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19 Real Food Recipes Every Gal Should Know

Learning how to cook can be a weird process. I grew up with a mom who rarely spent time in the kitchen. Her specialities were chocolate chip cookies, …


10 Easy Ways to Redecorate Your Home {for FREE!}

If you ever just feel uninspired by a room in your home, this is the post for you. I know just how you feel, sometimes I just have no clue what to do …

Kitchen Cabinets

10 Healthy Habits That Are Worth The Time & Money

Last January, I decided to try a radical new approach to my health. Instead of resolutions, which had always left me feeling guilty and overwhelmed, …


5 Secrets To A Long, Happy Life, According To My 91-Year-Old Grandmother

My 91-year-old grandmother is my last living grandparent, by a long shot. When I went to visit her on her 90th birthday, I asked her how she's …


5 Tummy-Soothing Remedies for Nausea + Morning Sickness That Worked For Me

Nausea is the worst. It’s a symptom that usually leads to, well, you know, spending time in the bathroom. And if it doesn’t actually lead to that …


Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

By Leo BabautaThe most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.Meditation has helped …


Easy Homemade Condensed Soup | Cream of Chicken Soup

This is a guest post from Melissa K. Norris

In an effort to keep our grocery bill low and also feed my family healthy foods, we’ve learned the easiest …


How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably have seen pictures of my refrigerator in my cleaning routine pictures. Every time I post one of them, I …

Stainless Steel

9 Green Makeup Brands You Should Know

Here at Hello Glow, we’re passionate about searching out the best safe, effective solutions for beauty and wellness. And one of the first things on …


Supplements for Pregnancy & Nursing: What I Take

I often get comments and questions asking about the supplements for pregnancy and nursing that I take. I talk about the prenatal care options I …


If You Only Do 5 Yoga Poses, Do These

Meet Chloe Kernaghan, a yogi and co-founder of SKY TING YOGA, an uber-popular yoga studio in NYC. Chloe’s background is in several traditions of

Simple "Make & Freeze" Basil Pesto - Hearth & Kin

A quick and easy pesto recipe to pop in your freezer.

When I’m searching for new recipes to try, I have an unofficial set of criteria I like to …


How Writing Helps Me Overcome Parental Anxiety | Brightly

Late afternoon summer, Texas heat. I’m nine, maybe ten, years old. After spending the day with a friend, I return home to an empty house. My mother —


The Most Creative Way To Meditate - Hearth & Kin

Taking care of yourself in the most colorful way…

“Have you ever experienced flow?”

That was the question a stern looking woman-in-pantsuit asked me in …


4 Simple Felt Flowers

I remember the first time I went onto Pinterest when it just began and began searching for items I liked. One of the very first images I saw was a …


Gray and Blue Yarn Wreath

Now that we are living in a bigger house, we have many, many more doors- which means I need more wreaths! I wanted to make a wreath for my basement …


How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

THEY learn to read at age 2, play Bach at 4, breeze through calculus at 6, and speak foreign languages fluently by 8. Their classmates shudder with envy; their parents rejoice at winning the lottery. But to paraphrase T. S. Eliot, their careers tend to end not with a bang, but with a …

National Academy of Sciences

I explored the hot trend of 'mindfulness' using lots of different meditation apps

Mindfulness is everywhere right now. It's the hot trend of being aware of yourself and the world around you.

The Buddhist concept of mindfulness has existed for thousands of years, but it's undergoing a revival through a series of apps and books.

One mindfulness app, Headspace, raised $30 million …


6 Things the Happiest Families All Have in Common

Tolstoy was right—all happy families are the same

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well.

Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do it right.

Aren’t there some legit answers out there about what creates the happiest families? Yes,


Free printable Brush Pen Calligraphy printable worksheets

| Crystal Paine

If you’re into handlettering like I am, you’ll be excited about these free printable Brush Pen Calligraphy printable worksheets. I read …


The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate: Book Review

Bianca Schulze | January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Children’s Book Review | January 27, 2016

Written by Katherine Applegate

Illustrated by Patricia

Book Reviews

How I Eat To Manage My Anxiety

As someone who has battled anxiety for more than 15 years, I have firsthand experience of how debilitating and life-altering it can be. I was …


Greek Guacamole

How much do I love avocados? Let me count the ways.

1, 2, 3, 4…

Allow me to add one more: Greek Guacamole. Hello.

This recipe inspired by my love for …

Greek Food

How to Find More Time to Read - Even When Life is Busy

| Crystal Paine

When I recently shared about my top 10 reads for 2015, I received many questions about how I possibly found time to read 74 books last …

Frugal Living

The 10-10-10 Analysis and How It's Changing My Life

| Crystal Paine

Do you have a difficult time making wise decisions, especially when the answer is expected within a really quick time frame? I …

Frugal Living

Gold Foiled Verbiage Vase

Are you ready for some vase-ing? That is what this weekend is all about and we are starting today! I will be sharing all four of the vase tutorials …

When He Pats My Back

Building a close relationship with my 4-year-old son has been a journey. Don’t get me wrong, from the moment I felt those first kicks in my belly I …

7 simple ways to read more this year.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably not one of the 28% of Americans who didn’t read a book this year. I don’t need to convince you to read, …

Healthy Eating

Why I Chose Organic Baby Clothes

This may be a controversial post, although I don’t intend it to be! This pregnancy, I’m making the switch to almost all organic baby clothes. This …