Summer Foot Care Tips for Beautiful and Healthy Feet

Summer is almost here and with temperatures rising I am looking forward to tank tops and flip flops.  In fact, a lot of the time I don't even bother with the flip flops.  I have a tendency to wander around barefoot...including in the garden which sometimes makes for a few painful moments!  Because my feet get abused quite a bit, I need all the help I can get when it comes to summer foot care tips.  My feet tend to have calluses and when I DO want to go show off in a pair of strappy sandals I want to make sure they are looking their best.  If … [Read more...]

Beginners Guide to Yoga and Fun Yoga Gift Basket Ideas

Are you looking for a beginners guide to yoga so you can attend your first class with confidence?  I definitely recommend a bit of preparation before tackling your yoga journey. Yoga is an amazing way to improve your flexibility and physical strength while at the same time helping you learn how to relax. The wonderful thing about yoga is that anyone can do it.  Whether you are a beginner starting out at step one or a seasoned athlete, yoga can help you feel better. If you'd rather be outside than cooped up in a yoga studio, you can do yoga … [Read more...]

8 Outdoor Workout Ideas To Boost Physical Fitness Levels

I have a gym membership and use it multiple times a week to stay in shape.  However, once the warm weather starts to hit, I start looking for a few outdoor workout ideas to get me into nature while I exercise.  Outdoor workouts are a great way to soak up a few Vitamin D boosting rays of sunlight while you burn some calories. Outdoor exercises without equipment will save you tons of money if you can't afford a gym membership.  Of course, there are a few key pieces of exercise equipment that you may want to invest in and I will include some … [Read more...]

How To Eat Healthier At Breakfast Even If You Are Short On Time!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?  When you are a busy mom, it's also the hardest to squeeze in. Knowing how to eat a healthy breakfast can get you off to a great start in the morning!  My mornings are frequently filled with things like lost homework, missing sneakers, spilled milk and the occasional vomiting dog.  Great way to wake up in the morning, huh?  I'm sure your reality is about the same as mine  While I would love to eat healthier at breakfast, it isn't always easy. While I always make sure the kids get a healthy … [Read more...]

10 Habits of Happy People That You Need to Adopt This Year

Well, the year is coming to a close and it has been a hectic one.  While I am not exactly depressed, I would not say I am wildly happy right now either.  I have spent too much time focusing on work, bills, and the day to day chores that have to get done.  I'm taking charge next year of my emotional well being and have been reading up on the 10 habits of happy people that I should adopt.  I live a good life and want to live it to it's fullest.  Unfortunately, I am a very high strung, Type A kind of person.  If there is something to worry about, … [Read more...]

Hot Yoga Health Benefits and How to Survive Your First Class!

About a month or so ago, my husband and I started doing hot yoga.  I had read quite a bit about hot yoga health benefits and decided I wanted to give it a try.  Yoga is not necessarily a new fitness activity for me.  It is something I have done off and on for several years, although rather sporadically. This post will share with you not only some of the health benefits of hot yoga but also a few tips on how to survive your first class! If you are new to yoga, check out my beginners guide to yoga before you get started. This post contains … [Read more...]

Solutions for Teen Acne Struggles and a DIY Bathroom Organizer

This discussion about teen acne struggles and my DIY bathroom organizer craft is part of the #ClearlyConfident campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. My teens go back to school on Monday and we are busy getting ourselves ready.   Clothes shopping has been challenging, the back to school shopping list is way too long, and teen acne struggles are making them worry about their first day of school complexion.  Teenage acne is something we all suffer through, no matter what generation you are! … [Read more...]

Herbal Sore Muscle Bath Soak for Soothing Muscle Pain Relief

One of the joys of getting old (ish!) is that I tend to hurt myself a lot easier than I did when I was young.  Being an active, middle aged woman, that means I am nursing sore muscles on a regular basis.  This herbal sore muscle bath soak will help me soothe away a few more of my aches and pains. Last week, my husband and I tackled a hot power yoga class which was incredibly challenging.  Then, the next day, I went for a 3-mile run.  And 2 days later I hit the gym.  Yes, I was feeling ambitious last week but I was also REALLY sore by the time … [Read more...]

How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

We are finally moving into spring and that means people will begin traveling over spring break.  We are heading out ourselves next week and I am so ready to relax!  Everyone is chomping at the bit to get out of the house after the long winter.  Hopefully, you have managed to keep that 'eat healthy and exercise' resolution you made back in January but now you are faced with a challenge.  Vacation presents a whole new set of temptations and difficulties when it comes to healthy eating.  In order to avoid packing on the already shed pounds, you … [Read more...]

How to Add Me Time Back Into Your Daily Routine

If you are pulled into too many directions and feeling stressed out, chances are that your internal resources are running low.  You need to learn how to add me time back into your daily routine.  It isn't always easy.  Moms are constantly being pulled into too many directions. However, when we forget to stop and recharge our batteries, our health (both physical and emotional) tend to suffer.  When I was approached by Tejal Patel, the Mindful Mama coach, to share a few tips about how to add me time into your day, I thought it would be a great … [Read more...]