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Getting Kids Excited about Brushing and Oral Healthcare

brushing chart

This post and party were sponsored by ACT Kids Toothpaste but all thoughts and opinions are my own. As moms there are many battles we face each and every day. Some moms have trouble getting their kids to eat their veggies, some have trouble getting kids to wake up and get to school on time, some have trouble with getting kids to go to bed and some experience troubles getting their kids excited about brushing and oral healthcare. No matter what … [Read more...]

Get in Shape Gift Ideas at DICK’S Sporting Goods

Nike at DICK'S Sporting Goods

After having our last baby, baby number five, in September I am ready to get in shape. I need to lose those extra pounds once and for all. With the New Year comes new fitness goals and I'm thankful Christmas is right around the corner so I can give all of my get in shape gift ideas to my husband on my Christmas list! I know so many mamas that are working hard to get in shape after baby and I've partnered with DICK'S Sporting Goods to tell you all … [Read more...]

Better Snacks for Pregnant Women and Nursing Moms #MotherNurture

milk_-chocolate

This is a sponsored post. Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. #MotherNurture When I first learned I was pregnant with my oldest son I immediately changed my eating habits. It was the easiest transition ever for me to a healthy diet. I knew what went into my body would also be nourishing my unborn baby. It's been harder, as life has changed over the years, with each pregnancy since. That's why I love … [Read more...]

A Refreshing Treat for Nursing Mamas – A Lactation Smoothie

Lactation Smoothie

This post was sponsored by Premama as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Having nursed four children I know how hard it can be. I know how much of a struggle some women experience. I love bringing you news about great products that can help you succeed in nursing your little ones. On a recent trip to our local Meijer I saw various Premama products in their vitamin section, … [Read more...]

Caregiver? Help Strengthen their Minds and Bodies

Keeping Elderly Minds Active

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CaringMadeEasy #CollectiveBias Our parents and the older generation are the ones who have paved the way for us. They are the amazing people who our kids are inspired by and who they love to share moments with. Personally, I've noticed when my kids are around either my husband's parents or my parents they learn so much. The grandparents … [Read more...]

Enjoying Milk & Cookies Again with a2 Milk® (and a Cookie Recipe!)

a2 Milk and Cookies

This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Milk and cookies has been a favorite of mine since I can remember. I've always had a sweet tooth and there is just something about cookies with milk. When I met my husband I found out he deals with some stomach troubles when drinking milk. I felt terrible for him that he couldn't freely enjoy … [Read more...]

Loving my Honeywell Air Purifier During Spring Cleaning!

Air Purifier

Disclosure: I am a Honeywell Air Purifier ambassador and this post is sponsored, however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Spring cleaning has been at the top of my to-do list for a few weeks now. It's not staying at the top of the list because I'm not doing it, it's staying there because it seems there is always something more that needs to be done. With working outside of the home full time, being a mama to 4, … [Read more...]

Doctor On Demand – A Parent’s Dream

Doctor on Demand

This post was sponsored by Doctor On Demand as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central. As a mama to four who is busy with the kids, hubby, taking care of the house and working outside of the house I am very limited on time. There have been many times when I've needed to take the kids to the doctor and can't get into our doctor (because she's always booked) and end up taking them to urgent care. I waited 6 hours at urgent care … [Read more...]

How to Feel Energized without Caffeinated Drinks

How to feel energized

Do you ever have mornings where you are simply so tired that you just cannot get yourself out of bed?! I know I certainly do. You feel like you just need a good pick me up, like a cup of coffee or an energy drink. Unfortunately, these things are not great for your body and although they do give you energy and make you feel more awake, they can also do damage to your body, your teeth, and your health if they are used too often. Have you been … [Read more...]

Peaceful Parenting with the Exergen Lighted Thermometer

Exergen's Lighted Thermometer

Over the next several weeks I am going to be covering a few items that have made parenting more peaceful for my husband and I. Over the past nearly six years and three kids we've used a lot of products and I thought it would be fun to share some of the best we've come across! Topping my list is a good thermometer. It's priceless and a must-have! The newest lighted thermometer from Exergen has been my dream come true! We got our first Exergen … [Read more...]

Green Your Period with Help from Lunette

Green Your Period with Lunette

The New Year is here. How many of you have resolutions to be more green? Have you ever considered greening your period? We women have to deal with a menstrual cycle each and every month so why not use green products that are actually healthier for us!? I recently received the Lunette menstrual cup for review. It's a great way to green your period! Green Your Period with Lunette The Lunette menstrual cup is a reusable menstrual cup that … [Read more...]

