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26 In Homemaking/ Motherhood/ Organizing/ Productivity

10 Habits of Highly Effective Homemakers

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a mom and a homemaker. I just wasn’t quite sure what my view of homemaking was. Growing up, we had multiple housekeepers to “keep” our home clean, so we only had some basic chores we were responsible for. I learned how to do the dishes and clean a bathroom, and how to do my own laundry. As you can imagine, my view of being a homemaker was a bit unrealistic! I…

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10 Children’s Books We Are Loving Right Now

Books are my favorite thing…well, besides the obvious family, Jesus, and coffee. I am and always have been an avid reader and have raised my children as readers. It isn’t that hard to do – I started reading to my children at an early age. We make an adventure out of going to the library or bookstore, I let each younger child pick out a book for us to read before bed, I let my children see me reading books.…

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8 In Family

Save on Prescription Medicine For Your Family

If your family takes any prescription medicine at all, then you know prescriptions can get expensive. If you have a large family, like I do, and everyone gets sick at the same time – you may need an oxygen mask when you go to pick up all your prescriptions! Granted, we do our best to stay healthy and boost our immune systems, so we rarely need prescription medicine, but there are times when it is the best choice for what…

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6 In Essential Oils/ Homemaking

Why and How to Diffuse Essential Oils in Your Home

Why Diffuse Essential Oils It’s been many years since I have used artificial fragrances in my home. We started using cleaner products many years ago, when our first child was born, and continued learning from there. Now, I get almost an instant headache when I walk into a store or down an aisle filled with fragrances. I used to love walking into Yankee Candle and browsing for a long time, but now it is hard for me to even walk past…

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6 In Clean Household/ Essential Oils/ Homemaking

5 Ways to Practice Hygge For Self Care

Hygge is a Danish concept that can’t be translated into one English word. It is more used to describe a feeling of coziness and contentedness in life. Hygge is about living in the moment and spending quality time with loved ones. It’s about creating a peaceful, welcoming environment and cultivating connections. In many ways, hygge is about self-care, and some of its most important benefits to your health is that it can help you to reduce stress, increase your feelings…

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11 In Food/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

A Simple Way to Feed Your Family Healthy Food

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? If you have been around here for any amount of time, you likely know how passionate I am about healthy living. I am a busy homeschooling mom of seven, with an online business…but I still make my health and the health of my family a top priority. I have always had a passion for health and nutrition, as far as I can remember. I even went to college with a premed…

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11 In Homemaking/ Organizing/ Planning/ Productivity

Create an Evening Routine For a Better Morning

If you struggle in the morning, you may want to think about your evenings. What do I mean when I say that? Well, I have learned that in order to have a successful morning, I need to follow a specific evening routine. The success of my morning truly depends on what I do the night before. My routines have changed over the years, depending on the season of life I’m in, and my goals and intentions. But no matter what…

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2 In Family

5 Simple Ways To Make Your Mornings Brighter

This post is sponsored by The Hillshire Brands Company. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Mornings with lots of little ones can be chaotic. Add homeschooling into that mix and chaos can easily reign over the day, if you let it. Over the years I have learned how important it is to have a solid morning routine that sets up your day for success. Of course, this doesn’t always go as planned, because I am a mom…

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6 In Family Travel

The Perfect Hotel For Families || The Residence Inn

Before we had children, my husband an I used to travel quite frequently. Most people think of romantic, sunny beaches when they think of traveling; we have always enjoyed visiting cities. There’s just something about the vibrancy of cities that has always appealed to us. As we started adding children, we realized that traveling can be quite the undertaking, never mind traveling to cities! We really didn’t want to give up traveling, so as our family has grown, we have…

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9 In Food/ Healthy Living/ Ketogenic Lifestyle

5 High Fat Foods To Help You Lose Weight

We have heard it before: Gram for gram, fat has more than twice the calories of protein or carbohydrates, and eating too many calories leads to weight gain; therefore, people should eat less fat. Right? Not so fast. While reducing calories does work for short-term weight loss, sustainable, long-term weight loss is a bit more complicated. According to the The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, long-term weight loss depends on how the body processes and interacts with food and all its nutrients, not just its calories. How else could…

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