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Category: Healthy Living

Simple Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

Simple Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

Eating dinner together is a meaningful time for our family to connect and talk about highlights from our day. These simple meal planning tips help us eat well, save money and minimize time in the kitchen.

Homemade Mint Sugar Scrub

Homemade Mint Sugar Scrub

This homemade sugar scrub is easy to make using ingredients you have in your kitchen. I just rub this sugar scrub onto my skin to make it feel softer and refreshed.

Great Eco-Friendly Cleaner + Natural Home Care Tips

Great Eco-Friendly Cleaner + Natural Home Care Tips

Do you struggle with keeping your house cleaned up after your family? I certainly do and at times it can feel like a losing battle. I’ve found it helpful to make a cleaning list to maintain different parts of our home. My weekly cleaning schedule includes deep cleaning the kitchen, sprucing up living areas and cleaning the bathrooms. I also vacuum the floors and stairs. I can include my kids to help with vacuuming, wiping off windowsills and dusting, which teaches them life skills too! Cleaning up after a busy family isn’t so bad if you stay on top of all the tasks. I also use Eco-friendly cleaners that make our home smell nice. Here are some of my top tips for weekly house cleaning.
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Natural Skin Care Tips for the Whole Family

Natural Skin Care Tips for the Whole Family

A few skin care tips can help limit winter dryness and summer sun exposure. These natural skin care products can help your whole family live healthier.

Nature Up With Tom’s of Maine Natural Products

Nature Up With Tom’s of Maine Natural Products

A healthy lifestyle isn’t something that’s easy to achieve overnight, but you can take significant steps towards natural living. Tom’s of Maine offers lots of family essentials that make it simple to create healthy habits.

Eco-Friendly Tips for a Happy Healthy Halloween

Eco-Friendly Tips for a Happy Healthy Halloween

The arrival of autumn means pumpkins are trending! Our family always enjoys a trip to the pumpkin patch, making homemade pumpkin pies and expressing our creativity through pumpkin carving contests! Pumpkins are good for other things too, such as baking and even shopping local. Our Eco-friendly Halloween tips include creative ideas for pumpkins as well as ways your family can save money and create recycled decorations.
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5 Things That Could Be Triggering Your Kids’ Fall Allergies

5 Things That Could Be Triggering Your Kids’ Fall Allergies

Fall is the time for cozy sweatshirts and pumpkin patch visits, but it can also be the time for allergies. Learn how to treat these five things that could be triggering your kids’ runny noses and itchy eyes.

Easy DIY Dried Fruit

Easy DIY Dried Fruit

Fruit is a go-to snack for our family. Recently we tried to dry some of our own fruit with pretty good results! We made dried strawberry slices and homemade banana chips. You can easily make dried fruit too!

Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

This week I took the kids on our first school supply shopping trip. My girls love picking out their own notebooks, folders, pencil pouches, glue sticks, scissors and markers. Back to school shopping makes starting school more exciting! This year my girls needed new school gear, a few new outfits and some basic hygiene essentials. A great hygiene routine is a super smart way to get ready for back to school!
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Tips to Teach Kids Laundry Skills

Tips to Teach Kids Laundry Skills

What is loads of fun and never ends? Laundry! Just kidding about the fun part. Doing laundry does seem to take up quite a bit of time within mommy life. Here are some tips to help young kids get involved with the family laundry routine.

Tips to Manage Endless Laundry

Tips to Manage Endless Laundry

Does anyone disagree that laundry can seem like an endless task? Here are some tips to manage your endless laundry routine and keep your family from running out of clothes.

Why You Should Start Adding Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Your Diet

Why You Should Start Adding Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Your Diet

For busy moms, staying healthy is key to a happy household. If your diet revolves around fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins, you’re already on the right track. Adding omega-3 fatty acids could take your daily diet to a whole new level. Discover four reasons why you should start adding omega-3 fatty acids to your diet.
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Healthy Lifestyle Changes for Busy Moms

Healthy Lifestyle Changes for Busy Moms

Mommy life is very busy and it’s easy for us moms to forget to take care of ourselves. After experiencing some health issues, these changes have helped me make much better lifestyle choices towards better nutrition, adequate sleep and regular exercise.

How to Naturally Wash Laundry for Messy Kids

How to Naturally Wash Laundry for Messy Kids

Parenting comes with lots of laundry! I like using natural laundry products that are safe for my family and effective at removing stains left by messy kids. See what we thought of Molly’s Suds laundry products!

Clean with Lemon + Keep Produce Fresh

Clean with Lemon + Keep Produce Fresh

Easily keep your kitchen organized and clean with a few simple tips. Did you know that much of the grease and grime that builds up in a kitchen can be removed with a natural cleaner such as fresh lemon? The natural acidity found in lemon is ideal for cleaning grimy cooking surfaces, deodorizing refrigerator odors, and even freshening up your sink drain. You can easily keep your lemons and other produce fresh in Rubbermaid FreshWorks storage containers, designed to maximize the life of fresh produce. I’m excited to share how!
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