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...]

Easy Cherry Almond Sugar Scrub Recipe

The calendar may technically still say spring, but summer is definitely here in Georgia. The temperatures are already up to 90 degrees and the neighborhood pool is open for swimming.  Of course, shorts and bathing suits every day mean LOTS of shaving.  This cherry almond sugar scrub recipe is the perfect solution to your shaving and exfoliating needs this summer!This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link on this site, we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.  I honestly love … [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...]

Kids Sports Tips: Surviving a Season of Chaos

Over the last decade, my children have been very active in a number of different kids sports.  This caused quite a bit of chaos around the house some days.  Sometimes we were pulled in a million different directions and the bills, gear, and time commitments were overwhelming. We managed to survive (thankfully!) and now that the kids are teens, our lives have stopped revolving quite so much around sports and focus more on school.  I thought I would share a few kids sports tips that helped us keep our sanity intact while the kids were younger.  I … [Read more...]

How to Be More Optimistic and Improve Your Outlook on Life!

I am not the most optimistic person.  I tend to be skeptical of things that seem too good to be true.  Planning for catastrophic events happens regularly in my head.  Rarely do I go into any situation expecting things to run smoothly.  I envy optimistic people. They must be much more light-hearted than I am, right? I really want to learn how to change my slightly negative views on life and when I was sent a few tips by Dr. Sanam Hafeez from Comprehend the Mind on how to be more optimistic, I thought I would share them with you.  There are a lot … [Read more...]

10 of the Tastiest Foods That Relieve Stress

We all have days when we are stressed out.  Arguments with kids, a husband out of town, a major leak in the kitchen and too many deadlines have all played a part in my stress over the last few months.  I tend to eat in response to my increased stress levels which is not good for my waistline!  But, if I am going to eat, then I should focus on nibbling on foods that relieve stress, right?  Well, instead of reaching for that hot fudge sundae or the box of Girl Scout cookies you just bought, grab a few of these healthy foods to help reduce your … [Read more...]

The Health Benefits of the Kiwi Fruit will Truly Amaze You!

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend a blogger event featuring dozens and dozens of fresh food brands.  From grass-fed beef to organic kiwi, I learned a ton about farming, fresh food, and the importance of a healthy diet.  I came home from the event with a large bag of organic kiwi, which my son and I were thrilled about.  Kiwi are always a popular snack item in our house! I started wondering what, exactly, these little fuzzy green fruit could do for me.  The health benefits of the kiwi fruit will truly astound you and you should be putting … [Read more...]

DIY Sensual Massage Oil and How to Give a Romantic Massage

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and this DIY sensual massage oil will be put to good use! To be honest, my husband and I really don't spend a lot of money on Valentine's Day gifts.  I don't want flowers that are going to die in a week or chocolate I will feel guilty eating.  After being together for 20 ish years, romance means totally different things to us now than it did when we were younger.  Romance is making sure we actually kiss each other good morning.  Maybe make time for a walk after dinner.  Or actually sit together in front of … [Read more...]