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The Flu is Not a Season

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This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission from some of the links provided in this post. Around this time so many people are calling it flu season, but I prefer not to give power to a sickness. It does not have to be a season of getting the flu, and not everyone gets the flu. From research and what I have seen directly and indirectly, there are so many other factors that make a person more susceptible to getting the flu a certain time of the year. I Can Eat All the Candy I Want…Right?! Its four days before Halloween, which is the one day parents allow their children to consume more candy than they normally would. The parents and the children most likely…
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Janie & Jack Holiday Collection

Family
This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I am so looking forward to the new J & J Holiday Collection this year! There's something for moms, daughters, and sons. This collection is perfect if you are looking for elegance, luxe, and glamour. The Fair Isle Sweater pictured above, is exactly what I would get for my sons. It does not necessarily scream Christmas, but its perfect for the entire Winter season. Then there's the gorgeous crimson wool coat in the picture below that is absolutely divine for the girls. “Inspired by a very special time of year, the J&J Holiday collection is a modern twist on timeless classics for picture-perfect celebrations, ” said Shelly Walsh, GM of…
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Summer Essentials: 15 BEACH MUST-HAVES FOR FAMILIES

Family
This post contains affiliate links. We have already started seeing the back-to-school sales now, which is sometimes a downer for those that choose to school outside of the home. But it does not mean that summer is officially over! Its only July and there are still plenty of days to enjoy the sunshine and the BEACH! You definitely want to be prepared before heading to the beach, especially with kids in tow. I have compiled a list of must-haves for families to ensure that you are beach ready and you have covered your basics. Be sure to check off the list as you pack, making sure you do not forget your items. Also, add anything your family needs to your personal list. The beach is one of my most favorite…
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5 Organic or Naturally-Minded Restaurants in Charlotte

5 Organic or Naturally-Minded Restaurants in Charlotte

Food
Going out to eat is one of the most difficult things for us to fully enjoy since we started eating foods without harsh chemicals and pesticides. It does not help that kids LOVE going out to eat because I am sure it would be easier to avoid.  Since we like going out and taking the kids out to eat, we do have to compromise in some of the choices because there are only a few restaurants that are organic. Unfortunately, with the organic label comes a higher price. Yet, for us we choose quality over quantity, meaning there is nothing more important than our health. I chose to share a brief list of restaurants in Charlotte, NC that are organic, as close to naturally-minded as possible, or serve foods that come from local sources. Check…
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10 Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Faith
Father's Day 2017 is fast approaching! Sometimes it can be very difficult shopping for the men in our lives. Of course we know ultimately its the thought that counts, yet at the same time don't we LOVE gifting him with something that he would really like?! This Father's Day, I researched and asked some dads what they would like for that special day. Here are 10 Father's Day Gift Ideas that come directly from Fathers. (This post contains affiliate links.) 10 Great Father's Day Gift Ideas Nascar Racing Experience Grill with accessories Shooting Range package Luxury Car Driving Experience Sporting events ticket Spending time as a family Leather Card Holder/Wallet Cell phone Wireless charging pad Smoker Gift card or cash Father's Day is this Sunday, but do not worry...if you have…
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Comparison is a Killer

Faith
(This post contains affiliate links.) Comparison is a KILLER...if you let it consume you that is. Since I can remember, I have been taunted with comparing myself with others. I now still have to fight against thoughts of comparison. Sometimes I have to unplug from social media and even unfollow people for a while so that I will cut off jealousy before it takes root. Without Rival I just started a devotional from the Bible app entitled, Without Rival, by Lisa Bevere. Its inspired by her new book (I am currently reading), with the same title.  It has definitely been helping me grow and be more aware of when I start comparing myself to others. Here is an excerpt from one of her devotional posts: Unique means "without equal or rival."…
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