5 Reasons To Avoid Processed Foods

Truth be told, everywhere that we look there are processed foods staring right back at us. We literally can’t turn the aisle at the grocery store without seeing hundreds of nicely, neat little packaged and processed foods just waiting to be bought and fed to our families. What would happen if we stopped buying processed foods and just all decided to eat natural, fresh foods instead? While I can’t be certain, I think that the results would be amazing in how it changed the eating habits and health of our families! If you are looking to step away from the Continue Reading...

Fun Ways to Encourage Your Child to Eat More Natural Foods

Let’s face it…we live in a world full of highly-processed, chemical laden food. The next time you are at the store, really take the time and read what’s printed on those food labels. Truth be told, there are probably words on each and every food item that you can’t even pronounce. Our kids, and even us are eating those foods multiple times each and every day. In our house, we strive to eat a better balance of healthy and natural foods. Fewer chemicals, fewer dyes, more organic products and more overall health is our goal each and every day. If Continue Reading...

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Bowl

If you’ve been craving the flavors of a blueberry muffin without all the guilt associated with it, this Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Bowl recipe may be just the answer that you’ve been searching for! If you are anything like me, finding a good breakfast recipe that I can start off my day with has always been a bit of a struggle. It’s not healthy to start out the morning with those sugary cereals and I often find that I don’t have time to whip up a bacon and eggs type of breakfast either. Trust me when I say that I was Continue Reading...

How To Get The Most From Other Cultures On Vacation

This post was sponsored by Twinings of London in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all opinions are the honest opinions of my children or myself. We only share products that we truly love and use with our followers. Read our full disclosure for more information. It’s vacation time again, and you’re wondering where to go. Not to worry! I have you covered. I’ve been drinking a lot of tea lately and have been so inspired by the Twinings brand. In 1706, Thomas Twining opened the house of Twinings of London where he dreamed of only selling Continue Reading...

Twinings Herbal Tea The Perfect Tea For Tea Time

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Twinings of London in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all opinions are the honest opinions of my children or myself. We only share products that we truly love and use with our followers. Read our full disclosure for more information. As a homeschool mom of 6 children and doing daycare for 7 more, finding time to get quiet time for myself is pretty rare. I do make sure that every single morning I focus on myself. I start my morning with a cup of coffee or tea and just sit Continue Reading...

Natural Ways To Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Most adults get 2-4 cold a year and the average child easily gets 6-10 a year. This equates to consumers spending about $5 billion on over the counter remedies yearly just for the common cold. 20% of people will develop the flu. People are most contagious before they even start feeling symptoms of either illness. Virus’s can survive for 3 hours outside of your body, and up to 48 hours on touchable surfaces including doorknobs, light switches, shopping carts, etc. Just a single virus within a day can have 16 million offspring. Just 1 sneeze can spread 100,000 germs into the Continue Reading...

Chapul High Protein Energy Bars and Flour Giveaway

Happy Earth Day!! Today I have a great product to introduce to you that is made using sustainable materials and the proceeds help to conserve water in the Colorado River. It is a perfect product to share with you on this Earth Day. My first experience with Chapul was on Shark Tank. Honestly I kind of thought it sounded disgusting to eat energy bars that were made with cricket flour. On that episode of Shark Tank, Mark Cuban signed a deal with the company, because he believed in their product. Since the show they have redesigned the packaging of their product Continue Reading...

Elderberry Syrup with Echinacea and Rose Hips

There have been a lot of people that have asked me for a post on my Elderberry Syrup, so I decided it was about time to share my recipe. My recipe is pretty similar to the recipe from Wellness Mama, but I changed it around just a little bit and added in a couple extra ingredients for even better immune building properties (vitamin c and Echinacea). For the last 2 winters we have not received flu shots in our house and after reading at the levels of mercury found inside the shot I couldn’t be more glad I have made Continue Reading...

Essential Oils Uses and Remedies

I figured it would be fun to list some essential oil uses this list contains all ideas that we use in our house and they have been helpful to us, I hope they are helpful to others as well. I use essential oils from Puritans Pride, they have amazing specials right now they have oils B1G1, they also have organic oils, and their customer service is great! Essential Oil Uses and Remedies That Work!! Make your own bug spray with Essential Oils:   We traveled to the UP of Michigan last summer, stayed in some wonderful cabins in the middle of the woods, and Continue Reading...

Different Essential Oil Uses

Along with eating healthier and local we have started using essential oils to treat everyday ailments instead of turning to chemicals and other product that are not really good for us. So when we were given the opportunity to review Puritan’s pride essential oils I was excited to try their products and share them with my viewers for a giveaway as well! Today I am going to share lots of essential oil uses!! Puritan’s Pride is a company that offers many different products, they offer vitamins, essential oils, and more. They are also offering a huge summer sale where you Continue Reading...

Purchasing Local Organic Produce #GiveACup

**This is a sponsored post on behalf of Peet’s Coffee** Anyone who knows me knows that I am a coffee drinker, since eating healthier I have drastically cut my coffee intake to a cup or 2 in the morning which is a big improvement over coffee in hand all day. So when asked to help Peet’s Coffee share about their new Social Sampling Experiment I was glad to help! Peet’s Coffee has been working for 5 long years to perfect the single serve coffee, they now have them available to purchase! In celebration of this achievement they are hosting the Continue Reading...

Uses For Coconut Oil

With the fact that we are offering a giveaway of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil, I figured it would be fun to put together a list of uses for coconut oil. There are so many of them all you really have to do is search for coconut oil uses for tons of different ideas for using them in your everyday life. Here are just a few of my favorite uses for Coconut Oil. What are some of coconut oils uses?? You can use it to replace unhealthy cooking oils in recipes Use it instead of butter or margarine in recipes For Continue Reading...