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Safe And Natural Essentials For The Family

It’s Back To School time! My son’s first day back was last Thursday! Every year, I always prepare our household with safe, natural, eco-friendly cleaning and lifestyle products. At the first sign of either of us getting sick, I use an oil diffuser and essential oils which seems to help tremendously. We gathered a few safe and natural essentials for the family to keep on hand! 

Safe And Natural Essentials For The Family
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How do you prepare for Back To School? It seems parents have to buy new clothes and school supplies each year. This year, I didn’t have to buy new clothes for him right away. I had just purchased clothing for him a few months before summer started, so his clothes will do for the next few months. I may have to buy new pants for him since he seems to have grown so much! I did have to buy a new backpack since one of the straps on his old backpack was wearing down.  

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Gluten-Free Cookies that Your Family will Gobble Up

The perfect cookie that is also an excellent source of protein with no guilt!

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I have a HUGE sweet-tooth! Bring me all the cookies – I don’t discriminate on flavor. The problem is that my waist-line does not love cookies nor does my skin as I tend to have negative reactions to high gluten intake; I try to live Gluten-Free.

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Natural Care For The Family

As a single mom, I am always on a budget. However, when it comes to beauty, I like to be picky with what I use!  A few months ago, I had to purchase a list of basic beauty essentials to send to school for my son, such as a comb/brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, deodorant, etc.  They were going to work with the students on how to use these items, basic needs, and how to care for themselves! At the time, I needed to buy the items quickly, so I didn’t choose natural items!  After buying everything on the list, I realized, I should choose natural beauty for the family!

As a single mom, I am always on a budget. However, when it comes to beauty, I like to be picky with what I use! A few months ago, I had to purchase a list of basic beauty essentials to send to school for my son, such as a comb/brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, deodorant, etc. They were going to work with the students on how to use these items, basic needs, and how to care for themselves! At the time, I needed to buy the items quickly, so I didn’t choose natural items! After buying everything on the list, I realized, I should choose natural beauty for the family!
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As time went on, I’ve been slowly switching my son’s basic care items to natural products. We are now using natural toothpaste.

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Making The Most Of Family Time


Making The Most Of Family Time

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These days life is just so busy, from work to school, kids activities and sleep there just doesn’t always seem to be enough hours in the day.  Often though, the things that are most important gets left behind the most. That one important thing is quality family time. I feel like I’ve blinked and my kids have gotten so big.

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My Family Recipe for Potato Casserole

My Family Recipe for Potato Casserole

I had the great pleasure of being raised by my grandmother. This woman is incredible – she was raised on a tobacco farm in the 1940s-1950s. She drove a school bus for her high school at the age of 16 and came home every day to tend to the tobacco and the animals (specifically chickens and pigs). She helped my great-grandmother CHURN THEIR OWN BUTTER and can make the best cornbread. She married my grandfather and the two remained happily in love until he passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in 1997.

Being raised by a strong-willed, Southern grandmother means we were in the kitchen together everyday cooking all of our meals. We made everything from Breakfast Casserole (Southern women love casseroles) to Gingerbread Cookies. I can remember being four years old, standing on a step stool and helping her cut out the little gingerbread men. My current boyfriend is just astounded by the number of meals I can create from memory. What really drives him crazy is that neither myself or my grandmother MEASURE ANYTHING. Our conversations often go like this:

Him: ‘Well how much are you adding?’

Me: ‘I dunno, a little bit’

Him: ‘How do you know that’s enough?’

Me: ‘I just add until it looks right’

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Ultimate Travel Pillow For The Whole Family

Ultimate Travel Pillow For The Whole Family with the Infinity Pillow

Ultimate Travel Pillow For The Whole Family

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As a single mom, I haven’t had the time or resources to travel as much as we would like to. I miss traveling. Due to my son’s special needs, we usually traveled by car or train. In the last several years, I’ve only traveled by plane a few times. Each time, it was such a culture shock for me because I learned so much from what other travelers used.

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Quality Skincare At Affordable Prices For The Family

Aveeno Skincare Ultra-Calming Line
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I’ve always been a firm believer that you get what you pay for when it comes to beauty products. However, my mind changed the first time I tried Aveeno products six or seven years ago. Aveeno has a wide range of skincare products that are perfect for all skin types. Let’s take a look at some of the products I recently had the opportunity to test out.
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Snacks Your Whole Family Will Love


 

Snacks Your Whole Family Will Love-Pure Growth Organic-Happy Family

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I’m always looking for the best way to give my family the best things in life. One way I work toward this goal is by feeding them the very best snacks I can find. I’m a mom with three kids under the age of five and am due to welcome our fourth child in November. If your kids are anything like mine they are constantly looking for a snack. I’ve been lucky enough to find some great options from Pure Growth® Organic and Happy Family® and I’m very excited to share them with you…. [read more]

Family Friendly Entertainment from Lionsgate Films


Family Friendly Entertainment from Lionsgate Films - DVD- Air Bound from Lionsgate Films

Lionsgate Entertainment, Inc.
Rating: PG for action/peril
Genre: Family
Feature Run Time: 94 minutes
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.35:1)
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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Lionsgate Entertainment is a name I’m hearing more and more when it comes to home entertainment. Recent offerings from Lionsgate include The Shack, John Wick 2, Shaun the Sheep The Movie, A Madea Christmas, Mockingjay, The Age of Adaline … so many great movies ranging from inspirational to drama, comedy, and animated.

You know with a Lionsgate film, you’re in for a good time. Most recently, my children and I watched Air Bound. It’s a cute movie about some city mice who are tired of the daily humdrum of their lives and want a little adventure. They get an adventure for sure when they meet some new friends who need help saving their family from a bunch of super-villain weasels…. [read more]

Slow Cooker Family Favorites


Slow Cooker Family Favorites

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When it’s time for back to school, my crock pot becomes a necessity in my house. Crock pot cooking is so convenient, easy, and delicious! Some of the tastiest dishes I’ve ever eaten have come straight from my electric pot…. [read more]