Podcast Episode 11 ~ Why I choose to bring my family to a holistic dentist

Podcast Episode 11 ~ Why I choose to bring my family to a holistic dentist

Episode 11 ~ Why I choose to bring my family to a holistic dentist 

Show Notes

Oral health should be taken very seriously.  It is the window to our overall health. Teaching our kids preventative measures, like proper brushing and flossing is key.  So is finding a dentist that you trust and that aligns with your values and beliefs.

1. I don’t believe in fluoride 

Fluoride is a neurotoxin.  It’s known to impact the cardiovascular, central nervous, digestive, endocrine, immune, integumentary, renal, respiratory, and skeletal systems, and exposure to fluoride has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, infertility, and many other adverse health outcomes, including fluoride toxicity.

2.  I don’t believe in Mercury fillings

Silver fillings are banned in many other countries but not here in the US.  

it is absorbed into the body and retained particularly in the brain, kidney, liver, lung, and gastrointestinal tract.  

Dental Mercury could cause:

Allergies

Cardiovascular problems

Alzheimer’s disease

Autism spectrum disorders

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Kidney disease

Depression and anxiety

Reproductive dysfunction

Autoimmune disorders

And mercury poisoning

 

3.  I don’t believe in Root canals

They are intrusive and can lead to bigger problems.

During a root canal, dangerous bacteria can hide out in the tooth.  It can become super toxic and can migrate to other tissues in your body, and your heart, kidneys, bones and brain.  

4.  I don’t believe in laughing gas

I don’t want to give my child nitrous oxide to my child to get a cavity filled.

 

I made a conscious decision to find a holistic dentist that has the same beliefs as me. 

A holistic dentist or biological dentist looks at the patient’s overall health and uses natural therapies to prevent, diagnose and treat.  

Reduced root canals, crowns and invasive techniques.        

Practices minimally invasive dentistry with the Biomimetic philosophy

 

Homemade Toothpaste

Calcium bentonite clay

Pure essential oils

Water (i use and love this filtered water system)

Flavored stevia

 

Educate yourself as much as possible and make informed decisions.  If you don’t feel comfortable with a recommendation made by your dentist or any doctor, you have every right to say no.  You can always do something later on after you’ve researched it and made a conscious, educated decision if you choose to, but you can’t undo something.  

 

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Podcast Episode 10 – Intentional Living ~ 10 steps to live more on purpose

Podcast Episode 10 – Intentional Living ~ 10 steps to live more on purpose

intentional living

 

Episode 10 ~ Intentional living ~ 10 steps to live more on purpose:  Show Notes

 

Do you ever feel like you are surviving instead of living?

With each passing day instead of doing what you really want to do, you always find yourself doing what you have to do in order to just get through the day.

We think and hope that this cycle will stop and magically get better, but without effort on our part, it won’t.

This may very well be the rest of our lives, unless we decide to change things. Our every day small actions can work for us, or against us. It’s up to us to choose which.

What is intentional living?  

According to Wikepedia, “Intentional living is any lifestyle based on an individual or group’s conscious attempts to live according to their values and beliefs. These can include lifestyles based on Religious, Political or Ethical values, as well as Coaching, Personal Transformation, and Leadership Training”.

 

10 steps you can take to live intentionally

  1.  Daily Gratitude 

When you purposely start focusing on the positive things in your life you shift your mindset to start noticing more positives and less negatives.

Write in a gratitude journal – Every morning when wake up or every night before bed write down 3-5 things you’re grateful for.   

Verbally say what you’re grateful for.  Do a gratitude countdown where you start at 10 and counting back to 1 saying things you are grateful for.   

 

2. Set your intentions for the day

Instead of allowing the day to happen to you, you decide how your day will play out.  Every morning when you wake up set your intention for the day and say it out loud.  

When you set an intention, you manifest what you want to attract and you’re putting it out into the universe.  

 

3.  Declutter

Positive energy flows better in a clutter free environment.  Your home should be a reflection of you and should align with what fills your heart with joy.  

