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Is Your Stress Causing Eczema Flare Ups?

Stress is the root of nearly all of our health problems – no doubt about it. How you manage (or don’t manage) your stress can have a profound impact on your health. Yes, that includes your eczema! According to Tim Jewell and Debra Sullivan, PhD, MSN, CNE, COI of Healthline, stress causes a spike in the hormone, cortisol, and this excess of cortisol leads to abnormally oil skin which can ultimately cause an eczema outbreak. To make things even worse, according to Jewell and Sullivan, stress can also extend the life of an eczema outbreak, leaving you more stressed. Knowing all Read More

4 Tips to Make your Morning Easier (and make that bus!)

Let’s be real parents. Getting the kids out the door during the school year can be chaotic. At some point we all fall into a routine of raising our voices and frantically rushing. It’s time to tame the madness. Use our four time-tested tips to keep morning mayhem to a minimum. TIP 1 – Prep the Day Beforehand When your child gets home from school have them prepare for the following day right away. Provide your child a simple list of three things they need to do such as pack their lunch, prep their school bag, pick out the next Read More

5 Tips for Improved Work-Life Balance

A healthy work-life balance is achieved when we are mindful of our priorities and time down to the minute. As we enter into October, National Work and Family Month, it is the perfect time to reflect on how we all can achieve a healthier work-life balance. Read our top five tips below to help you strike a better balance in your life. TIP 1 – Stick to your Priorities. On a daily basis we take part in high priority and low priority tasks. High priority tasks add great value to our lives and are typically things such as family, work, Read More

5 Ways For Parents To Relieve Stress

The average day for any parent can seem literally impossible on paper. From waking up and making breakfast to getting the kids to school, grocery shopping, appointments, sports, meals, events, travel, and fitting work and chores into the mix – there rarely seems to be enough hours in a day! Parents often have to ‘bend time’ in order to get everything done, and it’s pretty amazing what we’re capable of  when we need to be – but what’s all this hurrying, worrying, and remembering doing to our stress levels? It turns out that parents are some of the most stressed Read More

Healthy Ways To Get More Energy

As parents, we’re used to running on low some days. Sleep is often not as good as it should be, and our diets are often not perfect either. Stress, worry, insomnia, and a little too much thinking can all lead to days where we feel like we’re literally out of fuel. While the shelves of stores are filled with energy drinks, pills, and supplements that claim to give us a boost – they may not always be the best choice for a family that’s trying to eat and live well. These drinks and pills often contain caffeine, chemical stimulants, synthetic Read More