The holiday season has arrived, which means many families will soon be traveling. For some, travel brings new adventures and happy memories. For others, travel can mean headaches, meltdowns, and frustration.
Our two girls have always been happy travelers, even when we lived 15 hours away from their grandparents. Here are 13 of our favorite family travel tips that make the journey easier for parents and kids. (more…)
There are over 1 billion overweight people in the world, and the number continues to grow. In 1992, American’s spent an estimated $30 billion on weight loss programs and products. We have since doubled that number! Yup over $60 billion a year is spent on programs, foods, drinks, and supplements that are destroying our health and sending the wrong message to our kids.
So many people still think skinny = healthy. Yes, when people are overweight that is a outward sign that they’re not healthy on the inside. BUT skinny people can be unhealthy also! I know skinny people that have high cholesterol, migraines, fatigue and even cancer.
Let’s set our sights higher! Make your goal to be healthy….to feel the best you’ve ever felt, to have a normal blood pressure, to never have a headache again (my personal health goal), to run around with your kids without getting out of breath….for the rest of your life!
Most kids aren’t big fans of green vegetables once they’ve passed the pureed baby food stages of life. In order to prove to myself that I’m a mom who makes an effort, I’ve found some sneaky ways to work them into our diet. (more…)
The topic of self-care seems to be everywhere. It’s important to take some time for yourself, but it also depends on how you are currently treating yourself. I started to feel guilty after reading articles about how you “should be” getting pedicures and going to yoga on the weekends. It felt like one more thing was added to my to-do list. How am I going to sneak in some self-care?
It was then I realized the articles I was reading was missing something, the mention of work. Work at first has nothing to do with self-care. But I like to work, and I choose to work for a myriad of reasons. (more…)
Self Care 🌺 Family Time 🌸 Boundaries 🌼 Solid Routines 🌻 Simplify
I work with mamas and hear this all too much. They are overloaded with #allthethings they need to do. It is so easy to pile it on ourselves because we are mom. We do it all and sometimes we forget that it’s ok to ask for help and expect others to do it.
In this day and age, it is so important to maintain balance in your home, life, and business. You need to be whole so you can focus on taking care of everyone who depends on you. (more…)
I have recently been blessed to be approached by the Almondina® team as they are promoting their latest product the Toastees™. They sent me a package of six full size packs of these tasty little snacks.
Me and the kids went ahead and tried them and they are crunchy, tasty, and satisfying. I know I sound like Simba in the Lion King when he first tried to eat grub with Pumba and Timon, but seriously, they were delicious!
The Toastees™ are shaped like bread slices, but what makes them so uniquely delicious is the full sized almond slices that are so flavorful. It really makes the toasted snack a win for me!
The Toastees™ flavors include cranberry almond, sesame almond, and coconut orange almond. Need I say more? (more…)