Benefits of having an organized home

Boosts energy

Reduces stress

Leads to better eating habits

Improves sleep habits

Eliminates mind clutter

 

Did you ever ask yourself what purpose all your stuff serve you, other than having to be cleaned or organized?

I love marie kondo’s Konmari method that we should surround ourselves with only the things that spark joy in our lives.

 

4.  Set goals

Let’s face it when you have kids, our wants and even our needs get pushed aside, reaching goals is almost near impossible.  We make one sacrifice after another and before we know days, months and years have gone by and we still didn’t’ accomplish what we set out to do.

Set goals for yourself.   Dream big and set big goals that seem unattainable.  And set small goals that seem ordinary.

Goals should be specific and quantifiable.  

SMART Goals are

Specific

Measurable

Attainable

Relevant

Time bound

 

5.  Yoga

Yoga has been proven to decrease stress, improve energy, reduce anxiety, promote better sleep and increase muscle strength and tone.  Since I started doing yoga I have become more in touch with my emotions, I feel more grounded, more present and better able to handle everyday stressors.

Join a gym that offers yoga, take a local yoga class, or live stream yoga classes on line and do it on your own terms.  

Benefits of doing yoga

Physical and mental awareness

Tones and strengthens your muscles

Declutter your mind

Teaches you how to live in the present

Helps you sleep better at night

 

6.  Meditation

As mom’s we are always on the go and our minds are always running on overdrive.  Meditation is a practice that helps calm and quiet the mind. Meditation reduces stress and anxiety and helps you better manage your emotions.  It helps you connect with your inner self, be completely focused in the moment and not think about what’s next.

The practice of being mindful, completely present and deep breathing are all practices that will help you be a more present, happy and calm mother.

There are a lot of good apps you can download to your smart phone. Many of these have a free version or a free trial that you can take advantage of.  I use and love the app Calm. I have a paid subscription so I can enjoy its full benefits but there is a free version.

 You can add meditation to your morning routine. It’s a great way to start your day on a positive note.  

Or you can add meditation to your night routine before going to sleep when you are less pressed for time.

You can meditate in the middle of the day on your lunch break, or when your baby is napping.

It doesn’t matter when you meditate, as long as you do it.

 

7.  Daily Movement

Majority of people are not meeting the guidelines of physical activity.

Sit for long periods of time to and from work

 Sit at a desk for extended periods of time

 Sit watching tv, Netflix, or on smart phone

 On line grocery  delivery service

Make it a point every day to get movin’

Sit less and Walk more

reduces alzheimers disease

reduced risk of cancer

reduced chance of getting type 2 diabetes and heart disease and

improved mental well being.   

Get out and get walking.

 Set a step goal 

Pedometer – track your steps, you get group support and motivation to keep going.   

Smart phone track daily step count

Look for opportunities in everyday life to walk more.  Simple Small steps can quickly make a big impact

Walk to and from school

Park further away and walk

Go food shopping, don’t order

Take stairs instead of elevator

Get off the train or bus one stop earlier and walk  

Get up off your desk and go for a walk – mid morning 15 minute walk – recharge

Set alarm to get up off the chair every hour – desk job

Stop and Move  – do small bite size movements of some form of physical activity.   

Do push ups

Jumping Jacks

Squats

Jump Rope

Resistance bands

Lunges

Or a kitchen dance party

Opt for 1-5 minutes 3-4 times a day

Join a gym –

Exercising has many health benefits not only for your body but for your mind and your soul.   It can improve your health and decrease your chances of developing diseases. Regular physical activity can improve your quality of life.

  • Help you achieve weight loss goals
  • Makes you feel happier
  • Increases energy
  • Strengthens muscles
  • Can promote better sleep
  • Relieves stress

Set a workout goal for what works for you

 

8.  Healthy Eating

Our bodies function based on the fuel we are feeding it.  When we fuel our bodies with processed, sugary foods that have empty calories, we are going to be running on empty, with little energy and struggling to get through the day.  We aren’t going to last too long before our bodies give up on us.

