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Five Favorite Things to Make Me Feel Better

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Illness got you down? Looking to feel better? Today’s Five Favorite Things are those that help me feel better and stay feeling well. Nothing I say in this post should be construed as medical advice. Please talk to your physician. At this moment a week ago I was on a plane to Minnesota. Since then […]

Five Favorite Things for Being Healthy

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We each get only one body in this lifetime, so it’s in our best interests to take care of them. Here are some of my favorite things for being healthy. Five favorite things is a game I created several years ago to play with my littles at bedtime. We lie in the dark and I ask […]

5 Reasons to Exercise that You Should Pay Attention To

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There are many excuses we can make not to be fit, but there are plenty of reasons to exercise, all of which will do our bodies good. Disclosure: I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. The following is a result of my own research. Please confirm everything I say with […]

How I Updated Our Emergency Supplies this Month

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Having emergency supplies on hand can be an important life-saving technique. It can help you and your family weather a difficult time. After years of worrying about earthquakes and other natural disasters, I finally established an emergency supply kit in our garage and created 24-hour go bags for the kids. While we haven’t had to use any […]

Mom Hacks to Help You Feel Healthy This Fall

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Fall is full of activity: school, play, and loads of holidays. Be prepared to help your family feel healthy through it all with these simple mom hacks.  This post is sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All opinions are my own. If you took a look at our homeschool calendar, you might faint. I almost did. With […]

Help Your Family Eat Less Sugar & Feel Healthier

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Want to improve your family’s diet? Consider providing naturally-sweetened and unsweetened treats to help your family eat less sugar. One of the things that the FishKids love about a visit to Trader Joe’s is the chance to hunt for the stuffed animal and earn a treat. In case you didn’t know, each location has its own little […]

Make Junk Food Yourself

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Want to improve your family’s diet?  Instead of buying the mediocre commercial products, make junk food yourself — at home, for cheaper. I’ve always been a DIY kind of girl. At some points in life it was to have a sense of accomplishment, but more often than not, it’s been a matter of dollars and […]

How to Get Your Family to Eat More Whole Grains

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Want to improve your family’s diet? Help your family eat more whole grains by giving them a bigger piece of the pie. See that? That sweet, spicy, delicious cherry crumble? That, my friends, is chock full of fruit and whole grains. Yes, really. And it is absolutely delicious. I know that there’s much debate about grains […]