Tips for Growing a Green Family

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When I think about growing a “green” family, I love to share the many ways to save money and the environment at the same time. Sustainable has been used many times over the last few years instead of environmentally friendly because the carbon footprint we leave matters for generations to some. It is really easy to incorporate more sustainable habits into our daily lives that we can stick with all year long. Check out the following 7 practical pointers for going green.

Natural Defense Against Airborne Pathogens

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With cold and flu season coming up, I was really excited to try FEND which is a safe, natural, and drug free way to boost your body's natural ability to clean the air you breathe. FEND (Fast emergency nasal defense) is the world’s first 100% natural way to filter airborne allergens, pathogens, and other harmful particles from the air you breathe. FEND is a natural mist solution made from a precise blend of hydrating salts. The mist helps your upper airways flush out billions of tiny particles in the air by capturing them on a watery layer as you breathe them in. It is clinically and scientifically proven, and doctor recommended.

Dry airways don’t breathe well. Dryness promotes the generation of respiratory droplets, and our airways fail to clean and filter the contaminants we breathe in. To keep us healthy, our airways need to stay hydrated. That's why airway hydration is the missing link to better health. Using a proprietary mist of perfectly sized droplets and a precise blend of hydrating salts, FEND delivers hydration exactly where it needs to go - from your nose and sinuses to the end of your windpipe. This strengthens your upper airways’ natural ability to clean and filter the air you breathe and keeps dirty air from traveling deep into your lungs or back out into the environment. Fend is not intended to be a simple nasal saline spray. It's supposed to be much more than that - Fend claims it cleanses the upper respiratory airways and boosts your body’s natural immune response by keeping the lungs and the respiratory system cleaner and healthier.

7 Reasons Every Mother Should Try Meditation

No one can stress enough how stressful being a mother can be. With the time and nurturing your children need and all the other things the household demands, it’s important that you’re able to manage all these stress and frustrations to maintain a happy home for your family. A healthy way to do this is through meditation.

7 Reasons Every Mother Should Try Meditation

Meditation has become known as one of the most effective ways to relieve stress, helping you overcome unpleasant emotions, manage difficult behavior, and most importantly, become more effective and relaxed as you carry out your parenting duties.

There are different types of meditation that you can try to see which best fits your needs. You can make it a part of your daily routine or use it as a technique to quickly aid in your stress response.

Naturally Boost Your Family's Immune System with Elderberry

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I don't know about you, but this year y'all. I have no words. I have decided to try not to worry about the things I can't control and take of the things I can control. And while there is never one size fits all when it comes to supplements, I have been doing everything I can to boost my family's immune system.

I have known about elderberry helping in to possibly boost immune systems for a while, but I have been reading up on it so much more recently. According to WebMD, the berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They can help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too. Which might be helpful during these trying times. And some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms which is coming up soon too!

6 Natural Ways to Care for Your Senior Pup

As your dog ages, you must adapt their care to their individual needs and toward any health conditions which they may start to develop. This will ensure that your senior canine can maintain a high quality of life throughout old age and into the end of their lives. Here are some top tips on how to care for older dogs.

10 Unconventional Ways to Save Money and The Environment

With new year starting, you may be focused on saving money or making more eco-friendly choices. So I thought I would revamp this post for the New Year. Stay tuned for a great giveaway from Zoku too.

The thing that I have noticed about my endeavors to save more money is that it can also help the environment in many ways. Since I have started my blog, I have learned about so many ways to help our environment. And so I have compiled a list of 10 unconventional ways my family saves money while helping the environment in the process.

Unconventional Ways to Save Money and the Environment

Natural Tips to Avoid Cold & Flu Virus

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We just got back from a cruise, right before cold and flu season. Being around all of those germs, makes me hyper-aware of getting sick. I do not consider myself a germ-a-phobe. I just have lowered immune system than some because I stay at home. So I did some research on how to prepare yourself and here are a few tips I have found to try and avoid getting sick during flu season.

Spoil Yourself or Treat a Friend Giveaway

I've teamed up with LiveWell Naturally and some of my favorite bloggers to bring you ladies a FABULOUS Prize Package Giveaway! You can spoil yourself, treat a friend, or give it to mom for Mother's Day!  

Spoil Yourself or Treat a Friend Prize Package Giveaway!

This awesome prize package features the luxurious Tory Burch Robinson Small Triple-Compartment Tote in black, a $25 Starbucks gift card, and an assortment of LiveWell Naturally CBD products, including 2 Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Topical Balms,  1 container of Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Oil Capsules, 2 Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Oil Lip Balms, and a Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Oil Tincture!

Introducing Made Of for A New Generation of Parents + Giveaway

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MADE OF is the first of its kind for a new generation of parents. They believe that the fundamental component of family health and wellness is dependent on the everyday products they use. They believe that effective everyday products should be made of organic and plant derived ingredients. They believe that mandatory transparency standards for sourcing, manufacturing, testing and certification results in safer products. They have created a full line of Certified Organic MADE IN USA everyday products for health conscious, time conscious and value conscious parents. 

Sore Muscle Bath Salt Soak with Essential Oils

I love giving homemade gifts, especially if I think they can help the person too. My mom has fibromyalgia and I have been trying to introduce her to the wonderful effects of essential oils for a while now. But I was recently introduced to Simply Earth and their recipe boxes, and I thought it would be a great gift idea too!

