• BRITA
    Health

    Kicking bottled water and living better with Brita!

    This post is sponsored by Brita, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I’m a water snob. There, I said it. My husband already knows this to be true, but when it comes to water, I can be picky! Though we joke at home about my high standards for good water, really it can be boiled down to two simple things 1. I like clean tasting water, and 2. I like knowing that my water is free from contaminants that can potentially endanger mine and my family’s health.

  • Beauty,  Health

    10 Toxic Beauty Ingredients to Avoid

    Our bodies are exposed to thousands of chemicals and toxins on a daily basis – from our household cleaning supplies and beauty products, to environmental exposures and the food we eat. While it’s impossible to avoid every single synthetic chemical, you can do your part in limiting the amount of toxins your body is exposed to by making cleaner choices when possible.  Many harmful chemicals are present in our beauty and skincare products and are being absorbed into our bodies through our skin, our body’s largest organ. The sad truth? The beauty industry is highly unregulated. Especially considering the types of ingredients that are passing through their system and into…

  • Health,  Lifestyle,  Motherhood

    Relaxing Routines to Promote a Restful Nights Sleep

    This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. One of my resolutions for 2019 is to get more sleep. And one of the ways i’m accomplishing this is by establishing relaxing nighttime routines. We’ve worked hard to find our “sweet spot” – the time the magic happens because we all know 5PM is basically “meltdown o’clock” in toddler land. We needed to move up our dinner time to make sure we were able to incorporate relaxing activities post-dinner.

  • Babies,  Health,  Uncategorized

    Gut Check! Why I love probiotics for my babies!

    This post is sponsored by Evivo but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Is your baby’s gut healthy? How do you know? Ever wondered how you could easily tell if your baby’s gut was suffering? Since our babies can’t express themselves in words, we are left playing the guessing game or looking for certain signs. Thankfully there is a simple 3-Question Baby Gut Check Quiz you can take that will help you identify whether or not your baby is one of the 9 out of 10 infants missing B. infantitis (the good bacteria in your baby’s gut) Question 1: Were you OR your baby born via C-section?…

  • Family,  Health

    How Our Family Uses Essential Oils

    I am sure you all have heard of essential oils, I feel like they are everywhere these days! However with so much information floating around, the whole concept can get get pretty confusing, especially if you are new to the world of oils. I chat about them regularly over on Instagram, and how we integrate them into our lifestyle, so I am excited to share in more detail how we use essential oils in our home! A little background on why I decided to give them a go I was raised in a home that was health concious as far as the foods we ate, however it wasn’t until I…

  • Health,  Reviews and Giveaways

    Your Health At Your Fingertips – I took an At-Home Food Sensitivity Test and here’s what I thought

    Disclaimer – I was given the Food Sensitivity Test by Everlywell in exchange for my honest review. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.  Let me tell you a little story…. I grew up playing soccer, riding horses, eating what every other normal person ate, with no issues. I was healthy. When I was 19, I had a sports related knee injury, requiring surgery. A week post surgery, I found myself back in the hospital with a severe infection, requiring a PICC line in my arm for daily rounds of IV antibiotics. I recovered just fine, so I thought. In the months and years that followed, I had…

  • Babies,  Family,  Health

    Why Your Baby’s Gut Health Matters

    This post is sponsored by Evivo but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. My personal whole health journey began when I ended up on months of IV of antibiotics after getting a secondary infection after my knee surgery. The antibiotics completely destroyed my gut health, resulting in various ailments, intolerances and sensitivities in the years that followed. Now as a mother of two, I am very conscious of the importance of gut health and the vital role it plays in our immune systems and the overall well-being of our bodies. I’ve recently spent some time researching probiotic use in babies, and how it can strengthen the immune…

  • Food,  Health,  Lifestyle

    Reset + Refresh + Renew

    I have always loved making resolutions for the New Year. The anticipation and momentum building up to that 1/1 date gives me the energy I need to start the year off on the right foot. As this year comes to a close, I love reviewing what went well and what didn’t. What we accomplished and what is left undone. I love using it as a marker for how I want the next year to go, and what changes I need to make in order to maintain balance in my life. This past year, a lot went right but I also received a big wakeup call in regards to my own…

  • Food,  Health,  Recipe

    Paleo Salmon Cake Recipe

    I am pretty excited to share these. I LOVE crab cakes, and salmon cakes, and tuna cakes… for real. Growing up and in college I was famous for making weird concoctions including whatever “cake” thing I could make. Baby #2 has me craving seafood. Like sushi, salmon, crab legs, you name it. Weird huh? Even better news about these cakes, my super picky toddler loved them (dipped in hummus of course). 

  • Home remedy
    Health

    What’s In My Medicine Cabinet – Sick Season Tricks!

    It wasn't even flu season and I already had to pull my tricks out! Poor G picked up some cold/flu bug (probably from CONSTANTLY chewing on her hands - the girl is trying to push through 3-4 teeth at once) and the hubby and I fought desperately to not get sick ourselves... I will say, we do not frequent doctors offices and stay pretty healthy in general (...knocking on my wooden desk...) So in the spirit of going back to school, the weather getting cooler, and people spreading more germs, I figured I would share my Sick Season Tricks!