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Category: Healthy Living

Keep Berries Fresh Longer! How to Make Vinegar Fruit Wash

Keep Berries Fresh Longer! How to Make Vinegar Fruit Wash

Use DIY vinegar fruit wash to prevent mold and to extend the freshness of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Homemade berry wash is also great to use on berries that you pick from your garden!

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. Sugar scrub is especially fun to use for DIY pedicures after you soak your feet! I love homemade body products because I know which ingredients are in them, which is very helpful for my mild eczema.
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Great Eco-Friendly Cleaner + Natural Home Care Tips

Great Eco-Friendly Cleaner + Natural Home Care Tips

Cleaning up after a busy family can feel like an uphill battle. It’s helpful to use a cleaning schedule and effective eco-friendly cleaning products. Here are some of my top tips for weekly house cleaning!

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. One big lifestyle change you can make is to swap out your everyday essentials such as toothpaste and deodorant for natural alternatives. Tom’s of Maine offers lots of family essentials that make it simple and attainable to create healthy habits.

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Eco-Friendly Tips for a Happy Healthy Halloween

Eco-Friendly Tips for a Happy Healthy Halloween

The arrival of autumn means pumpkins are trending! These festive fall tips include some creative ideas for pumpkins as well as ways your family can celebrate a healthy, Eco-friendly Halloween!

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 Slices

Easy DIY Dried Fruit Slices

It can be a challenge to choose healthy snacks that kids like. Fruit is a go-to snack for our family. My kids like fruit and I often buy a variety of berries, bananas, apples and citrus for snack time. I’ve dried slices of fruit in the oven, with pretty good results. We made dried strawberry slices and homemade banana chips. Follow these steps to learn how to dry your own fruit.
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Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

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

Back to school shopping makes the start of the school year more exciting! This year my girls needed new school supplies, a few new outfits and some hygiene essentials. A great hygiene routine is a super smart way to get ready for back to school!

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? I used to wash our laundry casually but now with 3 kids I’ve found I need to pick a schedule to wash, dry and fold our laundry. Here are some tips to manage your endless laundry routine and keep your family from running out of clothes.
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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. 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.

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

Moms know all about laundry. If nothing else, doing laundry is a regular task that we try to fit into our weekly routine. Laundry can also be a science, with tons of tips available about how to best wash laundry, remove stains from kids’ outfits, and even limit wear on clothing from regular washing. I like using natural laundry products such as Molly’s Suds and I try to regularly schedule doing the laundry at our house. I can’t do laundry every day and no one likes running out of clean clothes. Molly’s Suds helps our family stay clean and go green by using Eco-friendly laundry detergent.

This post is written on behalf of Molly’s Suds. All opinions are my own.

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