Create Excitement While Learning, Make Memories Accessible, Sweeten the Day the Nut-Free Way and a GIVEAWAY

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That title is a mouthful, isn't it? Going back to school is a time of transition for families but it's also a time of excitement for kids as they get ready to learn new things, make new memories and spend time with friends.  Think of this post as a helpful guide to get back into the mojo {plus there's a FREE PTPA Back to School must have Guide available for viewing and download below}.  I'll be sharing some new … [Read more...]

Healthy Lunch Ideas and a Giveaway #RockTheLunchBox

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Rock the Lunch Box with Healthy Lunch Ideas  #spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between my blog and Annie's Homegrown. This could include Annie's providing me w/ content, product, access or other forms of payment. Healthy lunch ideas can be daunting.  It seems so much easier to just grab something on the go or something that's quick but that's not what's best for kids {or adults}. … [Read more...]

Rich and Delicious Bolognese Sauce Made with Kefir

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Rich and Delicious Bolognese Sauce Made with Lifeway Kefir I have never made a Bolognese Sauce before....ever.  It sounded intimidating to me but in an effort to be bolder I decided to give it a go.  Not only was I going to make a homemade bolognese sauce with {mostly} fresh ingredients but I wanted to beef it up with some probiotic cultures.  I was on two courses of antibiotics recently for total of … [Read more...]

The Power of Family Meals ~ Disconnect to Reconnect and a Giveaway

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Family Mealtime ~ Disconnect to Reconnect Family mealtime is such an important time to bond with your family.  No matter the size of your family it's a special time but far too often we lose sight of that.  When I was growing up there were no mealtime distractions. We gathered around the kitchen table and ate dinner together.....no computers, no smartphones, no tablets...you get the idea, and those times formed … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning and Gardening Tips {My Healthy Home}

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Spring Cleaning It's here ~ finally ~ SPRING and that means it's time to start cleaning and not just cleaning the everyday things we think of but those down and dirty icky things we have in our home {see my icky laundry tub below...and then the CLEAN version!}.  It's also time to start thinking GARDENING(I am shouting when I use those capital letters with joy) and I have a gardening tip to share that was told to me … [Read more...]

A Natural Alternative ~ Homemade Deodorant

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Natural alternatives for home cleaning, beauty and health products have become a recent passion of mine.  I had thought for quite a while that using processed deodorants and antiperspirants were not the best choice for me and my family so I went on a search for a natural alternative.   I found many recipes online and tried a few but found this one has worked the best of all that I tried and can be made in … [Read more...]

Snapple Half and Half to Quench your Thirst~Fast, Tasty and Affordable

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I am a Snapple lover from way back.  Do you remember Wendy, the Snapple Lady {if you don't because you're too young....I still love you...I'll just relive those memories by my lonesome}?  Those first commercials began my introduction to the wonderful world of Snapple.  Actually, those commercials and my Dad.  Daddy was a cool guy who was cutting edge.  The first sip I ever had of a Snapple was from my Dad and now I've … [Read more...]

Exercise and Socialize ~ The Perfect Combo for Success

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Combine fitness, exercise and healthy living with socializing and you have a formula for success. The other day I shared with you two of my favorite apps for keeping me on track with my healthy lifestyle changes {if you haven't checked the post out, you can see it here}.  To keep you going in the right direction here are some tips. First, don't feel overwhelmed or intimidated.  You are not alone.  So many people are … [Read more...]