The Long-Term Benefits of Teaching Kids Good Dental Habits

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Most parents recognize the importance of teaching their kids to brush their teeth at least twice a day. They know that this can help to prevent their children from getting cavities. Many parents are discovering that there are several other benefits of teaching their kids how to maintain the health of their teeth. Check out a few examples.



Establishing a Lifetime Habit

When parents teach their kids about brushing their teeth each day, they are helping their children to establish a long-term habit. Young children who are taught to brush their teeth at least twice a day are more likely to continue the habit into their teen years and beyond. Kids who brush and floss their teeth everyday are also more likely to continue to see their dentist each year as they grow older. This is especially true if their parents are practicing healthy dental habits and seeing their dentist on a regular basis for checkups. Kool Smiles is one example of a dentist’s office dedicated to teaching kids the importance of practicing good dental habits.


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Holistic Health with Maty’s Healthly Products

Product was given to me by Maty’s Healthy Products in order to post my honest opinion.


Every now and then, it takes more than just a mother’s hug and kiss to help my kids feel better. I use essential oils, honey, and other natural remedies to help soothe and relieve my kid’s aches and pains. As a working mom, sometimes it is nice to have this stuff ready to go, instead of having to make it. My goal is to one day make more natural “medicine” on my own, but for now, I turn to all-natural health products.


1947871_10151894419660940_1638645323_nMaty’s Healthy Products is a family-owned and operated company dedicated to promoting holistic health and wellness with natural, safe, and effective all-natural health products. These products have no drugs in them, nor any artificial ingredients. With no artificial preservatives, colors, or sweeteners, as well as no corn, dairy, wheat, soy, or yeast added, every product is made with food-based ingredients. Ethically made right here in the USA, all of Maty’s products are Gluten Free.


Maty’s has products that are made just for babies, kids, and adults. Their baby line includes a Chest Rub and Ointment. There is an All Natural Cough Syrup for Kids. Their Vapor Rub is designed for everyone over the age of 2. Lastly Matty’s offers Nasal Ointment.


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I was sent their All Natural Cough Syrup, All Natural Nasal Ointment, and All Natural Vapor Rub. 

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7 Workarounds for Dietary Restrictions

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Are you struggling to lose weight before a big event? Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes or celiac disease? If you’re facing a lifetime of dietary restrictions, don’t throw out the contents of your fridge just yet. Here are seven healthy swaps that you can make for junk foods and bad ingredients.



1. Macadamia Nut Oil

If you love the taste of butter but hate all the health hazards that come with it, switch to macadamia nut oil. It has a much better fat ratio and can be added to meats, veggies and stir fry dishes alike.


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2. Almond Flour

If you’re avoiding gluten, this is the product for you. Almond flour is the organic, low-carb and all-natural substitute for white flour. It even offers a healthy serving of the good fatty acids!


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Natural Living Blog Carnival ~ Advocating for Our Food Supply


Welcome to the October 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Advocating for Our Food Supply.


This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network. Since October is Non-GMO Month, National Farm to School Month and Fair Trade Month, we are naturally talking about our food supply. Be sure to read all of the other posts listed at the bottom of mine! You may find stories about why it’s important to eat organic, support non-GMO awareness (and labeling), grow your own food and eat a real food diet. You may also find some new recipes or learn what real foods or gadgets are staples in our members’ kitchens. This month it’s all about food!




I feel like people judge me when I talk about buying natural and organic foods. It is important to me that my family eat organic and non-GMO foods. I read ingredient lists before I buy and I try to shop at trusted locations. I think choosing where you shop allows you to be a little more in control about what your family consumes.



When I mention shopping at Whole Foods, I get the look that people think I am spending all my money there. I do have to admit that when I do shop at Whole Foods, sometimes I see something that I really want to try, so I splurge and buy it, but for the most part, I stick with what is on my shopping list.


