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Minimalism and Toddlers

Whose toddler has too many toys? This girls! We have family members whose love language is gifts. They love to give! Which is awesome, but I found Patrick's playroom to get completely unorganized and then he wouldn't play with things because it was so overwhelming to him. I recently started learning about minimalism through Joshua… Continue reading Minimalism and Toddlers

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Easy DIY Carpet powder

Easy DIY Carpet powder!  We have dogs, a toddler and an infant.  I wanted to still vacuum our carpets but without all of the harmful chemicals.  This powder took me less than 5 minutes to make.  And house smells amazing! This post may contain affiliate links. Ingredients: 1 Mason Jar (we keep these on hand for… Continue reading Easy DIY Carpet powder

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If you make it they will come!

This may be the most simplest trick, but I had no idea until I experienced it.  I keep healthy fruit and vegetable snack options in the house.  For my 3 year old if it is out of sight it is out of mind.  While at a friends house last week she had a serving tray… Continue reading If you make it they will come!

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Southwestern chicken soup in instant pot

While working full time and raising a family, easy and simple recipes are a must for us. Half the time I forget to take something out of the freezer so making meals from frozen is also important for us. The instant pot is a fast, easy fix it and forget it magical contraption that allows… Continue reading Southwestern chicken soup in instant pot

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Fiber 101

We have been working on getting more fiber in our diet. This post offers a good explanation on why it’s good for you.

The Nutritious Noodle

What is fiber?

Fiber comes from plant foods, like fruits, vegetables, and grains. It is the part of the plant that the body cannot absorb. Unlike carbohydrates, protein, and fats; your body does not digest dietary fiber. It goes through the body whole.

There are two types of dietary fiber:

  1. Soluble Fiber: This type dissolves in water. It turns to gel during digestion, slowing digestion and keeping you full. It comes from food items like oats, nuts, beans, carrots, and barley. It has been shown to lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels.
  2. Insoluble fiber: this type of fiber does not dissolve in water. It relieves constipation by instigating the movement of material through the body. It increases the stool bulk in the body and helps movement, eliminating toxic waste as it goes. This type of fiber comes from foods like whole-wheat flour, beans, and vegetables.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter treats

I made these chocolate peanut butter treats and they were delicious! My husband loves peanut butter and my son loves chocolate. Recipe adapted from the one on divascancook.com I love chocolate but wanted a healthier alternative and these fit the bill. These typically are ingredients that we always have on hand and they're perfect to… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter treats

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One place for all your recipes!

Until recently I have struggled with using 10 different apps or websites for storing my recipes. I just found the app AnyList and it is a one stop place for all my recipe needs. As long as you can open the recipe in a web browser you can import the recipe into the app. It… Continue reading One place for all your recipes!