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Stephanie is a single mom to a teen with Autism. She is a new homeowner and starting a new chapter! Feel free to contact Stephanie for more information on how she can help your company.

3 Ways To Soothe Your Eczema Naturally

A few weeks ago, I realized I had eczema, although I had no idea what it was while I was dealing with it. I honestly didn’t expect to be affected by eczema. I know my son suffered from eczema when he was younger. When that happened, I turned to natural products.

3 Ways To Soothe Your Eczema Naturally
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A few months ago, I had a small itchy spot on the back of my leg. Since I couldn’t really see it only feel when it was itchy, I didn’t pay much attention to it. When it did itch, I’d use coconut oil and tea tree & vitamin E to help soothe the itch. I used anything I could find that was natural and would help stop the itch. 

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Ideas To Workout On A Budget

Exercise is important for anyone. Keeping fit and active is good for both your physical health and your mental well being. Unfortunately, exercise can be an expensive hobby. Gym memberships and all the fitness gear you need can soon add up. If you’re on a budget, you might think that fitness isn’t accessible for you, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Here are some ideas to help you stay fit, without breaking the bank. 

Ideas To Work Out On A Budget

Workout With Friends

Do you have friends with similar fitness goals to you who are also on a tighter budget? Form an exercise group together and meet up a few times a week to work out. Choose free spaces like the local park or a high school for a run, the community pool for a swim, or someone’s home to do fitness videos together. Make things fun by working out together and then doing something like having coffee together afterward. You’ll feel more motivated, without spending more money. 

Buy A Deck Of Cards

You can create lots of workout routines using a deck of cards and bodyweight exercises. Assign a move to a suit in the deck, such as push-ups for clubs, crunches for hearts, burpees for spades, and squats for diamonds. Shuffle the deck and turn over a card. If you reveal a four of diamonds, do four squats. For the eight of clubs, do eight crunches. Assign numbers to picture cards as you would for number based card games. Keep flipping cards over until you’ve finished the deck, or can’t keep going any longer, for a fun twist on mixing up a workout with no need for equipment. 

Look For Free Passes

Many gyms offer free or discounted trial passes. Sign up for these to get access to classes or the gym equipment. Set a reminder on your phone so you don’t forget to cancel before you get charged. This can also work if you do want to sign up for a class. You can try a few to find the right one for you without wasting money on classes you don’t enjoy. 

If you do want to join a gym, free passes are also a good way to try a few out so you can find the best one for you and shop around for the right price to help you find a membership that you can afford. Ask your friends if their gym offer guest passes, so you can try their gym for free too. 

Don’t Buy Equipment

You don’t need a lot of fitness equipment to get an effective workout. You can work out for free at home by doing body weight exercises like push-ups, squats, and crunches. Get your cardio in by dancing to your favorite song, or running up and down the stairs. There are plenty of benefits of doing cardio at home, as it won’t cost you a thing and can be fitted in whenever you have a spare few minutes. Use Youtube videos to guide you and get a real workout without leaving the house. 

Take Part In Corporate Wellness

More and more companies are beginning to invest in the health of their staff. Many companies have deals with local gyms for discounted memberships for their staff, and some may even provide classes at the office, such a morning yoga session before the workday starts. This is great for you, as you can save money, and it works for your company, as healthier staff need less time off ill. See if the company you work for offers anything like this. If they don’t, why not suggest it? 

Go Outside

Lots of parks have outdoor workout equipment in them that you can use for free. See if your local park has anything like this. You can also do lots of exercises outside without paying anything. Go for a walk, or do hill runs. Take up jogging. If you own a bike, go for a bike ride. If you’re lucky enough to live near the beach, go for a run on the sand. Sand is harder to run on, so it will work you even harder. You can swim in the sea too for a whole-body workout. 

Invest In A Kettlebell

Kettlebells are a very effective tool for a workout and are ideal for use at home. For most home workouts, you only need one kettlebell, making them a cheaper option than buying a set of dumbbells. You can add a kettlebell to many body weight moves to add resistance to make the move harder. The other advantage of a kettlebell is that it is small and easy to store at home, or put in the car to take with you for an outdoor workout. 

