Not Feeling Very Merry Before the Holidays? 4 Self Help Strategies!

Feeling down before the holiday? Here are 4 effective strategies to help you get back to feeling merry! Collaborative post.   The holiday season is the time of festive cheer and goodwill to all… But for many of us, it’s extremely hard to get into the festive spirit....

The Mom’s Guide to Understanding Health Insurance Terms

The mom's guide to understanding health insurance and the terms related when searching for the best policy for your family. Collaborative post.   That tooth that got chipped when your kiddo so unpolitely head-butted your face in the pool last summer; that emergency visit to the ER when...

The 3 Most Nurturing Things For Postpartum Wellness

The 3 most absolute nurturing must-dos for postpartum wellness for new moms. Collaborative post.   Frustration at that stupid book didn't even begin to cover it. I had read two different books about postpartum 'what to expect', and I still didn't anticipate feeling as lonely, and isolated, and...

How Busy Moms Find Time To Stay Fighting Fit

How busy moms stay fit with these 4 strategies. Guest post by Jennifer Kitson. Around eight in 10 adults say that women face significant pressure to be an involved parent, which is interesting considering that in this day and age, women make up nearly half the U.S. workforce....

9 Superfoods Every Pregnant Woman Should Be Eating

9 Superfoods for pregnant woman that will up your nutritional profile without even trying.   Pregnancy is such a challenging phase for every woman. Aside from the physical changes, the pregnant mom also needs to adjust her lifestyle for the new life she is carrying. Though there...

How To Maintain A Fitness Routine Without Burning Yourself Out

Guest post written by Mianna Korben.   Being a mom may be one of the most challenging things in life. This is especially true for the modern mum. After all, you have to balance your work and family life while still maintaining your physique. Many women give...

The Ultimate Guide to Female Health

Our health is one of the most important things in our lives. Being in good health can help us get by in life and achieve everything we want to. It can also promote good mental health and help us enjoy happiness. However, even though we...

4 Ways Your Bad Health Habits are Hurting You Right Now

Collaborative post. When looking at health, happiness, and overall wellness, implementing better lifestyle choices is crucial. This doesn’t just mean doing more of the things that you should do, but also looking at the habits that could be causing you harm. Because those bad health habit...

6 Sweet and Spooky + Surprisingly Savory Healthy Halloween Snacks

Your kids are begging to stuff their faces with candy for 4 straight weeks. You want a healthy alternative that's just as fun as 18 new colors of candy corn. So strike up a candy compromise with some healthy Halloween snacks leading UP to the...

How to Break Through Frustrating Weight Loss Plateaus

You know how when you really get going on a health binge, and you're staying motivated and feeling freaking fantastic, even though it's a lot of work (so much), but good work + change. And then you step on the scale and are totally deflated?...

3 Scrumptious Pumpkin Seed Snack Recipes for this Fall

Whether we're in fall or not, the simple fact is that seeds are being called 'powerhouses of nutrition'. Luckily, pumpkin seeds falls under that. Because I absolutely LURVE the little buggers, and so do my kids! And since we're trying to get back on the...

How to Understand Emotional Eating to Stop It Forever

Not many people know this about me, but I was married before. Like a million years ago, and it was short-lived. 6 months to be exact. The whole story is full of drama, deceit, and lots of tears. But food also became a factor. For...

10 Ways to Stay Motivated to Work Out Every Day

If I had a dollar for every time I wanted to bundle up in bed and binge on Game of Thrones instead of working out, I'd be like, SUPER RICH. But also super heavy, and super unfit. I get it, nobody wants to do it unless...

5 Meaningful Investments for Busy Moms to Make in Themselves

As a woman with a family and a career, finding the balance between work, caring for your loved ones and maintaining a social life isn’t a walk in the park. Trying to juggle all of these super powers can put a toll on your mental...

The Dangerous Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

One huge part of self care for women is making sure all our lady parts are in good health. Good health is paramount to how we feel, and the energy we send out. So it only makes sense that we need to pay attention also...

