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Thrive Market Top Picks for School Lunches

Thrive Market Kids Snacks

Whether we are ready for it or not, school is around the corner and making those nightly school lunches again is coming.  With our third child on the way, I need convenience!  If you have read my posts for a while now, you know I love Thrive Market. With Thrive Market, I can stock up on healthy, organic, non-gmo items for my kid’s lunches for such an affordable price! The best part? I can order it all online and have…

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Finally, Safer Beauty Products That Work

Beautycounter

We all want to choose safer beauty products, free of toxins and other harmful ingredients.  However, this isn’t always an easy road.  First, not all brands are great about transparency.  They may share the “key ingredients,” but not the hard truth of harmful ingredients they include. Second, not all “safe” beauty products are actually effective.  Sure, you feel great buying that 100% organic cleanser, but if it doesn’t work, chances are, you’re going back to your tried and true cleanser…

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Why I Don’t Meal Prep…But Do This Instead

Meal prep

Meal Prep.  It is the latest craze, and for good reason. It saves so much time in the kitchen throughout the week, cuts down on waste, and the dreaded thought of, “what am I going to make for dinner tonight?”  If you meal prep, that is amazing, don’t stop! It is a great strategy if it works for your lifestyle.  However, here is why I don’t meal prep… I simply find meal prepping to be really overwhelming!  It is stressful…

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A Guide to Safer and Affordable Sunscreen Options

Sunscreen

Post updated June 2018 Have you ever slowly pulled out your sunscreen at a pool playdate, not sure if you chose the “right” sunscreen brand for your kids, compared to the other moms?  I feel like we have all secretly done this one time or another. There are endless sunscreen options available today and if you walk through stores this time of year, the most popular sunscreen brands are on display at the front of the aisles. However, many of…

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7 Health, Beauty, and Home Uses for Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal Health, Beauty, and Home Uses

Recently, there has been a major trend with the use of activated charcoal in beauty, health, and home products. Activated charcoal has been popping up in facial masks, health remedies, and even ice creams and lattes. The first time I bought activated charcoal and told my husband I was going to whiten my teeth with it, his response was, “Krysten, we use that in the Emergency Room, why are you putting it on your teeth?”  Well, once I enlightened him,…

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