• 10 Activities to Keep the Kids from Driving You Insane During Quarantine
    Parenting

    10 Activities to Keep the Kids from Driving You Insane During Quarantine

    With the recent and rapid spread of the Coronavirus around the U.S, quarantine is proving to be a very stressful time for parents as they try to juggle working at home and keeping their children occupied and up to date with their schoolwork. It won’t be long for those kiddos start getting stir crazy, but never fear I came up with a great list of activities that will bring the whole family together and keep everyone sane at the same time. 1. Schoolwork Continue your children’s assigned schoolwork. Most schools are providing guidance and lessons via the Internet. Just like the classroom environment, make this time structured and devoted to…

  • Teen Stress is Real--Hyland's Safe & Natural Can Help!
    Health & Fitness

    Teen Stress is Real–Hyland’s Safe & Natural Can Help!

    You are probably already familiar with Hyland’s making safe and natural medicines since 1903.  They are thrilled to introduce their teen line. Let’s face it. Teens are going through one of the roughest patches of their lives. Hyland’s Young Adult line was created to address the challenges teens face so they can get back to being their best self.  (Hyland’s products are sold at CVS, Amazon, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Whole Foods and more). I was pretty excited when I got these for Hailey to try out and let me know what she thought of them. The “moon” and “serene” worked the best for her. Serene helps more with anxiety and and…

  • Best Workouts for When You’re Sick
    Health & Fitness

    Best Workouts for When You’re Sick

    Being sick is never fun, but it’s even worse when you’re a devoted fitness aficionado. Feeling a little ill can mean needing a few days off, but skipping a workout could throw your routine all out of whack. So if you’re feeling a little sniffly but still wanna get back on the fitness saddle, here are some ways you can exercise when you’re sick. Walking or Jogging I get it, being stuck inside isn’t fun, and lying in bed all day can actually make you feel worse. Although hitting the pavement for some sprints or going on a strenuous 10-mile hike probably isn’t a great idea, some light walking or…

  • 7 Tasty Gift Ideas For Foodies | #GiftGuide2019
    Gift Guides

    7 Tasty Gift Ideas For Foodies | #GiftGuide2019

    Are you a foodie? I’m a chef, I would consider myself a foodie. I’m going to share some my favorite brands and companies I’ve worked with this year and I would totally recommend them all of them to you! Some brands, we use at work and are worth sharing as well. I think it’s great to make friendships with foodie brands, because food makes people happy.   Happy Day Brand At Happy Day Brands we are committed to crafting all natural, Non-GMO and Organic products and cultivating experiences that transform lives, help the most vulnerable succeed, and inspire people to shape a better more sustainable world. Every Happy Day product sold…

  • Be Prepared for Cold + Flu Season with these 3 Tips
    Health & Fitness

    Be Prepared for Cold + Flu Season with these 3 Tips

    Are you prepared for Cold & Flu Season? It’s been a weird winter in North Carolina, we have had a lot of 70s and in that same week it can be under 20 degrees. With Hailey in High School and I work as a chef at Elon University, we deal with lots of people. If we can try to keep the germs at bay, it goes a long way in being prepared for sickness. It’s pretty crazy if you ask me, but that only means one thing, SICKNESS! You can’t completely block out getting sick, however you can do these 3 simple tips to be prepared for Cold & Flu…

  • Health & Fitness

    3 Self Care Tips with Aubert & Amandine Candles

    This post is sponsored by Aubert & Amandine Candles. All thoughts are 100% my own. Self care is important for your physical health as well as your mind, soul and, let’s face it, your overall health. Without self-care, your relationships with others can suffer tremendously. You don’t need over the top luxurious vacation and activities to have a successful self care day. The smallest things can go a long way toward a totally amazing self care day. Aubert & Amandine’s fragrance products are designed with beauty and luxury in mind; beautiful, premium quality products that work well. Featuring sophisticated designs for the discriminating buyers that are both beautiful and practical. Anyone…