Food we eat has a significant impact on our health.

Type 2 diabetes and obesity are clearly a result of diet.  

But our diet effects other conditions as well like  

migraine, gut problems and mental health – depression and anxiety.  

 

  • Almost 30 million people in the United States have diabetes
  • 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children under age 18. That’s one in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom.
  • 133 million Americans – 40% have a chronic disease.  projected to grow to an 157 million, with 81 million having multiple conditions
  • Childhood obesity is the most common chronic disease of childhood affecting more than 30% of children.

 

We are headed down a very dangerous path.  

 

The good thing is each one of us has the power to not be just another statistic.  We can intentionally fuel our bodies with proper foods.

Avoid processed foods –

        Limit anything in boxes, bags or cans

Read ingredient labels – The more ingredients a food has the more processed it    

Eat whole foods

Food shopping tips

When food shopping shop on the outside perimeter of the supermarket, that’s where you will find fresh whole foods and minimally processed foods.  

When shopping for organic produce check the sku number.  If it starts with a 9 means the item is organic.

If it begins with a 3 or a 4 means the produce is probably conventionally grown.

 

9.  Relaxation

We need to intentionally create relaxation time for our own mental health.  Here are some small relaxation practices you can do  

  • Sit in silence for 15 minutes and just be with your thoughts.  
  • Go on a mindful walk.  Using all of your senses, observe your surrounding and be completely present throughout your walk, making a deeper connection to nature.
  • Read a book for pleasure.  Make your favorite coffee or tea in your favorite mug and sit in a cozy spot and read for 15 minutes.
  • Music therapy.  Music has a positive effect on your overall health. Put on you favorite playlist and lay for 15 minutes while letting the music invigorate your soul.  
  • Take a hot bath.  Sit, soak and relax for 15-25 minutes.  Add epsom salt and lavender essential oil to make it a spa bath.  

 

10.  Unplug from Technology

As great as social media is in building personal connections and keeping up with your loved ones fast paced lives, it has a lot of negatives that are affecting our mental health:

  • It can cause stress, anxiety and even depression
  • Sets unrealistic expectations
  • Creates unhealthy sleep patterns
  • It creates FOMO – Fear of missing out
  • It can create a negative body image by constantly comparing ourselves to others
  • It can cause disagreements, arguments and even end relationships

 

The more connected we are to social media the less connected we are to the real world

  • Give yourself a specified time period when you can use technology. 
  • Do not go on your tech device first thing in the morning or right before going to sleep.  Do NOT go on it if you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep.
  • Turn off notifications.  Go into the settings menu on your smart phone and turn off as many notifications as possible – social media, email, push alerts, etc…
  • Don’t sleep with your phone next to you or if you do turn it to airplane mode.  

 

Recap

  1. Daily gratitude
  2. Set your intentions
  3. Declutter
  4. Set goals
  5. Yoga
  6. Meditation
  7. Daily movement
  8. Healthy eating
  9. Relaxation
  10. Unplug from technology

 

“There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow

Shining at the end of every day”.  

Today is your great big beautiful tomorrow.  Make it count.

 

Links mentioned in episode

Bullet Journal

KonMari Method for Moms

Fitbit

The Intentional Mom Mini Course

 

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I'm on a mission to help moms create a Simply Pure life of Joy + Balance + Optimal Health & Wellness for ourselves and our families.  

My goal is to un-complicate life and provide moms with the tools and strategies to make informed decisions so you can live your best mom life.  .

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Podcast Episode 9 – Morning Routines ~ 7 Habits to become a Happy, Healthy and Balanced Mom

Podcast Episode 9 – Morning Routines ~ 7 Habits to become a Happy, Healthy and Balanced Mom

 

Podcast episode 9 – Morning Routines ~ 7 Habits to become a Happy, Healthy and Balanced Moms

Show notes

 

morning routines

 

I’ve created a consistent morning routine that when i follow it, my days are more productive, my head feels more clear and i’m more focused.

