Have you jumped on the big nut butter bandwagon yet? As many people seem to be stumbling across the benefits of a plant-based diet, it seems like nut butters are becoming more and more popular. I know that I am definitely a fan of pretty much any variety – peanut butter, hazelnut spread, and definitely almond butter. The one challenge that I have with nut butters is finding a variety of ways to use them. I tend to stick with fruit, waffles, or smoothies as my three go-to nut butter carriers. I scoured my brain and the internet to find these ## no-fuss ways to use almond butter for your snacking pleasure. See below for some great almond butter snack ideas.
Fall is coming, fall is coming! If you can’t tell, I am a little bit excited. I love the cool dry air, the crunching leaves, and of course fall fashion colors. I love a good, deep nail polish year round, but they seem to be the in thing when fall comes around. Avon has a few really great shades that I am looking forward to trying out this year! Keep scrolling to check out a few of my favorites. There’s still time to order just in time for fall. If you’re new to Avon, or just haven’t created an account yet, you can use code WELCOME10 to get 10% off your first order.
In a world where we like to categorize things and people, the type of mom you are may mean a lot to you! There are many moms who identify very strongly as a “crunchy mom,” “millennial mom,” “new age mom,” “old fashioned mom,” “overprotective mom,” “relaxed mom,” the list can go on and on. One of the biggest labels that determines how you see yourself as a mom is frequently your occupation. Whether you are a working mom, a stay-at-home mom, or a work-from-home mom will have a huge impact on how you raise your family! In fact, this can sometimes feel like the biggest decision associated with becoming a mother. The tough part is that no one path is best for every family. How do you decide which choice is right for you?
Can you believe that it’s August already? It still feels like summer where we are, but I know that fall is just around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about crunchy leaves, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin baked goods! Ok, I may be getting a little ahead of myself. It is actually time to think about sending the kiddos back to school and switching gears into our fall schedules. Whether your little ones are headed off to school for the first time, returning to a higher grade level, or resuming their fall daycare schedules, Amazon can help cut down the shopping stress by delivering your school supplies and household staples right to your home. Check out this great deal to stock your home, your backpacks, or your children’s classrooms with the paper products that you need to be prepared.
Before my son was born, I had 2051 diapers in my stockpile. I know to many of you, that sounds like a lot of diapers, but in reality, that pile lasted me roughly 6 months. Babies go through diapers like they are…well, disposable! There are many advantages to using cloth diapers, and they are becoming pretty popular recently. If you go the disposable diaper route, be prepared to go through a lot of diapers. This post will teach you how to build a diaper stockpile and why you want to build a diaper stockpile before you welcome your baby.
When you have a baby or young toddler, it can feel like diapers are just a part of your life and always will be. The good news is that one day, all of the diaper changes will come to an end! June is national potty training month, so now is the perfect time to look forward to the transition out of diapers for good. Someday your little one will be potty trained and gain a huge amount of independence. Right now, it probably seems like that day is far off, but your toddler may already be giving you signs that the time for potty training is coming. The timing needs to be right in order to make potty training a smooth transition for the whole family. Check out these 5 signs that your toddler may be ready to start potty training soon.
Please tell me that I am not the only one with a love/hate relationship with dressing up for special occasions! I love getting the family looking nice and out of the house. I hate the time and money wasted looking for outfits that I don’t want to wear more than a couple of times. Dress clothes can be so expensive, but at the same time, I don’t want to just wear the same thing when we are going to be taking pictures and making memories. A great alternative that helps save money (and the environment) is shopping second hand. thredUP is an awesome online consignment store that allows you to browse deals from the comfort of your couch. Read on to learn more and see my recent shopping spree haul.
There are so many great benefits to using essential oils. Research is getting more and more accessible, and the use of oils is becoming more common – including among pregnant women. During pregnancy, many women are more cautious than normal about what we put into our bodies. Essential oils can be a great alternative to chemicals and medicines that should be avoided while pregnant. As with anything else, it is important that you do your research before introducing new things to your body. With proper research and caution, it is possible to safely use essential oils to help relieve some of the most common pregnancy symptoms. Keep reading for some great advice from Ruth – a mom of 4, RN, and wellness advocate with doTerra – about how to safely use essential oils during pregnancy.
When I was a kid, diet foods and lower-calorie butter substitutes were all the rage. Everything was low-fat, processed, and supposedly better for you. Think back to the dreamy-man-filled “I can’t believe it’s not butter” commercials! Well, research has recently put those ideas all to bed. It turns out that eating foods in their natural state is the way to go. We are going back in time to nutrition as it was before processed food became the norm. Fat is not the enemy. When it comes to fat, there are healthy and unhealthy fats. The best kinds of fat are the fats found in plants – avocados, nuts, and natural plant oils. Malaysian palm oil is a great source of natural, healthy fats. Check out this post to see how Malaysian palm oils fits into a back to basics style of cooking.
The idea of date night at home doesn’t exactly sound like a thrilling time, does it? For some of us, it really is the best alternative or only option! Whether you are trying to save money, don’t want to hire a babysitter, don’t have much time, or just want to spend time with your spouse in the privacy of your own home, a date night in can be a great way to connect with your partner. There are many fun activities that you can do at home. The most important thing is to just set aside some time to spend together. Turn off your phones, put the kids to bed, and just make your date night a priority. Check out these 22 ideas to have a fun and creative date night at home.