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Gluten Free Dairy Free Snacks for Kids

Do you have kids who are allergic to gluten? Or maybe also allergic to dairy? It’s a must to find tasty snacks for kids that are gluten-free and dairy-free, snacks that are healthy, and that they would love. Whether it’s for school, for travel, or just for your home, stock up with our picks of delicious gluten free dairy free snacks for kids.

See our list of gluten free dairy free snacks for kids that are healthy and delicious.
See our list of gluten free dairy free snacks for kids.
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How to Lose Weight by Drinking More Water

Tips on how to lose weight by drinking more water.

Does Drinking Water to Lose Weight Works?

Last year when I gave up soda and sugary beverages, I started the Drinking Water to Lose Weight method. Many people have asked over that time how I did it and what was my secret. There isn’t any secret  it is simply understanding how Drinking Water to Lose Weight. It doesn’t require money, fancy equipment, or a lot of time just simple changes in what you are doing. Keep reading below for  simple tips and take advantage of our FREE Printable to help you keep track of the water you drink.

How to lose weight with water
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December 13, 2019

Have a Magical Holiday Experience at HGTV’s Santa HQ

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of HGTV Santa HQ and Reach Orb, but all opinions expressed here are mine.

The holiday bustle is happening. The gifts are being purchased. Everyone is moving so fast, and I am wishing that time would standstill. The kids are getting bigger. The oldest is now taller than our refrigerator; the youngest can now microwave eggs, and my daughter is borrowing my lipgloss. I look at them all, and I think about how lucky I am, and I try my best not to cry.

This weekend we embarked on our yearly tradition to see Santa. The high schooler told me this isn’t happening when he can drive. The middle child was excited and looked for a dress that matched mine, and the youngest hates to dress up, but he did find pants with green on them. The husband came along to enjoy watching our kids with me.

We drove to HGTV’s Santa HQ at Tyson’s Corner Center in the north court. We got out of the car and took a picture of where we were parked because my short term memory is broken. Then my husband grabbed my hand the same way he grabs my heart with his smile. He began to tell us jokes, and his laughter bellows throughout the mall. The kids were embarrassed, and I was glad for once I wasn’t the embarrassing parent. I laugh with him and perhaps at him, but I was joyful that this man that walked beside me is my forever.

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November 22, 2019

Stress Free Party Planning Tips

Blog: This conversation is sponsored by Dawn and Cascade at Sam’s Club. Opinions are my own.Social posts: #ad

I love entertaining at home. Some may think I’m crazy, but I do enjoy planning for a party. Preparing the menu, thinking of games to play, and planning the entertainment for my guests excites me. I think it’s because growing up, my mom always had guests at home whether they are relatives, church friends, book club members or work friends. She even encourages us to invite friends over for our birthday parties or even for a simple pajama party. It’s nothing extravagant but the thing that made those parties special is that no matter how simple it is, she made sure it’s well planned and memorable for all of us.

Being a mom now, I want my kids to experience what I experienced growing up. I want them to have the joy of having lots of memories with us, with family and with friends, that’s why I’m known not to pass on hosting a party. I want our home to be filled with laughter and fond memories of a good company of people we love. But I do understand why hosting a party can be a scary task for some. Without proper planning, it can be a daunting task filled with stress.

That is why we are sharing our party tips because we want you to not only throw the perfect party but to enjoy throwing it. The holiday season is almost in full swing, so take this opportunity to invite friends and family over and create those memories that will last a lifetime.

Stress-Free Party Planning Tips

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November 19, 2019

Amwell Review

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Amwell via Momtrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Amwell or Momtrends. 

What are the four words that can ruin your entire schedule?

“Mom, I feel SICK!”