Benefits of establishing a morning routine

  1. Start the day off right.  Your setting the tone of your day on a positive note by creating good habits.  Your approach toward the day will be positive and you’ll be more prepared for the days events and challenges.
  1.  More productive  – when you start the day off in a positive way, your giving yourself a head start on the day.  Your creating momentum that you can take with you throughout your day. When you wake up and are rushed, your playing catch up and you let the day dictate your day.  
  1.  Spend valuable time with yourself.  A time to dedicate to doing whatever you want without any interruptions or distractions.  It may be the only time you get to yourself all day. 

 

I spend quite a bit of time observing the habits of different people.  And the one thing almost every successful business person has in common is they wake up early.  

 

90% of executives wake up before 6am on weekdays,

50% of self-made millionaires wake up at least three hours before their workday actually begins.

 

Warren Buffett wakes up at 6:45am and starts his day by reading the newspaper.

Apple CEO Tim Cook wakes up at 3:45am every morning to go through email and exercise.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is already in the gym by 4am.

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter and Square, wakes up at 5am to meditate and exercise.

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner wakes at 5:30am to checks email, reads the news, exercises, meditate and eat breakfast  

Oprah Winfrey usually wakes up on her own between 6 – 6:30  and starts her day by walking her dogs, exercise, meditation, and breakfast.   

source

 

How to create a morning routine

  1. Plan what time you want to wake up.  Commit to it.
  2. Wake up a little earlier each day.  Start with waking up 15 minutes earlier and every 2 – 3 days, add on an additional 10 minutes until you reach your target wake up time.  
  3. Wake up the same time every day.  The more consistent you are the more natural it will become.  

 

7 morning routines habits for happy, healthy and balanced Moms

1. Feed your soul – mediate, practice gratitude, self reflection, sit in silence, prayer

Meditate 

Meditation helps you connect with your inner self, be completely focused in the moment and not think about what’s coming next.  It helps you be mindful and completely present which will help you be a more present, happy and calm mother.  A great way to start your day. It reduces stress and anxiety and helps you better manage your emotions. I started my meditation journey about  one year ago. I am now more present when i’m around my kids, my energy is more positive, I’m calmer and i’m overall just happier. I’m able to let go of all the mind clutter that so often dominated my thoughts leaving me feeling stressed out and overwhelmed.  

Practice Gratitude

Say 10 things you are grateful for starting with 10 and working your way back to 1.  Start with broad categories then get more specific. Or keep a gratitude journal and write 3-5 things you are grateful for.

When you intentionally start focusing on the positive things in your life you shift your mindset to start noticing more positives and less negatives. I have always been a pretty positive person. So I never felt that practicing gratitude was something I necessarily needed in my life.

Reflection

Moms feel guilt.  It doesn’t matter if your a stay at home, Pinterest mom who attends every school event and PTA meeting or your working mom who finds out about the parent teacher conference 5 minutes prior.  We all have some form of guilt. Sometimes its a occasional pang that we can work through quickly other times it’s constant. Constant guilt nagging us all the time.

When taking time to self-reflect you are looking inwards. This helps us build self-awareness.  It allows us to understand our emotions, strengths, weaknesses, drives, values and goals, and how it impacts others.

Think of an inner conflict, something you are dissatisfied with and want to improve on.  Hyper analyze the topic, dig deep and be 100% completely honest with yourself. The process can lead to valuable insights and even breakthroughs.

 

Sit in silence

Sitting in silence allows you to find peace of mind.  In a very noisy world, intentional silence allows you to feel peaceful, calm and centered.

 

Start your day with prayer

This strengthens your belief and spiritual connection and is a positive way to start your day.

 

5-10 minutes to feed your soul works wonders. 

 

2.  Set your intention for the day

Instead of allowing the day to happen to you, you decide how your day will play out.  when you set an intention, you manifest what you want to attract and you’re putting it out into the universe.

This habit can take all of 60 seconds. 

