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Healthy Eating Tips for Families with Kids

Healthy Eating Tips for Families with Kids

Eating healthy can be a challenge for any family, especially if you have picky toddlers in your home. We have loved using this easy system to create delicious smoothies and even make broccoli tots!

5 Simple All Natural Home Cleaning Solutions

5 Simple All Natural Home Cleaning Solutions

If you have never considered using all natural disinfectants for your home, now is the perfect time to switch to green cleaning solutions. Household solutions such as vinegar and borax prove to be effective against bacteria, without all the chemicals.

Practical Ways To Pamper Yourself As A Mom

Practical Ways To Pamper Yourself As A Mom

Moms are always working hard and giving their best to take care of their families. I know I personally don’t tend to stop and think about taking care of myself in all the business of life with babies. However, my sweet husband is good to remind me to take a break and treat myself to some pampering now and then! We all have different ways of relaxing or feeling pampered but for me, as a mom I love being “pampered” by things that are not only fun for me but helpful or practical in some way. Here are 4 practical ways you can pamper yourself as a mom!

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Busy Mommy Purse Essentials

Busy Mommy Purse Essentials

I’m always on the lookout for natural products that work well. I’m excited to share a wonderful deodorant that not only gets the job done but it has all the properties that I look for in natural odor protection.

Green Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Green Kitchen Cleaning Tips

The kitchen is the most popular place in the house and the messiest. Our Eco-friendly cleaning tips can help you minimize germs and go green in your kitchen.

Luxurious Organic Skincare

Luxurious Organic Skincare

Founded by a stay-at-home-mom who desired to use only the best and most natural ingredients on her babies, Active Essentials is a luxury organic skincare line which offers products made with ONLY fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers for everyone in your family. I was sent several of their all natural bath and body products to try and have enjoyed using these luxurious natural skincare items on myself and my family.

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Homemade Baby Food with Quinoa!

Homemade Baby Food with Quinoa!

Whip up these homemade baby food combinations packed with wholesome ingredients such as kale and quinoa. This baby food is healthy, delicious and budget-friendly!

How to Make Healthy Prenatal Juice

How to Make Healthy Prenatal Juice

It’s easy to stay healthy during pregnancy by drinking nutrient-rich prenatal juices that are packed with berries, kale, citrus and more! Make your own or purchase delicious combinations that will give you extra energy and help support baby’s development.

9 Creative Herb Garden Ideas

9 Creative Herb Garden Ideas

Everyone can easily have a backyard herb garden. I enjoy growing herbs each spring and summer to use in recipes; rosemary for chicken, cilantro for guacamole, basil for pasta with pesto, and mint for lemonade and mojitos. Herbs can quickly add up in cost when you buy them at the grocery store and it’s a lot more efficient to buy an herb plant at your farmer’s market than purchasing herb cuttings. Pesto requires a lot of freshly chopped basil, one of our family’s favorite summer recipes, and a basil plant will grow all summer long if cared for properly. These inspiring ideas for crafting your own unique herb garden can be customized for your yard or patio orientation, available space and gardening ambitions.

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Kid-Friendly Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Kid-Friendly Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Full of cheesy, gooey goodness, kids will love these delicious pancakes and parents will love a breakfast full of healthy proteins, calcium and nutrients to fuel kids throughout the day.

Yummy Healthy Smoothie Combinations

Yummy Healthy Smoothie Combinations

Easily make homemade healthy smoothies in minutes with a few key ingredients + mix and match combinations. You can even sneak veggies into a yummy smoothie for picky little eaters.

Natural Manicure & Pedicure Ideas

Natural Manicure & Pedicure Ideas

My girls love doing their nails and the more sparkly and colorful the better. I love finding natural solutions for an afternoon manicure. It’s fun to encourage simple hygiene routines and teach my girls healthy habits even starting at ages 2 and 4. It’s amazing how many natural ideas you can discover for moisturizing skin and hair and keeping little fingernails looking clean and sparkly.
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Cheap and Easy Baby Food

Cheap and Easy Baby Food

It’s easy to mix up homemade, healthy and whole-grain baby food options for baby to enjoy. Here are some easy go-to baby foods you can introduce to your little one as they grow older.

How to Cut a Mango + Healthy Smoothie Combos

How to Cut a Mango + Healthy Smoothie Combos

Easily cut a mango in a few easy steps. This delicious tropical fruit is one of our favorites, perfect for snacks, salads, and smoothies.