How To Nourish Your Body

We are all looking to get healthy, whether it is to eat better, exercise more, and just feel better overall. It can be overwhelming to see the amount of information on what to eat and what is healthy for you. So, how can you make this easier on yourself? Learn how to nourish your body in 5 steps.

How To Nourish Your Body

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Instead of looking at this as a ‘diet’ and something you will not be able to stick with, look at it as a new lifestyle that will benefit your whole body. It is all about connection and balance when nourishing your body with the best foods. The good news is there are many foods out there that can help you get there.

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Supercharge Your Wellness

It’s tough times with Coronavirus. Will we ever get through this? When will it all end? I try not to dwell over it. I focus on the things I can control, such our health and wellness! Every so often, I try to change it up to keep us motivated! Are you ready to supercharge your wellness?

Supercharge Your Wellness
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How are you taking care of your health? My son and I go for a walk every morning during the week. I also do yoga and workout with resistance bands! I keep changing up my exercise routine but I think I’ll stick with yoga and my resistance bands! I like how I feel afterwards and I feel like I will get results! 

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Create A Comfortable Workspace

I have worked from home or been a stay at home parent for years. I have worked outside of the home too. However, as a special needs parent, I have always preferred to be a stay at home parent. Now that I am a single mom, I have to be a stay at home parent and work from home. With the novel Coronavirus, many people are working from home too! It’s taken a toll on everyone. I am so excited to show you simple ways to create a comfortable workspace! 

Create A Comfortable Workspace
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I work from home from my laptop. I don’t have a desk. Instead, I use our dining table. Since I use a laptop, I started noticing my neck and back were hurting. I even tried elevating my laptop with a stack of hardcover books. It was a nice improvement. 

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Ready To Kick Into Gear

I had no idea how much I was ready for a new year, a fresh start! Since the novel Coronavirus hit, we have not been walking or getting outside for months! Either it was too hot over the summer or too cold in the winter! As for myself, I did supplement with indoor workouts! However, things have changed. One of my machines broke and I needed a change to my fitness routine. It is time to change it up! We are ready to kick into gear! 

Ready To Kick Into Gear
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I am so excited to change up our routine. My son and I now walk around the park a minimum of one mile. Each day, I have been changing it up to where we easily walk 1 to 3 miles each day. I am purposely changing it up so he doesn’t get into a set routine and won’t be open to change. He loves his routine. 

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When You Have Lost Yourself

When You Have Lost Yourself
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When you finally realize that at some point you have lost yourself. Where do you go to pick yourself back up and start again?

As I look in the mirror the tired eyes look back at me. Dark circles from being up and down all night with a three year old who refuses to sleep in her own bed. My hair loosely tied back with two days worth of dry shampoo. Slouchy clothes, from years before no where close to fitting.

You hear the bigger kids in the other room arguing over who’s watching the tv. You sigh and wash your face as you try to steel yourself for another day. Take a deep breath and do it all over again.

When you have lost yourself

You have lost yourself.

I love my kids, they are the reason I breathe every day but sometimes there are days where the arguing from them drives me up the wall, or they won’t eat dinner after I’ve worked hard to make it. Or when you are just completely touched out. And then the mom guilt kicks in and I feel horrible for feeling that way.

I have four kids ages 9 to 3. There is never a dull moment in my household. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But I have realized that I had lost myself somewhere in the midst of being a mom. That was who I had become, I was mama, there was no Kansas any longer. My identity revolved around that role.

Brooklyn Cardigan

After so long not taking care of myself I decided it was time to find me again. I started with looking for some functional clothing that helped me be comfy but also look nice and that’s when I found the beautiful Duffield Lane line of clothing. I think my favorite item is the Brooklyn Cardigan. This beautiful Cardigan is so soft and goes with any outfit to keep you warm and looking stylish.

Blaine Dress

And I think my favorite dress that they make is the stunning Blaine Dress. I love how it goes with everything. You can dress it up or pair it down. Perfect for church or a PTA meeting. This dress is flattering on any shape, even mine and it’s hard to find self-love after carrying and birthing four kids. If you are interested in finding your perfect fit or style check out their website, Facebook, or Instagram.

Lennon Dress
Phoebe dress

It’s not always easy learning to take care of yourself again. Just know that you are worth it. If you can’t take care of yourself and put your mental health first, it’s going to make it hard to put that into your home. As mom’s, we tend to feel like we have lost yourself and put everyone but yourself first. So mom to mom just let me say…

YOU MATTER!

You are WORTH it.

You are doing an amazing job momma, keep your head up!

You haven’t lost yourself!

4 Ways To Bring Positivity Into Your Life

As a single mom, I go through so many different emotions. I feel like I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders because I don’t have any help. However, I do my best to stay positive and upbeat! We are so excited to share 4 ways to bring positivity into your life! 

4 Ways To Bring Positivity Into Your Life

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I am a single mom to a teen with Autism and I am raising him all on my own. When he was in school, that gave me a chance to run errands, go to appointments, etc. It was nice having alone time to get things done while he was at school. I also used that time to go for a walk throughout the day! It was cool enough in the morning and the fresh air was uplifting! 

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Keeping Their Memory Alive

Keeping Their Memory Alive
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No one is ever ready for the time to say goodbye, it’s never a good time. So how to we keep that memory alive? Does the pain ever get better? Keep reading to learn how I’m keeping my grandfather’s memory alive.

My grandfather was my best friend. He was the best man I’ve ever known. He even walked me down the aisle when I got married. We also had a special relationship. He knew just what to say to give me that encouragement when I needed it, and wasn’t afraid to give me that push either.

