fitness and wellness

Elderberry Syrup: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

It probably comes as no surprise that Elderberry Syrup has increased in popularity over the last three decades. While most of our parents likely never considered taking it themselves or giving it to their children, most parents nowadays are at least familiar with the term. We decided to do our own research and see what the fuss is all about! When I think of taking vitamins as a kid, my memories are of the Flinstones shaped chalky-chewables that were full of artificial dyes now linked to negative behaviors in children. Luckily, as parents …

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9 Easy Pantry Swaps for A Healthier Kitchen

I’ve been thinking a lot about how fortunate we are to be living in a time when there is so much information out there about the food we are eating.  Science has come such a long way in disclosing the effects of artificial and processed ingredients making the decision to eat healthier, cleaner meals has never been easier!  There are so many easy alternatives for your every day pantry staples that can benefit everything from your skin and gut health to your overall energy level and heart health.  Keep reading for 9 easy pantry swaps …

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10 Detox Dinner Recipes You Will Actually Want to Eat

Sometimes after a period of over indulging, it’s hard to get back into the swing of things! I’ve found some amazing detox dinner recipes that are not only good for you, but are also delicious! From stir fries to salads, from seafoods to stew – eating healthy never tasted so good! Here’s the thing.  I’m not a cleanse girl.  Nor am I the girl who’s going to only drink juice for a week.  I need real food, please and thank you.  I’ve been scouring blogs and cookbooks for detox dinner recipes for the …

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21 Fun Things to Do with Friends

Friendship in adulthood, and especially during the motherhood years of having small children, can so easily become stale or stagnant. It starts to feel like text, call, make plans for dinner and repeat. Looking to shake things up or deepen your existing friendships? Keep reading for 21 fun things to do with friends, most of which are cheap or free! It’s hard enough making friends as an adult, but how do you maintain those relationships? Especially when you have small children it can feel like a play date is the only time you ever see …

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