Category Archives: Family

Mommy, Hold My Hand

Nicole/ December 18, 2015/ Family

There are days where I feel like I just can’t get anything done. I feel overwhelmingly lucky on the days I’m able to shower, fix 3 square meals, and wash the dishes. Add in completing laundry, and I’ll feel like we’ve hit the jackpot. This entire month so far has been consumed by a the nagging feeling that I just

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Does Your HVAC Need More Freon?

Nicole/ December 3, 2015/ Family, Healthy Living, NonToxic

Freon, otherwise known chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, these chemicals are controlled substances, which means they must be properly disposed. If you have central AC/heat, chances are it is a closed system unit. It does not consume any coolant in order to function. Contrary to what many people think, it should never need to be refilled

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Mommy Time-Out

Nicole/ November 17, 2015/ Essential Oils, Family, Life

Kids crying… spaghetti sauce exploding all over the stove… husband calling to let you know he will be home in 20 minutes… dogs rampaging through the house, fighting over a single bone (when there are at least 4 lying around the house)… you stub your toe on a cabinet (you know – the one on the foot not being sat

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Homemade Sugar Scrubs

Nicole/ November 8, 2015/ Beauty, DIY, Essential Oils, Family, Healthy Living

Last year I decided to dive into a little DIY for the majority of the Christmas gifts we gave to friends and family. After years of research and learning what is in the day-to-day products we use (like lip balm, skin and hair care products, cleaning products, cosmetics… etc), my family has been replacing the items we use with nontoxic

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Homemade Body Butter 

Nicole/ November 4, 2015/ DIY, Essential Oils, Family

Today I made some body butter for my dry, cracked hands and feet, and had to take a moment to share with you how I made it. If you have never tried homemade lotions or body butters, you truly are missing out!! I’m one of those people who deals with seriously dry, chapped, and cracked skin during the colder, dry

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Too Much Halloween Candy??

Nicole/ November 2, 2015/ Family, Healthy Living

It’s that time of year again. The Halloween rush has ended. The parties have stopped. And the pile of sugar earned from a hard night’s work of Trick or Treating never seems to end. What is one to do with all that left over candy??? I definitely don’t recommend eating a little at a time throughout the year. That’s a

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Why is it so difficult for a new mom to make new friends?

Nicole/ May 8, 2015/ Family

Hello Baby… Goodbye social graces… I sit here as a brand new mom, watching my newly mobile son play and admire him as he consciously stands by himself for the first time without holding on to something, while our dog strategically lies next to him with his ears out of little hands’ reach, and VeggieTales playing in the background. While I absolutely LOVE

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Doctored Documentary – The Forgotten History of the Medical Community

Nicole/ April 30, 2015/ Family, Health, Healthy Living

I write a lot about health related topics because that’s often what is on my mind, and I love sharing info. I’m convinced as long as the information I have is shared and helps someone, then it’s not useless. Recently my family gave up cable, and in a compromise purchased Amazon’s Fire TV. While flipping around on there, I noticed a

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Moving? There’s an oil for that!

Nicole/ April 16, 2015/ Essential Oils, Family, Healthy Living

Moving. You would think someone who has spent most her life moving would have a system to help keep things organized and keep the stress minimal… Then, I moved with a baby and all bets were off (and feels like time has stopped over the past month). This move was my first as a military spouse and mom. Thankfully, military moves

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