A memory never forgotten.

Memories With Grandpa

I lost him ten years ago this September. When he passed it, I was worried it would be a gap that would never be filled. I wanted to make sure his memory was truly honored. The biggest way I could think of was to give my son his name. My son, Salvatore Robert ( Robert is my grandfather’s middle name ) but my little man goes by Sam. My little man has the same goofy, loving, and cunning attitude that my grandfather had.

I have also inherited his love of photography, you would always see him with some type of camera in his hand. After he passed my grandmother gave me two huge trunks of nothing but old photo albums that he had taken. One of my favorite times with him was at my high school graduation after I had walked the stage we were all standing outside taking pictures, and I have a picture of him taking a picture of me taking a picture of him with the biggest smile on his face. That the memory I cherish I hold on too so much.

Graduation

I wanted to find a way to keep that picture with me for everyone to share and that is when I came across 3D Innovations. 3D Innovations specializes in custom laser etched crystals. They help to keep those memories alive. They turn your 2D picture into a 3D masterpiece. My Medium Cube is perfect. They captured his personality so well just through this picture. I almost started crying when I first opened this box! Paired with the Small L.E.D. Light Base it’s the perfect way to keep his memory alive. To find your perfect 3D creation be sure to visit their Website, Facebook, or Instagram.

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Med Cube

My grandpa is so missed, I wish everyday that he was still here and able to enjoy my kids. His love and his memory is forever cherished in my heart and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. I hope he’s looking down and proud of the woman I’ve become.

What picture would you get turned into a 3D creation?

Boost Your Memory And Energy

I’ve noticed over the last few years that my memory isn’t as sharp! There are times when I forget details or even what I did last week! I rely heavily on my calendar on my phone, lists that I make on an app, and even lists I make on my desktop! All of these help me stay organized and remind myself of what I need to do! It doesn’t help that parents are now overwhelmed with distance learning and our energy levels may be affected! I am so excited to share how to boost your memory and energy with CocoaVia Memory+!

Boost Your Memory And Energy

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I am so excited to start my journey with CocoaVia Memory+ Capsules! I’ve been feeling so stressed and overwhelmed since my son has been home due to Coronavirus. His school district closed school in early March and switched to distance learning in May. When the new school year started, everything is distance learning! It’s been tough trying to manage everything. 

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Puzzling With Puzzles To Strengthen Your Mind

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Puzzles are one of my favorite past times as a kid. It was always a sense of accomplishment when I finally managed to complete one. Puzzles, as we know, are great for younger kids. It helps with their fine motor skills (including the important pincer grasp) and cognitive skills. But what about adults?

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Beating The Dog Days Of Summer

Beating The Dog Days Of Summer
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What’s that old saying? It’s the dog days of Summer! I’m a dog person plain and simple. Growing up I remember us always having a dog, and as soon as I moved out on my own. It’s a memory I wanted my children to share also. So let’s talk about some of my favorite pup products and how they will help you in beat those dog days of summer!

Recently our beloved dog Twinkie passed at the old age of 12, I got her when I was 18 and she was one of the most amazing dogs ever. When she passed at the end of 2019 my children were heartbroken. I wasn’t really ready to get another dog just yet but my children started asking for another puppy and in May of 2020 our sweet Arthas was born. We just recently brought him home and couldn’t be more excited to have paws in the family again. Arthas will actually start training to be an emotional support pup for my 6-year-old Ansley who has several anxiety disorders.

Emotional Support Animal

Beating The Dog Days Of Summer!

What do you need when you have a new pup? New toys for him to love! Now with Pupcycle, you can have them shipped right to your front door. Pupcycle is the first Eco-Friendly dog toy box with fun goodies that your pup is sure to be over the moon for. What is my favorite thing about this box ( well it actually comes in a 100% recyclable bag )? It’s that there is no monthly subscription! This is what has turned me off on so many other dog boxes it because it’s another added expense each month but with Pupcycle you order when YOU want.

pupcycle box

So what comes inside the bag? Arthas’ favorite toy is the plushie by far. Perfect for tiny chewing teeth. We also got a hide a treat toy, and a squeaky toy, both of which he’s growing into. Help the planet, and help your pup have fun and get your very one Pupcycle box, and be sure to check out their website, Facebook, and Instagram for more information!

Pupcycle

Bug be gone.

With Summer and with getting a dog that means you are outside a lot more. Being outside brings those dreaded fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. We live close to a wooded area so we get all kinds of creepy crawlies. Don’t worry because Wondercide can take care of those pests. These amazing products kill on contact and keep them at bay. It’s a great choice because it’s safe to use around pets and your family.

Wondercide

My favorite items that came in my Wondercide package was the Scent Sampler Flea & Tick Pack. This sample comes with four different scents to make sure you love the product you pick for your pack! My favorite scent is the Lemongrass Spray With a clean crisp smell it leaves your home refreshed while keeping those fleas and ticks away. It’s proven to start working in just 2 minutes.

Flea and Tick home spray

Not only is this product safe for pets but it’s safe for home and use for your family. Great for outdoor play for your little ones, made with all-natural ingredients, I don’t have to worry about chemical contact with my kids. Are you interested in getting your very own Wondercide products? Be sure to visit their Website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Seeing the joy that our new pup has brought to my kid’s lives is something that every parent is thankful for. Since getting Arthas my children have that little part of their lives back that they were missing when Twinkie passed away. I hope that you love these pet-friendly products from Pupcycle and Wondercide as much as our family does, and helps beat those dog days of summer!

Arthas

What kind of fur baby do you have?