Category Archives for Healthy Living

How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

Many parents that learn about how to eat healthy and want their kids to join them on this journey find a ton of opposition in this area. Some kids just naturally enjoy good food and make the transition easily, but others really like certain comfort foods and just don’t want to give them up. Tips […]

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Posted by Heidi
March 11, 2016

Favorite Oven Baked Fries Recipe

Here is one of our family’s favorite recipes. They tell me they taste better than any restaurant fries. If you have an old Veg-O-Matic or Salad Shooter, this recipe is much easier. You just cut the potatoes and throw them in a bag that has oil and spices in it. Then you lay them in […]

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Posted by Heidi
March 9, 2016

Natural Body Scrub Recipe

Although you can find a body scrub in spas and department stores, you can also make them at home for practically nothing. This is a fun way to have a spa experience at home with ingredients you have on hand that will moisturize and exfoliate your skin and make it feel awesome. This simple sugar […]

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Posted by Heidi
March 9, 2016

Top Ways to Avoid Laundry Toxins

Even though we think laundry is clean if it smells perfumey, we don’t realize how many harmful chemicals are in detergents and softeners. We breathe these chemicals all day because they are on our clothes and then we breathe them all night because they are in our sheets. Too much of a good thing is too […]

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Posted by Heidi
February 19, 2016

Keys to Healthy Eating Habits

Developing healthy eating habits is important. Food affects many areas of our lives; how we feel, how we react to stress, how much we can exercise, etc. There are thousands of diet books out there, each with their own premise and secret to maintaining a healthy weight. I have tried many of these and have […]

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Posted by Heidi
February 19, 2016

Favorite Essential Oils to Diffuse for Relaxation and Breathing

Essential oils can be diffused to create a comforting space for relaxation and breathing. When the body is supported properly, it can work well and do the job it was created to do. Pure therapeutic grade essential oils that Young Living carries come in singles and blends. Single oils are one oil like peppermint, lavender […]

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Posted by Heidi
February 18, 2016

How to Use Essential Oils for Homeschooling Success

Essential oils are used by many homeschooling parents. There are countless health benefits, but they can also help with memory, focus, mood, and much more. Many homeschool families use essential oils each day with great success. What are Essential Oils? Basically, essential oils are the life blood of the plant. They flow from the roots […]

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Posted by Heidi
February 16, 2016

How to Keep the Air in Your Home Toxin Free

We’ve talked about toxins in food and personal care products in previous posts. Now it’s time to talk about the toxins in our air and how to keep them out of our homes. Although air fresheners, room sprays, and candles have nice scents and seem like they are good for us, the truth is that […]

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Posted by Heidi
February 15, 2016

Habits – How to Develop Healthy Habits in Life

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all have habits. Some habits are good and some are bad. Many of us have the habit of leaving our dirty dishes in the living room. Others have the habit of washing our dishes as soon as we use them. Some of us have the habit […]

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Posted by Heidi
January 31, 2016