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12 Things Your Child Should Know Before Staying Home Alone

My kids are ages 6, 8 and 10 and I’ve always wondered when it’s “ok” to let them stay home for a while on their own. Age 10? Age 12? Different people …

Parenting

Fetal Heart Monitor: 10 Reasons to Just Say No

It is MAGICAL to hear your unborn baby’s heartbeat for the first time! 💞<p>Like with an ultrasound, the fetal heart monitor provides concrete <i>proof</i> that …

The Ultimate Mediterranean Bowl

Say hello to my dream meal.A bowl full of greens, veggies, olives, hummus, falafel, and tahini sauce. Swoon.I’m convinced I could eat this every day …

Mediterranean

My Completely Honest Review of JellyTelly (plus get your first month for free!)

One of the best parts of blogging for me has been the opportunity I’ve had to get to know some really brilliant people who have done amazing things …

Frugal Living

An Illustrated Celebration of Trailblazing Women in Science

Ada Lovelace, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Mae Jemison, and more pioneers who conquered curiosity against tremendous cultural odds.<p>When pioneering scientist Vera Rubin was a little girl in the 1930s, she longed to be an astronomer but had never met a sole person of that vocation in real life. Decades …

Women's News

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

Books

8 Ways to Get Audiobooks for FREE!

Last week, I wrote a post about how I’ve fallen in love with audiobooks and my thoughts on the Top 3 Paid Audiobook Services. Today, I’m going to …

Audiobooks

Teaching Kids To Be A Blessing - Hearth & Kin

I leaned over and gave her a gentle hug, kiss, and told her to <i>be good</i>. My intentions to guide my young daughter were pure, but what I heard next …

I Wore A Bellabeat Leaf For A Week And This Is What Happened

It does way more than keep you fit.<p>I’ve never worn any type of smart jewelry, so the Bellabeat Leaf ($150) was unchartered territory. I first discovered the Leaf on Pinterest and didn’t even know it was something functional — I thought it was a new piece of jewelry. When Bellabeat offered me the …

Paleo Burrito Bowl

DIY Chipotle!Imagine a Chipotle meal where you don’t have to hear, “The guacamole is $2 extra, okay?” This is my kind of meal, as I prefer to stuff …

Cooking

Finding More By Having Less - Hearth & Kin

Life often feels like a pursuit to accumulate more. But what if we found more out of life by living with less? Shall we try?<p>This isn’t my first foray …

Eat Yourself Calm: 10 Foods That Fight Anxiety

Anxiety can be caused by several internal and external factors, but there’s a natural way to manage it that many people don’t yet know about.<p>The …

Food

Chasing After More When You Already Have Enough

Not too long ago, I wrote a post on why I stopped hustling, and why I wish I’d done it sooner. That was a really raw post about my emotions of how I …

Frugal Living

Dating on a Budget - Hearth & Kin

Dating keeps relationships strong because it gives both people the chance to slow down and reconnect. But what can you do to keep frequent date …

50 Free or Cheap Summer Ideas for Kids

My kids are out of school this week so I am relishing my last few days of quite and gearing up for the noise, chaos and fun of summer time! Besides …

Parenting

How To Give Birth In A Car – Tips for Childbirth and Delivery

Every pregnant mama who’s delivering in a birthing center or hospital has thought about it…<i>What if we don’t make it in time?</i>What if I end up …

Obstetrics

A Healthier Ranch Dip Your Kids Will Love!

<i>*This post is sponsored by Abbott Nutrition, all opinions are 100% our own.</i><p>We’re back today with our latest sponsor, <b>Go & Grow by Similac Food Mix-Ins</b> …

Cooking

5 Tips for Making Teeth Brushing a Breeze!

We all know how important dental health is for adults and this is no exception for when it comes to our kids! Starting young and teaching the right …

5 Things Everyone Needs To Know About Vitamin D: A Doctor Explains

Get Dr. Frank Lipman's 14-Day Plan to feel good again.<p>Vitamin D is the cornerstone of good health, so it’s mind-boggling to me how often vitamin D …

10 Ways To Eat Like A Nutritionist

Food is a source of both pleasure and nourishment. But what if you could bring more to your plate with a bit of thought in the process?<p>It starts with …

Our Summer Schedule 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 ☀️😎(Soul Food)

Now that school is out, I’m hearing the “I’m bored” a lot. I starting thinking of ways to entertain the kids during the summer. I thought about …

Water Parks

9 Easy Ways to Boost Your Child’s Health

As parents we know how tough it is when little ones are suffering from illness or discomfort (or when they don’t sleep well!).Fortunately, there are …

Health

How I Used Ayurveda To Overcome Depression & Discover My True Self

About six years ago, my life was grand on paper, but I was at a crossroads.<p>I was in my early 30s, had a high-profile job at a major company, was in …

15 Seriously Delicious Ways To Make Dairy-Free Ice Cream

It's time to discover how awesome ice cream can be without eggs or dairy.

Ice Cream

Of Girls and Robots - Hearth & Kin

Sometimes parenting takes us out of our comfort zone.<p>We do things we wouldn’t normally do because we put the needs of our kids before our own. If we …

A Week of Make Ahead Meal Bowls

Say goodbye to #saddesklunch with 4 make ahead meal bowls. Prep a few things on Sunday and you're set for the entire week.

Food

The #1 Secret To A Long, Happy Life + 3 Other Habits That Matter

We’re at an exciting juncture for medical science. Life spans have been expanding for 150 years. We’re living seven years longer than our parents’ …

Health