover, he gets distracted by it and will try to pull it towards him; I decided to breast feed because of all the health, developmental, and emotional benefits it has for him and for me. So I want to tell you about my experience breastfeeding in public.

It all started with a lot of reading

10 Ways Busy Moms Save Time and Energy by Sharing Childcare and other Mom Duties

Jun 10 2017 - 11:13am
Clothesline that says Mama in clothespins

They say, “It takes a village” and yet the idea of cooperative living hasn’t really taken off in the United Stated. I’m not talking about “Sister Wives” but why not consider a cooperative to take the burden off you and other moms? Learn how busy moms save time and energy by sharing childcare and other mom duties.

When my parents were starting their family, my grandmother came for a few weeks to help with the first two kids. When I was born, she just moved into the extra bedroom and stayed.

How I use essential oil bath salts to create the ultimate soothing bath

Jun 10 2017 - 8:51am
Rubber ducks

Sometimes it's amazing how much you benefit from little things like essential oil bath salts. Taking a nice soak in a hot bath is one of these things. Soaking in hot water is more powerful than one might think.

Hot water relaxes the body and better prepares us for falling asleep. When a tense body enters a warm bath, the hot water increases the body temperature and relaxes the muscles.

Bring Out Your Inner Martha Stewart by Creating Home Made Play-Doh

Jun 8 2017 - 10:38am
home made play doh

Surprise your kids by creating a super simple home made play dough in 7 short minutes. Do it yourself with your children with 5 simple ingredients you have at home.

If any of you readers are like me, you go through tubs of Play-Doh on a weekly basis. I have 5 kids who love to create, design, crumble.

Using Less To Create More To: The Benefits of Getting Rid of House Clutter

Jun 7 2017 - 4:42pm
House Clutter

Cleaning cluttered house is a very difficult task for any mom. Yet living a life in a de-cluttered house is like a blessing. Janelle Banks is here from Atlanta sharing the benefits of getting rid of house clutter. Here is Janelle in her own words.

I don't like clutter and you probably don't either. When my 3 bedroom ranch style home that houses five kids and two adults is cluttered, I feel anxious, ashamed, and overwhelmed.

Buying in Bulk Is The Way to Go To Feed A Family on Budget

Jun 7 2017 - 11:09am
Family Food Shopping

Feeding an entire family on a budget can be hard, whether you are a stay-at-home mom, the breadwinner of them family, or both you and your spouse work. Figuring out a good balance between meats and vegetables without breaking the pocket book is a skill. One of the ways that I make it work is by buying in bulk on sale and dividing it up into personal sizes. This helps to reduce waste, over eating, and can really help with meal planning.

I usually buy my vegetables at Kroger’s, I find that the quality of produce versus the price is the best on the island.

I Budget $100 a Week To Feed My Family of 10

Jun 6 2017 - 5:41pm
Family dinner With Low Budget

Eating healthy and budget sometimes don't mix, right!? I want to share with you how we eat healthy and stay within our budget of $100 a week. Please feel free to comment if you have any questions or would like any recipes. So this is my story of how to feed a family of 10 on 100 a week.

We have a budget every month (so important). As I stated above we are a family of 10. Groceries can quickly become a huge expense if you let it. We love to eat.

Brilliant Transformation to Add Family Clothes Storage to Your Current Laundry Room

Jun 5 2017 - 10:49pm
Laundry Room Storage

Laundry rooms don’t have to be a humid, dingy area of the house you close off to visitors. Instead you can use one of these brilliant transformations to add family clothes storage to your current laundry room and have an area you’ll be proud to show off.

Growing up, our laundry room was a back porch with few shelves above the washer and dryer and a metal storage unit with a rusted bottom that held cleaners and odds and ends.

When You Think About Homeschooling, But Concerned You Can't Afford It

Jun 5 2017 - 9:20pm
Affording Homeschooling

Are you on the fence about homeschooling, because you think you can't afford it? Below I am sharing with you my favorite free or very low cost websites to show you, you can homeschool successfully on a budget!

I will admit, when I decided homeschooling was best for our children, I went out and bought so many items. I also bought a very expensive curriculum to boot.

How a Naturally Messy Mom Learned to Let Go of Perfectionism and Find Joy in Keeping Her House "Clean Enough" - The 85% Principle

Jun 5 2017 - 12:29pm
mom learning to clean house

Are you naturally a messy person? Do you find yourself more often than not in a state of chaos around your home? Do you have dishes in your sink? Dirty laundry in the floor? Spots on the bathroom mirrors? If I were to ring your doorbell right now, would you answer? I am all too-familiar with this scenario, because I, too, am a naturally messy person. Keep reading to learn how I changed my way of thinking, and now manage to (mostly) stay on top of my household chores.

How did it get so bad?

Laundry - my least favorite task, until now

Jun 4 2017 - 3:25pm

Okay moms, who here doesn't like spending hours a week on laundry? Not me. I found a system that works well for us. I want to share it with you. It isn't anything fancy, and cost less than $5.