Me: What? Are you sure? Please, do not be sure. Run over to the child and feel his head. He isn’t “hot.” Run downstairs, get a thermometer to confirm. Then realize that I forget to ask what is hurting. Run back upstairs. Only to be told he is itchy and has a rash on his belly. A rash. Then I Google. Then I stop myself from Googling because I have no idea what I am looking at and what he has. Note: do not ever Google rash. You can’t unsee what you will see. Truly, do not Google anything healthcare-related that is why there are trained doctors.

Next, I run over every way I can fit a doctor visit into my day. I could go right after the others get on the bus. Could I go after I teach my first class? Who is going to watch him while I am teaching him? I can’t send him to school with a rash. What if it is contagious? What if it is something that others could get? I do not want to be the parent that sends her child to school, and the rest of the class gets the rash.

Then I remember a service I can use. I can use Amwell. I can call a doctor in my home, and they can determine if this is a contagious rash or one you can put some cream on and get on with your life. I can actually do all this before I have to be at work and he has to be at school. The problem of when to see a doctor is resolved!

Fall is here and our family loves to walk together and enjoy nature and the weather. That's why being healthy is very important, so we can do what we love to do. Good thing because we can easily connect with an Amwell doctor for quick check up.
Fall is here and our family loves to walk together and enjoy nature and the weather. That’s why being healthy is very important, so we can do what we love to do for our family time. Good thing because we can easily connect with an Amwell doctor for quick check up.

This is how you connect with Amwell:

Why should you call Amwell? Do you have someone in your home that is experiencing:

  • Fever
  • Cold & flu
  • Allergies
  • Sinus infections
  • Stomach bugs
  • Pediatrics
  • Rashes
  • UTI

Remember that Amwell complements in-person care. It is not a replacement in emergencies. It’s great for 24/7 urgent care from the comfort of home or on the go.

Being sick is a no-no in our home. My kids (including our dog Joy) loves fall weather and loves to spend time outside.
Being sick is a no-no in our home. My kids (including our dog Joy) loves fall weather and loves to spend time outside.

Why else should Amwell be your solution? If you are like me? You do not have the time or energy to run to the doctor or a healthcare provider. You also hate going to the doctor paying a co-pay and then getting a huge bill in the mail after they have spent 15 minutes with you. That has happened to me more times then I can count. I pay my co-pay and then receive an additional bill. I hate going to the doctor when I am sick knowing I could get sicker or because I have children I am caring for, and I have to try to manage them and myself and then wait. I hate taking my kids for the same reason!

My son loves our family time outdoors. Thankfully, there's Amwell for quick check up with a real doctor.
My son loves our family time outdoors. Thankfully, there’s Amwell for a quick check up with a real doctor without leaving our home.

Why Amwell is my choice because these are real doctors, and they can help you, and their fees are very reasonable, and they are upfront. You will not be billed later. I mean, nothing is worse than thinking you have paid only to receive a bill for a hundred dollars later for a common issue that could have easily been resolved.

If you are sick or have an issue that you would like a doctor to help you through, I am giving you the opportunity to try the service. You need to go to Amwell and sign up for an account.

It is easy. I have used the service and you can as well here is a discount code Amwell25 for 25% off a $69 urgent care visit. Go to this link to start your discounted doctor’s visit!

American Well is the nation’s largest telehealth company, connecting users with their choice of doctor for immediate, live online visits—day or night, on either mobile or desktop. Some general conditions our doctors encounter include minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness concerns, prescription refills, and chronic condition management. They employ primary care and specialist physicians, as well as behavioral therapists and nutritionists, to meet all their patients’ needs. American Well doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are dedicated to keeping you healthy — and all from the comfort of your home.

November 9, 2019

Vanilla Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Vanilla Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Vanilla Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Still can’t get enough of pumpkin? Well how about some delicious pumpkin bread for the holiday season. This Vanilla Pumpkin Bread Recipe is not only delicious but it looks great too, perfect for the festive season. If there’s such thing as Christmas pumpkin bread, then this recipe is it! I make several of this to give to friends and I also some ready for a quick breakfast or snack to munch on.

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