I live in an area that is prone to drought. There have been many times that water has been rationed. Watering your garden or washing your car was strictly prohibited. Any use of water other than for hygiene and consumption was prohibited as well, and those households found over-using water were fined. Water is also a public service in most areas. It is not free and every month you pay a water bill for your consumption. What if I told you there was an easy way to cut down your water bill and ... Continue Reading
Learn the benefits of using a rain barrel during a drought or to conserve water.
Learn more about babywearing, its benefits, and tips for choosing and wearing the right one.
Babywearing may be a new concept to many moms and moms-to-be. Its benefits, including having your hands free while increasing your bond with your baby, sometimes seem nearly endless to me. So, as someone who’s tried out several styles, I’d like to share a few of my favorite tips with you. Fave Benefit of Babywearing My favorite benefit is the bonding time. Many moms work, or there are days we have to be away from our child. When I get home I’m ready to reconnect with my son, so I put ... Continue Reading
Here’s a look at some of the different situations and their associated travel insurance benefits.
Anyone who has reserved a flight, hotel and/or rental car online or through a travel agent has been faced with the question: “would you like to add insurance to your trip?” Most people opt out of it, especially if they are on a budget and do not want to add to their already mounting trip costs. While many vacations proceed as planned, there are times when the unexpected arises and a little reassurance can go a long way. Here’s a look at some of the different situations and their ... Continue Reading
Bring the whole family together through yoga.
The months after a new school year starts can involve significant changes for families. The busy schedules of school, homework, sports, after-school classes, and the holidays can contribute to stress, anxiety, and pressure for kids and parents alike. One solution to these problems is to bring the whole family together through yoga. Practicing yoga as a family has been shown to reduce stress, reduce anxiety, and lead to healthier lives because of it. It takes just a little planning to ... Continue Reading
Benefit from the pilates principals by using practical methods around the home.
Pilates is a great form of exercise and you don’t need to visit a studio to benefit from many of the principles taught in a formal class. In fact, Pilates is taught to equip you with practical things you can do everyday to keep you healthy, fit and help manage stress. Here are some elements of practical pilates anyone can do regardless of your fitness background: P–osture - Be mindful of your posture throughout the day. When your body is in proper alignment, all your body systems work ... Continue Reading
Don’t be afraid of building mom muscle! Here are some benefits to strength training and becoming your own superhero.
Let this post be a cheering section for you moms who need to hit the gym and build muscle as part of your fitness plan! I believe in the benefits of weight training so strongly, that I’d ditch a run, hike, swim, bike or climb for a strength training workout. Feeling strong, and having the knowledge you are strong, will give you confidence that YOU can do things you never thought possible. Moms, having muscles is sexy! We all have the same muscles; it’s just a matter of what you do to them ... Continue Reading