5 tips to reduce holiday stress

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Can you believe we have less than two weeks left before Christmas is here? It feels like I have so much to do and so little time. There is a ton of cooking, shopping, school and sporting events for the kids and lots of work. I am getting stressed out just thinking about all of ...

Support the fight against childhood cancer #Duckprints #CleverGirls

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This holiday season, Aflac reminds us to be thankful for our health, our loved ones, and to give back. Aflac’s Duckprints program is an ongoing celebration of the unsung heroes in the fight against childhood cancer, and continues their mission to help eradicate the disease through raising donations and awareness. Chances are, you know someone ...

Homeopathic cold and flu remedies

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I’m not a big fan of pumping my kids up with medicine. I’m always hearing something on the news about how dangerous medicine X is, or medicine Y causes the following side effects, etc. etc. At the same time, I don’t like to see my children suffer if I can help it. It almost seems ...

How to select an air filter #HealthierHome

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Fall is here, and winter's coming fast-  I’ve spent lots of time preparing. Switching out summer/fall clothes for their warmer counterparts, and pulling out decorations to fit the season. I’ve also spent A LOT of time dusting. Not going to lie, it kind of grosses me out to see all of the dust I’ve been kicking ...

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 ...