15 Independent Screen-Free Activities to Help Your Child Unwind

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If you find yourself looking to set effective screen time limits for your children, you’re not alone. By now we are all aware of the research exposing the dangers of excess screen time, particularly...

New Mom = New Pest Control

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Children and pest control Along with the long list of things I didn’t make a priority before kids, pest control was hardly on my radar in my pre-kid days. Then my babies came along and suddenly...

Personal Development Books Every Mom Should Read

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As a hopeless book lover and someone who is passionate about the pursuit of lifelong learning, it’s no surprise that when I first learned I was pregnant with my son, I immediately headed to...

Why You Should Not Sleep Near Your Phone: Your Guide To Better Sleep

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Do You Have a Bedtime Routine?  I bet for your children, bedtime is rock solid! Bath, brush teeth, story time, and lights out! For many parents, the adult version of bedtime looks more like this....

Liver: Nature’s Superfood

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When we think of superfoods, we usually think of fruits and other plant foods. But did you know that the liver is one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods? Not only does it have almost...

Easy Weeknight Recipes for August

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Hey Mama’s!  Well, summer has officially come to a close.  Every last drop of the sweltering heat sure does trick us though! August usually feels a bit awkward to me.  The kids are starting back...

Ridiculously Rich Raspberry Recipes

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Raspberries contain eight grams of fiber per cup, making them one of the most fibrous fruits in the world. They are also a good source of anthocyanin, flavonols and ellagitannins which are nutritious things...

A Mom’s (Tongue-In-Cheek) Guide To A Dinner Party

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Count the number of chairs around your table. Subtract 1 or 2 (single mom or partnered-up). Now, quick-think of that many of your favorite friends. 2. Don’t pause. Just text or email a date...

Outside-the-Box Conversation Starters for Your Next Girls’ Night

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I’m a firm believer that few things are more important for a mom’s happiness and mental health than a well-timed, fun-filled Girls' Night Out. Motherhood isn’t easy, and we moms need the support and...

Brain Basics #3: Rhythm

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Last time, I talked about the Four Fs: Fight/Flight/Freeze/Fawn, how we all experience them in response to stress, and how they can get out of control when we are chronically stressed.  For this post,...