Get Kids Out to Play

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I grew up outside- probably one of the last 'generations' to do so.  Most of my childhood memories are with neighborhood kids, climbing trees (I always went higher when I got scared and couldn't get down), playing in the old coal bin, and making forts in the forsythia shrubs that seemed to be in mass quantity ...

Tips For Fueling Your Body {Pre and Post Workout}

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My workout regime has come to a screeching halt the past several weeks.  Well, I shouldn't say screeching halt. Actually, it has kicked down several notches and changed up, which is not a bad thing.  Having the kids home all summer with me full time has resulted in my slowing down my working out.  However, ...

Having Trouble Seeing? 4 Signs You Are Farsighted

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Alcon. All opinions are 100% mine. I have been blessed with a lifetime of great health. And then at the age of 39, it happened! The words in the book I was reading were a bit blurry. I have always been an avid reader and ...

5 Ways to avoid mosquitoes and enjoy the outdoors

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Spending time outdoors in the summer is one of my favorite things to do. In fact, some of my most treasured memories are of being outside in summer – chasing fireflies with the neighborhood kids in our Underoos (mine were Wonder Woman, totally polyester and totally AWESOME), having campfires up at Camp Nokomis and midnight ...

Why You Will Want To Use Amwell Online Health Care

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Compensation was provided by Amwell via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Amwell or Momtrends. When my husband was laid off several years ago, we were left with no health insurance. That was one of the scariest times we have ever had to live ...

Helpful Tools for Trying to Conceive

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I was put on the birth control pills at the age of 15 to help with severe cramping during my periods. When we got married, I stopped. We knew we wanted to have a family, eventually, so it was just a natural thing to do. I was already active on message boards at the time ...

I am not a horse.

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I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Centrum®. I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about Centrum® as a product or its effectiveness. One of the things that keeps me from being consistent and dedicated to taking a multivitamin has always been the size ...

How bladders are like toddlers

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How bladders are like toddlers. A toddler has no impulse control.   My bladder doesn't always have impulse control.   Toddlers need routine, and lots of practice to learn skills. Sometimes it seems things will never sink in.   My bladder has lots of routine (visits to the bathroom) and the skill of always holding all the pee in until I'm ready ...

Getting nutrients you need as an adult

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I'm pretty good about feeding my family healthy meals. I am.  I'm even pretty good about giving my family multivitamins, and even probiotics.  And then it comes to me, and I... well, I am not so great at following my own advice. Getting enough nutrients- the right  nutrients? I'm not always so great about that. ...

How to purify the air in your home

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holmes® Smart Air Purifier. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you suffer from allergies? Half of my household does and it can get pretty bad for them. One issue we have is the need to keep the windows closed then the weather is not nice ...