Meal Planning Moms – Get Creative Planning Meals

Moms who also work inside or outside of the home have even more responsibilities that can hinder the meal planning process, leaving us with substandard meals on the table or, as is often the case, a meal that consists of unhealthy fast food. Moms today have too much to do with household responsibilities, work, children’s activities such as soccer and cheerleading practice, and all the other jobs that moms must inevitably do. Fortunately for moms who find themselves in this situation, there is a creative and affordable solution available. Hire a professional meal planner! No, it is not as extravagant and expensive as it sounds. In fact, just the opposite is true. There are services

DIY Skincare Products Natural Enough to Eat!

Everyone wants gorgeous, healthy skin that looks and feels youthful right? Well, mother nature has already provided everything that you need to accomplish this task. Before there was an expensive beauty product to address every woe from rough cuticles to dry skin, women took a more natural approach. Below are some natural recipes and methods for attaining healthy and youthful looking skin. Avocado Oil – The fatty acids in avocados help balance your skin moisture levels and give you a dose of anti-oxidant vitamins A, C, and E to

3 Steps to Creating a Minimalist Kitchen

Less really is more, especially when it comes to practicing minimalism in the kitchen. And while there are hundreds of books and magazines that can steer you towards creating the ideal minimalist kitchen, the truth is that most of us don’t have the time or resources to spend on remodeling or even on purchasing new equipment. The good news is that practicing minimalism in the kitchen does not require that you spend big bucks. It’s all

Happy Labor Day Weekend: Important Road Trip Tips

For years, Labor Day weekend has remained one of the most popular celebrations in America. After all it is the last big weekend of the season. Kids and adults alike want to squeeze in just a little more “summer”. Although some people choose to relax at home, there are others who plan to hit the road and take a trip. Here are a few important Labor Day travel tips to keep in mind

We Got It! Our Suburban Homestead…

Yay!!! I am so excited to share with you all that I am a new homeowner. My husband and I closed on our homestead in June. We bought in a suburb of Columbus (20 minutes away from downtown). It has over half an acre, a nice patch of woods, and a creek running through it. The urban/suburban part has always been important to me. I am not a fan of rural living (been there, done that) and I personally feel that the vehicle

Planting Fruit Trees in the Fall

Growing your own fresh fruit is as easy as 1-2-3; the right planting location for a fruit tree, the right fruit tree variety and a plan of attack for pests and disease. This approach will provide you with fresh fruit, fragrant blooms in the spring, landscape beauty, bird lodging and wood for the BBQ or smoker

Celebrity Moms Support GMO Labeling. Do you?

Just Label It just released a really inspiring video featuring some of our favorite celebrity moms who stand with us (and the vast majority of Americans!) in support of GMO labeling. I am super excited too see moms like Jordana Brewster of Fast and Furious fame, Jillian Michaels, Sara Gilbert, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Go Buffy!). I love that they are using their star power to support GMO labeling because they are moms first and we moms all want to know what our kids are eating! They came together to sign the Just Label It’s Conceal

Unique Kids Lunchboxes

You lovingly pack your child’s lunch for school each day. You fill that adorable Frozen or Transformers lunch box that you bought from a big box store with healthy items, tasty treats and enough nutrition to get them through the day. Unfortunately, that adorable lunch box may be leaching chemicals into their food and actually hindering their learning experience – the exact opposite of what you are trying to accomplish when you pack it. Here are a few safe lunchbox alternatives, lead free and still completely

3 Ways to Help Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

Whether you’re a proud greenie, interested in long-term environmental solutions, or simply want to make a dint in your electricity bill, there are plenty of reasons to make your home eco-friendly. Have a look through some of the suggestions below and see what might work best for your home. 1. Invest in Solar Power Few things are as overwhelmingly positive for the environment and for your incoming bills as solar power. Installing solar power panels at home is a relatively simple procedure, and while it may cost a little bit

Gluten Free Soft Pretzels with Hemp Seeds

The recipe below was made using goodies I recently recieved from Now Foods as a #NOWWellness blog ambassador. I adore soft pretzels. Everytime I walk by a place that sells soft pretzels in a mall or airport my traitorous body tries to convince me that I must have one. In days long past I even got sick several times at places like this (most likely due to improper cream cheese storage)

Wellness, Energy, Health – Time to Recommit

The collection of goodies below I recently recieved from Now Foods as a #NOWWellness blog ambassador. About a year ago this former gym rat fell off the health and fitness bandwagon. You see it was about that time that my mom started her final decline after a 4 year battle with breast cancer. She lost that battle a couple months ago. In recent days I feel as though I am maybe starting to get my head above water and

