5 things to think about in advance of a family vacation

Things to do in advance of a family vacation

We have a family vacation coming up in August. (We’re headed down to Universal in Florida – SQUEE!!) Even though we’re a little less than a month out, I’m already trying to think ahead and figure out what needs to happen BEFORE our trip. Here’s my list of things to think about BEFORE you’re walking… [Read More]

12 Water Games for the pool and backyard

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We are now officially in the sun drenched, heated heart of summer. If your kids are anything like mine, that means playing in, around, and with water every chance they get. The problem is those days at the pool or afternoons in the yard with the sprinkler can get a little old. Everyone needs a… [Read More]

10 Natural Ways to Relieve Migraines

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Having had migraines since I was a pre-teen, I have tried my fair share of drugs. You name a prescription and I’ve probably been on it at some point. Over-the-counter? I have Excedrin in every purse and in my car. But sometimes I don’t want to take medicine. Sometimes I prefer to try and see… [Read More]

Burn Boot Camp Update: One Month In

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Y’all, it’s happening. I’m turning into one of those crazy work-out people. I’ve never been a huge exercise person. Yes, I do it because I want to stay healthy, but I’ve never been super regimented about it. I worked out in college…sometimes. I used to walk a lot at night. After kids, I joined the… [Read More]

An (Almost) Sugar Free Easter Basket

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I promise, I’m really not the lamest mom ever. But I do have a sort of personal vendetta against sugar. To give you a little background, some bizarre autoimmune conditions run in my family, so when my body completely freaked out after my second child, I started seeing a naturopath who helped me quickly see how… [Read More]

6 Books That Make Great Gifts

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Relaxing with a good book is something so many of us wish we had more time for. That’s one of the many things that makes a book the perfect gift. You’re asking someone to take a little time to sit and enjoy the carefully crafted story on the pages in front of them. To help… [Read More]

Stocking Stuffers for the Whole Family

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If you’ve been following me for some time, you’ll know that stockings are my number one favorite thing about Christmas. It’s always been a big deal in my family and it’s way more fun than the actual presents. Stockings can be filled with anything you can think of…candy, beauty items, any sort of fun tchotchke you… [Read More]

The must have holiday gifts for preschoolers

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My goal every year is to stay on top of the holiday budget while making the best of our holiday gatherings and gift exchanges.  This can be a challenge, but with a little research I have been able to find gifts that make everyone happy and fit within my budget.   The past few weeks I have… [Read More]