Blog – Wellness Mama® https://wellnessmama.com Simple Answers for Healthier Families Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:33:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 https://cdn.wellnessmama.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-Wellness-Mama-icon-80x80.png Blog – Wellness Mama® https://wellnessmama.com 32 32 10801935 Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe (Easy Countertop Method) https://wellnessmama.com/663/sauerkraut-recipe/ https://wellnessmama.com/663/sauerkraut-recipe/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:05:05 +0000 http://wellnessmama.com/?p=663

Fermenting is an age-old way of preserving foods and increasing their nutritional value. Turning cabbage into sauerkraut is one of the easiest fermented foods to master. Why is this sauerkraut better for you? During fermentation, billions of beneficial bacteria are produced. Because it’s homemade (and not pasteurized like in the store), this bacteria is still present...

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How to Make Recycled Wine Bottle Tiki Torches https://wellnessmama.com/126941/wine-bottle-tiki-torches/ https://wellnessmama.com/126941/wine-bottle-tiki-torches/#comments Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:25:23 +0000 http://wellnessmama.com/?p=126941

In the summer I always keep homemade natural bug spray at hand, but tiki torches are a lovely and practical way to light up the patio while keeping mosquitos at bay. (And where I live, that’s a tough feat!) I avoid plastic as much as possible and we use glass, stainless, or wood in its place,...

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63 Fun Family Summer Activities to Try https://wellnessmama.com/55734/family-summer-activities-checklist/ https://wellnessmama.com/55734/family-summer-activities-checklist/#comments Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:15:15 +0000 http://wellnessmama.com/?p=55734

Ah, summer. Sunny days, grilling out, and fireflies at dusk. So why come up with a list of summer activities? Isn’t activity what we’re trying to take a break from?! The truth is, summer can make us parents a little anxious. Despite the abundance of great weather for being outdoors, the delicious seasonal produce, and...

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How to Find the Best Minimalist Shoes (for Adults and Kids) https://wellnessmama.com/8264/minimalist-shoes/ https://wellnessmama.com/8264/minimalist-shoes/#comments Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:01:48 +0000 http://wellnessmama.com/?p=8264

I’ve been all about the barefoot shoes (or just being barefoot) for years. But there are some times and some places where barefoot shoes just won’t cut it. Thankfully, there are now many wonderful options for minimalist shoes that look like “regular shoes.” These shoes don’t offer quite as much foot freedom as true barefoot...

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85: How to Raise an Entrepreneur: Nurturing Risk Takers, Problem Solvers, & Change Makers https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/raising-an-entrepreneur/ https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/raising-an-entrepreneur/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:00:45 +0000 https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=252727

College? 9-5 job? In today’s internet-driven world it’s perhaps more possible than ever to skip these and become an entrepreneur. I interview many of them and as an accidental entrepreneur myself, it’s a topic that’s extremely personal to me. It can’t be denied that the rules for success have changed since our parents’ generation. So...

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All-Natural Homemade Bug Spray Recipes That Work! https://wellnessmama.com/2565/homemade-bug-spray/ https://wellnessmama.com/2565/homemade-bug-spray/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:10:07 +0000 http://wellnessmama.com/?p=2565

Every year as warmer weather approaches, I make several homemade products for summer including my homemade sunscreen and these homemade bug spray recipes. I don’t use sunscreen often because it limits Vitamin D production and I prefer to eat my sunscreen instead. This homemade bug spray recipe on the other hand, unfortunately gets daily use...

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Kegel Exercises (+ Better Exercises for Pelvic Floor Health) https://wellnessmama.com/23533/kegel-exercises/ https://wellnessmama.com/23533/kegel-exercises/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:30:11 +0000 http://wellnessmama.com/?p=23533

Oh Kegels … these pelvic floor exercises certainly get a lot of press, but do they work? And are they actually helpful? I recently saw a specialist to get my pelvic floor evaluated after six pregnancies. One of those oh-so-fun things we get to do as women. The good news? Shockingly – no diastasis or...

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Soothing Sea Buckthorn Face Cream Recipe (For Oily Skin) https://wellnessmama.com/156074/sea-buckthorn-face-cream/ https://wellnessmama.com/156074/sea-buckthorn-face-cream/#comments Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:27:18 +0000 https://wellnessmama.com/?p=156074

I once had a friend who had to use natural lotion on her entire body every time she showered or else her skin would get so dry it flaked. This was a very foreign concept to me, as I have naturally oily skin and almost never need lotion. When I was younger, my skin was...

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84: How to Use Ancient Spices to Make Weight Loss Easier https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/ancient-spices-for-weight-loss/ https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/ancient-spices-for-weight-loss/#comments Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:00:59 +0000 https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=252577

Sometimes “getting healthy” seems complicated. Conflicting advice to sort through, new recipes to learn, special ingredients to buy—and the list can go on. But some health hacks have been around for ages … and are probably already in our kitchens! Have some cinnamon around? Or some cayenne pepper? These ancient spices can turn simple food...

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8 Benefits of Sardines (& How to Make Them Taste Great) https://wellnessmama.com/252465/sardines-benefits/ https://wellnessmama.com/252465/sardines-benefits/#comments Wed, 07 Jun 2017 21:41:05 +0000 https://wellnessmama.com/?p=252465

Let me guess, you are one of two kinds of people when it comes to sardines: You love them and eat them regularly or you can’t stand them and don’t even know why you are reading a post about them Statistically, it’s likely you are in the latter group, as 73% of people claim to...

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