Trying to Drink More Water? Check Out These Benefits!

Benefits to drinking water

Water is a really important part of our everyday life, after all our bodies are made up of 75% water! A lot of people don't drink the proper amount of water in a day because water is boring, or flavorless and they just do not like it all! I know with the new year comes new resolutions and a lot of people really want to be healthy and drink more water. I know it can be hard! I used to not be the biggest fan of water either, but I realized how … [Read more...]

Tips to Make Sure Your House is Ready for Winter

Air filters

Can you believe today is the first day of winter? Here in Michigan we've experienced extremely warm weather compared to the usual over the past several weeks. We've only had one snowfall and the rest of the time we've seen temps between 40-60 degrees.  Normally by this time in December we've had several snowfalls, the temps remain below 30 degree and the kids have been sick a few times. It's been a rare month or so, for sure. Now that winter … [Read more...]

Looking for Aluminum Free Deodorant? Nutrexin is the Answer!

Aluminum free deodorant

I received this aluminum free deodorant and other Nutrexin products for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.   In all honesty, I never really thought about body … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe from Everyday Poisons in Our Homes #keepinkidssafe

Everyday poisons in our homes

This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Having three little ones five years old and under I am always watching what they are doing and where they are going. I have cabinets locks in place and corner covers on furniture. As parents, no matter how many safety devices we have around the house we still need to be cautious when it comes to the everyday poisons in our homes. Many times we … [Read more...]

Mamas, Stay on Top of Your Health Goals with Sam’s Club

Tips to stay on top of health goals #SamsClubMag

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsClubMag #CollectiveBias  As a busy mama I know first handed how difficult it is to stay on top of my health goals. We all strive to keep our goals, you know...those goals we all started January 1? August is Health Awareness Month so it's a great time to check yourself on your family's goals! Back to school time is a great time to … [Read more...]

Quinoa Pudding – A Healthier Version of Rice Pudding

Quinoa Pudding Recipe

Do you love rice pudding? Are you looking for a healthier alternative? Are you looking for ways to get more quinoa into your diet? This quinoa pudding recipe may be just what you need!   Ingredients: 1 cup of quinoa 2 cups milk (more may be needed) 1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey) 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla (optional) dash of salt 1/2 cup Raisins (optional) Quinoa Pudding Instructions: In a strainer wash thoroughly the … [Read more...]

Homemade Organic Banana Chips with Dipping Sauces

homemade banana chips

Trying to eat healthier is tough sometimes. Trying to eat healthier when you have delicious snacks isn't so bad! I sometimes struggle getting my fruits and veggies in but homemade banana chips have been my go-to lately! They are easy to make and take great! With Honey Cinnamon and Vanilla Coconut Dips, you have the perfect combination for satisfying your snack-craves!  Prep: 15 minutes  Cook: 90 minutes  Total: 115 … [Read more...]

Corn Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Corn Salad recipe

The weather is getting warmer and it's time to start cooking out and eating "summer" food! I love BBQ foods, various salads, watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries and iced tea - all things that I tend to splurge on in the warmer months. I also love that hubby tends to cook more in the warmer months since he loves to grill so I get a lot of breaks! ;) Aside from cookouts, we also love to have picnics with the kids. A new favorite of mine to … [Read more...]

Are Your Health Issues Related to Indoor Air Pollution? Learn What You Can Do.

Indoor Air Pollution

Are your health issues related to indoor air pollution? Did you know that household air pollution causes many deaths each year? It's a real problem and we all need to take it seriously. In 2012 alone household air pollution made up 7.7% of global mortalities.Check out this infographic below to learn more about household air pollution and see how you can protect your family with just a bit of work and maintenance.    Breathe … [Read more...]

Small Changes Can Make Everyday Earth Day – EcoFriendly Bathroom Solutions

EcoFriendly Bathroom Solutions

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias Do I live a 100% green life? No. My goal in going green is to make small changes, to inspire others to make small changes and together we can all make a big difference. Every April, since it is Earth Month, I reevaluate my green choices and make new goals of small things I can change. For my household, it's … [Read more...]

Getting Fruit and Protein with the Help of Stonyfield’s New OP Drink

Stonyfield's OP Smoothie drink

Stonyfield has nailed it yet again. They've been really pumping out the new products this past year and they've been amazing! I love having new "treats" for my family that are also good for them! It's a win-win, right!? Recently, we were sent some coupons to try Stonyfield's new OP (Organic Protein) drinks for free. OP is the organic high-protein smoothie that is the quick nutrition and energy boost you can take with you - perfect for all of you … [Read more...]