Practicing Soccer Skills At Home

Practicing Soccer Skills at Home

My two older children, ages 9 & 10, love soccer and wish they could practice their Soccer Skills and play year round.  In our little rural area they only offer youth soccer in the fall and it seems the season just flies by with not enough opportunity for the kids to really work on the ...

Help for really dry skin #Vaseline

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vaseline for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I have such dry, scaly skin in cold weather months.  I actually refer to it as elephant skin (and I'm not sure why because I've not actually rubbed an elephant's skin ever!).  I hate it.  It's embarrassing ...

Getting kids to have healthy habits

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You know the saying "You get more flies with sugar than vinegar?" Of course you do. Well, guess what? It works with children too! When it comes to getting my children to do something, I have a few options. I can scream until I'm blue in the face (done that)… Threaten punishment and loss of privileges (happens more often than ...

Buy vitamins and support Vitamin Angels

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Fall illnesses are no joke! Staying healthy is at the forefront of my to-do list, and I plan on keeping my entire family that way as well. I recently wrote a post about which vitamins to take to keep your family healthy throughout this season. My 3 main essential vitamins are Vitamin C, Zinc, and ...

Non meat protein sources

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Often times when people think of protein sources they immediately think of beef and chicken. But there are many other great and nutritious sources of protein available. Here is a list of non meat protein sources.   Eggs. One large egg contains about 6 grams of protein, and about 90 calories. Eating a two egg omelet for ...

Raw Veggie Challenge #V8VegOut!

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V8 is on a mission to get the world to step up their game when it comes to veggies, and This Mama Loves has graciously accepted the challenge! V8’s commitment to providing vegetables that match their consumers lifestyle needs has been an ever-evolving effort of over 75 years! Remember the original V8 Juice, that tasted ...

Vitamins to boost immunity

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It’s the time of year for colds again. It’s even worse when you have kids! The combination of the weather changing, pollen count, and being stuffed up in the house more often paired with the beginning of school and daily interaction with other germ spreading little creatures (aka children) makes it difficult to keep your ...

Adult braces? Maybe

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Ever felt uncomfortable in your own skin?   I think that this is something that everyone; whether male or female, goes through at some point. No matter who you are, there is bound to be a time in your life when you felt insecure about some aspect of your appearance.   For me, it was public speaking. I absolutely ...

Chocolate Cough Medicine #DrCocoaReliefwithaSmile

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We're coming into that time of year where I'm giving a serious side eye to each and every cough, sneeze, and sniffle I hear. With flu season just around the corner I'm not taking any chances. I know that I can't protect my kids every single moment of every single day (aside from putting them ...

National School Lunch Week #NSLW

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Happy National School Lunch Week!  Did you know that we've been celebrating NSLW since 1962? Those who work to organize, plan and prepare school lunches have a tough job to do, especially with funding being so tight across the country.  Take the time this week (PLEASE!) to say THANK YOU to those who do work ...