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Tips to Boost Your Immune System

I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about #BetterHealthMadeEasy and how to #FindYourHealthy. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. When the colder weather blows through, so do the various germs and … [Read more...]

Let’s Go See | The Importance of Yearly Eye Exams

I'll admit, my children have never had their vision checked outside of their yearly well-child visits at their pediatrician's office. You know the one where they stand behind the line on the floor, cover one eye, read from the eye chart, and then do it all over again with the other eye. So far, everything has always checked out fine. They read all … [Read more...]

Homemade Pedialyte Freezer Pops

Make these Homemade Pedialyte Freezer Pops for an easy way to freeze the leftover Pedialyte you have in the container. As a mom, I don't think there are many things in this world much worse than when one of your babies is sick. Whether it's a runny nose, a tummy virus, or the flu, anytime my babies are sick it's like a swift blow to the gut. The … [Read more...]

Workout Essentials with the Sniffles & Sneezes

This is a compensated post with Vicks. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. It has been about four months since my family signed up for a CrossFit-like program at our local gym. What we didn't realize when signing up was that we would come to love the time we spend at the gym. It's not always easy, and some days we just want to throw … [Read more...]

How to Make Thieves Foaming Hand Soap

Last year my family began a journey to better health. We joined a gym. We're eating better. And we are constantly looking for ways to live a cleaner, healthier life. That led us to Young Living Essential Oils. One of my favorite products is Thieves Foaming Hand Soap, but since it is a little on the pricey side, I decided to learn how to make … [Read more...]

Staying on Track the Simple Way

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. My journey to wellness started about three months ago and it's been pretty interesting to say the least. Some days are flat out difficult while other days are pretty simple. And it all depends on how well I've planned ahead. If your life is anything like mine, having a … [Read more...]

The Beginning of Our Wellness Journey

I'm proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the #FindYourHealthy campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. Over the past couple of months my family has made … [Read more...]

No Sick Days for Mom

This is a compensated post with Vicks. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I remember life before kids when being sick actually meant that I could stay in the comforts of my large and cozy king-sized bed all day all by myself. Now being sick is just another day on the calendar. Now that I'm a mom, there are no sick days. I don't have … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Get Active With Your Children

I'm proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the #FindYourHealthy campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. For the last month or so my family has been making … [Read more...]

Pledge to Get Moving Printable

Hello, my name is Melanie. It's been one zillion months since I last went running. But before you judge me, I have got some really great excuses. Maybe these sound familiar? I can't exercise because I'm alone with the kids all day. Because, you know, kids love sitting still. I can't exercise because I'm not athletic. Walking requires a ton … [Read more...]