Would You Try Telemedicine? My Experience with Amwell #MomsLoveAmwell

Amwell

I participated in the Amwell blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own. Telehealth is one of the fastest growing specialties in medicine.  In the past, telemedicine had a reputation for being sort of on the fringes of traditional medicine. With the advent of more sophisticated technologies, telemedicine is really hitting its stride as a legitimate way to treat patients who (for a variety … [Read more...]

Homemade Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt Recipe

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Disclosure: As a Stonyfield Blogger, I received the YayLabs Ice Cream ball and a sample of Stonyfield Organic Yogurt free to facilitate this post. It's mid-summer already, and when the kids and I are home during the day looking for things to do, the situation can get desperate pretty quick. I was SO happy to see the Yay Labs Softshell Ice Cream Ball delivered to our home! We immediately invited some friends over to come make delicious froyo … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Buffalo Dip Recipe

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Here in Western New York State, Buffalo Wing Dip has a cult-like following. So when I got the chance to feature Late July Organic chips, I knew I wanted to create a lightened up Buffalo Dip to go with them. Substituting Stonyfield Greek yogurt for the sour cream or cream cheese in this recipe is perfect because it is thick and rich-tasting, without a ton of saturated fat or added sugar. Plus. Stonyfield Plain Greek yogurt has no added sugar … [Read more...]

High Protein Piña Colada Smoothie Recipe

Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe

  Disclosure: This post is a result of a collaboration between myself, Now Foods, and Mamavation. All opinions and recipes are my own.   It's no surprise to anyone reading this blog that smoothies are kinda my thing. For a while, I was making (and posting) mostly green superfood smoothies. And I love them.  But sometimes, you know, I want something a little more festive! That's when the Piña Colada Smoothie Recipe comes in: it is a tropical … [Read more...]

Using Sweet Almond Oil to Enhance Your Natural Beauty Routine | #NowWellness

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Now Foods and Mamavation. All opinions are my own. So, we all know how easy it is to make DIY household cleaners. But DIY your beauty routine?  That is a whole different ballgame! I might be just a little bit vain, but I wouldn't use natural body care if it didn't make me look and feel great.  Since I've been using natural skin care, like the Oil Cleansing Method, my skin has never looked better!  I was … [Read more...]

Healthy Snack Ideas | Chocolate Covered Bananas with Toasted Hemp Seeds

Healthy Snack Idea-

Disclosure: I'm a #NowWellness Blogger Ambassador, and have received monetary and product compensation. All opinions, recipes, and ideas are always my own.   I'm always looking for ways to "fool" my children into thinking that my healthy snack ideas are really "treats." When I first tried the Organic Toasted Hemp Seeds from Now foods, I knew I wanted to use them in some sort of snack food. The Chocolate Covered Bananas with Toasted … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Best Greek Yogurt

The Best Greek Yogurt

10 years ago no one had even heard of Greek yogurt, but in 2015 it's as ubiquitous and trendy as kale and chia seeds. While Greek yogurt is touted as a protein-rich and lower-fat alternative to traditional yogurt, not all Greek yogurt is created equal in terms of nutrition. Different brands, and even different varieties within a brand, vary widely in terms of sugar content, artificial ingredients, and production processes. First of all, until … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Safe Sunscreen + Goddess Garden Organics Review & Giveaway

Safe Sunscreen

This post is sponsored by Green Sisterhood but the opinions are my own.  What is in your sunscreen? Do you know? Until I had kids, I didn't think about it too much. But when I realized I was using a product that could be absorbed into my small children's systems, I became concerned.  When my son was born 7 years ago, I made the switch to organic or "natural" sunscreens, but still didn't look into it much further. I've now learned that ANY … [Read more...]

Revita5 Food and Fitness Challenge Update: The Halfway Mark + Confessions

Food and Fitness Challenge

Disclosure: I received the Revita5 Challenge at a blogger rate, but all experiences and opinions are my own. When I started the Revita5 Food and Fitness Transformation two and a half weeks ago, it was with optimism and enthusiasm.  A couple weeks later, my efforts have flagged somewhat, but I am still seeing some really great results of the Revita5 program. First, though,  my confessions. My Revita 5 Confessions: I didn't take my Revita5 … [Read more...]

Tales from Motherhood: Happy is the New Impressive

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Motts and Social Moms. The ideas and opinions (and foibles) expressed here are my own. I have a confession. I've never regarded lunch-making as anything other than a chore to be slogged through quickly and then forgotten. I see picture on Instagram and Facebook of elaborate (and, of course, aggressively healthy) themed lunch preparations for elementary-age children, and I immediately delve into a parenting … [Read more...]

Revita5 Food and Fitness Transformation: This is My Before.

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Disclosure: While this is an unpaid post, I did get a special blogger deal on the Revita5 Group Challenge. But here's the thing: I'm still going to be doing this along with everyone else, and my struggles, successes, and opinions are, as always, my own. Listen, this is not my first ride on the Body-Cleanse Train. I've done the Brightspring 10-day Detox (which went well) and a Juice Cleanse (which didn't). Clean eating, superfoods, and organic … [Read more...]

How Will YOU Celebrate Earth Hour? Easy Ways to Increase Energy Efficiency in Your Home| #yourpower #solar #EarthHour2015

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The following post is a sponsored conversation by NRG Home Solar. All opinions, as always, are my own. Earth Hour is a global movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually to encourage individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 28, as a symbol for their commitment to the … [Read more...]

First Aid on the Go: My Car Kit Essentials

First Aid Kit Essentials

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. How many activities and sports does your family participate in? I know my kids and I are always running from soccer to dance to swimming. I always - ALWAYS -- have snacks on hand. Now that the weather is getting warmer and we'll be doing more outdoor activities, I need to pack my Car First Aid Kit. In order to keep … [Read more...]

How to Go Green with Kids: 5 Easy Ideas You Can Do Today

Go Green With Kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias One thing I love about kids is that they are so observant about the world around them. And they question everything!  Even from the time my son first started talking, he wanted to know why some refuse went in the garbage can, and some in the green recycling bin with the triangle symbol. I love when he … [Read more...]