Wellness Wednesday – Healthy Lifestyle for Dementia Prevention

Many Americans wonder how to prevent dementia. Anyone who has ever had a loved one affected by dementia has seen the profound impact and grief that is associated with this condition. We often look for that one thing we can do to prevent an illness and it turns out (yet again) a healthy lifestyle is... Continue Reading →

10 Easy Steps to Mindfulness – Transform Your Life

Mindset Monday - How to be more mindful What is mindfulness? The official definition is "a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique" Mindfulness is life changing. No joke. What if you didn't need to... Continue Reading →

6 secrets to raising the happiest kids in the world

Dutch Secrets to Happier Kids Turns out the Dutch have the happiest kids in the world! What's the secret? I'm always interested to learn how to be a better parent and I thought I'd take a look. Here are the general points (read the article for more info): 1. Babies get plenty of sleep -... Continue Reading →

How pregnancy has made me confront my own weight bias

This is the truth we need to talk about - our bodies change during pregnancy and whatever the change, we should NOT feel ashamed about it. We are growing tiny humans - that's no small feat. This is a great blog post with insight into the weight bias in our culture by Bite My Words.... Continue Reading →

Natural Household and Personal Care Products | Grove Collaborative

I keep telling everyone about this company because I'm in love. It's called Grove and they have TONS of natural and healthy cleaning products that work great. I just got an email that today is free shipping! If you become a VIP you always get free shipping, but this is a great way to give... Continue Reading →

Zones of Regulation

I'm not going to lie - I learned about this when trying to figure out how to be better parent and help my oldest son regulate his feelings better. But honestly, adults need this too... Many people go through life and don't acknowledge how they are feeling unless it's a big feeling (excited, enraged, shame),... Continue Reading →

Healthier Cleaning

Today's post takes a different spin. Over the years I have tried to switch up my home cleaning items to be more natural. The downfall is that those heavy-duty, dirt-busting chemicals are really good at what they do. So, I've had to try quite a few products to something that works, is affordable and hopefully better... Continue Reading →

What do your kids need from you?

I heard this question yesterday and it really made me think - What is it that your kids need from you? Obviously the basics - love, affection, food, water, shelter, safety. But when you really think about it, what do they actually need from you? What is your purpose in their lives right now? It took... Continue Reading →

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