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It’s a Warm Me Up Mixer

It’s fall and my favorite thing about fall is all the warm delicious drinks you can make. At the top of my list is warm apple cider.  It smells like fall, it tastes like heaven and even though it’s hard to believe you can make it taste even more delicious.  
Here are my two favorite ways to enjoy.
1)  Heat up 1 cup of pure apple cider and then place 1 cinnamon stick, that has 1-2 drops of Young Living Nutmeg Vitality Essential Oil, in the hot cider to soak for a couple minutes.  Top with a few grates of cinnamon stick and enjoy.
2) Follow the above directions and then add 1 shot spiced rum.
I love that I can enjoy this drink, via version 1, with my son. Or, via version 2, with my girlfriends.
Add in a comfy blanket and back porch fire pit and you have the perfect fall evening. 
Enjoy!
I’ll be back soon!
Courtney 



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How Does A Champion Poop?

So, I'm all about gut health.  I mean who doesn't need to lose a few pounds in the bathroom,  before getting on the scale or doing the mirror "how bloated am I today check"?

But a cereal with the name? Yes, I had to order a box, hoping I'm not just in for one hell of a weekend.

I mean for a meager $11.99, for  a box a cereal, that by title can help those gastrointestinally challenged friends have peace. It may be worth it.  Shoot, you may even go buy yourself a gold medal.

I guess I'll find out for us all..maybe you want to be brave too.

Lucky for you I know where you can find it.

All you have to do is click on poop.

Don't lie, you've laughed every time you read poop, and you just did it again.

If for nothing else, the box will make for a great breakfast conversation piece.

I'll see you soon!

Courtney

Why Does My Face Hurt? : The Fight Against TMJ Pain

Grab a glass of wine and settle in, because today, we're talking about aging.
Unfortunately, we all go through it.
As each year passes, I get to add body parts to the list of things that have gone "bad."
Bad back.
Bad neck.
Bad sinuses...
Father Time is laughing at me.
Turn my head too fast? "Haha now you can't look left."
Cross my leg for too long? "Here's some sharp shooting knee pain."
Lord help us all if I managed to "sleep funny."
So why not add a little something new to the mix?
How about a nice dose of TMJ?
The long, technical form is Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, but as I said, I'm aging rapidly and I ain't got time for that, so TMJ it is.
Basically, it's "an umbrella term covering pain and dysfunction of the muscles of mastication (the muscles that move the jaw) and the temporomandibular joints (the joints which connect the mandible to the skull). The most important feature is pain, followed by restri…

Sleepyize, Not Just A Term About Being Tired. A Miracle Bottle of Drops For Children And Their Parents Too

We've all been there as parents.  Shoot our friends and family members, who don't have children, have been there trying to help us out.  But let me refresh your memory with a little scenario...

You're exhausted, you've had a long day and all you can think about is a peaceful bubble bath, a glass of wine, followed by your most comfy pajamas and your favorite blanket in bed.  Preferably all before 9 pm.  The problem is, it's already 7:30 and your child/children do not appear to be in on your plan.  In fact, you're pretty sure they are trying to tear the whole neighborhood down, starting with your house and your nerves.

Now, you could try the normal options of bribery, but let's face it, that usually involves some sort of sugar intake in the form of candy or ice cream, which can lead to a high end sugar crash and eventually a weeping child.  Guaranteeing your night is going to be even longer.  Or, you can think of a more natural, subtle way to get them to start …

Orange for White....Teeth that is.

As a tea and coffee drinker the teeth stain struggle is real.  But even more so, as the parent of a preteen, who likes to find any reason not to brush their teeth, the struggle is even more real.

Whether we like it or not, as a society, people judge off a person’s smile.  So, keeping those chompers as healthy and as pearly white as possible is important.  Not to mention that our mouth is the key to most of our health.  But we can discuss the latter later.

I get it, we all get busy.  We can wake up late so a breathe mint seems like the easy way out.  Or we can be super tired and bed seems more logical than 3-5 minutes over a sink.  But what if I could help you make both those times better and keep your smile looking good at the same time?

Well, I can’t.  But Young Livings Orange Vitality Essential Oil can offer some great help.

The orange as a citrus fruit has both circulatory and mental awareness properties to help get you through the day.  Thus, the smell, taste and ingestion can h…

What is Clarity?...

It is super late as I write this.  Maybe not for everyone, but for me it's 11:34 pm, on a Monday night.  The first Monday night of me going back to school/work.  It's also the first day my child saw his new school (middle school) schedule.  While he saw this way earlier in the day, the realization that momma can't fix it has been traumatic.

He wanted classes with certain kids, lunch with other kids, and socialization times with a mix of both groups.  For the first time in his "school career" I can't make it happen.

In his defense, that may be my fault.  I'm always doing what's best for my child, for the last 6 years (K-5th) , at least in my opinion.  No, I didn't just fight so he got what he wanted, I fought as a parent who raised the child and didn't let someone else tell me I'm wrong without a good argument as to why my mindset was incorrect.  Statistics don't work on me.

But now, I am in a position where mom voice becomes more mute…