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Home & Family, Well Being

DIY Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Stocking stuffers are super fun for everyone but can get costly and take away from the main gifts. Now that the kids are off from school, you can entertain them by having them help you make stocking stuffers for everyone in the family. Not only are these useful, they are cute, won’t cost an arm and a leg for materials, and you can improvise with what you have laying around the house. Including a few of these handmade-with-love items along with some hand creams, lip balms, and holiday candy will give you the best stocking stuffers in all the land. […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Holidays with Kids: How to Beat Overwhelm

When you see how the holidays look through your child’s eyes, it actually changes you. There’s a switch that turns on where you start finding Christmas trees extra special and you start collecting decor in August. Suddenly, Christmas music on the radio the moment after Thanksgiving isn’t so irritating. You become a little less jaded with the world and start to embrace the season more than you ever have since you were a child yourself. That aside, the truth is that parents are humans and people, too. The holiday season means long breaks from school. Working parents have to arrange […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Best 10-Minute Easy Indoor Work Outs

Are you looking for the best 10-minute, easy, indoor work outs? Who has time to get to the gym these days? If you do, then you probably don’t have kids. But, if you don’t have kids, then you are faced with the whole process of getting to the gym. Dressing up (yes, you know you have to dress up a little), get your gym bag, towels, water, and by the time that happens, it’s cold and you’re tired. Exercise can go by the wayside when you’re totally exhausted from a full day of work, but it’s so vital to keeping […]

Home & Family, Well Being

How-To Support Your Spouse’s (Healthy) Addictions

Hi, thanks for clicking on the link. We’re going to talk about how to support your spouse’s (healthy) addictions. There are two types of people who will be reading this article, A) you are the spouse with a makeup addiction or B) your spouse forwarded you this article. If you are in the A group, please stop reading and forward it to your spouse in the B group. Hello, B group. Let me tell you why you are here. It’s actually quite easy, your spouse likes makeup a lot. I mean, it brings her so much joy that you’ll never […]

Home & Family, Well Being

5 Easy Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipes

For some, the holiday season brings joy in the form of lights, decor, a fresh cut tree, a million kids and family running around under one roof. But, for us, it’s definitely the desserts. However, these incredibly healthy desserts below won’t have you feeling so guilty by the next day that you decide to do something drastic like a 7-day fast or run 52 miles in the snow. Who says healthy desserts have to taste like sandpaper or make you regret wasting stomach space on them? Check out these 5 easy, healthy holiday dessert recipes below.   Lemon Melt Away […]

Home & Family, Well Being

How to Handle the Holidays (from a Golden-Ager)

It’s December and it’s to time talk about how to handle the holidays from a golden-ager. Just when you’ve put that turkey platter away and folded down the extra chairs, it’s time to get back to square one. Shopping, prepping, cleaning, and making gorgeous dinners for your family for the upcoming Christmas season. But, are you still wiped out from Thanksgiving? I am, too, and that’s because we are the family glue, the “keepers of the flame”, and the do-it-all-women. If this sounds like you, then welcome to my tribe I like to call the “Sandwich Generation”, otherwise known as […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

5 Hacks for Stress Management

We can never stress the importance of dealing with stress enough around here. It affects all aspects of our lives from our emotions, to our weight, to our hormones, and even our skin. Holidays are usually a trying time for most having to juggle more hours at work to have funds for gifts or dealing with all the family, even the ones you can’t even with. Here’s a round-up of some amazing, quick tips displayed in pretty infographics to help you get through any stressful situation.     65 Common Symptoms of Stress + 6 Natural Ways to Manage Stress […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

5 Healthy Holiday Party Food Ideas

Holiday parties are so fun and holiday party foods can be fun, also. When else is it appropriate to wear sparkly dresses for an entire month? However, it can also be a little stressful if you are the hostess. Specifically, if you are the hostess and you have no idea what to serve your guests. Don’t fear, we’ve got you covered. These holiday party foods are sure to please! Vegan & Gluten-Free Cheese Board Seriously, who doesn’t love a cheese board? You can even make two, or separate a large board into two sections: vegan cheese and dairy cheeses. A […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

5 Hacks for Good Sleep

Here is a round-up of the 5 best hacks for good sleep. Now that the sun is setting earlier and the nights are getting longer, some of us can put this darkness to use and get better sleep. Sleep can make or break your entire day. With prolonged periods of sleep deprivation, your health and soul may eventually also suffer. Getting good sleep doesn’t have to be too difficult but if you are suffering from insomnia or any other medical condition that affects your quality of sleep, please be sure to seek medical treatment immediately. Without further adieu, good sleep […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Top 3 Children’s Thanksgiving Crafts

Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for all of the blessings in our lives! I’m delighted to share a few ideas to celebrate Thanksgiving with your kiddos! I wanted to choose activities that included materials you might already have on hand, because let’s be real- ain’t nobody got time to be running to the craft store around the holidays. Gratitude Tree Materials needed: Small tree branches Vase Ribbon, fishing wire or yarn (whatever you have) Small pieces of paper Hole punch Optional- rocks, sand or corn kernels to fill the vase This one is super simple! Sit with your child […]