 

3.  Stretch

After a long night of sleep, wake your body and muscles up with a good stretch.  Morning stretching helps kick-start your energy levels, circulates blood flow throughout your body including your brain. Adequate blood flow increases concentration and sharpens senses.

5-10 minutes of stretching

 

4.  Feed your mind 

Devote time in the morning to reading, listening to a favorite podcast, reviewing empowering quotes.  Feeding your mind can help keep you focused on your larger goals. Every monday morning i like to start my week reading motivational and inspirational quotes.  This helps set the tone for my week.

I post my weekly motivational mantra on Facebook and instagram.  Link in show notes.

www.facebook.com/simplypuremamaonsocial

www.instagram.com/simply_pure_mama

 

Time is based on personal preference and schedule.  I spend 15 minutes feeding my mind

 

5.  Oil pull

Oil pulling pulls out toxins from your body, reduces inflammation and boosts your immune system.  Some of its benefits are It aides in oral health as well as soothes sore throats, clears out excess mucus and fights colds.

I oil pull every morning for 10 minutes while i’m making my morning coffee and preparing the kids breakfast and lunches for the day.. Take a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it around your mouth and between your teeth for 5-10 minutes then spit it out into a garbage.  It’s super easy to do and one of the best detox methods you can incorporate into your morning routine.

 

6.  Drink lemon water with a splash of ACV

Besides getting an energy boost, increased concentration and higher functioning, this trifeta cocktail is Good for gut health, Lowers blood sugar and helps you lose weight.  What better way to start your day.

 

7.  Exercise

Morning exercise has proven to reduces stress by lowering blood pressure and it also helps you burn more fat throughout the day.

RECAP

  1.  Feed your soul
  2. Set your intention for the day
  3. Stretch
  4. Feed your mind
  5. Oil pull
  6. Drink Lemon water with ACV
  7. Exercise

 

“There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day.” 

It’ a new day.  This is your opportunity for a fresh start to get things right, crush your goals and maybe do things differently than you did yesterday.  Don’t take it for granted.

 

I hope you found this content valuable and I would love to hear your thoughts.  

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About Me

Hi there!  I'm Danielle, mom blogger, visionary and dreamer.

I'm on a mission to help moms create a Simply Pure life of Joy + Balance + Optimal Health & Wellness for ourselves and our families.  

My goal is to un-complicate life and provide moms with the tools and strategies to make informed decisions so you can live your best mom life.  .

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Podcast Episode 8 ~ Is social media controlling your life? How to Facebook on Purpose

Podcast Episode 8 ~ Is social media controlling your life? How to Facebook on Purpose

Podcast Episode 8 – Is Social Media Controlling your life?  How to Facebook on Purpose 

Facebook on purpose

 

I made a conscious decision to live my best mom life.  I intentionally create a life that is filled with peace, calm and tranquility.  I avoid things that don’t lend itself to my intention.

One steps i’m taking is to use social media on purpose by setting social media limits  

What does that mean? I made a conscious decision to not spend wasteful time on social media. Have you ever checked the screen time function on your smart phone? I did and I could’t believe how much time I was spending on social media. When you add a couple minutes here and there it adds up to be a lot.

As a blogger, social media is a big part of my purpose. I promote published blog posts, I engage with my followers, and I build relationships with other moms and other bloggers.

On a personal level, I love connecting with my friends and family. I enjoy seeing their family pictures and watching their kids grow. It’s a nice way to keep up with people’s lives.

I also love talking about things like the latest housewives shenanigans.

On the other hand, there are a lot of negatives to social media.

  • It can cause us stress, anxiety and even depression
  • It can set unrealistic expectations
  • There’s cyberbullying
  • It can cause unhealthy sleep patterns
  • FOMO anyone?
  • It can create a negative body image by constantly comparing ourselves to others
  • It can cause disagreements which lead to arguments and even an end to a friendship

As with anything else in life, it’s all about balance.

