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Shop Local This Season

Each year, more and more people are turning to online shopping. Imagine how that number skyrockets once Black Friday is over and Christmas shopping begins! A recent  story suggested that 51% of Americans plan to shop online this season. Surprising? The Online Temptation I fully admit that I struggle with the temptation to do my […]

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My Favorite Essential Oils for Winter + Giveaway

My family thought I crossed the line from Mom to crazy Mom when I initially started talking about essential oils. But all they had to do was try them, and they are convinced. I first learned about essential oils three years ago from my amazing and resourceful friend Tammy. Since that time, I have admired, researched, […]

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Our Family’s Advice for Healthy Kids

It is said, “An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away”.  And we believe that’s true! When my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our first child, we immediately started to feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities that being a parent brought. More specifically, we began to think about how our choices would […]

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Tips for Winter Colds

My boys usually end up with a few winter colds each year.  These are a few tips I have found useful for our family. Please know that I am not a doctor,  just an everyday mom who has had a ton of experience treating colds!  Unfortunately, my boys struggle with getting respiratory infections. A simple cold can […]

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How to Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter

The change of seasons and holiday excitement brings so many good things, but unfortunately, that also means the beginning of cold and flu season. By keeping in mind all of the ways to prevent these illnesses, we can protect our families and better enjoy the winter seasons and all they have to offer.   Healthy Habits Make […]

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Prudent Produce – Sponsored Post & Giveaway

Groceries delivered to your doorstep with whatever you want inside?  Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it??? Initially, when I heard of Prudent Produce, I thought the concept was appealing, but I had NO IDEA how amazing this service would be. I don’t have to think about going to the store and forgetting the diaper […]

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