Category: Health

  • Kid-Approved Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

    Kid-Approved Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

    Biting into a warm, flavorful cheeseburger fresh off the grill is an iconic part of summer. If you’ve said goodbye to gluten (or grains) though, then cheeseburgers may not be on the menu anymore. The kids and I love this real-food bacon cheeseburger soup. It has all the flavors you love in a cheeseburger but…

  • Back to School Routine

    Back to School Routine

    Back to school is a fun time with its new routines, crisp new school supplies, learning new subjects, and trying new activities. It’s hard to believe when we’re in the thick of summer that the beginning of a new year is just around the corner. Carefree days and late nights are a part of the…

  • DIY Roll On Deodorant With Magnesium

    DIY Roll On Deodorant With Magnesium

    Over the years I’ve perfected a few natural deodorant recipes for long-lasting protection. I was intrigued by the roll-on antiperspirant deodorants though and wanted to try my hand at a healthier version. You can never have too many homemade deodorant options, right? Not only is this aluminum-free and alcohol-free, but it offers natural odor protection.…

  • Healthy Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

    Healthy Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

    Ranch dressing has always been one of my first condiment loves (after ketchup, of course). After seeing what was actually in the store-bought salad dressings from the grocery store though, I knew it was time to break up. Thankfully I came up with an even healthier version of ranch salad dressing and now this ranch…

  • DIY Seaweed Face Mask

    DIY Seaweed Face Mask

    My kids are used to seeing me with oddly colored things smeared on my face by now. Homemade face masks, like this probiotic yogurt facial mask, are great for hydrating and nourishing skin. The only downside is it needs to be used right away. This seaweed face mask however can be stored as a powder…

  • Top Gifts For Men (Ideas For Father’s Day, Bday, and More)

    Top Gifts For Men (Ideas For Father’s Day, Bday, and More)

    What do you do for gifts when the man in your life is hard to shop for? I’ve been trying to answer that question for years. It always seems tougher to find good gift ideas for men than it does for women. Men usually aren’t as happy with some herbal tea and a new skein…

  • Honey Sesame Dressing Recipe

    Honey Sesame Dressing Recipe

    I’ve had a love of Asian food for a long time. From fast food Chinese as a teen to dining out at Japanese restaurants as an adult. Over the years I’ve learned how to make healthier versions of my favorite restaurant dishes at home (that taste even better!). This honey sesame dressing is one of…

  • Calendula Nursing Balm Nipple Cream

    Calendula Nursing Balm Nipple Cream

    With my first child, I was prepared for pregnancy to be uncomfortable at times. I expected labor and delivery to be intense. I figured I’d be emotional after having a baby. What I didn’t expect (or really prepare for) is that breastfeeding can be difficult the first few days as well! Don’t get me wrong. It…

  • Home Remedies For Mastitis That Really Work

    Home Remedies For Mastitis That Really Work

    Breastfeeding comes with its fair share of challenges. From sore nipples to late-night feeds (and plenty of baby cuddles!). If you notice breast pain, flu-like symptoms, and blocked milk ducts then it could be mastitis. Here’s what mastitis is and the home remedies I successfully used to treat my breast infection. Years ago after an…

  • Make An Epic Family Road Trip Plan

    Make An Epic Family Road Trip Plan

    Summertime is upon us, and what’s more fun than planning a vacation for your family? Longer days, a little less responsibility, and lighter schedules allow you to take a road trip and see parts of America you haven’t experienced yet. Our family has been on several road trips over the years and it’s always a…

  • Asian Ginger Vinaigrette Recipe

    Asian Ginger Vinaigrette Recipe

    We don’t go out to eat often, but when we do, I love Japanese food. It’s relatively easy to find gluten-free dishes, and the salads and stir fry are wonderful There’s even a local restaurant that cooks in coconut oil! One of my favorite things at our local Japanese restaurant is their ginger salad dressing (which probably…