Poll Data Shows Moms Want to Know About GMOs

A new poll has been released that shares some interesting information about how moms feel about GMOs, or genetically modified foods. If large food corporations are banking on consumers not being informed about GMos or not caring if they are labeled then they are in for a rude awakening. Whether or not they are ready to

Mood Mists – Easy Aromatherapy Sprays

Essential oils have the amazing ability to help uplift and stimulate us when we need an emotional or physical boost. They can also help us to achieve balance and restore calm when life becomes chaotic and worrisome. It is easy to make a mood mist that that can either lift you up or calm you down, depending on what you need this day, week, or season. These mists a

3 Effective Ways To Save Power & Money This Summer

Summer is in full swing, and if your house is anything like ours sometimes it feels as if summer sucks the money right out of the front door. Between the high costs of water, air conditioning, having the kids’ home from school and everyone wanting to go places and do things it can seem as if there is never quite enough money for everyone who is demanding it. But how would you like to actually save money this summer? I know that it may seem impossible, but you really can save money by using these three simple ideas to get started saving and let yourself

Tips for Gardening with Essentials Oils

Essential oils play a big role in organic gardening. Various types of oils help to repel insects and kill invasive weeds that try to overtake the edible parts of the garden. Keep your home garden growing abundantly without chemicals with these tips for gardening with essential oils. How to Mix and Use When using essentials oil to keep pests out

Will Quaker Oats Conceal or Reveal GMOs?

My family, my health, my money, my right to know, and my right to choose. It seems unfathomable that any group, company, corporation or government would take the stance that we don’t have the right to know something as personal and basic as how our food was grown or raised. Yet in today’s marketplace this is actually a fight we moms have to take on. Unreal as it seems there are many people who feel we should

Reasons to Love Sorbet – Sweet Treats From Sorbabes

Sorbet is not to be confused with ice cream or even sherbert. Sorbet is basically fruit and sugar blended into a delicious treat. Growing up sorbet was always my favorite because I would get stomach aches from ice cream and sherberts (which have milk and cream). There are numerous reasons to fall in love with sorbet his

Healthy Products for Healthy Living From Now Foods

The above is a collection of goodies I recently recieved from Now Foods as a #NOWWellness blog ambassador. I have used many Now Foods products over the years so I felt it was a good fit for me and this blog. The products they sent are for the most part products I would buy myself any day of the week. A couple I might not have purchased but I am still happy to give them a try! Perhaps most exciting for me are the avocado

Growing Healthy Minds – Why Gardening is Educational

Gardening is more than just a fun and productive activity. It is more than just a weekend hobby or a way to add a little extra food to the budget menu. For homeschoolers and for those interested in furthering the practical education of their children, it is also a great activity for helping kids to learn. Kids who garden and learn how to feed themselves and nurture the soil around them are learning practical life skills. It makes for a “groundbreaking” education. How so? Here are some

The Scoop on Indoor Air Pollution

When you think about all the pollutants we breathe outside from the cars, factories, and businesses all around us it may come as a shock to know that in general, INDOOR air pollution is more likely to be a problem for us. Not only do the indoors have their own serious issues, as much as 25% of outdoor pollution can follow us

Sweat Green – Eco Friendly Gym Gear

When you think of helping the environment picking the right gym gear is not usually the first thing that comes to mind, but eco friendly gym gear can be a big step towards living a greener existence. Just think about how many people go to gyms each day. Each of those people might be packing a big bag full of stuff that they will use while they are there. Think about all the folks who have home gyms. It really adds up. Lots of the gym gear you see is made from plastic, even the clothing. While I may not be able to avoid all

Five Tips for Reducing Paper Clutter

There is nothing that says “clutter” like the bales of paper that swamp the average home. With just a few simple steps, however, you too can finally get your head above water and rid yourself of the unsightly paper clutter that seems to be a by-product of modern life and free yourself some precious space. While these are by no means the only ways to go minimalist when it comes to paper, by following these five steps you’ll find yourself well on the way to controlling the paper clutter monster in your life. If you struggle with clutter in general I highly recommend reading The Life-Changing

Ditch the Bottled Water – It’s Easy!

No doubt you have heard by now that some of the popular bottled water brands are actually glorified tap water. There is just nothing like a cold, refreshing bottle of $2.00 tap water right? Not! Save yourself some money and bottle your own “public water source” water in a nice resuable bottle. I recommend Klean Kanteen or Life Factory. Not only will you stop funding greedy and manipulative corporations you will also help to reduce the amount of plastic bottles entering the market and our landfills. And if you are worried about the quality of tap water you can always look into a water filtration system for your house and drink your very own “aquafina&#