5 Changes To Create A Less Stressful Home Environment

As busy Moms, it becomes very difficult to come home from a stressful day just to deal with a stressful environment. A less stressful home is key to being able to relax in your own personal family space. Believe it or not, there are many...

3 Ways for Emotional Healing After an Accident

If you’ve been involved in an accident and have a serious injury as a result, you may be unsure what route to take when it comes to emotional healing after an accident. Your doctor has most probably taken care of the physical side of your...

Getting Back to Your Normal Self After a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident, whether in the car, on a motorbike, or being involved as a passenger, can be very stressful. You might end up quite badly injured and will require a significant amount of time out of your usual routine to help...

7 Things That Happen to Your Body When You’re Walking Every Day

The many health benefits of walking as part of your fitness routine.   There are a lot of good reasons to start walking. It’s fun, it’s relaxing, and most importantly: it’s good for your health. Heading out for a walk each day is a great way to...

5 Keys to Feeling More Relaxed + Less Stressed Every Day

5 keys to get you feeling more relaxed and less stress every day. Collaborative post.   If you’re finding yourself feel stressed in your everyday life, you need to take action now, my friend. Too much stress can be very damaging to your physical and mental health if...

4 Tips to Get Your Kids Into Eating Well and Getting Fit

One of my biggest wake-up calls in really getting serious about getting back into shape--after the last baby--was when I bought some home workout equipment. The kid's wouldn't leave it alone!! I was super annoyed that they were getting into my stuff, invading my alone...

4 Ways Getting Organized Can Reduce Stress for Busy Moms

How getting organized can reduce stress for busy moms, and 4 ways to do it. Guest post by Jennifer Kitson.   It’s popular belief that moms, even working moms, often take on more of the organization, cleaning, and childcare than their partners. But do you realize how much...

3 Dangerous Things That Happen When You Drive While Tired

The shocking dangers when you drive while tired, and the illegal activity its compared to. Collaborative post.   The dangers when you drive while tired are fairly well-known. Drivers are cautioned against long periods behind the wheel by automatic reminders. And every so often articles surface to caution...

Conquering the 4 Most Common Sleep Deterrents

The 4 most common sleep deterrents, and how to overcome them for better quality sleep, and better health. Collaborative post.   Sleep is important. Getting the right amount and quality while avoiding sleep deterrents is crucial if you want to ensure that your body keeps operating the right...

3 Ways to Start Feeling More Contentment Every Day

3 Ways to get out of your own head and get you to feeling more contentment and less stress with the world every day. Collaborative post.   Feeling more contentment can be elusive for many people today, living in such as fast paced world. Especially for Moms struggling...

How to Make Daily Health Habits a Part of Your Self Care

3 Ways to hardwire your brain to actually want to do nourishing health habits daily. Collaborative post.   You know how when you've made a commitment to yourself that you're gonna get out there every day? You're gonna run those miles, or do those million sets of squats,...

How I Wake Up in a Good Mood Every Morning

The easy ways to wake up in a good mood every morning, even when you have kids. Collaborative post.   When a parent is talking to someone without children, we tend to cover up a truth a bit by saying how great kids are and that they’re the...

4 Fantastic Ways for Making Time for Exercise as a Busy Mom

4 Fantastic Ways to Squeeze in an Exhilarating Workout Today. Collaborative post.   In the days long ago, ya know--before kids--I, like many of us who dream of times and lands past, used to have all the time in the world to work out. Go to the gym?...

4 Starter Tips for Better Quality Sleep

4 ways to start out getting more and better quality sleep every night for better health. Collaborative post.   We could all do with a little more and better quality sleep, right? We all seem to be so busy with our working schedules these days that we need...

Get your Health + Fitness On By Joining the Summer Series 2018!

YOU'RE INVITED!! Join this years' Health + Fitness Summer Series! This awesome series--which is totally free btw--is put together for busy Mamas like you by a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, and a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, who have teamed up to bring you a rock star health...

