Why I grow my own food

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This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. There are 4 main reasons why I grow things. There are many other reasons, but I'm sure you can understand the 4 main reasons why I grow my own food. Reason #1: My husband.  I love him, and while he gets on my nerves ...

What is Kombucha and Why Should I Drink it

Home Brew Kombucha

What is Kombucha and Why Should I Drink It? I always get excited when I know a package is being delivered.  But, when I got my tracking information from GetKombucha.com for my Kombucha Continuous Brewing Kit, I obsessively tracked the package.  Dave at GetKombucha.com is a wicked upbeat guy who loves to share the benefits of ...

All natural relaxation beverage

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This is a guest post from a friend of a friend named Michael, who recently created this all natural relaxation beverage.  Who doesn't need a little less stress in their lives?  I know I could use some help in that department!  No compensation was received, I just think its a cool product concept. "Feeling stressed?  Our ...

Squash Risotto Recipe

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I've really really been trying to change up our dinner routines.  Sometimes, it's a meatless meal (which makes my oldest happy, she's been meat-free for almost 6 weeks now). But also, I'm BORED.  Tired of winter meals, but it isn't quite spring time yet. I am in a menu rut and ready to break out ...

How to overcome exercise avoidance plus FREE Printable Workout Trackers

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How to Overcome Exercise Avoidance You want to exercise. You know it’s good for you and you know it makes you feel good… when you actually do it. But it just seems that for all your good intentions, you don’t get that exercise in your daily routine as often as you should. First, you’re not alone. ...

Never floss again with the Waterpik Aquarius #NewAgeInWaterFlossing

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Well, I suppose we should never say never, right? I hate flossing. Honestly, I wasn't ever good about it (never, ha!) until I met my husband.  You see, he's got the short end of the proverbial stick when it comes to genetics and his teeth and jaws, and spent many, many hours in a dentist chair ...

Oral Health Tips for Children’s Dental Health Month #ncdhm #giveaway

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I have heard from many places in recent years that oral health is the doorway to overall health.  It makes sense when you think about it.... the mouth is kind of the doorway to the body... and if that's got issues, chances are, those issues aren't going to stay exclusive with our mouth.  We all ...

Black Bean Veggie Wrap makes brown bagging fun!

spicy black bean veggie wrap

So now that my oldest has officially gone meat free, and is living as a vegetarian, I'm finding meatless lunches are a little bit (not tons) more challenging to pack.  The girl who loved ham and cheese won't eat the ham anymore and I'm left trying to make sure she's getting her protein in.  She REALLY loves ...

The sad Valentine’s Day story about Jenna #Moms4JNJConsumer

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This post about Jenna's sad Valentine's Day story is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. This is ...

Are you nuts? (For pistachios) #PistachioHealth

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Pistachio Health Institute. So I'm working on the healthy me again.  Eating better, exercising.  Of course, with exercising comes hunger and I have to be aware of what I am having for snacks.  Thankfully, one of my family's FAVORITE snacks is healthy, full of ...