Here are some steps I have been taking and how you too can Facebook on Purpose:

1.  Don’t scroll social throughout the day.

2.  Customize your newsfeed that aligns with your purpose. 

3.  DO NOT go on Facebook first thing in the morning or right before going to sleep. 

4. Turn off notifications. 

 

 

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Hi there!  I'm Danielle, mom blogger, visionary and dreamer.

I'm on a mission to help moms create a Simply Pure life of Joy + Balance + Optimal Health & Wellness for ourselves and our families.  

My goal is to un-complicate life and provide moms with the tools and strategies to make informed decisions so you can live your best mom life.  .

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Podcast episode 7 ~ Side hustles for moms and why every mom should have one

Podcast episode 7 ~ Side hustles for moms and why every mom should have one

Episode 7 – Side hustles for moms and why every mom should have one 

 

 

 

Show Notes

A side hustle is a side job that creates supplemental income.  It’s an opportunity to monetize on something your most interested in without quitting your day job.  

37% of Americans have a side hustle.  

I strongly believe in my heart of hearts that all moms should have some kind of side hustle  

Supplemental income is always valuable especially for moms.  

It can be used as savings for the future or for a rainy da

It can be used to invest.

It can be used to enjoy the extra’s of life like family vacations or nice cars.  

Or it can be used simply to make ends meet.  

An extra stream of income is always beneficial no matter what your situation is.

Benefits of having a side hustle

  • Back up plan – If there’s anything I learned over the past 40 years it’s that life can change in the blink of an eye.  You never know what the future holds. A side hustle can set you up for success by creating a Plan B in case Plan A fails.
  • Financial Freedom – The sky is the limit as to how much you can earn with your side hustle.  The top multi level marketing earner earns 15 million dollars a year. Not too shabby.
  • Time Freedom – How many people do you know that work 50, 60 and 70 hour work weeks?  How many people don’t bring their work home with them or at least the stress of their work on a daily basis?  What’s the point of working so hard if you don’t have the time to reap the benefits of all your hard work? Americans are overworked and overstressed. We are lacking balance in our lives. How long do you think this can go on before feeling burnt out?
  • Make an impact in the world – What if you had a solution to a problem?  Now imagine your solution can solve a problem for dozens of people, or hundreds, maybe even thousands of people.  You can make in impact in the life of thousands of people just by doing what you are passionate about. You can be the change you want to see in the world.  You can’t put a price tag on that.
  • Tap into your creative energy – working a side hustle and making an impact in the world without the pressure of making ends meet allows you to get centered and tap into your natural creativity.  It wasn’t until after starting my side hustle that I found a creative side that I never knew existed. I’m what you would call artistically challenged and I have went through my whole life believing this of myself.  But creativity on the other hand, I am way (a little) more creative than I give myself credit for. This came to light when i started my blog.
  • Be a role model – I love that my kids see me working my side hustles.  They see that I’m passionate about what I do and I like making an impact in the mom community.  Furthermore I want to show my kids that there is so much more to life than hustling and bustling, working a 9-5 job so someone else can get rich.  I would love nothing more than for my kids to work for themselves without the stress and pressure of being business owners. I have little entrepreneurs in the making.

Side hustles for moms

1. Network Marketing

Network marketing aka MLM – multi level marketing, referral marketing or direct sales is selling products that you believe in to customers.  It’s basically recommending products that you use, love and trust to family and friends and their family and friends. Network Marketing has become extremely popular especially with moms, because you have the ability to create your own schedule and on your own terms. You can work as much or as little as you’d like.

Bill Gates said if he was given a chance to start all over again, he would choose network marketing

There are many companies to choose from that align with your views and beliefs:  skin care, nutrition, weight loss, leggings, essential oils, kids clothing, jewelry and cooking supplies just to name a few.

I think network marketing has caught a bad rap for two reasons

  1. It’s often viewed as a pyramid scheme
  2. because people are doing it all wrong.   

Pyramid Scheme

Some companies may in fact be a pyramid scheme but that doesn’t mean that all mlm companies are pyramid schemes.  Don’t let a few bad apples spoil it for the amazing companies that are genuinely trying to make a difference in the world.  It’s important to do your homework before signing on with just any company.

