12 Signs You Need to Take a Break ASAP

Running errands, keeping up with an ever-growing pile of laundry, caring for a small person while juggling work — it can all become a bit much. By the time you lie down for the night, your head is spinning with an endless to-do list that only keeps growing. Symptoms of burnout can vary from person to person, …

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10 NATURAL COLD AND FLU REMEDIES THAT WORK

Come down with your yearly cold or flu? Here are some home remedies for the flu and natural cold remedies to help you weather this storm. The irony is not lost on me that I’m currently writing this post while recovering from a cold/cough. I generally get one really bad cold every year and seeing …

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Combating The After Holiday Weekend Fatigue

For my family, Labor Day weekend is just like any other weekend. Except it's one day longer. So for us, it's just an extra day of doing housework or yard-work or, as was the case this year, doing work at my family's farm. Cutting and splitting trees that had been removed and also broken trees …

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ANOTHER Office Baby Shower: How To Cope When You’re Still Waiting For That BFP

Susie has just announced that she is pregnant with her third baby and the office party planner has decided to throw her yet ANOTHER baby shower. Which, for someone who isn't struggling with infertility or who hasn't had a miscarriage, might just be another office event. However, for you, it seems like torture. After trying …

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Relax And Recharge: Yoga

We all know that exercise is essential to our health. Too much is detrimental, however, and can actually inhibit ovulation and therefore lower your chances of getting pregnant. Plus, if you're anything like me, once you find something you like doing, you're not going to want to give it up once you do succeed at …

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7 Day Social Media Detox Challenge

I don't know about you, boo, but I have been spending WAY more time on my phone the last three months while quarantined. And in doing so, I have found myself to be seriously slacking in other areas of my life. I haven't been doing anything active, have seriously slacked off on my eating habits, …

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What Couples Who Are Trying To Conceive Wish You Knew

Hoping for a Baby You're ready to get pregnant and grow your family. There’s a lot to look forward to and plan for. And although it might happen quickly, it could take longer than expected, even if you and your partner are healthy.  Hearing questions like: "When are you going to get pregnant?""When are you …

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Relax And Recharge: Adult Coloring

When someone suggested that I try coloring for my anxiety, I thought they were crazy! I thought only children colored. But once I tried it, I was hooked!! It varies from person to person, but I personally have found that using colored pencils is my favorite way to color! I love being able to do …

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Soy Candles vs Paraffin Candles

Guest Blogger: Cassie Johnson, Sweet Home Candles and Scents  So you’ve decided to make the switch to products that are cleaner and better for you and your home. Soaps, lotions, sprays, cleaning supplies, almost everything in your home has a cleaner alternative that provides the same (or even better) results as your old products and …

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Self-Care and How It Affects Fertility

Everyone’s journey to starting a family looks and feels different, especially when you are struggling with infertility. My personal fertility journey had many highs, lows, and bumps along the way. When you’re experiencing infertility, the stress, anxiety and loneliness that often accompany it can be difficult to manage. And once fertility treatments begin, those feelings …

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Relax and Recharge: Stress Reduction

Just as stress is different for each of us there is no stress reduction strategy that works for everyone. Jogging and other aerobic exercises, different types of meditation, prayer, yoga and tai chi are great for many people but when imposed on others, prove dull, boring and stressful. There is certainly no shortage of stress …

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Are You Sabotaging Your Own Conception?

You're eating healthy, you're exercising, you've quit smoking, quit drinking, quit taking your birth control, and you're having sex like rabbits. But you still haven't gotten that Big Fat Positive (BFP). What is going on?? If you've ruled out all the normal causes of infertility, it may be time to look inward. The expression “you …

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Pap Smears Aren’t Something To Be Afraid Of

In order to maintain good reproductive and sexual health, females should visit a gynecologist- a doctor who specializes in females’ reproductive health- for an exam about once per year. Generally, females should begin seeing a gynecologist at the age of 21, but begin earlier if they become sexually active. After their first visit, females ages …

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Relax and Recharge: Meditation

We all know that relaxing and reducing stress are super important. Not just important to the process of conception, but important to our overall health. One of the ways that I have found that work best to help me with relaxation is using meditation techniques. I will use meditation as a way to calm my …

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