Author: Jordan Rios

The Battle of Bedtime

Just by the title of this post, EVERY parent knows what I am talking about. Putting kids to bed, especially if you have several kids, is HARD. It is just plain hard. Don’t worry, this is not a list of steps that you can take to make sure every night is smooth and that your kids don’t get up out of bed, etc., because honestly, I really don’t think that a foolproof method for kids’ bedtime exists. There will always be a night (or maybe every night) that your kids get out of bed, or that they need another...

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How To Find Time and Motivation to Exercise When Overwhelmed With Life

Guest Post by Crystal Breaux, Your Fitness Designer   I remember my thoughts, very clearly as I as sat drinking coffee at 5:30 one morning. It was the week before I went back to work from maternity leave for my second child, Zach. I was now a family of four and remembered all of the words of friends and family who said, “two kids changes it up.” As I sat there, I began to realize all of the things on my plate of life.  I did a quick check list: · Full time job · New business · Volunteer...

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What Are Essential Oils and How Are They Used?

This post may contain affiliate links.   So, you’ve heard of Essential Oils, but you’re not sure what they do, how they are used, or what they even are… This post is for you and will hopefully answer most of your questions in a nutshell. Essential oils are the most powerful part of a plant. They are distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, rinds, resins, and herbs. Oils consist of over 100 different natural, organic compounds. While this very basic definition of essential oils is useful, I assure you, there is so much more to understanding the...

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6 Tips for Superb Pregnancy Nutrition that You Probably Never Knew

This post may contain affiliate links.   When I first found out about my pregnancy with my first child, I was overjoyed. However, I had so much on my mind in trying to prepare for to welcome my baby into our family that I did not focus very much on nutrition. By the time I became pregnant with my second baby and my third baby, I had become much more knowledgeable on pregnancy nutrition. I was able to learn a lot by doing tons of research and trying the things that I learned, and I was able to see...

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Recipe: Avocado Black Bean Sweet Potato Nachos

This recipe is not only a treat for the eyes with its rainbow colors, but it is also verrrry tasty. It combines many different flavors–both sweet and spicy, among others. It makes for a great party dish, appetizer, or snack. It is also very healthy.   Ingredients: 3 medium-sized sweet potatoes 1 avocado 1 15-oz can black beans, drained 1 10-oz can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chillies, drained ½ cup low-fat Greek yogurt ½ tsp paprika   1.)    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 2.)    Cut the sweet potatoes into 1/4 inch discs and place them on a...

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Hi, I’m Jordan Rios. Thank you so much for visiting my site! I am a wife, mother of three littles, and an ESL teacher. I make my home in East Tennessee…..learn more

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