Here are some things to consider when deciding which MLM company is a right match for you:

  1. Choose a company that has been around for at least 5 years.
  2. Believe in the products and the company. Their philosophy should align with your beliefs.
  3. Is there a genuine need for the product or service?
  4. Is training and support available?   
  5. Does the company offer products or services that are unique?

People are doing it all wrong

Ignorance on fire

That’s the term used amongst new independent consultants just starting out and eager to share what they’re doing.  Their lives have been impacted by this business they started and the products have been life changing for them so they want everyone to feel the same bliss they are feeling.  But their approach is most likely all wrong and they may be doing the opposite of what they are intending to do – sending you running for the hills.

Just because you’ve received the same, cookie cutter texts inviting you to take a look at some new life changing products or you’ve been stopped by a friend who felt the need to tell you all about her new business venture and how it would be a great fit for you while you’re standing in the rain, leaving the supermarket, holding 18 bags of groceries in one hand and a screaming toddler in the other, doesn’t mean there’s no validity to it.

Just because the approach is all wrong doesn’t mean that these new products couldn’t change your life or this new business venture is exactly what you need in your life at that current moment.

When I first started my network marketing biz i was also ignorance on fire.  I did it all wrong but I wanted everyone to feel the same passion about my new products and company that I found.  I have learned a thing or two since and now I can rely on a steady stream of monthly income.  

For more on my side biz click here.   

Don’t let a friend’s poor approach deter you from hearing them out.  Listen with open ears and an open heart. You never know if this could be the change you were looking for.  If you’re not interested, be courteous and reply honestly that it’s not for you but you wish them luck. If not chances are your name is going on the B list and you can bet your bottom dollar that they’ll be reaching back out to you.

 

2. Start a blog  

Do you have an interest or a passion on a topic?  If so you can start a blog. Blogging is flexible, satisfying and there is immense earning potential.  All you need to start a blog is a computer and a domain name. There are quite a few free domains to choose from as you are just getting started.  The more you write, the better you get, the more of an expert in your niche you become and the more followers you get. I have been blogging for a little over a year now and I have grown tremendously as a blogger.  It is definitely one of the most satisfying things I have ever done. There’s nothing like getting an email from a complete stranger who lives on the other side of the world, saying that one of my blog posts has helped her.  I am making an impact in the world and the rewards are sometimes overwhelming. Blogging started as a side hustle for me but has quickly become a full-time, in between momming 4 kids, hustle.

Top ways to monetize a blog:

  • Affiliate marketing – You can become an affiliate for your favorite products and when you link to them in your post and a reader clicks through and buys the product, you make a commission at no additional cost to the buyer.  Not all companies have affiliate programs and ones that do they all differ on commission. Amazon is the leading affiliate program because they have millions of products to choose from. I am an Amazon affiliate.  I make a commission when readers click through my links and make a purchase.
  • Ads – You can place ads on your blog and companies will pay you each time a reader clicks on the ad at no cost to you.
  • Review products – You can reach out to different brands, request samples and write a review of the product and publish it on your blog.  Companies will pay you.
  • Sell your products – Do you make all natural, organic goat milk based soap?  Or handmade doll clothes? You can sell your own products on your blog.  You can set up a third-party plug-in that will help with payment and shipping of actual products.
  • Create and sell digital products – As mom’s we are always looking for shortcuts that will optimize daily life – planners, calendars, meal plans, ebooks and so much more.  The possibilities are endless in what you can create. Tap into your creative energy and think about what would help you as a mom. Chances are other’s have a need as well.  I have sold digital products on my blog and I have purchased digital products from other blogs.

 

3.  E-commerce

Do you make any speciality handmade or vintage items?  If you don’t want to create your own website to see your products, you can sell them online through an e-commerce platform like Amazon, Ebay, Etsy, Shopify, Weebly and WooCommerce to name a few.  I haven’t done this but my initial plan when I first started my blog was to sell my own products. My blog kinda took a different turn but selling your products on-line can be very rewarding. It’s a great way to monetize on your talent and passion while providing a service for people.  People may need what you have to offer.

