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Mental Health and Teens: Does Your Child Need Counseling?

This post about counseling, mental health and teens has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. As the mom of two teens, I worry about the amount of stress in their lives.  Grades, social media, and societal expectations create a huge amount of angst in kids who's hormone levels are … [Read More...]

How to Avoid Getting a Cold This Winter

Learn how to avoid getting a cold this winter and your life will be significantly easier. No more sick days, no more passing that cold between every member of your family, and no more feeling like your head will explode unless your husband goes out right now and buys you some decongestant. I am … [Read More...]

Giving Chocolate Gifts? 5 Reasons to Choose Artisan Chocolates.

This post about and artisan chocolate gifts has been sponsored. All opinions are my own. As we approach Christmas, people scramble madly about looking for the perfect gifts for friends and family.  Lines are long, tempers are short, and many people are losing their festive holiday … [Read More...]

Easy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe and Choosing Simplicity

I have always loved to bake and my 16 year old daughter seems to have developed my passion for it, as well.  She came to me last week and asked if we could make gingerbread cookies together.  I am thrilled that she wants to spend time with me, however, I admit that making gingerbread … [Read More...]

Energy Saving Tips at Home to Save Money and Go Green!

I find that going green and being frugal have a lot in common, especially when it comes to these energy saving tips at home. During the winter months, people's budgets are stretched thin. Holiday shopping has our credit card bills through the roof and winter heating costs are skyrocketing. While I … [Read More...]

Recipes

Healthy Fruit Salad Recipe with Easy Yogurt Glaze

This Healthy Fruit Salad Recipe with Easy Yogurt Glaze is sponsored by Wallaby Organic Greek Yogurt and Kefir. All opinions are my own. While fall … [Read More...]

Homemade Hummus Dip Recipe for a Delicious Healthy Lunch!

This Homemade Hummus Dip Recipe has been sponsored. All opinions are my own. School started back for my family over a month ago and that means I am … [Read More...]

Natural Flu Shot Recipe to Boost Immunity

This easy natural flu shot recipe is just what you need to fight off cold and flu germs. This isn't an actual flu SHOT. As in, the normal type of … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Energy Saving Tips at Home to Save Money and Go Green!

I find that going green and being frugal have a lot in common, especially when it comes to these … [Read More...]

Reducing Food Waste: New Initiative Turns Gluttony into a Source of Power In Las Vegas

From the buffets to the five-star restaurants to the pubs and conventions… …food waste is just part … [Read More...]

Celebrate America Recycles Day with These Green Activities!

This post about America Recycles Day was sponsored by the Carton Council as part of an Ambassador … [Read More...]

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Health

How to Avoid Getting a Cold This Winter

Learn how to avoid getting a cold this winter and your life will be significantly easier. No more … [Read More...]

Stress and Nutrition: Improve Childhood Mental Health With Nutritious Food

This post about stress and nutrition is in partnership with StressHealth.org, an initiative of the … [Read More...]

Understanding the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Allwell Medicare. All opinions are … [Read More...]

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Gardening

8 Plants that Bloom in Winter Perfect for Your Back Yard!

In most areas of the country, winter is rather dreary. A look out your window usually shows a … [Read More...]

Fall Vegetable Gardening: 5 Things To Plant Now and Preparing Your Garden for Fall

You probably look outside and see an abundance of tomatoes and cucumbers in your summer garden. … [Read More...]

Creative Uses for Eucalyptus Leaves for Home and Health

I have a serious problem. One that has me looking for uses for eucalyptus leaves and considering … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

Toilet Paper Roll Fire Starters Make Campfires Easy!

These toilet paper roll fire starters are a great way to make campfires start blazing quickly.  … [Read More...]

Recycled Crafts: A Cinnamon Stick Centerpiece!

This cinnamon stick centerpiece is perfect for people who get excited about recycled crafts! With … [Read More...]

Magnesium Oil: How To Make It and Why You Need It!

If you learn how to make magnesium oil, you can save yourself a ton of money as you soothe your … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

8 Things We Need to Teach our Kids about Food

Raising kids is hard. There are so many life lessons we need to teach them in order to mold their minds and bodies into healthy adults. While calculus … [Read More...]

How to Save Money So You Can Go Green!

This post about how to save money so you can go green has been sponsored. All opinions are my own. When my husband and I started out on our life … [Read More...]

Creative Uses for Lemon Balm When it Takes Over Your Garden!

Several years ago I decided I wanted to grow lemon balm. Great idea, right? Well, now I am constantly looking for new uses for lemon balm because the … [Read More...]

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Travel

Wildlife Safety Tips for Outdoor Family Vacations

If you are heading out into the great outdoors this summer, please read up on a few wildlife safety … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Cruises: Why You Should Rethink Your Next Cruise Vacation

Are you wondering where to go on your next family vacation? Spring break and summer vacation are … [Read More...]

London Travel Planning and Tips for a Safe and Healthy Trip Abroad

The past couple of weeks have been incredibly chaotic. Not only am I stressing out about the … [Read More...]

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