Summer Survival Guide for Mom

Summer is officially here and you have a few months before the next school year begins. If you’re like most moms, the next several weeks will likely include entertaining your children (and their friends), possibly entertaining your neighbors, and in the midst of that, finding a few moments for yourself. So what’s a busy mom to do when she’s staring at two full months of fun and entertainment, Read more ...

How to Feed Your Hungry College Kid this Summer and Stay Under Budget

It's summertime, which means a lot of college kids are home for the break. It also means moms are once again tasked with stocking the fridge with foods your kid will like. Here are some tips on how to feed your hungry college kid healthy foods this summer while also staying under budget. The Freshman 15 is no joke! Your college scholar is probably used to eating noodles for breakfast, lunch Read more ...

The Juicy Details About Juicing

I had read a lot about juicing and decided to give it a try when a doctor mentioned to me that sometimes juicing and smoothies can give your digestive system a break for a day or so. I went to a local juicery for cold pressed juices and purchased seven bottles for about $48. It was easy and I didn't have to spend my time buying the ingredients and cleaning up the mess. However, if you do want Read more ...

10 Simple Ways to Be Happier

We all want to be happy. But sometimes, our lives get the best of us and we can’t help but feel down or stressed. Kick that bad mood instantly with 10 simple ways to be happier every day. 1. Smile. It’s really that simple. Showing our smiles to others not only makes us feel better but helps create positive thoughts to ensure a better day. And you never know, you may make someone else’s Read more ...

Budget-Friendly Smart Home Gadgets You Need to Buy

Everything is getting smarter these days. Your phone, your car, so why not your home? Take your lovely abode to another level with six of the coolest smart home gadgets of the year. The market now has an abundance of these smart devices. Be sure to pick the gadget that fits your needs and your price point with these budget-friendly options all under $200. Pivot Power Genius This Pivot Power Read more ...

The 7 Best Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes Or Less

Has your over-scheduled, go-go-go lifestyle left you feeling a little (or a lot) stressed? You’re not alone! To relax in a flash, try one of these time-tested tension tamers. From aromatherapy to easy breathing techniques, most of these remedies can be executed anywhere, with little to no special equipment required. Read on to see which of these seven best ways to relax in five minutes or less Read more ...

Juicing vs. Blending: Which Is the Healthier Choice?

Smoothies came onto the weight loss and health food scene sometime in the late '90s. They were lauded as healthy meal replacements, a great way to get your veggies, and the ultimate weight-loss secret. However, some nutritionists warned that some of the store-bought smoothies could contain more calories than a bowl of ice cream. Not long after the smoothie trend started, the juicing trend hit. Read more ...

The Best Anti-Aging Secret the Beauty Industry Doesn’t Talk About

Wear sunscreen—that’s the number one anti-aging secret and the best thing you can do to slow down the aging effects of the sun. And now that summer is right around the corner, sunscreen is particularly important, not just on beach days, but every day that you plan to venture outside and spend any amount of time under the sun’s harmful rays. Most people understand how important sunscreen Read more ...