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Research Your Benefits Options with Aflac #TimeWellSpent

Waiting till the last minute to do something is never the best option, but a situation that I am sure we have all found ourselves in. Researching and preparing before any event saves us stress, time, and sometimes money. Have you ever spent time researching your benefits options before open enrollment? Being prepared ahead of time helps you get the best deal for you and your family.


Choosing a health plan is important, yet many people do little to no research before picking a plan. As someone who is currently going through this, I am learning new things the more and more I research. Picking a health plan is not easy! To be honest, in the past I have done more research for just about everything else besides my health plan.



Growing up on my parent’s plan, I switched straight to my husband’s plan when we got married, without any real knowledge of what the plan entailed. Year after year we kept renewing our same policy without looking into what our policy really covered and how much money we were spending compared to other plans and companies.


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Improving Knowledge about Self-Esteem

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therapeutic-boarding-school-studentSelf-esteem used to be little more than a buzzword. It was something that everyone heard countless times in grade school, but it was mostly just used when telling them, as children, that they should have high self-esteem and not care what people thought. While these messages may have helped some, they showed that people did not really know that much about things like self-esteem, depression, and the real issues that children were facing. Thankfully, all of that has been changing lately, and people now understand more about what self-esteem is and how it works than they ever have before.


To some degree, this is just because time has been spent looking into the issues that teens and other children face. Bullying, while it still certainly happens all around the country, has been combated lately more than it used to be. It used to just be taken as a fact of life, and children were lucky if they were told to stand up for themselves. Now, programs have been set up to put an end to bullying, thereby raising self esteem or keeping it from being damaged. Adults are starting to be more proactive about these things because they know what they can do to young children as they grow up.
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Cleanse your Colon with the Amazing Miracle Cleanse


Some people naturally have a faster metabolism…this is not true with me! I have tried some juice cleanses before, but wanted to try this colon cleanse. The Amazing Miracle Cleanse is a premier colon cleanse and detox plus weight loss.


If you suffer from constipation, chronic fatigue, acid reflux, gas, bloating, difficulty sleeping, diarrhea, low energy, a flabby tummy, or skin problems, then maybe you need a cleanse. The Amazing Miracle Cleanse makes your digestive system more effective. It can help maintain regularity and prevent constipation. Since your body is ridding itself of excess, you will have increased energy and the ability for your body to absorb more vitamins and nutrients. Also, it keeps you regular which can help you lose weight.



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Raspberry Ketones ~ Burn Fat & Suppress Appetite


2e21941a29f50797f66f46cda6f07b626fe2def5Pure Raspberry Ketones are a proven fat burner and an appetite suppressant. Made in the USA, the Raspberry Ketone extract is naturally derived from raspberries and comes in a vegetarian capsule.


The Pure Natural Raspberry Ketones come in 500 MG rapid-release capsules. The bottle comes with 12O capsules and has no additives, no binders, no fillers, or no artificial ingredients.


In studies, an increase in the Fatty Acid Oxidation stimulates Adiponectin, which is a protein involved in regulating Glucose Levels and Fatty Acid Oxidation. It burns body fat and converts it into energy that the body needs, as well as controls appetite.


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Reflexion Yoga ~ An Online Membership for Yoga at Home, At Your Pace


I have been wanting to start yoga for years. I see the benefits of doing yoga and I know that I could benefit from it. When I saw that I could do Yoga at home, at my own pace, and choose from a variety of “classes”, I was all in.




Reflexion Yoga is an online membership where members can filter through their video library to sort by Instructor, Class Length, Difficulty Level, and Body Focus. The videos are clearly labeled and you can start as a brand new beginner and learn basic poses or you can get in a 60 minute power yoga class.




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Nordic Naturals Omega and Vitamin C Supplements for Kids


My kids look forward to taking their vitamins every morning and will complain when I forget to pass them out! One company I have had the pleasure of working with when it comes to supplements, is Nordic Naturals. Nordic Naturals is a trusted company for their omega supplements for adults, children, and pets. Their line of supplements is full of variety and there is a specific supplement for everyone.


Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega Junior & Vitamin C Gummies


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