Mastitis

Natural Home Remedies for Treating Post-Partum Mastitis

You’ve spent nine months going through all the “delightful” aches, pains, and hormones of pregnancy. You’ve survived labor and delivery, whatever that might have been like for you! And now you have this beautiful baby in your arms and you lean back in your hospital bed with a sigh of relief, the pain being mostly gone. Now it’s time for your milk to come in.   Many mothers might have an easy time of it Continue Reading…

Gift Giving

Gift Giving Made Easy For the Women In Your Life

  Finding gifts for wives, sisters, mothers, daughters, teachers, BFF’s, co-workers, bosses, or even hostess or Christmas gift swaps can be rather challenging. Gift buying challenges you to really have to know the individual you’re shopping for and that adventure to find the perfect present often turns into a frustrating experience. Here’s the perfect solution for practically any female on your gift list – give the gift of health and beauty, all in one incredible Continue Reading…

Mother's Miscarriage

A Mother’s World After Miscarriage: A Guide For Understanding and Responding To A Grieving Mother

It’s the word no mother ever wants to hear. It’s the experience no mother ever wants to live through or would wish on anyone. It’s the subject matter most people shy away from out of awkwardness and uncertainty. Miscarriage. Empty arms. In other words, total devastation and heartbreak for the mothers and couples that find themselves weaving through the earthquake-like cracks that unexpectedly show up in their lives. They have to sort through a myriad Continue Reading…

Summer style guide

Keeping Your Makeup Brushes Clean and Toxin-Free

*This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here. Makeup brushes can be very important to many women’s beauty application. Personally, I had never used makeup brushes until finding the high-performing, toxin-free cosmetic line Crunchi. I tried the flat-top foundation brush to apply my foundation and have never looked back! It’s the softest thing I’ve ever put on my face! After using it for a bit though, I knew it needed Continue Reading…

Veggie-Ghetti Surprise

Veggie-Ghetti Surprise: A Vegan Dinner for a Busy Mom

We all have those evenings where we totally didn’t plan on what dinner was going to be. It’s now 5:30pm and we are rummaging through the pantry wondering what in the world we’re going to feed the kids. What do you do? If you’re anything like me, I usually find whatever I have and throw it together for something edible. Sometimes it’s a success; other times it’s an utter failure. And since we are a Continue Reading…

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Raising Children To Be Problem Solvers

I was walking out of the community college that I teach part-time the other day and overheard a one-sided phone conversation that left me shaking my head in disbelief. A male student of about 18-19 years of age was walking out of the building behind me and had just called someone. As he was walking behind me, I heard his side of the exchange: “Mom, I’m so dumb. I left my notebook at home.” The Continue Reading…

Mommy Tribe

Making It Through Motherhood with Your Mommy Tribe

A great friend of mine shared this graphic on Facebook and, if I had been drinking a glass of Shalom, I would’ve choked and sputtered: Can I get an “Amen”??!! Seriously. If you have children, you have most likely found yourself “there”. It’s that place where you mentally are telling yourself that this is soooo good for growing your child’s social interaction skills while glancing at your phone for the time every 2 minutes. It’s Continue Reading…

Minimalism - Peace

Minimalism: The Chaotic Trek to Peace

When I began to look into the concept of minimalism, so many characteristics about it intrigued me. But one thing that has essentially defined minimalism for me is something that kept popping up in the minimalism Facebook pages I was following – there really is no defining minimalism! Doesn’t make sense at all, does it? People kept bringing up this topic all the time. Are you a minimalist if you do this? Or that? Or Continue Reading…

No Dressers

Organizing Your Kids Clothes: Say Goodbye To Dressers!

It’s been the never-ending task of attempting to minimize my kids’ clothes and decreasing the amount of laundry I have to do. With an active 5.5 year old, a 2.5 year old, and an 11 month old who I have to change outfits 2-3 times a day, clothes have become my nemesis. I decided that I’d had enough. I was going to minimize my children’s clothes collection if it was the last thing I did! Continue Reading…

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12 Toxic Ingredients To Avoid In Your Body Products

We don’t live in a perfect world. And I am definitely not perfect when it comes to keeping my life completely toxin-free. In case you weren’t aware, it is tough! It’s almost impossible (where I live, it is!) to go into a regular store and find products that don’t contain harmful ingredients. I essentially do all my shopping online these days in order to find the safe products I need. It’s been such a challenge Continue Reading…