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6 Steps to Keep Your Child Safe Online

Here are six steps to keep your child safe online:

6 Steps to Keep Your Child Safe Online
6 Steps to Keep Your Child Safe Online

Talk to your child.

It’s important for your child to know the benefits and risk of the world wide web. They should know that they should never talk to strangers online, add people who they don’t know on their social media accounts, and that they should never meet someone from the Internet without discussing it with you beforehand.

Keep the computer in a family room.

It’s important for your child to access the computer in an area where you can monitor what they are doing. This way, you can check in to see what they’re doing.

Know your child’s passwords.

The best way to be sure of what your child is doing is to check their accounts. Make sure that you know your child’s passwords so that you can check their accounts and monitor their messages if you grow concerned. read more

5 Skills You Must Have to Work from Home

So many people are searching for ways to work from home or earn extra income on the side… but do they really have the skills it takes to be successful?

Here are five different skills we have seen in those who are able to build a successful income from home:

5 Skills You Must Have to Work From Home
5 Skills You Must Have to Work From Home

Five Skills You Must Have to Work from Home

Self-Motivated

You have to be self motivated to work from home. No one is going to be watching to see if you are getting your work done (or watching Netflix all day)

I see a lot of people struggling with this because they are used to having a job with a boss and deadlines… read more

6 Ways to Earn Extra money from Your Phone

Earning extra money from your phone is a dream for many – and lots of people search to find a way to actually be able to it. Everything on this list can be done from your phone or in a pinch, a laptop or tablet if you prefer a keyboard (one like this can be helpful).

How to earn extra money from your phone
How to earn extra money from your phone

If you are anything like I was 5 years ago, I would be up late at night searching for ways to earn extra money from home.

I had two little girls at home and the last thing I wanted to do was put them in daycare… but was it even possible to earn extra money without getting a job… could I earn an income online from my phone? read more

8 Rules of Marriage

 8 Rules for Marriage: After 15 years together, we have learned a few lessons… 

1. Learn new things together.

After 15 years, you can still learn new things about each other through new experiences.

Take a class, try a new sport, explore a new country!

2. Be flexible.

Things are not as black and white as you think. And plans are never set in stone – Being a parent will teach you that as well!

3. Most disappointments are due to having unmet expectations.

Go into situations with managed expectations.

This is key for holidays, birthdays, vacations  because things will never be like the movies… but they can be imperfectly perfect. read more

What I Learned During My First Year of Working From Home

Five years ago, I was a stay at home mom of my two girls and I was feeling stuck.

 

Maybe you have felt that way before too??

 

I loved being home with my girls! I had a 3 year old and a 6 month old. I just wasn’t ready to go back to work, but our budget kept getting tighter and tighter.

 

What could we do? 

 

Adam had a great job but couldn’t really increase his income at work, so he was throwing around the idea of taking on another job just to give up some extra room to be able to give more to our church and save for a vacation. read more

How to Cut a Watermelon For Kids

I don’t know about you… but when I think of summer I think of

Watermelon!

Fruit is such a healthy choice for kids. When they are hot, watermelon helps them stay hydrated because it is mostly made of water… They never turn it down… Plus, it is in season!

The biggest problem I have with watermelon is that it is.

Messy!

Finally, I’ve found out how to cut a watermelon for kids to easily pick up! Plus, it turns it into a finger food which is great when they are running around outside or at a picnic or party. read more

DIY Calming Lavender Pillow Spray

Moms, the day that’s all about you is almost here—Mother’s Day! With everything you do as a super mom, you’ve earned a day of “R & R.”

The trouble with a lot of the “Sleep Help” products and recipes out there is that they are full of fillers or chemicals you might not want on your pillow while you sleep at night!

 

Thankfully, you can make it a day to rest easy with this DIY Calming Lavender Pillow Spray. My husband actually made this with my girls as a surprise and I loved how it helped me relax at bed time!

 

Enjoy this yourself, or make this with your kiddos for other moms who could use a little more rest in their lives!

 

 

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8 oz. glass spray bottle
Lavender Essential Oil
• 1 tbs. Witch Hazel
• Distilled water

 

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1. Pour 1 tbs. witch hazel and drop 30 drops of Lavender Essential Oil into the glass spray bottle
2. Fill the remainder with distilled water
3. Screw on lid and shake to mix
4. Spray on your pillow and rest easy!

 

The great thing is that this simple recipe has what you need to relax but doesn’t have any additives or other things that you might have to worry about having around the house. It’s hard to be 3 ingredients for simplicity!

I’ve used this same formula for my daughters rooms as well, and it truly works!

 

Do you use any sort of pillow spray? If so, What’s your preferred essential oil?

 

P.S. Looking for other tips to improve your sleep? Check out this post, it’s one of our very most popular!

Comforting Essential Oil Shower Soother

If you struggle with allergies or general congestion (especially this time of year) I have something you may want to try!

Shower Soothers are designed to help you relax in the shower as well as assist with your congestion, you get out feeling even more refreshed and ready to roll!

 

I decided that an straight essential oil soother would be the way to go, and I’m super pleased with how they turned out!

Here’s all you need to make your own DIY Essential Oil Shower Soothers!

 

Essential Oil Shower Soother

Ingredients

• 1 cup baking soda
• ½ cup citric acid
• ¼ cup cornstarch
• Eucalyptus Essential Oil
• 8 oz. spray water bottle
• Silicon mold or muffin tin
• Plastic wrap

Directions

1. Add 1 cup baking soda
2. Add ½ cup citric acid
3. Add ¼ cup cornstarch
4. Add 60 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
5. Mix well
6. Spray mixture with water
7. Stir
8. Scoop into mold or tin
9. Cover in plastic wrap and set for several hours to harden
10. Remove from mold (pop out or scoop out)

 

Here’s a quick demo video to show you how easy it is!

 

 

 

Once it’s ready just place one in your shower and enjoy the comforting vapors!

ENJOY!

 

 

P.S. For more essential oil ideas, check out my Essential Oil Round Up filled with helpful tips and recipes to keep your home healthy and happy!

5 Must Have Items I can’t Leave Home Without

I can’t believe it is time for our once a year conference in Florida! This will be our 4th time going, and I can’t wait to see my friends and learn from the best how to help more family get healthy and pay off debt. It has been such a blessing to partner with our company and work from home.

 

But before I load up my bags and head to Florida for our little paycation… I have to pack.

 

I’m such a procrastinator, so I have left packing to the last minute – and to make sure I don’t leave any of my must have items at home. I have made a packing list.

 

Here are 5 things I can’t leave home without!

 

 

 

Here are my must have healthy packing list:

Probiotics

Your “gut” is the foundation of your health! It is so important to make sure you give your body daily probiotics that will strengthen your immune system (when you are at home or away!) My favorite probiotics have the added prebiotics in them plus 5 different strains to make sure you stay strong all year long!

Which adds the question: Do you need Probiotics?

 

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