Author Archive | Shellie

Self-esteem

9 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

The Importance of Self-Esteem Self-esteem has always been important, but it seems even more important today. Our kids have so much to manage these days. Just to name a few… Busy schedules Busy distracted parents Bullies Pressure to excel at school and in sports Peer pressure Alarming suicide rates Technology Social media Now, more than […]

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Mindfulness for kids

How to Improve Brain Health for Kids

Brain health is a big topic in the world of health care. Most of us moms know how easy it is to lose precious brainpower after having kids. The older we get, the more our brains need a boost.   But what about our kids? Should we assume their brains are strong and healthy just […]

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Unconventional Tips for Breastfeeding Success

Congratulations on the birth of your baby and kudos to you for deciding to breastfeed! Breastfeeding isn’t always easy, but it can be a wise choice. Benefits of Breastfeeding Breastfed infants have reduced incidence or severity of: Lower respiratory infections Ear infections Gastroenteritis Necrotizing enterocolitis SIDS Allergy and eczema Celiac Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease Obesity Diabetes […]

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football mom

4 Gracious Gifts of Being a Football Mom

In partnership with the National Football Foundation’s Football Matters campaign, this post is supported and sponsored, however, the opinions and experiences belong to the writer. I grew up in Youngstown, the daughter of a huge Brown’s fan. From August to February, our weekends were filled with football. It started on Friday night at the high […]

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How To End the Mealtime Battles

Mom, I hate your disgusting dinners. This is what I hear from my five-year-old daughter EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.    Whether I’m making frozen chicken nuggets and canned green beans or an all organic, gluten-free, plant-based meal (I do both and everything in between), I’m learning to find the joy in cooking again. And not just cooking, but […]

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Beginners Guide to the Air Fryer

The Beginners Guide to an Air Fryer

What is an Air Fryer? An air fryer is a cooking appliance that uses air to ‘deep fry’ your food instead of oil. It makes dishes healthier, less fattening, and cooks them in record time. How the Air Fryer Works Air fryers give you crispy “fried” foods by circulating air at a rapid rate and […]

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Beginner's guide to instant pot

A Beginner’s Guide to the Instant Pot

Beginner’s Guide to Instant Pots Are you one of the lucky ones who got an Instant Pot this year for Christmas? Or maybe you already had one, but never really took the plunge. Keep reading for some tips to get you started! If you are overwhelmed and uninspired in your kitchen, you probably have too […]

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stress free

Simple Ways to Reduce Stress and Save Your Sanity

Raising kids is no joke! With all the unbelievable rewards of motherhood, comes some intense struggles and dangerous stress. If you are a parent, you are no stranger to stress. But did you know stress can masquerade as unexplained headaches, stomach and digestive issues, and skin problems? Stress is a physiological reaction in the body that is necessary […]

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essential oil benefits

Help Your Kids Thrive at School This Year with Essential Oils

Now that school is in full swing, how are things going for you and your kids? If you are struggling with kids who are unmotivated, tired and cranky, over-scheduled and over-whelmed, stressed and anxious, or kids with runny noses, coughs, colds, and sore throats keep reading for some simple, natural solutions.  You have likely heard of […]

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