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A Sweet & Savory Twist on Traditional Favorites with McCormick®

A Sweet & Savory Twist on Traditional Favorites with McCormick®

 This post is sponsored by McCormick® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. We are celebrating Thanksgiving at home this year, so I have been eagerly making my cooking gameplan. I love making traditional dishes in a slightly new way. Not only […]

Mom Bloggers: 5 reasons why your blog has no traffic

Mom Bloggers: 5 reasons why your blog has no traffic

There’s nothing more frustrating then creating a stunning blog from scratch, filling it with interesting and engaging content only for no one to see it. Blogging is something that is both rewarding and fun to partake in, especially if you’re looking to improve your writing […]

Succulent Christmas Tree Tutorial

Succulent Christmas Tree Tutorial

Love creating succulent crafts? Then you’ll LOVE making these succulent Christmas Trees! They do take a bit of time and a LOT of succulents, but it’s so worth it! (more…)

Vegetarian Pot Pie Recipe

Vegetarian Pot Pie Recipe

I love personal-sized dinners, especially those that I can heat up to stagger dinner times for those busy nights when everyone is on a different schedule. These vegetarian pot pies are easy to make and absolutely delicious! 

A Parents Checklist Infographic for Children’s Oral Health

A Parents Checklist Infographic for Children’s Oral Health

Cavities (also known as caries or tooth decay) are one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. Children who have poor oral […]

Tips for Better Health Thru the Busy Fall Season

Tips for Better Health Thru the Busy Fall Season

I have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Nature Made®. All opinions are mine alone. #NatureMadeAtWalgreens #NatureMadeGummies​ #CollectiveBias​

I love the Fall season – crisp air, cinnamon-spiced foods, cute wrap sweaters, holiday decorating and school carnivals. What I don’t love? Long busy days with less sunlight, so everything feels rushed. 
To combat the possible stresses that come with a busy Fall season, I actively take steps to try to maintain the health of our household. I find that a lot of what goes in our MOUTHS can affect the outcome of our health. Here are some simple habits to implement to stay healthy and feel great.

Tips for Better Health Thru the Busy Fall Season

Watch What Goes In the Mouth!

It’s so important to be aware of what we’re putting in our mouths and this includes food, supplements & hands. 

Make Good Food Choices

Despite the plethora of sugary seasonal treats that are in the household, make sure to sneak in some immunity-boosting vegetables and fruits. I love to eat produce that is ‘in season’ because it often tastes so good! Some great fresh Fall choices would be fresh crisp apples, grapes, squashes or leafy greens.

When cooking greens, try not to overcook them because you don’t want to lose valuable nutrients.

Supplement with Vitamin C

Another great way to naturally support your immune system is to boost the intake of Vitamin C.​ Nature Made® is a brand I can trust as they have been around for over 45 years. The whole line of Nature Made® supplements, including their wide variety of gummies, can be conveniently found at your local Walgreens.

Nature Made® Vitamin C 250 mg Gummies are an easy way to get Vitamin C, and helps support the immune system. The gummies are very tasty and I prefer them to large pills.

Don’t forget heart health!

As a busy Mom, I can often forget about heart health, but it is so important to include Omega-3s fatty acids in our diets. I love the Nature Made®​ Multi for Her plus Omega-3s Gummies because they’re formulated to help provide key nutrients to help support women’s health and again, it’s a yummy gummy! One less big pill to swallow.

Hands & Surfaces
We often tell our children not to put their hands in their mouths, but adults are often equal offenders touching many public surfaces. We touch shopping carts, then our phones, the steering wheel, contaminating everything in sight. Washing hands frequently is the best way to lessen exposure to germs, but also be aware of what you’re touching. The CDC recommends washing hands for a minimum of at least 20 seconds​ with soap and water. 
I will sanitize my cell phone EVERY DAY – it’s practically an appendage, so why wouldn’t I keep it as clean as I would my hands? It also makes close contact to my face, so it’s very important to wipe down phones, doorknobs, and other frequently touched objects wiped down with sanitizing wipes. Just got home from a crafting party and spy that tempting leftover Halloween candy sitting out on your table?

Keep hand sanitizer in your purse and remember that hundreds of people have touched that menu or table condiments at a restaurant – so clean your hands before eating bread, chips, or whatever else may be presented to you while dining. There are many natural-based hand sanitizer options out there if you are on the go and trying to steer clear from alcohol-based wipes.

Stay Hydrated

Although the temperatures are cooling off, it’s more important to stay properly hydrated. If you don’t love drinking tons of water, try herbal teas. Kids can often neglect their water intake as well, so make sure to find a water bottle they LOVE and encourage a healthy water habit.

Rest Up

Although the days may be getting shorter, we can often miss out on important sleep due to school activities, late-night homework, fundraisers, work, etc. Set a ‘hard-line’ time that you must be in bed by with no distractions such as TV or cell phones. Sticking to this routine will ensure that you get needed rest.

I love shopping at Walgreens as it’s our convenient neighborhood store. Everything is so easy to find, and they have a well-stocked personal health department. Having just undergone major surgery, Walgreens was my go-to place for bandages, OTC pain relief, vitamins, and prescriptions. As a busy mom, saving time while shopping is so important to me, so I’m thankful that we have a Walgreens nearby.

CHECK OUT THIS BOGO OFFER!! Buy 1 get 1 free on any Nature Made® supplements at Walgreens, between 11/01/19 and 11/30/19.

Enjoy your friends and family this Fall Season, but make sure to take time for good health!

†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

3 CBD & Hemp Oil Body Care Products that are Game Changers

3 CBD & Hemp Oil Body Care Products that are Game Changers

The more I use CBD products, the more impressed I am with the versatility. My most favorite use for CBD is via body products.

SEED – Prebiotic & Probiotic Magic

SEED – Prebiotic & Probiotic Magic

The following post is sponsored by Seed, but the opinions are that of my own.  There’s a community of 38,000,000,000,000 (that’s 38 trillion) microorganisms, mostly bacteria, living in and on your body. Together these bacteria weight between 3-5 pounds. Gross, right? Sort of – but […]

Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Market

Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Market

I just returned from the 2019 PMA Fresh Summit. It was a lot to see and digest, but here are my initial trend picks for the show. I’ll have individual product features coming up in the new few weeks.  (more…)