We have a lot of laundry, and I truly mean A LOT! I think when I turn my head it multiplies!! For our large family, I had to find a solution that helped me stay on top of it.

How Women Can Turn Their Passion Into Big Profits Without Necessarily having a College Degree

Jun 4 2017 - 12:16am
Chef Remmi Smith on Good Day Tulsa

People often have hobbies they love and don’t realize they could turn what they love to do into a second income. I have a lot of friends who have amazing talents and a few of them decided to turn their passion into big profits without having a college degree that was related or even attending college.

Photography - Jennifer always loved photography, however she went to college to become a nurse.

To the mothers of a sick child, I know the stress you are under

Jun 2 2017 - 11:51pm
mother and sick child

I want to provide to you a few tips that might help you through this storm. First a little background about my own child whom was born very sick. Our daughter Sophie was born on Valentine's Day, soon after birth she stopped breathing. One thing lead to another and all her major organs shut down.

She was put on ECMO and due to that suffered 2 major brain hemmorages. Dr's said she wouldn't make, if she by any chance did she would be in a vegetative state. 

Summer Vacation is not a Burden for Children and Dreaded For Parents

Jun 2 2017 - 7:05pm
Happy Summer Vacation

It happens every year. It's one of the more popular jokes amongst parents. Summer vacation is dreaded. I mean think about it: you're stuck with your kids all summer! Just about every waking moment of your life is consumed by snacks and play time. God forbid it's a rainy day! Then you have to have a movie marathon. But then the children will fight about who is picking and blah blah blah. It's enough to drive a woman mad.

The problem with this line of thinking is that it focuses on the mom. Everything becomes about you. I'm tired. I have to play cruise director. I have to be the cook. This is a serious issue.

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Discovering True Romance

Jun 2 2017 - 4:24pm
Husband and Wife Romans vs Selfless Love

In this day of instant gratification, it is easy to lose sight of true love and romance within the context of marriage. The temptation is there to always be searching for the next rush--the next thrill. But what does true, long term Love and romance look like? How can we resist being wooed by the Hollywood fantasy of the "ideal" romance, and see true, self-sacrificial Love within the walls of our own home?


How To Load Your Car and What To Pack When Taking a Family Trip Vacation

Jun 1 2017 - 11:37pm
Ford Translit Loaded for Family Trip

This is how big families, that include, 5 kids and two adults, prepare for a family trip to Yellowstone. Andrea Goeldner from Wisconsin tells the story about their family's big vacation and how to pack and load your car before you start your family trip.

How many family belongings can you pack in a Ford Transit? You may indeed need a car like this when you are taking a family trip with give children and two adults.

Here are 3 recipe ideas to cleanse your liver that will help you treat cancer

Jun 1 2017 - 5:08am
 Here are 3 recipe ideas to cleanse your liver that will help you treat cancer

The importance of a healthy liver cannot be questioned, as alternative cancer treatments suggest the necessity of flushing toxins out of the liver on the road to recovery. This is based in solid science, as it is known that the liver’s main functions include: detoxification of the blood, storing large quantities of glucose (for cells), producing bile for digestion, and purifying the blood. So, logically, ridding the liver of toxins will help you treat cancer.

First of all, it is important to understand that a

3 ways the fast growing telemedicine practice benefits those with busy lives

May 31 2017 - 9:29pm
3 ways the fast growing telemedicine practice benefits those with busy lives

Forbes reported that virtual consults with patients is going to double by 2020. The reason for that, is that millenials are a generation that puts other things before health, as they feel they are too busy, according to an article by the International Business Times. So, if you find yourself in a “too busy” predicament, you will want to read the 3 ways the fast growing telemedicine practice benefits those with busy lives.

We’ve all been there, in a moment where we are sick but were too busy to book a consultation with the GP or have been trying to find time to take our elderly parents for a much needed visit to the

Alcohol at a kid's birthday party for the adults: Yes or No?

May 30 2017 - 4:07pm
Alcohol at children's birthday party

You go to a someone's child's birthday party with your children and they serve alcohol. Do you think it's OK to serve alcohol at children's birthday parties? If yes, in which cases?

The answer whether or no you should serve alcohol at children's birthday parties depends on the type of a birthday party you are throwing for your children.

Benefits of Kids Doing Chores and How They Teach Responsibility

May 30 2017 - 9:49am
Doing Chores

So your kids are between the ages of 8 and 12 and you like giving them chores like to sweep the kitchen, dining room, load and unload the dishwasher, wash the dishes by hand and sort the wash or fold it when it comes out the dryer. You may also give them responsibilities like dust the TV stand the guest room tables few times a week as well as some other chores. How much is too much? This is their way of helping their parents and family.

Doing chore has many benefits for kids. Mom needs help. Depending on how many chores you will give your children some people may say this is too much.