Modern Oats Giveaway

I know it is the middle of summer and oatmeal is usually a cold weather breakfast. Personally I enjoy oatmeal all year long; so when the opportunity to join in on this giveaway for you, my dear readers, I decided to join! Enter…you just might win! Click here to read more about Modern Oats Modern Oats is taking a boring breakfast up a notch. Starting with the highest grade of gluten-free, Non-GMO Verified perfect oats and paring with delicious blends of fruits and nuts. Modern Oats has carefully chosen family farmers and plant in fields where no wheat is subject to cross contamination. Modern Oats knows that an estimated 21,000,000 Americans require Gluten-Free diet and they are Certified Gluten Free. Modern Oats is Vegan certified […]

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Trades of Hope – India

Trades of Hope

In India, poverty imposes an oppressive weight, especially in the rural areas where almost three out of four Indians and 77 percent of the Indian poor live. Although poverty has been reduced during the past four decades, it remains painfully high. In a place of such extreme poverty, women are often overlooked and marginalized, living a life of low wages and discrimination. But now, through Fair Trade, many of these women are empowered to be self-reliant, something that is sometimes unheard of in their villages! By making these products for Trades of Hope, they are stepping out from the thinking that women have no value. They are now able to take care of themselves and are respected in their villages, giving them hope for their […]

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Trades of Hope Tuesday – Costa Rica

Trades of Hope

Next, we’ll travel further south to Costa Rica. Seeds of Hope is a mission to reach out to young girls who have been caught up in human trafficking. The ministry also reaches out to the young girls before they are forced into this darkness. They run a safe house for girls rescued from the streets. Trades of Hope – Costa Rica Penny Williams and her husband Chris Williams had been bringing mission teams to Costa Rica. In November of 2011 Penny came to Costa Rica with Melinda and Johnnie, two college students from San Diego, in search of their next project, possibly a skateboard park. They had heard a little bit about the problem of human trafficking in Costa Rica so it was on their […]

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Family Day – What Does Sabbath Mean to you?

What does Sabbath mean to you? Do you have a certain day of the week that you rest and worship? Do you have a family day? Sabbath is a day set aside for rest and worship. According to Exodus 20:8 “the Sabbath is commanded by God to be kept as a holy day of rest, as God rested from creation.” Even though keeping a Sabbath is mentioned in the bible, it does not have to be a spiritual practice at all. It is important to let your body rest and recuperate from the stress of the week. Don’t let the word Sabbath scare you, it just means working time into your schedule. Time to rest. Time to not have plans. In today’s world it is […]

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Trades of Hope Tuesday – Haiti

Trades of Hope

Are you ready to tour the world with Trades of Hope? This is no ordinary tour, this is a tour with a PURPOSE! We’re going to travel around the globe, meeting artisans from several countries and seeing their beautiful work. We’ll hear stories of HOPE, about people who have been empowered out of difficult circumstances and found sustainable employment with dignity through craft work. We’ll see how we can change the world in simple ways and we’ll have lots of fun while we’re at it! Join us right here on my blog for the next several weeks as I share the stories of the 16 countries that Trades of Hope supports. In case you missed it, last week we talked about the story behind Trades of […]

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Trades of Hope Tuesday

Trades of Hope

So many women live in poverty, not because they lack abilities, but because they lack opportunity. Trades of Hope was started to give women that opportunity for a better life. Each woman has a story, and with Trades of Hope’s help, their story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of HOPE! If you are not familiar with Trades of Hope, I would like to start you off with a little video that tells the story quite beautifully of what we’re all about. For the Next Several weeks we’re going to travel around the globe, meeting artisans from several countries and seeing their beautiful work. We’ll hear stories of HOPE, about people who have been empowered out of difficult circumstances and found sustainable […]

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Benefits of Choco: How Much Chocolate is Healthy for Our Kids

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There is probably no child or adult in the world who do not like the taste of chocolate. It is a real type of comfort food that can even boost energy a bit and improve your overall mood. But like all things taken orally that can be beneficial for our health, chocolate has to be consumed moderately as well. Therefore, it is very important that parents introduce their children to this tasty snack carefully. Benefits of Choco: How Much Chocolate is Healthy for Our Kids Careful with caffeine The first obvious effect chocolate can have on kids is the boost of energy since chocolate contains caffeine. Therefore, if you want to treat your child with chocolate sweet, do not offer it after dinner, because the […]

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Do YOU Want to be a Kickass Healthy Mom?

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Being a kickass Healthy mom is all about what we eat! I know that my eating habits have improved over the last couple of years, but they still need to be better. I’m always learning about and trying new products to help me in my quest to become a healthy momma. Isagenix incorporates nutritional cleansing. It is not a colon cleanse (although it does gently cleanse the colon) and performs at the cellular level. We also advocate doing a cleanse day 1 or 2 days a month as we are constantly bombarded with toxins in the air, water, chemicals in food (HFC, MSG) etc. The exceptional qualities of Isagenix  shakes such as organic, undenatured whey. non-GMO, no artificial sweeteners to mess with your hormones, no […]

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Don’t Cry Over Spilled drinks! Use the Gcap!

Don't Cry over Spilled Drink! Use a GCap!

This is a sponsored post and review from the makers of GCap. Do you have kids who are took old for sippy cups, but are not yet old enough to handle drinking from an open spout water bottle? Have you seen the viral post of the inside of a dirty sippy cup spout? Does that creep you out and you want to start using something else? Today I am going to talk about a product that we have had the please of using. It worked so well for us and I know it will help you from crying over spilled drinks in your family too! We received two GCaps in the mail so that my son could try this product and I could write about […]

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A Short Guide to St. Patrick’s Day + Free Printables

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This post is sponsored by the folks at Freezerlabels.net Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is one of those great traditions all families can enjoy. Many households across America celebrate it. People who don’t have Irish origins join the celebration of their neighbors. For those who still find it a bit vague and want to learn more about it, here is a short holiday guide. In Ireland, 17th of March has the same kind of importance and holiness as Christmas or Easter. No wonder, since St. Patrick is believed to be the one who introduced the Irish people to Christianity with the help of a little green plant called shamrock, that will later become Ireland’s trademark and distinguishing symbol. Many centuries and a leap across the ocean […]

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