How to Get Started with Essential Oils

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Hi there! I am so excited that you are interested in getting started with essential oils! I personally have been using natural and nontoxic products since 2013. At that time I was expecting my daughter and wanted to make sure that I was making the best choices for myself and for my growing baby. Ever since then, I have become more interested and passionate about nontoxic products. In addition, I have an autoimmune condition, so I am very sensitive to […]

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Essential Tips and Tools for Packing Healthy School Lunches

School will be starting soon and that means early mornings, getting everyone ready for school, and packing the school lunches. Luckily, I’ve put together a list of all the best Tips and Tools for Packing Healthy School Lunches to make your mornings run smoother. I know that a lot of parents, including me, find it frustrating to come up with healthy school lunches. So, I’ve established a few guidelines that make this process a whole lot easier and hopefully will […]

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Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Guest Post by Wendy, Founder of Bakabee I am excited to share this recipe for gluten-free banana chocolate chip muffins provided by Wendy, Founder of Bakabee. Wendy provides easy and delicious baking recipes that you can create in your own kitchen to impress your guests and amaze your family. Enjoy! Hi everyone!  Since I posted my gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free swimming pool cake and on my Instagram and Facebook, I’ve got quite a lot of positive […]

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Smart Solutions to Your Child’s Sleep Difficulties

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Sleep difficulties are the worst. At the end of a long day the last thing you want to do is battle your child at bedtime. I always pictured myself gently tucking in my daughter at night and then quietly closing the door as she drifts off to sleep. This is far from reality. We have experienced all of the typical bedtime struggles. Some of these include: avoiding sleep by asking for things (a snack, another story, a drink, etc), kicking […]

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Proven Ways To Improve Your Child’s Sleep Hygiene

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When your child goes to bed does it take forever for them to fall asleep? Or do they fall asleep quickly, but wake up at 2 am wide awake and asking to play? If this describes your child, then you are definitely not alone. Many kids do not have a sleep hygiene routine that can help them fall asleep fast adn stay asleep. According to the CDC, it is estimated that 30 to 40% of children do not get enough […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Workout Recovery

Recovery is an essential part of any workout routine. Recovery may not be as exciting as your workouts, but what you do post-workout can have a huge impact on your overall fitness, progress, and results. Put simply, your muscles can only do so much for you, especially if you don’t allow them to recover and give them what they need to perform. I began researching workout recovery because I feel somewhat sore or achy on most days. My typical workout […]

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5 Body Positive Fitness Goals to Inspire You

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In my previous post, Ditch the Scale, I shared five reasons to get rid of the scale for good. However, if you are like me, then you may be asking how to stay motivated to eat well and exercise without the weekly weigh-in. In this post, I would love to share a few positive fitness goals that may resonate with you. Goal 1. Daily Exercise We all know that exercise and movement are awesome for you. In addition, daily exercise […]

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Ditch The Scale: Your Body and Mind Will Thank You

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My relationship with the scale may be similar to yours. I hate to call it a relationship, but for a long time I would have daily or weekly emotional meetings with the scale. So, I would say we were pretty connected. For years I had a goal weight in my head. I thought that when I reached that goal I would be super happy, I would love my body, I would love myself, and life would be sunshine and rainbows. […]

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Thrive Market Review: And Favorite Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Finds

Thrive Market is one of my go-to shops for healthy snacks and pantry staples. I follow a gluten-free and dairy-free diet and Thrive Market makes it effortless to find foods that fit my dietary needs. This article contains my complete Thrive Market Review, and answers the question, “is it worth the cost of membership?) (note: the answer is yes!) In the past, I have spent hours at the grocery store reading product labels. I became discouraged because of the limited […]

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10 Little-Known Gluten Intolerance Symptoms That You Shouldn’t Ignore

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Gluten-free may sound like a fad diet. However, the truth is that many people would benefit from removing gluten from their diets. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, more than 55 diseases have been linked to gluten. A few of these diseases include irritable bowel disease, rheymatoid arthritis, and almost all autoimmune diseases. The most well known condition related to gluten is celiac disease. Celiac disease is a hereditary autoimmune condition that affects about 3 million Americans, or […]

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