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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…

How To Beat Your Allergies and Get Some

A Restful Night’s Sleep in a Bottle

We all need (and value!) our sleep, especially as parents. And ever since having kids, it’s rare – extremely rare! – that I will sleep all the way through the night without waking up. Most of the time, my body wakes up because of bathroom necessities (pregnancy has you running to the bathroom quite frequently day AND night). Thankfully, I can usually fall back to sleep quickly, but the constant waking up tends to run Continue Reading…

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5 Ways To Survive the Post-Pregnancy Blur

You have survived pregnancy – all 10 months of it because let’s face it, 40 weeks equals 10 months! Ok, so technically 2 weeks don’t count but who’s judging, right?! You survived labor and birth, which during it you probably swore to yourself mentally that you would never do this again…EVER! (you promptly forget this mental vow and most likely will find yourself in this same experience down the road.. if you’re like me, I’ll Continue Reading…

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Storing Essential Oils At Home or On the Go

(This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I may receive some compensation. It will not charge you anything extra, however. All opinions are my own from actual use of products. For more information, please visit my disclosure policy.) When I started using essential oils, I fell in love with their healing properties almost immediately. It took awhile, however, to figure out what blends I wanted Continue Reading…

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A Journey of Years and A Day to Remember Always

(Warning: Child loss/miscarriage trigger) Every year on this day, I hold in my heart a memory that will never go away and tears that somehow will never be dried. When a mother loses her child, no matter at what time, it changes her for the rest of her life. You eventually find a new normal but have a different outlook. For each mother, the impact will be different but we are all affected in ways Continue Reading…

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From Dirty To Clean: A Safe Swap for Your Makeup Bag

Makeup is a very personal area of beauty for women but unforunately, the majority of makeup brands are packed for of toxic, harsh chemicals that are linked to many health disorders (respiratory issues, cancer, endocrine disruptors, etc.). The beauty industry runs unregulated by the FDA, so literally anything and everything can be found in our cosmetics (like formaldhyde!). So more and more women are turning to the green beauty industry to provide them with clean Continue Reading…

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The Battle to Keep Our Children Toxin-Free

Eliminating toxins from your life is an immense undertaking. When I started to dive into what exactly was toxic in our lifestyle, I was blown away by how much we were being impacted. Food, body products (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotions, shaving creams, moisturizers, cosmetics, etc.), toothpaste, cleaning supplies, clothing, and even the plastic containers we were storing our food in contained chemicals that were shown to be toxic to our health. Formaldehyde, talc, titanium dioxide, Continue Reading…

Properly Diluting Your Essential Oils

How To Properly Dilute Your Essential Oils

I absolutely love my essential oils! I use them pretty much all the time and for pretty much every illness that strikes our house. I carry a roller bottle in my purse and carry one in my diaper bag. They have been incredibly helpful and effective! At the first sign of a stuffy and/or runny nose, I whip out my Lavender and Immune Strength for the kids. When my eyes start itching and watering, I grab my Continue Reading…

Inner Beauty

On the Inside Looking In

Our family has three kids under the age of 5 and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with #4. Our kids are ages 5, 2, and 11 months. So we get quite the looks when we are out in public. And yes, I have received the oh-so-well-intended question, “You do know how that happens, don’t you?” as eyes travel down to my expanding belly. It takes all I have not to roll my eyes…I have, Continue Reading…