Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features, Self Care + Wellness

Slow Your Roll | Downtime Tips for Busy Moms

Ever heard the old saying, “No rest for the weary?”  Unfortunately, if you are a mom, the “weary” is YOU. And I think our “weariness” is at “next level” because winter will simply not Go.Away. It’s no secret that moms are essential and our days are filled with taking care of hearth, home, kids, husbands… Read More Slow Your Roll | Downtime Tips for Busy Moms

Self Care + Wellness, Simplify

Too Busy? Maybe it’s Time to Declutter Your Schedule & Free Your Time

When someone asks how you are, is your stock answer always “too busy!“? If your blood pressure rises at the thought of what you need to cram into your day, maybe its time to declutter your schedule. I (Becky) was recently reading a great email from one of my favorite minimalism gurus (NoSidebar.com) and there was… Read More Too Busy? Maybe it’s Time to Declutter Your Schedule & Free Your Time

Essentia Health, Self Care + Wellness, Simplify

Decluttering Your Health Habits | How to Simplify Your Health

From abandoned treadmills and yoga mats to Suzanne Somer’s ThighMasters that have lost their relevancy, our homes are littered with the fallout of Good Fitness Intentions Gone Bad and are proof that decluttering our health habits is a necessity of life. As Laura and I (Becky) dive deeper into our quest to de-junk and declutter our… Read More Decluttering Your Health Habits | How to Simplify Your Health

Goal Setting, Self Care + Wellness

The One Word Movement | What is Your Word for 2018?

If you could sum up everything that moves you…everything you want to achieve….everything that you want to be for 2018 in One Word, what would that word be? In 2014, I (Becky) noticed many of my online friends picking their “Word” for the upcoming New Year. At first I was puzzled by this whole concept,… Read More The One Word Movement | What is Your Word for 2018?

Parenting, Self Care + Wellness

What is Healthy Sleep Hygiene? Why Does it Matter to Tweens and Teens?

I (Becky) worry every morning when my tousle-headed, blurry-eyed teenage son staggers down the stairs to get ready for school. My Spidey Senses tell me he did not get a good night sleep and was probably up too late doing who-the-heck-knows-what (even though he denies it). I don’t think he’s lying to me when I… Read More What is Healthy Sleep Hygiene? Why Does it Matter to Tweens and Teens?

Brainerd Lakes Area, Self Care + Wellness

Eyelash Extensions – What, How and WHY? {Plus a Giveaway!}

I’ve been seeing and hearing about lash extensions all over social media for the past few years. I knew about false eyelashes (as in, the thick strips you buy at Target), and I’ve worn them for dance competitions in high school. But I hadn’t heard much about eyelash extensions until I started seeing people post… Read More Eyelash Extensions – What, How and WHY? {Plus a Giveaway!}

Kids, Parenting, Self Care + Wellness

Electronics, Blue Light and Your Child’s Eyes | Myth or Fact?

When I (Becky) was a kid, my mom was notorious for always telling me, “Don’t sit too close to the television screen! You’ll ruin your eyes!” I was never quite sure if that was true or not back then, but what I do know now is that my vision stinks. And I don’t think it… Read More Electronics, Blue Light and Your Child’s Eyes | Myth or Fact?

Fall, Self Care + Wellness

6 Tips For Autumn Self-Care | Cozy Blankets, Colorful Leaves and Pumpkin Spice Everything

It’s finally autumn. My favorite month. I love all the coziness, colors and coffee. I am going to try not to rush the season this year, like in previous years. Winter comes so fast – grey skies, icy roads, and freezing temps – so I’m all for soaking up the warmth of the sun and… Read More 6 Tips For Autumn Self-Care | Cozy Blankets, Colorful Leaves and Pumpkin Spice Everything