6 Ways To Take Care of Yourself

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You spend most of your days (and nights) racing around helping everyone and taking care of everything that needs your attention.  Those who give to others, rarely take enough time for themselves.  From volunteering to being a parent, the energy that life requires can suck us dry.  Here are some ways to replenish your body, mind and spirit. * train yourself like you train a dog or cat by using ...

8 Things to Do Before Bed (That You’ll Thank Yourself For Tomorrow)

Despite being tired and ready to hit the pillow, there are some very meaningful things you can do at night that will make your morning (and all of tomorrow) go more smoothly tomorrow.    I promise you will thank yourself.  If everyone in the family gets involved and you ALL prepare the day ahead, think of the amazing things that will happen! 1.  Start a load of laundry.  Most families have to ...

3 Ways To Make Your Weeknights Easier

Weeknights are a struggle.  You're tired from a long day at work, the kids have homework to do, you're trying to prepare a healthy meal, and you need to do it all again tomorrow.  So how do you survive the weekday struggle?  Here are a few of my secrets. #ad @madebygoogle @bestbuy  Crockpot meals.  There's nothing better than coming home to a meal that's already prepared.  Of course, ...

4 Things That Keep Me Going Through The Day

My days are busy.  I mean, aren't everybody's?  I'm a working mom of a toddler, a wife, a dog mom, a home-owner, and I like to try and workout, and you know....eat meals.....it's all a complex balancing act.  I can't say that I can always keep the plates in the air, but I do have a few secret weapons that help me make it through the long days. A great breakfast.  I prefer a smoothie.  ...

Cooking Up Some Love

When I sat down to write this year's Valentine's Day gift guide I was drawn to one spot over and over again, the kitchen.  The kitchen is the heart of the home and cooking is such a romantic task.  We do it day after day, as a sign of love for our families.  I wanted to see if I could find a way to make it a little more special for even the busiest of weeknights, and I'm pretty darn happy with ...

3 Ways To Keep It Together (Even on a school night)

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free Keeping it together is really a balancing act.  Some days you're going to be better at it than others.  However, there are a few tricks and tools I rely upon to be my secret weapons.  So, when the calendar is full, and the clock is ticking, this is how I ...