For years we’ve been told that we should put the needs of everyone else before our own. We hear that message everywhere. I have struggled with the feeling of selfishness whenever I do something for myself. I recently read an article in the ” Best for Women” magazine published by Soroptimist Intl, that changed my viewpoint on this subject. In the article, Patricia Donoghue uses the example of the oxygen masks on an airline. We’re told to put on our own masks first, then help those around us. Why do the airlines tell us this? Because we can’t help anyone else if we’re suffocating! What we’ve lost overRead More →

Need to relieve stress quickly? Try these 20 tips to decompress… Take deep breaths. Breathe deeply from within your diaphragm 10 times, letting out each breath slowly. Light candles, day dream, relax your muscles. Take some “me” time. Whether it’s a few minutes each day or an hour a week, take time for YOU to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. Laugh more! Share your laughter with a few of your best friends when you host a relaxing Spa with your BeautiControl Independent Consultant. Detox your mind and your body with a BC Spa Detox Detoxifying Bath Soak. Meditate. No need to go on a retreat toRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Have you ever wondered if your toothbrush was really clean? Unless you pulled it out of a sealed package today, you could be putting some of the most harmful bacteria and other microscopic organisms right into your mouth! Here are a list of things that might be in your toothbrush right now: Bacteria – There is possibly more bacteria in your mouth than anywhere else on your body. When this bacteria is removed by your toothbrush and toothpaste, it can then live on your toothbrush for a long, long time. Fecal matter & urine – Yuck! But it’sRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! So your little one has a fever of 100.1, and looks fine except he’s got a little chill. Do you give them Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Motrin (Ibuprofen) to Lower the fever? Some researchers are now saying leave the medicine in the cabinet and wait it out. When I was a teenager, the slightest rise in temperature would cause my mom to run to her medicine chest and whip out the Acetaminophen (or Aspirin, which we now know causes Reye Syndrome in children). She did it because that was the “new thing” to make their children comfortable. That was a bigRead More →

Well, it’s official…I’m a Food Affairiate! I was blessed to be selected as one of the Bloggers to receive a preview copy of Beth Aldrich’s new book, Real Moms Love to Eat! Now this is a review that I can really get into, one that involves food! First, I have to say that Beth is a vibrant, exhilarating writer. Before she sent me a copy of the book, I thought “I hope this isn’t just another cookbook”. I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The book is not only about recipes, it’s also about Beth, her family, and her love affair with food. We get insight into why Beth wroteRead More →

Teaching Children to be Physically Active by Dan Gilbert Children were born to be active. As soon as they are out of the womb, children have the strong desire to crawl, walk and run through life. Unfortunately, however, this strong desire is starting to diminish at alarming rates as children get older and technology gets more advanced. With the hustle and bustle of society and everyday lives, parents may find it hard to be physically active themself. However, this is just another excuse to not exercise, and one your child will mimic. Children need a role model in their life show them what is rightRead More →

As the mother of 3 boys, I take a lot of care to keep them healthy all year long, especially during cold and flu season. The kids don’t like to miss school, because that means “make-up” work, so I’m fortunate that our tactics have worked since they were little. Here are some of my tips to keep them healthy & happy year-round. Wash your hands for 20 seconds and do it often. I’ve taught the kids from the time they learned their ABC’s that singing the ABC song while washing hands is a great way to send those nasty germs down the drain. It’s alsoRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! I thought my kitchen was a safe haven for my family to enjoy our meals together. But did I get an awakening when I read some of the articles from the experts at the Home Food Safety website. The Home Food Safety website is dedicated to raising consumer awareness of how to handle food safely and avoid spreading foodborne illnesses and bacteria. Boy did it get my attention! Here are some quick tips that I found off the bat: Wash hands for 20 seconds with warm soapy water often Use a food thermometer to make sure you’re cooking food to theRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Think painting your nails is a simple and safe process? Well, think again. there are chemicals that the nail industry has been using for years, that are known carcinogens. A handful have removed all of the chemicals from their nail products, but these harmful ingredients are still in a number of brands. The chemicals that I’m talking about are Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Toluene and Formaldehyde. Yes, you read correctly, the same chemical morticians use to embalm people. DBP has been known to cause asthma in young children and nervous system disorders. It can also cause a variety of birth defects.Read More →