Category Archives: health

Why It’s Good to Let Children Play #PlayMoreMN

It’s so important to let children play. However, so many parents today feel the pressure to direct their child’s every move and to provide structured opportunities for learning. Child-directed play is essential to learning, and we need to provide more opportunities and let children play.

We also need to give ourselves the freedom to relax and let the kids play and work through things on their own.

Who is with me!?

Why it's Good to Let Children Play #PlayMoreMN

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Lean and Clean Challenge – clean and declutter workout

How many of you vowed to get healthier and more organized in the New Year?

I know two of my goals for 2017 are to get healthier and more active, and to declutter and clean our house.

So, why not put the two together? Let’s get Lean & Clean in the New Year with a fun and free 1-week challenge that combines a cleaning or decluttering task with a workout move each day.

 

Lean & Clean 1-week Challenge: tackle 2 New Year resoultions together in one week!

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Bring Your Own Healthy Snacks {BYOHS}

Healthy eating is hardest when you’re on the go. Most activities come riddled with unhealthy temptations at every turn. The best way to resist those temptations is to come prepared with your own healthy snacks. Here are some handy tips to Bring Your Own Healthy Snacks {BYOHS} to your next outing.

{BYOHS} Bring Your Own Healthy Snacks: Tips for bringing you own healthy snacks to help resist temptation on your next outing

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Why I finally joined Beachbody… after being undecided for over three years

As a stay-at-home-mom, Beachbody is a great way to find  support, socialization, and even some extra money for your family. Finding your tribe and getting excited about weight loss or fitness in general is such an amazing catalyst for a healthy lifestyle!

If you’re like me and resistant to feeling like you’re being pitched for a sale, you may have the same reservations about Beachbody that I had. I finally realized the benefits greatly outweighed that hang-up and joined Beachbody.

This is why it took me so long to make the decision and why I finally joined Beachbody.

Why I finally Joined Beachbody - how I went from avoiding coaches to becoming one

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Weight Loss for Moms: It’s Hard… and what I’m doing about it

Weight loss is hard. Throw in being a stay-at-home-mom without the benefit of having time go to the gym whenever you want, the income to afford the membership, or the ability to meet up with girlfriends and having a fun time at a class, and it can be a very hard and lonely battle. Weight loss for moms can be very hard.

I’ve lost a significant amount of weight before and the common denominator was always comunity support which helped make it fun. I talked about support for weight loss not too long ago. In anything you do, for me I’m specifically focused on weight loss and healthy living, community is key.

weight loss for moms - accountability and support is key

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Affordable Organic Snacks for Kids

Prepackaged organic snacks can be so expensive! These affordable organic snacks for kids are a huge time-saver, and help you feel good about what you are throwing in their backpack for snack or lunch.

Everything from breakfast bars and biscuits to popcorn and Mickey Mouse shaped animal crackers…. These snacks are great on-the-go, and perfect for busy moms on a budget. Best of all, they are organic and won’t fill your kiddos full of unnecessary chemical like the other bargain snacks.

Affordable Organic Snacks for kids

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Cozy Comfort Food – Blake’s Pot Pies {giveaway}

Comfort foods that make you feel all warm and cozy inside are a must. It’s also important to make sure those comfort food are made with the best ingredients, and from a company that cares as much as you do about the food you eat. Blake’s Pot Pies are the perfect cozy comfort food, and they are made by a company who cares.

Blake’s also has a giveaway for you! Enter to win some awesome Blake’s swag, and I’m going to give you the scoop on other giveaways going on right now, so you can enter to win even more!

Blake's Pot Pies: review and giveaway

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Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotic Powder Packets for Kids #momsmeet

This journey to healthy living is a continuous learning process. Probiotics are something you always hear about for optimal health. So, how do you get those awesome probiotics into those little kiddos’ bodies?

Keeping kiddos’ digestive system healthy and working smoothly is easy with Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotic Powder Packets for kids. It’s a great, organic raspberry flavor our kids love, and they look forward to drinking their “juice.”

Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotic Powder Packets for kids

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Weight Loss Community: how support makes all the difference

I’ve lost 50 pounds… twice…

I’m currently back on the side of attempting to do it again a third time. Getting to this point once again, I have struggled to get back into the same mindset and habits I once had. As I’ve struggled, I’ve tried to figure out what it was that helped me be so successful previously.

I’ve finally figured out the common denominator.

The times I’ve been most successful with weight loss and feeling good and healthy is when I have been excited about the new changes and have found support and accountability.

A weight loss community is instrumental to my own personal success.

In my case, I need to lose weight to become healthier and feel comfortable, but this could apply to anyone who is just looking to live healthier, build muscle, eat better, etc. Just replace “weight loss support” with the type of support you need.

Finding a Weight Loss Community

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