Simply Earth has a Simply Pure Promise which means they work on creating the standards for what it means to have high quality oils. All this is backed with their 365 day Simply Earth Guarantee. To make sure each plant reaches its potential, they carefully and ethically choose a region where it will thrive. Then they work with their farmers. When their plants have reached maturity, they are harvested safely and fairly. From there they collect their natural essential oils through either cold-pressing or steam-distillation. Every batch is then tested to ensure 100% purity.

Include in my box was many recipes, but including a Sore Muscle Soak Recipe:

Natural Health Benefits of CBD Oil

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CBD oil or Cannabidiol is a becoming very popular. Since I love trying new natural health products, I had heard about CBD oil only recently. Basically CBD oil is made with a carrier oil like coconut or olive oil. I was mainly interested in trying it because I heard it can help with anxiety which is something I have been personally been battling with for a while now. So I started doing a bit of research and have found that CBD oil has a ton of benefits for different ailments.

Here are some of the benefits of CBD oil:

10 Powerful Natural Antibiotics to Treat Infection

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Modern antibiotics have become the go-to option for every human being. Prescribed antibiotics and sometimes even over-the-counter antibiotics has been used by people to try to cure everything starting from common cold to sexually transmitted infections (after a visit to an std test clinic), but sometimes these causes more damage than benefit. Studies have proved that, while antibiotics fasten your recovery and benefits you, taking it too much or without medical prescription can lead to gastrointestinal issues, allergies and a weak immunity system.

Nature is power packed with innumerable antibiotics that can be equally efficient and with less side-effects. Before modern research equipped the medical field with the development of antibiotics, people have survived with natural resources.

With every pharmaceutical company eyeing only at a profit, it is time to go back to nature and use natural antibiotics. The biggest advantage of going natural is that it comes without any side-effects that could become a bigger problem than the actual illness.

Here are the 10 most powerful natural antibiotics

While the list is long and exhausting, below are 10 most powerful natural antibiotics that can resist various pathogens that attack the human body. These need not be used as a treatment but as part of your daily lifestyle and diet.

Family Cruise Vacation Essentials

So over the summer, my family and I went on a cruise vacation for our 10th wedding anniversary. We got married on a cruise and we thought, "What an awesome way to celebrate a decade together." A wonderful time was had by all. I do have a few tips that I learned along the way, some essentials that will hopefully help you if you decide to take a cruise vacation too.

Basics to Hiking with Kids

We enjoy a ton of outdoor activities with our children. We have been taking our kids really hiking since the beginning of this year. We have even took them hiking to go see the Solar Eclipse this past Monday. Our children are younger, but it still can be done because we have figured out a method to our madness.

Basic to Hiking with Kids

Natural Oral Health with Himalaya Botanique Complete Care Toothpaste

Oral Care is very important. I have mentioned the Importance of Dental Health During Pregnancy before. If your mouth isn't healthy it can lead to a ton of issues in the rest of your body. Think about it. Whatever you put in your body has to pass through your mouth.

Himalaya Botanique offers a full line of clinically studied herbal formulations, certified USDA organic single herbs and body care products. They believe in supporting community health, sustainable farming, and environmental responsibility.

Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics Giveaway

Earth Mama believes in the natural process of birth, and the healing power of nature. Their mission is to provide safe, herbal alternatives for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and babies of all ages, and to help educate people about traditional plant medicine and safe personal care. They manufacture natural and organic products that work, combining generations of women's wisdom and traditional plant medicine with the safety and assurances of contemporary evidence based research. If it doesn't measure up to Mama's standards, it doesn't leave the building.

Since Mother's Day is right around the corner, I am partnering with Earth Mama for a wonderful giveaway!

What you'll win:

Naturally Relieve Earache Pain with ClearPop

As a parent, you want your kiddo to feel better when they are sick. I have shared my post about natural ways to reduce teething pain and I have shared our sick kid essentials. As parents, we hate to see our little ones in any kind of discomfort and I have recently came across a natural way to relieve earache pain that could be a life saver for parents.

So what is ClearPop Rapid Earache Relief and why is it a great choice for earache relief?

Sunny Spring Days Giveaway, Ends 4/14

We are celebrating Spring with this fun Sunny Spring Days giveaway for families! Coordinated by Mommy Scene and sponsored by the participating brands, this fun giveaway has something for everyone! One lucky winner will receive all of these awesome prizes when the giveaway ends 4/14/17.

Get Better Sleep with Brentwood Home

The new year is a time for reflection. We tend to focus on ways to improve our lives in some way. So how was last year? How did you sleep? If you were like me, you didn't get much sleep. My life has greatly improved since we got a new bed. But what about everything else?

Brentwood Home specializes in healthy, luxurious home essentials at honest prices, handcrafted just for you, made in California and shipped to your doorstep. I was recently sent a Sleep Wellness Bundle, Which included:

Enjoying the Holidays with World's Purest Baby Wipes

When my daughter was born, I didn't realize how truly lucky I was. She did have skin issues, but only if we used a laundry detergent besides the one we had been using all along. When my son came along, I thought he might be about the same, but boy was I wrong. He broke out from different diapers, wipes, laundry detergents, and even certain foods I ate. He was never diagnosed officially with having eczema, but he a lot of the same symptoms.

World's Purest Baby Wipes

I am one of those people who baby wipes for everything. Of course during diaper changes, but also meal time clean ups, carpet spot cleans, everything. Baby wipes are great to clean up life's little messes. With a baby (now toddler) like mine who has a tendency to break out with certain products, I like to stick to products with the least amount of chemicals as possible. WaterWipes is a harsh chemical free baby wipe that contains only two ingredients, 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract.