Jun 162016
 
Tom's of Maine Natural Deodorant #WhyISwitched

This post was developed in partnership with Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are my own. Over the past few years, I have slowly been changing out the products I use for ones with natural ingredients. This transition started when I became pregnant with my daughter, Kayleigh. I knew I wanted to use natural products with my children, as I was concerned about ingredients in various household products and their effect on our well-being. Finding the right products for my family has taken a bit of trial and error, and I am not absolutely perfect in my endeavors to use only natural products, but I have taken a huge step in the right direction. As they say, any progress is good progress. {CONTINUE READING…}

Create Healthy Habits in 30 Days with Nature Made®

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Mar 182016
 
Create Healthy Habits in 30 Days with Nature Made®

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Having two kids in the last three years was quite a challenge for me. During both of my pregnancies, I really lost all motivation to stay fit and active, or to watch my diet. After my babies were born, my unhealthy habits grew even worse. I started eating unhealthy foods even more, as I was always busy taking care of my babies, and I didn’t feel like I had the time to eat healthy. Most of the time, I grabbed whatever I could find in the house – chips, cookies, etc. and ate it as quickly as I could, so I could get {CONTINUE READING…}

Feb 122016
 
Green Tea & Peppermint Sea Salt Foot Scrub

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up very soon, and it also happens to be my sister’s birthday. I’m not sure what she has to say about it, but having a birthday on a holiday seems pretty fun to me. I have always had a blast celebrating her birthday over the years because I really love going all out with the St. Patrick’s Day theme. I loved to bake her a cake or cupcakes decorated with candy shamrocks, give her gifts that were all green in color, and for many years we would go to McDonald’s to fill our bellies up with a minty shamrock shake, too. This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you make a purchase {CONTINUE READING…}

What You Need to Know About Migraines

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Feb 052016
 
What You Need to Know About Migraines

I created this post as part of a campaign by Teva Pharmaceuticals. I received an American Express gift card for participating. What You Need to Know About Migraines Have you ever had a migraine? If not, you may not really understand just how awful they can be. Migraines are not just a regular headache.  I have had regular headaches, and migraines are much, much worse. I have had several migraines throughout my lifetime, and they are absolutely debilitating. I started getting migraines when I was about 12 years old, which means I have suffered with them for over 20 years now. There are many things that can trigger a migraine – stress, medications, loud noises, bright or flashing lights, foods or beverages, missing {CONTINUE READING…}

Jan 162016
 
5 Ways to Be Happy and Healthy in the New Year

It’s hard to believe we are half-way through January already, and it’s even harder to believe that I haven’t broken my New Year’s resolution yet – getting healthy! This year, I have vowed to become a happier, healthier person, for myself, my husband and my children, and I’m getting them all involved too! I think working together as a family unit has really helped us to keep our momentum going. How are you doing on your resolutions for the new year? Are you still on track? Today I am partnering with Gerber® Good Start® to share my family’s #FormulaForHappiness for the New Year. After listening to consumer feedback, and hearing that most parents wanted a formula free of genetically engineered ingredients, {CONTINUE READING…}

Jan 122016
 
Give Your Weight Loss Goals a Boost with Mega-T® Advanced

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blog post sponsored by Mega-T. . All opinions are 100% mine. It’s the beginning of a new year, and people everywhere are making goals to get in shape and lose weight, myself included.  After having 2 kids in the last 3 years, I really need to get back in shape and lose about 40 pounds to be at a comfortable weight. My sister is getting married in August, and I hope to reach my goal weight by that time. I have already made a few lifestyle changes to help me reach my goals.  I have cut out soda, sugar and bad carbs, joined a facebook weight loss support group {CONTINUE READING…}

Jan 042016
 
5 Tips to Regain Self Confidence After Having a Baby

It’s the beginning of a new year, and something has been weighing heavily on my mind. It’s something that can make you feel great and want to get out of the house and do things, or it can make you want to stay at home and hide from the world every day. If you haven’t already guessed it, I’m talking about self confidence. Even though I’m entering my mid-30’s this year, and should have the whole self confidence thing down by now, I still struggle. After giving birth to my daughter in 2013, and my son in 2015, my self confidence was at an all time low. I gained weight with both of my pregnancies, and just let myself go in pretty {CONTINUE READING…}

Jan 032016
 
The Turbo10 Meal Delivery Plan from Nutrisystem Makes it Easier to Lose Weight

This post is sponsored by the all-new Turbo10 program from Nutrisystem.As cliche as it may sound, I am making a New Year’s resolution to lose weight this year. After having my first baby in May, 2013, and then my second in March, 2015, my body looks and feels a lot different than it used to. I am 45 pounds heavier, I am fluffier in the belly, which is also now covered with stretch marks, and I have dimples on my thighs. I’m just not comfortable in my own skin anymore, and looking at it in the mirror just makes me cringe. Chasing after 2 small children all day every day is so exhausting, and I just feel like I never {CONTINUE READING…}

Jan 022016
 
Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? Giveaway & Twitter Party Info

Happy New Year, everyone! I’m so excited that the new year has finally arrived. I have so many goals I want to accomplish this year, including making some major improvements to my blog, and also living a healthier lifestyle. What are your goals for the year? Do you want to live a healthier lifestyle, too? Should I Scoop Out My Bagel and 99 Other Answers to Your Everyday Diet and Nutrition Questions to Help You Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Live Healthy is written in short chapters that answer 99 questions that you probably wanted to ask – but never had anyone to ask. Ilyse Schapiro and Hallie Rich have twenty-five years of combined experience in the health field and {CONTINUE READING…}

5 Easy Ways to Beat Summer Frizz

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Aug 142015
 
5 Easy Ways to Beat Summer Frizz

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Pantene. Summer is my favorite time of year.  I live in Maine, so our winter months are quite dreadful.  Last year in particular was just horrible, as we got record amounts of snow.  When summer finally gets here, I soak up every second of it, because I know soon enough I’ll be stuck inside the house for months on end again.  I do love summer, but I don’t like what the heat and humidity do to my hair.  I have very thick, coarse hair, that will turn to complete frizz in a split second on hot summer days. I’ve dealt with this frizzy hair problem all of my life, and I’ve learned some tricks {CONTINUE READING…}