Bedtime Routine for Kids - Guided Meditation and Essential oils for better sleep

Bedtime Routine for Kids - Guided Meditation and Essential oils for better sleep

How to use guided meditation and essential oils to improve the quality and quantity of sleep for your kids. Having a good bedtime routine will not only improve their sleep, it will also improve their health. Here are some great tips to create a Bedtime Routine you and your kids will love.

Healthy & Quick Family Friendly Snack Recipes

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I am always on the lookout for easy and healthy snack recipes that not only I will love, but also my kiddos, and as most moms know, they can sometimes be very hard to find.

Here are 5 of my tried, tested and most loved recipes, that tick all the boxes.

  1. They are super easy to make and take less than 10 minutes to assemble.

  2. They are healthy and nutrient dense, filled with good amounts of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals our bodies need on a daily basis.

  3. Kids Approved!!! All 5 of these recipes have been approved by my kids. I get asked (more like, begged) to make these on a weekly basis.

So, here they are, lovelies. I have decided to post them as images so you can easily save them directly to your phone. No need to copy and paste wording or links. You are welcome, gorgeous mama! ;-)

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What are some of your favourite Healthy and Quick Family Friendly Snack recipes? Please share them in the comments. Thanks lovelies!

xoxo Marilene

DIY Wool Dryer Balls

DIY Wool Dryer Balls

Making your own wool dryer balls are easy! Get rid of the toxic dryer sheets and start using dryer balls to help decrease your laundry drying time by separating clothes in the dryer and allowing more air flow. Less drying time means less energy used, which helps the environment (and saves money!) By adding essential oils to the dryer balls you get to fragrance your laundry without the toxic fragrances. Win-win for this mama!

Cleaning the Air in Your Home using plants

Cleaning the Air in Your Home using plants

With pollution being an ever-present issue in modern times, most people probably assume they are safer when indoors. On average, most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. However, most homes have air pollution two to five times greater than the air outside. I almost fell on my back when I read this statistic. But don’t despair—by making small and simple changes around your home, the air quality can dramatically improve. In this blog post I will list some of the plants you can utilize in your home to help clean the air and improve oxygen flow in your home.

When your husband works away

When your husband works away

My hubby is a farmer in the USA and he works abroad for 9 months at a time. He only comes home once a year from December till April. This is the 6th year of him working abroad.  As you can guess, maintaining a household and looking after our 2 kids by myself here in South Africa, can sometimes be super challenging, but I am glad to say that I have found my groove and that our relationship has grown a lot these past 6 years. I would love to share some valuable lessons I have learned on this journey so far. I dedicate this post to all the strong mamas and wives of husbands who work away. x