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Losing The Undesirable ‘New Mom’ Body

Having a baby is the greatest feeling in the world. Even the nine months of pregnancy are a truly magical time in your life in spite of the issues with discomfort, especially in the third trimester. However, if there’s one thing that no new mother likes, it’s the inevitable physical changes. Pregnancy can see you gain weight, skin blemishes, and issues like nose swelling. Unfortunately, those impacts don’t instantly end after childbirth. If you’re going to restore physical appearances to their former glory, you’ll need to make a conscious effort. Here’s all you need to know about taking your journey to the next level.    Source | Getting A Head Start Throughout pregnancy, your priorities will rightly be with baby’s safety and development. In truth, those sentiments of putting your son or daughter first will remain for life. Therefore, ignoring your body’s natural craving for more food and increased relaxation … read more

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10 Health Benefits of Herbal Tea

Brewing a cup of herbal tea first thing in the morning is an excellent way to start the day. The delicious aroma fills the air and stimulates the mind, while the tea steeps its goodness into the water. Herbal teas come in a variety of different flavors, from barks, seeds, flowers, herbs, and other plants. Many of these teas have their origin in traditional medicines where they are used to treat a variety of ailments. Drinking herbal tea every day is a great metabolism boosterthat increases your immune system while it detoxifies your body. Skip the morning coffee for a change and give an herbal tea a try instead. Choosing Your Herbal Tea The most important part of selecting the right herbal tea is picking a brand that supports sustainable, organic farming. High-quality ingredients ensure that you are getting what you pay for and a premium product. Visit a tea … read more

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Why I Chose a Boarding School For My Child

As a child, I wasn’t able to go to a boarding school but I did have three friends who all went off this type of education. I don’t think that my education ever held me back from success but seeing how my friends turned out, I have long been a supporter of this kind of educational choice. It was, for these reasons primarily, that I decided to send my girl to boarding school a decision which I have never regretted. My second child is about to hit high school age and as such, I have been searching for the best boarding schools in southern California to see which suits him best. I have also been discussing with other parents the benefits of a boarding school education. I thought then, that I would share with you why I chose a boarding school for my children, and why you should too. Character … read more

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Do you vape? #VapeWhatYouSaid

When I first got pregnant my biggest concern was quitting smoking to have a healthy baby. Since I had been trying to get pregnant for so long, it just came naturally and I quit cold turkey. flash forward to my son being one. I had stopped nursing and started picking up old bad habits. Smoking just slipped right back into my life and I don’t even know how. A few months after I realized I needed to quit. I have asthma, my son was showing signs of asthma and cigarettes were just making things worse. This time, it was much harder. I wanted to quit, but my mind was not letting me. I was introduced to vaping. I had no idea what it was or how I’d manage to use it to quit smoking, but I gave it a try. To my surprise, it completely curved my cigarette cravings and … read more

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Ovation Brands Giveaway

Disclaimer: This giveaway is a sponsored post but any opinions are my own, thank you.  Giveaway host: Mom’s Gone Bronson.  THUMBS UP JOHNNIE! Ovation Brands are hosting various events at various Ryan’s, Hometown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, Country Buffet and Furr’s Fresh Buffet locations to celebrate the character of Thumbs Up Johnnie.  From Sept 14th until October 19th (every Thursday) between 5pm and 8pm, with the last one coming up, soon, you can head down to your nearest location and take part in the activities. GIVEAWAY! In the mean time, you can also enter to win a Thumbs Up Johnnie prize pack, consisting of stationery, Thumbs Up Johnnie books that are autographed by the author: Michelle Bain, plus 4 meal passes to any of the mentioned locations, courtesy of Ovation Brands. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning, is enter via the rafflecopter entrance form, … read more