Posts filed under: Wellness

Is coconut oil healthy? Recently the American Heart Association told us to avoid coconut oil because it contains saturated fat. Saturated fat increases “bad” cholesterol levels. However, I’m still buying and consuming coconut oil. Pin This Article For Later! Is...
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Why I Don’t Use Coupons Anymore Several years ago, I was a self-proclaimed coupon queen. I cut my grocery budget for a family of five from nearly $1000 per month to around $300 a month. My pantry, fridge, and freezer...
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Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Kandice, owner of Green-Eyed Girl Productions and a Coordinating Blog, The Vintage Event, and her personal blog A Cotton Kandi Life.  You can find out more about Kandice by following her on social media...
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Natural Alternative to Dryer Sheets What if you could have an easy, inexpensive natural alternative to dryer sheets? You’d be one step closer to a frugal, natural lifestyle, that’s for sure. I recently posted about my one-ingredient, homemade natural laundry...
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Easy Homemade Mouthwash  Anytime I can save money and make my daily routine greener and more natural, I do. That’s why I’m so excited to share the easy homemade mouthwash recipe I created. As I work to replace all of...
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Do you want to lose weight in the new year? I’ve got five books you must read for weight loss with real food. 5 Books to Read for Weight Loss With Real Food A few years ago, I lost 47...
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  • 25 Days 25 Ways to Care
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Create the Good for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We all know someone who has selflessly given of themselves in a caretaker role. These compassionate individuals step outside...
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My family’s journey into natural living actually began when I was a child. My mother was passionate about green...
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  • Easy Way to Improve Posture
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALEX Wearable Posture Tracker and Coach for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Once upon a time, I had perfect posture. When I was a teen and my body...
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  • How to Stop PMS Naturally
How to Get Relief From PMS Did you know that almost 85% of women experience at least some symptoms of PMS? I’m one of those women and I bet you are, too. While some of us experience more severe symptoms...
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  • Make Over Your Mornings
3 Morning Makeover Habits I know you can relate. The alarm goes off, you hit snooze five hundred times, and then you drag yourself out of bed just in time to leave. Grab an apple as you leave, hair in a pony tail,...
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  • The No Poo Method Ruined My Hair
The No Poo Method Didn’t Work For Me It’s no secret that I like my personal care products to be as natural as possible.  I use a natural deodorant, make my own body wash, toothpaste and facial moisturizer.  I want to...
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  • Why Should I Eat Healthy
What is Your Why for Healthy Living? When I first began writing this article the words poured from me.  I could go on for a while about why healthy living is important to me. This article could easily end up being...
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  • How to Reduce Stress for Moms
How to Protect Your Heart From Stress Okay, mamas.  We need to talk about something important today.  It’s not fun and it’s not pretty, but it’s The Heart Truth®.   Did you know that heart disease is the #1 cause of death for...
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  • Life Without a Microwave
Life Without a Microwave Are Microwaves Safe to Use? We ditched our microwave five years ago and we’ve never looked back.  When we got rid of our microwave, we were convinced that it was a health-robbing appliance that should be avoided...
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  • Benefits of Kombucha
How to Make Kombucha Tea Kombucha tea is a wonderful, fermented drink that promotes digestive and over all health for those who drink it.  Kombucha has quite an interesting history which can be discovered by searching “kombucha” on Wikipedia. Essentially,...
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  • Stork OTC Review
The Stork® OTC Conception Aid for Achieving Pregnancy at Home In an emotional moment several months into trying to conceive after my miscarriage I told my husband that simply couldn’t see myself going to the fertility doctor for help if...
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  • Pros and Cons of Buying an Old Home vs a New Home
Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Our Small Hours contributor Donna Fitzgerald.  To find out more about Donna visit our Current Contributor’s page. Should You Buy an Old Home or a New Home? Whether you’re starting a family or...
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  • Risk Factors for Alzheimers
Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Tiffany from Mommy Methodology.  To find out more about Tiffany, please visit her website here and her contributor page here at Our Small Hours.  Be sure to follow Mommy Methodology on social media:...
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  • Best Foods to Eat for Health
Five Dietary Changes for Better Health this Year Each year, at the end of December, I post my top five recommendations for how to achieve better health (and weight loss and happiness) through a better diet.  This year, the recommendations...
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  • Natural Flu Remedies
Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Oh, ’tis the season, folks!  As we head into the depths of winter, our bodies face the task of fighting off cold and flu germs and building a stronger immunity for next year. Interesting...
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  • Is a menstrual cup comfortable
Editor’s Note:  This Blossom Cup review was sponsored by Blossom Cup.  All opinions are honest and 100% my own. Blossom Cup Review Recently I was given the opportunity to try a Blossom Cup.  I was hesitant at first because, well, I’ve...
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  • How to Find Hearing Insurance
How to Prevent Hearing Loss I am excited to be working with EPIC Hearing Healthcare to talk about a subject that I don’t see covered often on parenting and natural wellness websites.   Did you know that in 1998 the...
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Editor’s Note: This post was written by Katie McIntosh of The Katie Show Blog. To find out more about Katie, read her bio on our contributor page.  Be sure to check out her blog and follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.  ...
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  • Baiden Mitten
Editor’s Note: I was compensated and provided with a Baiden Mitten to try in exchange for my honest review of this product. Baiden Mitten:  Ancient, Natural Remedy for Smooth Skin It’s that time of year!  The weather gets hot and for the...
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  • Moms with Chronic Illness
Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Tiffany from Mommy Methodology.  To find out more about Tiffany, please visit her website here and her contributor page here at Our Small Hours.  Be sure to follow Mommy Methodology on social media:...
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Editor’s Note:  I received a Path to Resiliency download to test and review.  Read my Disclosure and Disclaimer Policies for more information.  What is Guided Imagery? Meditation is a practice that is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.  The benefits of...
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  • Frugal Gluten Free Books
Have you met Buck?  If not, let me introduce you. I first introduced Buck here, when I told you how I get books for a dollar or less.  I used to scour Amazon for deals on books, but it was...
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holmes Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s that time of year again.  Holidays and family and warmth.  Gratitude and food and winter dryness.  As much as...
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If there is one thing that I know for sure it’s that life is never constant.  We are always facing change or in the midst of change.  Humans are creatures of habit and we’re comfortable with routine.  I’ll be the...
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