• Gut health is the key to a healthy body and mind. Healing your gut is more than taking probiotics. Find out how you can heal your gut today. | simplywellfamily.com #healthyliving #guthealth #probiotics #wellness

    Gut Health: What Health?

    There has been a lot of talk lately about “gut health”.  Maybe you saw it on tv, the internet, or even heard it from a friend. At this point, you’re probably wondering what gut health is? What Is Gut Health Gut health is a relatively newer term. However, the concept has been around for centuries, primarily in Eastern medicine. The term gut health refers to the health of your gastrointestinal (GI) system. But we’re not talking about just stomach aches and being regular. The health of your stomach goes far beyond not having an upset stomach. Our gastrointestinal systems have a great impact on our overall general well-being. The GI…

  • Be a more present parent. Mindful parenting leads to better behaviors and closer relationships with your children. #parentingadvice | simplywellfamily.com

    Mindful Parenting: 3 Habits To Start Today

    Have you been hearing the term “mindful” recently? There are multiple podcasts and blogs available to help guide you in being a mindful person. But will being a mindful person lead to being a mindful parent? A Study About Mindful Parenting In January 2016 the results from a study, conducted in Vermont, were published. This study was looking for a relationship between how mindful a parent was and the effects on the children. The study was comprised of 615 participants. The participants were all parents whose children’s aged ranged from 3-17. The study found that although some parents had traits of being mindful individuals, that did not necessarily mean better outcomes for…

  • An Introduction to Essential Oils + the 5 ways you should be using them and the one way you should not. | simplywellfamily.com

    An Introduction to Essential Oils and The 5 Ways You Should Be Using Them

    By now you have probably heard of essential oils if you are not already using them. I first started using essential oils about 20 years ago. Back then I mainly used them as an air freshener, as an alternative to popular chemical “plug-ins”. However, nowadays my use of essential oils goes well beyond freshening the air in my home. The History of Essential Oils Essential oils and their benefits were first discovered centuries ago. Many historians believe that Egyptians used essential oils in cosmetics and aromatics dating as far back as 4500 B.C. However, more recently multi-level marketing (MLM) companies started producing essential oils. These MLM companies have helped make…

  • The Benefits of Story Time

    Have you been skipping out on taking your children to the local story time? Are you so busy at night, with dinner, baths, and then rushing for bedtime, that you’re skipping reading a bedtime book? I get it. Really I do. When A was little, we were at story time multiple days a week and almost every night I was reading one of his many books to him. Then he got older. He got a little brother. We got busier. Story time got pushed aside. We were never attending local story times and I found that we rarely were doing bedtime stories. But story time is really so important and…

  • Celebrate Earth Day and make these 10 simple changes to be more green (eco-friendly)! | simplywellfamily.com

    Be Green: 10 Simple Changes You Can Make At Home

    Earth Day is right around the corner! So I got to thinking about the first changes I made in my life to live a little more green. There are many reasons to make changes and live a more Simple Natural Life. One of those reasons is to help take care of the Planet Earth. Another reason is to reduce the number of toxic chemicals you bring into your home. Global Warming At this point in time, scientists have concluded that humans are responsible for 70-100% of the earth’s global warming. Shocked? Yeah, I know. The number one cause of the rapid rate of global warming is greenhouse gases. Human activities are…