Stress Free Moms Summit

Ok, Mama--I've got something crazy exciting!!! You're invited to join us for the Stress Free Moms Summit!! On Monday, May 7th, join us for 5 days, with 5 amazing categories presented by top experts, each sharing 5 easy to implement steps to fast-track your success. I’m talking...

My 7 Cheap + Favorite Home Workout Equipment Options

My most favorite 7 pieces of low cost home workout equipment, how I use them, and why I love them.     In all honesty, I can't remember a time when I didn't work out. I mean, from the time I was a teen until now, I've always...

Everything Newbies Need to Do on Their First Day at the Gym

4 Tips for newbies to make their first day at the gym a little less stressful. Collaborative post.   A really great option for Moms to add to their Self Care routine is going to the gym. It gives us the chance to get fit in a safe...

7 Ways to Hydrate the Heck Out of Your Self Care

Hydrate the Heck Outta Your Self Care: 7 Tricks to Help You Add Even More Water to Your Daily Intake to Boost Your Health and Eliminate Some Unwanted Health Issues.   Waaaay back when I was in high school and college, water intake wasn't on the forefront...

The Link Between Your Finances and Your Health

What you can do to ensure that the link between finances and health isn't draining the energy and well-being from yourself and your family. Collaborative post.   The link between finances and health is not one that many of us busy Mamas think about when the topic of...

2 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Keep You Walking Like a Rockstar

Why Us Busy Moms Owe It To Ourselves to Walk More as Part of Our Health and Fitness Practice. Here's how to make it happen.   This whole past week I've awoken with a distinct cloud of blah-ness hanging over my head. I think this time of...

Ease Your Mental Health By Dealing With Money Worries

Tips and Advice for Getting Through Money Worries Without Sacrificing Your Mental Health Collaborative post:   There has been a lot of research carried out to find out more about the effect that our financial situation has on our mental health. As you can probably imagine, dealing with...

10 Epic Reasons to Start HIIT Workouts Today

10 Reasons Why HIIT Workouts are the Absolute Fitness Answer for Busy Moms That Don't Have Time to Work Out.   As busy moms like us tend to have more and more responsibility loaded onto our shoulders, fitness tends to get moved to the back burner. I...

Fitbit Charge 2: All the Fun + Awesome Features

8 Reasons Why I'm In Love With My Fitbit Charge 2 + the Minor Cons     Two years ago, since the fitness trackers were all the rage, I went ahead and bit the bullet and bought one myself. My first purchase was the Fitbit Charge, but the...

7 Yummy and Easy Ways to Make More Healthy Coffee

7 yummy and easy ways to make more healthy coffee. Oh yeah-and supercharge it. ;)   Whether you're drinking your joe in the morning to make your brain properly function (ahem, that would be me), or to prep you for your workout, coffee can quickly become a...

How to Reach Your Summer Fitness Goals by Starting Right Now

My sister says this all the time: "Bikini bodies are made in the winter." Have you ever heard that gem of wisdom? If you have, that's because it's true! And if your summer fitness goals are based on getting to a certain weight or building...

Creating Effective Annual Goals That Will Stick

As any good New Year rolls in, so do the Resolutions. But once you figure out that you need more than just a statement of resolution to make good and ambitious things start crack-a-lacking in your life, you'll also realize that setting effective annual goals...

The Effects of Forest Bathing That Will Blow Your Mind as a Mom

How Moms Can Use Forest Bathing to Solve a Whole Host of Self Care Issues + Help ADHD Kids Get More Focused   Ok, I usually don't subscribe to the latest 'trend' when it comes to health, UNLESS it's super science-backed + super cool. When I first...

How to Get Your Kids Back on a Sleep Schedule

Tips and Tricks to Get Your Kids Sleep Schedule Back on Track.   My kids sleep schedule isn't just on a to-do list. It's a necessity. Sleep is soooo crazy important for us busy Mamas, of course, but did you know how important it is to those little precious...

5 Simple Strategies to Calm Anxiety

My first extended time away from home—after being married—came when I was hired by an insurance company to be a claims adjuster. The company sends new hires to one of 3 training centers for 2 weeks, you go home for a week and do more...