Having your own home business can offer independence and great satisfaction. And working from home is one of the most convenient ways to make a living. If you add to this a home business within an area of your passions, then you have the makings of true joy. Working from home may sound like a dream to some, but it’s a dream that is more realizable than many people think. The kinds of businesses that can be run from home are diverse – from professional services such as bookkeeping and ... Continue Reading
Here are five steps you can follow to help launch your home business.
Learn eco-friendly ways to green up your kitchen – including organic food and buying in bulk.
Eco-Friendly practices have to start somewhere, so why not in the kitchen? Here are a few tips and tricks to greening up your kitchen routine with reusable containers and organic food. Buy in Bulk This one may sound like a money saver, but it can also be a Eco-Friendly practice as well. The University of Florida did a study which found when all packaging is accounted for, it adds up to about one-third of all the trash that's thrown away in the United States. One way to reduce this packaging ... Continue Reading
Buy quality, green yoga clothing and equipment without a huge impact on the environment.
In a recent article by Tara, she offered suggestions on how to “Green Up Your Wardrobe” and I’d like to further this by offering you the best in yoga apparel that are green, stylish and highly coveted.There are a large number of yoga apparel and product companies out there. It can be overwhelming. Sometimes it's simpler to walk into a discount store, grab a mat, a yoga towel, and some very decent yoga clothing at a low cost.The problem with doing this is you scrimp on quality. Have you ... Continue Reading
We’ve got a variety of fitness tools that will keep you active no matter where you are.
It's not always easy for a mom to get in a workout, but we've got a variety of fitness tools that will keep you active no matter where you are. Shoes If you were to grab a workout “on-the-go” style or were heading to the park with your kids, what fitness gadget could you grab and go? What’s your first thought? Mine would be my shoes. Can’t go grab a workout in flip flops now can you? Make sure you have a pair of shoes accessible for a quick jog, sprinting on the grass, or even ... Continue Reading
Lift heavy and change your diet and watch your body transform in just six weeks.
You know you've seen this title before. Transform Your Body in Six Weeks. It graces the covers of women’s magazines in every grocery store across America. Just follow X, Y, and Z steps. But, how many of you have ever gone to the gym with an article ripped out and performed all the exercises as prescribed - even one time? Most of us read the articles, think about them, and then file the article away, never to be seen again. And in my opinion, that's okay. I don't think these articles ... Continue Reading
There are a lot of choices for going green – including how you send your child to school and making an effort to make your schools more green.
Last school year, nearly 49.4 million students attended public elementary and secondary schools. That is an overwhelming number of families that could make a real difference in creating healthy schools for our children. There are a lot of choices that individuals can make to go green in their daily lives, including how they send their children to school and what they send with them, but when like-minded individuals get involved in an effort to make their schools better there is change. One ... Continue Reading
Effective tips to ease a mom’s “back to school” stress
As mothers we look ahead to back to school with mixed emotions. On one hand, we’ll miss the lazy mornings and late nights, but on the other hand we like the return of a regular routine. Unfortunately, one thing our regular routine brings that we’d rather do without is that good ole familiar ... stress. Days of school shopping, mountains of back-to-school paperwork to fill out, schedules to juggle, carpools to organize, checks to write, and on and on. Did you know it is impossible and even ... Continue Reading
When it comes to fall and the cooler temperatures, there is one thing that I really look forward to, and that is taking a bath. Whether you have a gorgeous spa tub fit for a magazine, or just a regular size tub, you can try these at home spa ideas for a very relaxing bath. … [ Read full post ]
When it comes to fall and the cooler temperatures, there is one thing that I really look forward to, and that is taking a bath. Whether you have a gorgeous spa tub fit for a magazine, or just a regular size tub, you can try these at home spa ideas for a very relaxing bath. Taking a bath with a few lit candles, a good book or music and something in the water to make it smell amazing, just does something for you. You can have the most stressful day ever and as soon as your big toe hits that bath ... Continue Reading
By seeking support, you can reduce your stress and mirror good habits for your children. A stress-free mom sets the foundation for a stress-free family.
In our Moms & Stress series, Lea Curtes-Swenson talks with leading experts on stress management and life balance. She brings you tips, tricks, and advice for understanding your stress and getting it under control - so you can enjoy your time with your kids and teach them to live stress-free too. Parenting can be full of tension. Anyone who’s lived with a colicky newborn, tried reasoning with a sleep-deprived toddler, or matched wits with an attitude-filled preteen knows that stress and ... Continue Reading
Learn to identify and reprogram your unique stressors.
In our Moms & Stress series, Lea Curtes-Swenson talks with leading experts on stress management and life balance. She brings you tips, tricks, and advice for understanding your stress and getting it under control - so you can enjoy your time with your kids and teach them to live stress-free too. We’ve already talked about modeling stress management for your children. But what if your family is already over-scheduled, stressed-out and nearing the breaking point? How can you take control and ... Continue Reading