How to Massage Your Baby

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Massage is one of the most widely known ways to promote natural healing, though not a lot of people associate it as a way to heal the body. While massage is an excellent way to de-stress, the benefits it can offer go far beyond relaxing the muscles. The best part of massage, especially in terms of healing, is that it can range in pressure from gentle to intense to accommodate any age and physical condition. There are a few health Continue reading

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Early Language Learning with Kids’ Candor

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I didn’t have the opportunity to learn a language when I was a child, so I feel very motivated to encourage my children to learn one. I had a blast teaching my son baby sign language when he was a toddler. As fun as that was, I had no idea how to approach the learning of a new language with my little boy. I know of Rosetta Stone, but it isn’t exactly intended for the young ones. I wish Kids’ Candor was an option for us at that influential time in his life, as well as my Daughter’s a few years later.
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When is a House Remodel Dangerous?

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Living in an old building hasn’t been all fun and games for us. It’s not old enough to be some awesome vintage home, but it certainly is old enough to require a lot of care, updates, and remodeling. For the most part, we’ve had fun making a cozy, old place look newer and more “us”. We painted, we placed laminate flooring, we cleaned, we decorated. The hardest part has been the fact that every time we think a project will be easy, it turns out the place needs so much more repair work than we thought. So far, the worst Continue reading

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Win Some Natural #GoOrganic Candy!

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Every Holiday, I cringe at all the candy and artificial “food” items loving friends and family so generously give to our children. Living this natural lifestyle is hard when it comes to other people offering anything edible to the kids. Others don’t understand why I limit so many things. As much as I try to educate about the things we do and do not put into our bodies, sometimes it’s a matter of battling decades of mis-information from the food industry. Until I can persuade everyone else to realize what nasty ingredients are in so many commercial products, and why they should NOT be in our bodies, I like to be ready with my own alternatives. Continue reading

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Finding Motivation to Exercise

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Going to the gym. That’s one thing, among many things, we all have intentions of “finding time for”, right? The truth is, you aren’t going to find time anywhere. If you want to do something, anything, you need to make time for it. Of course, that’s the real trick isn’t it? Making time for all the things we need to do and all the things we want to do. Yet, we only have 24 hours each day to do it all. I haven’t learned the secret on how to balance it all out, but I would like to share my tips on how to find the motivation to make time for exercise and how to stay motivated once you do. Exercise will never go away, you do in fact need it to be healthy. Don’t let all your fabulous green living efforts die in vain because you can’t find the motivation to work out. Continue reading

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Making Math Fun with the #ZapZapMath App

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Math can get stressful for kids. Adults, too! Numbers, numbers, numbers. Always doing different things. Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing….  it’s no wonder kids get overwhelmed. Math is very fascinating once you get the hang of it. It helps you figure out so many other things in life, like puzzles and games. It’s obviously an important skill to practice, but what about when the kids just aren’t getting it? Or when they get so overwhelmed with all the school work that it inhibits their learning or ability to retain information? Keeping school fun is an excellent way to keep the kids excited about learning. Turning the subjects they struggle with into games is one of the best ways to keep things fun for them.  Continue reading

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Ivory Soap in the Microwave FAIL

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There’s a really great collection of pictures on Pinterest, if you search “Ivory Soap Experiment”, that entice you to pop a bar in your own microwave and begin having some hands on fun with the kids. The kids and I were all pretty excited to give it a try ourselves. Soap in the microwave!? Let’s go!! Continue reading

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#ASPCA Rescue Readers Books by #StudioFun with #MomsMeet

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When we adopted our dog, Disney, from a local animal shelter this past March, our family entered a whole new world of animal appreciation. We already had a love of animals, and enjoyed spending time with pets of all sorts, but after living with only one independent cat, bringing a puppy home became a major leap into pet parenthood for us. It’s hard to go to any shelter because Continue reading

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