effects of stress

Stress is an inescapable part of life. Balancing your relationships, your finances, and your career can be tough, and at times, can feel seemingly impossible. In those moments, it can be easy for stress to quickly overwhelm us. Learn the symptoms of too much stress, and see the toll it takes on your body.  Dealing…

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mental health

I don’t know about you, but the start of a new year always makes me introspective. When I evaluate the previous year and set goals for the coming year. You could say I tend to analyze what things (physical or not) I need to be done with and what things I need to make room…

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breathing technique coloring book

When Smalls started having trouble controlling his impulses in school, I looked high and low for answers. I took a look at oils (he uses them daily), books, restricting screen time (he already did not have a tablet, so we eliminated all television Monday through Friday), and it would help…but not really. And then I…

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How Much Water is Too Much_

We all know that water is one of those “essential” things. In life. But most of us (my husband and kids included), do not drink enough. I mean, you can survive without food for weeks, but you can only survive a few days without water. Why? It’s likely because sixty percent of you is water.…

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Homemade DIY Massaging Shampoo Bar Recipe

I freaking love shampoo bars, don’t you? I feel like I use less product than with liquid shampoo, but I also feel like it’s a really fun way to shampoo your hair. Especially if you have kids. My boys both LOVE shampoo bars, and they actually bathe more frequently (read: without me threatening early bedtime)…

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DIY Facial Cleansing Pads

We got back from an awesome family vacation at Great Wolf Lodge a few weeks ago…and my skin is super angry with me. I mean, I spent the majority of my time in a chlorinated pool. Which we all know is not great for your hair, skin, and nails. Yes, I showered (with soap, facial…

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25 All Natural Homemade Body Products You'll Love

Summer is in full swing in Michigan, which means I’m wearing a lot more dresses and even some shorts. Summer also means that my arms and legs are seeing the sun… And other people are seeing them too. Which means I need to scrub them, moisturize them, and soak them. I always choose homemade body…

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why do you get canker sores

Have you ever had a canker sore that seems to never go away? Yeah, me neither until a couple of weeks ago. Normally I get one or two canker sores a year-usually after Halloween and Easter (probably the candy, TBH). Why do you get canker sores anyway? Why Do You Get Canker Sores? After an…

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I know that I’m not alone in feeling like life is crazy. Between work and family, there’s barely any time left. Or is there? I’ve been trying hard to incorporate easy morning workout ideas into my routine each morning, and I’ve found that it helps to fit it in first thing. Before obligations take over,…

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I turned 36 this year. I know, I need to get on this skincare train or it’s definitely going to be downhill. The problem is that I’m sensitive to a lot of the products in regular eye creams-even the brands that claim to be super gentle. I need some DIY eye cream, quick.  DIY Eye…

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