Make DIY Weights

If you’re on a tight budget but still want to add weights to a workout, you can make your own weights with ordinary things from around the house. Use heavy tins or bottles. Save gallon milk jugs and fill them with water to make them heavy. You can adjust the weight by changing how much water you put in. Who needs dumbbells? 

Buy a Used Bike

Secondhand bikes often turn up on eBay, Craiglist, and Facebook marketplace. Keep an eye out for one in reasonable condition at a good price. Cycling is great exercise, and once you’ve bought the bike, doesn’t have to cost you a thing. If you can afford to, replace the saddle for a new one for a comfier ride. 

Take Inspiration From Influencers

There are lots of fitness influencers on YouTube and Instagram, lots of whom post workouts that you can do at home with minimal equipment, whether you want to do yoga or a HIIT session. Try a few different influencers to find a few that you like and follow them to get new ideas. Search for things like ‘at home workouts’ ‘body weight exercises’, and similar terms to find workouts you can do. 

Shop Second-hand and Cheap

Look out for fitness equipment on selling sites. Things like weights often turn up used after someone has lost interest in their fitness kick, so you can easily furnish your home gym without spending too much. If you prefer new, buy cheaper equipment. For example, resistance bands are generally cheap and can be used for a wide range of exercises. Jump ropes can be used for a fun cardio workout, and are very reasonably priced. 

Before buying any new workout equipment, have a look in the garage or the attic fist. Lots of us have old exercise equipment we’ve forgotten about. What do you have already that can be used or repurposed? That old step from the steps aerobics fad can be used as a weight bench and a step for cardio. The weights your husband bought and never used can be dusted off and used for you. Ask your friends and family if they’re clearing out old fitness equipment, and see if they have anything that you could make use of. 

Use Your Phone

Many phones have fitness trackers built into them now, and even if they don’t there are dozens of free apps out there. You can use fitness and diet apps to track your speed and distance on a run, time intervals for a HIIT workout, or monitor your calorie intake. Apps like this are usually free, so you can track your fitness without shelling out premium apps or expensive kit like GPS watchers or fitness tracking devices. 

There are even some free apps that can guide you through a workout, such as plans to improve your push-up skills, or apps that teach you a yoga pose a day. 

Walk More

Walking is good exercise, and is easy for most people to do. Find ways to fit more walking into your day. Get off the bus a stop early on your way to work and walk the rest of the way. Go out for a walk on your lunch break or after work in the evenings. Plan a long walk at the weekend with the family or a friend. If you can, walk to the local shop instead of driving there when you run out of milk. Park further away from wherever you’re going so you can squeeze in more steps without really noticing it. Ask your friend with a dog if you can join them for their dog-walks, or offer to dogsit when they go away, so you have to get out for a walk. If you like dogs, you could also offer your services in the local area as a dog-walker, so you can walk more and earn some extra cash at the same time. 

You don’t have to spend a fortune to be able to stay fit, healthy, and active. Incorporating being more active into your daily routine, and making the most of what you have can all go a long way to helping you stay healthy. Enjoy exercise without making too big a dent in your wallet. 

How To Stay Healthy Naturally

I love using natural products around our home! I also use natural beauty products as much as possible. While I am not perfect, I do try to buy natural when my budget allows. I am always looking for ways for us to stay healthy naturally! Let’s talk natural products! 

How To Stay Healthy Naturally
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I discovered two brands that I am so excited to share with you! I’ve never heard of either, so they are worth checking out! Not only that, they are incredibly affordable! 

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3 Ways To Balance Your Health

Our new normal of staying at home because of the Coronavirus stresses me out at times. I do my best to stay positive and not focus on everything going on. I stay away from the news and drama on social media. I try to focus on my own life and raising my son on my own. We share 3 ways to balance your health, especially during the quarantine life

3 Ways To Balance Your Health
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There are times when I go for a walk just to get fresh air and force myself to take a break! I also just bought an exercise bike! I am trying not to gain weight! Since we are stuck at home, I am eating more, but I am also trying to get my exercise in! 

