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Parenting Tip We Love: Affirmations for Children

You have the wrong Zoom password for online school, the dog needs to go out and your toddler just spilled applesauce all over the kitchen. Lucky for you – self-care is in! It’s all over Instagram, whole shows are dedicated to the topic, and Gwyneth Paltrow has a new reaffirming term for any sticky situation. We have trained ourselves for this moment and we can pause and breathe before heading back into our hectic day.   While we employ these tools for ourselves, we forget that these same concepts and ideas can be shared with our kids! The way we talk to ourselves influences every aspect of our lives and the best time to start talking kindly to yourself is now! Saying affirmations assigns words to our...

Face Masks For Kids and Adults

  Face masks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. What’s fantastic is that getting masks today is a lot more accessible than when mask laws started going into effect in certain states. Between disposable surgical masks and stylish reusable ones, there are a ton of options that you can stock up on for kids and adults.   For The Kiddies Ty Face Masks, $2.99 Each How cute are these face masks?!? From colorful owls to sweet sloths, we are obsessing over how fun these designs are. Plus, shipping is free!   MasQd Unicorn Mask, $15 MasQd offers a ton of options for kids and adults. We love that in addition to having two layers, you can also add in a filter (also available on their site). This mask does have an adjustable metal molding...

Ultimate Summer Checklist for Kids

School is out for summer! Whether you want something to protect your kids from the heat or something to keep them busy at home, check out this amazing summer checklist to stay on top of things!          Vanicream Sunscreen SPF 50+, $14.99 Vanicream products are highly recommended by dermatologists and are considered to be kid-friendly.   Coolibar Surf's Up UPF 50+ Hat, $22 We love sun hats with a flap in the back because it protects the head, face, and back of the neck.   Splash Ready Unicorn Inflatable Pool, $36.99 Not only will letting them splash around in water keep them cool, but it will keep them active and laughing.   Bakhuk Ice Pop Mold Maker, $22.99 Get your kids active in the kitchen and even teach them about nutrition by making popsicles with ingredients...

Get Your Home In Order: Products To Help You Get Organized

Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in clutter or disorganization at home? We totally get where you are coming from. It’s strange because everything probably started off neat, but then one day you woke up and realized that disarray has slowly snuck up on you. Because you might be spending more time at home due to Covid-19, this is the perfect time to get your living space in shape. Don’t be surprised if having a cleaner and more organized home leads to a better mental state and a spike in productivity! Check out some of our favorite finds available for purchase at Bed Bath & Beyond right now.          Kate and Laurel Stackable Letter Trays (set of 2), $49.99 Who said storage ideas have to...

Top 10: Items We Love For The Fall

From Modern Love to cozy scarves and printed dresses to delicious teas, there are so many things about the fall season that we are enjoying right now. Give them a peek because we think that you’re going to love them too. They also make for great gift options to perk up a loved one’s day.   1. Printed Dresses We’ll use any excuse to purchase a new dress. Our excuse this month is Thanksgiving and we have our eye on something long and printed. Lai Meng Five Cats Midi Dress, $35.98   2. Mittens It’s hard to pass up an adorable pair of mittens. These knitted gloves feature Totoro from the movie, My Neighbor Totoro. Anna Wool Magic Gloves, $32   3. Teas A pretty box of teas always makes us happy. Plus, there is a perfect one to...

10 Tips For Producing Less Waste

The recent climate strike in September was a worldwide phenomenon that had us all really trying to find ways to help. If change cannot happen on a government scale in the near future, there are still some things that everyone can start doing to make an impact on the environment, especially when it comes to producing less garbage. See 10 simple things you can do in your everyday life to create less waste.   1. Use reusable straws It seems that almost everyone has seen that poor sea turtle video (trigger warning) by now. Carry a reusable straw with you so that you can refuse ones from shops and restaurants and use them at home as well. Teivio Reusable Metal Straws, $11.49     2. Bring your own containers for leftovers If you typically have leftovers...

Under $10 Stocking Stuffers

Need something great to gift, but that won’t break the bank this holiday season? Then this post is perfect for you. There are a ton of items that are $10 and under on the market right now that you are going to want to check out. Use them as gifts or stuff Christmas stockings with them. We have a feeling that when it comes time to check out, you’re going to be buying one for a loved one and one for yourself. Lake Champlain Chocolates Hot Honey Caramel Chocolate Bar, $5 Everyone loves chocolate. And while they may not want to splurge on expensive ones for themselves, you can for them! This bar is made with 57% organic dark chocolate and a center of Vermont honey and habanero...

Stay Healthy In The Colder Weather

Getting the cold or flu is such a drag. There are a few things that you can do to stay on the up and up as the weather gets colder and germs are going around everywhere. Add these small tweaks into your routine and we wouldn’t be surprised it you stayed fresh and healthy all through the fall and winter seasons. 1. Vitamin D Make sure to get in some vitamin D to boost your immune system. Since you are probably getting in less sun, compensate in other ways. Take a vitamin D pill, drink some milk, eat some shrimp, add in sardines to your salads, and look for food that it fortified with it.   2. Smoothies We are BIG fans of smoothies when they are packed with quality ingredients. Don’t...

Get Ready! Adorable Dogs That Work Out!

Pooches have a special place in our hearts. We are big proponents of rescuing dogs whenever possible. And with the spring season, what better time than to adopt a pup to incorporate into your healthy living plans? Whether for a hike or a more formal workout, pup owners have been getting active with their dogs and we are 100% behind this. Check out some of social media’s furry superstars who are giving us a run for our money when it comes to getting fit! If you feel like this might be the time to add to your family, head over to PetFinder.com to find your new furbaby.   @my_aussie_gal https://www.instagram.com/p/BMNIMDYgD2U/?taken-by=my_aussie_gal We aren’t going to lie. Secret, an Australian Shepherd dog, puts out yoga skills to shame.   Eric Ko & Teeny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPXS6Ge_Vqo Dog trainer,...

4 Tips For A More Natural Home

Sure people think about what they put in their bodies and may make changes to eat healthier, but sometimes people forget to look around their home to see what can be done for a better living environment. With so many different cleaning supplies that are extremely toxic, it got us thinking. What can we do to create a more natural home environment, with products that won’t make a big footprint on the environment either? We came up with some finds that you can easily incorporate into your current routine ASAP. We already have! Biokleen Biokleen is one company we can get behind. They create plant-based, toxic-free products for the home, such as laundry detergent and floor cleaners. We are currently obsessing over their Sport Laundry Liquid will truly...