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3 Must Haves For Teen Boys

Being a single mom is tough. Being a single mom to a child with Autism and special needs is even more tough. Now, imagine being a single mom to a teen boy! 

I have no help with childcare, raising my son, or anything. His father chooses not to be involved. 

So, going through raising a teen boy is tough. I have no one to turn to when it comes to advice or how to handle issues that arise. We share  3 must haves for teen boys! 

3 Must Haves For Teen Boys
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Raising a teen boy on my own is a learning experience. Not only does my son not have a male role model, or male influence, it’s tough on me too. I never know what type of clothing and underclothing to buy for him. His body is changing too. 

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4 Ways To Renew Your Beauty

It’s been well over two and a half months since my son has been out of school due to the Coronavirus! Wow. I had no idea it had been that long! His school only started distance learning about a month ago. Before that, I was still doing school work, exercise, and different activities to keep my son on a semi-regular routine. He still loves school work! As for me, I am doing my best to stay motivated and on-track. I am taking care of my health and even changing up my beauty routine. We share 4 ways to renew your beauty! 

4 Ways To Renew Your Beauty
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As a single mom, I tend to put myself last. My priority is my son, our safety, and making sure we have a roof over our heads. I also like to keep a positive outlook on life. I do my best to stay away from the news because I realized it was stressing me out. 

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Derma-Discomfort: Living With Uncomfortable Skin Conditions

There are few things worse than living with an uncomfortable skin condition. Those suffering from issues like this will often find themselves being driven insane by the way that their skin feels, making it incredibly difficult to live a normal life. Of course, though, while many skin conditions are very uncomfortable, they can also be treated nice and easily, and you need only look for the right tools to handle this job for yourself. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring a range of skin issues and the potential solutions which could take them out of your life.

Derma-Discomfort: Living With Uncomfortable Skin Conditions

Eczema

Eczema is a fairly common condition that leaves the skin dry, eventually causing it to become sore and crack. This dryness can become extremely itchy over time, leaving large patches of skin to become uncomfortable and tender. Using the right kind of moisturizer can help with this, but you will have to start during the early stages of eczema build-up to stand any chance of combatting it. Most people find that their eczema will flare up at the same time each year, giving you somewhat of a head start when it comes to treating it. Unfortunately, though, there isn’t a known cause of this condition, and this makes it very hard to treat completely.

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Top Tips To Stay Younger For Longer

Aging happens to us all, but there’s no reason you can’t avoid it as long as you possibly can. There are plenty of things that you can do to keep looking and feeling youthful, energized, and more vibrant for longer. Here’s how you can keep feeling young as long as possible. 

Top Tips To Stay Younger For Longer

Protect Yourself From The Sun 

f you’re going to be outside, you need to wear a sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 30, even when it isn’t hot and sunny outside. Make sure that the SPF you wear is broad-spectrum. This means it protects you from both UVA and UVB rays. No matter what the weather is like outside, there are always UV rays. UV damages your skin, so you need protection from it. You should put on more sunscreen every few hours that you are outside so your skin remains safe. 

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Cookies n’ Cream Dalgona Coffee

Whipped coffee.

 Dalgona Coffee.

Whatever you call it, it’s the latest craze!

Looking to create your own whipped coffee?! We share our favorite and easy to make Cookies n’ Cream Dalgona Coffee recipe!

Cookies n' Cream Dalgona Coffee

I love my morning coffee. I remember when we first got a Keurig. I didn’t drink hot coffee at the time. I only liked ice coffees and frappes! However, after trying sample sizes of hot coffee at a grocery store, I realized hot coffee could be delicious with the right creamer and sweetener! 

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4 Ways To Look Stylish And Get Your Fitness On In The Park

Ever since we’ve been on a stay at home order, I see more and more people walking around the park! In the past, I’ve always gone for a walk throughout the week. It was so nice to enjoy the fresh air and get exercise at the same time. We share 4 ways to look stylish and get your fitness on in the park! 

4 Ways To Look Stylish And Get Your Fitness On In The Park
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Since we’ve been stuck at home, there are more people walking around the parks! I have even seen people have picnics and working out together! 

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