4.  Teach online

According to Forbes, online learning will be a $325 billion dollar industry by the year 2025.  People want to learn more and do more but they don’t have the time to commit to pursue their hopes, dreams and passions.  This is where on-line courses come in. You can learn about pretty much any topic you want, while sitting in your pajamas and fuzzy socks at a time that is convenient for you.  

If you have a talent and a passion for a specific niche, you can teach online.  What are you good at? Baking? Cooking? Sewing? Playing an instrument? Art? Are you multilingual?  Can you teach a dog to stand on its head while juggling three balls? You can monetize your talent and make an impact in the world.  People are looking for what you have to offer.

Take QVC. It’s a multinational corporation specializing in interactive home shopping.  It stands for Quality, Value andConvenience. This is what people are looking for today.

You can provide quality content, that will add value to people’s lives getting them from point A to point B in a way that is convenient to them through teaching them what you already know.  And the bonus here is no topic is off limits. If you are interested in a specific topic, chances are so are other people.

I have taken and continue to take online courses.  I strongly believe that Investing in ourselves is the best investment we can make.  If we don’t invest in ourselves who will?

I have also taught online courses and it has been an amazing experience and something I plan on pursuing in the near future.

 

Check out my FREE mini course The Intentional Mom  

 

 

There are quite a few platforms to host your on-line courses.  I use and am partial to Teachable (this is my affiliate link).  They offer amazing, free, on-line courses and tutorials to help you get started creating and launching your courses.  They succeed when you succeed so they are invested in your success. They also have a great customer services team that are always available to answer your questions.  Their motto is “Everything is teachable”.

5.  Freelance writing

Do you have a natural knack for writing?  If so you can write for companies and they will pay you.  This is great side hustle for stay at home moms. You can create your own schedule and work as much or as little as you want.  

I learned about freelance writing not too long ago and If i had learned about it a year ago before starting my blog, there’s no doubt in my mind that I would have jumped all over this.  All’s you need is organizational skills, time management and a computer and you can start today.

To get started freelance writing you want to build a portfolio of a few pieces of content that you created.  You can draft up a few pieces of your writing on google docs and either guest post on a blog or publish your work on a free blogging platform.  If you’re interested in guest posting on Simply Pure Mama click here.

Once you have a few published pieces, you can start pitching to jobs and hen you are established companies will seek you out.  

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Hi there!  I'm Danielle, mom blogger, visionary and dreamer.

I'm on a mission to help moms create a Simply Pure life of Joy + Balance + Optimal Health & Wellness for ourselves and our families.  

My goal is to un-complicate life and provide moms with the tools and strategies to make informed decisions so you can live your best mom life.  .

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Podcast episode 6 – Our food system is failing our kids ~ How we as moms, can feed our kids healthy foods

Podcast episode 6 – Our food system is failing our kids ~ How we as moms, can feed our kids healthy foods

Podcast Episode 6 – Our food system i failing our kids. How we as moms, can feed our kids healthy foods

Show Notes

1-3 school aged children are obese

more than 200,000 youth have type 2 diabetes

Over 5 million kids have food allergies

15-18% of kids have a chronic illness

 

Multiple factors to blame.  

 

  • Fast food

Fast food has become quite popular with our fast paced life and everyone’s over booked schedules.   BUT… fast food is loaded with preservatives, it’s high in fat, and has empty calories. Food is deep fried in a corn based oil, which is the most unhealthiest oil for human consumption. It’s high in saturated fat which is a known contributor to heart disease.  Even the “healthy” options are not as healthy as you think.

 

  • Genetically Modified Foods (GMO’s)

Gmo’s is a laboratory process of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another to obtain a desired trait or characteristic.  Mixing genes is unnatural and produces new toxins, allergens, carcinogens and nutritional deficiencies.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t require safety studies, does not mandate labeling gmo’s and allows companies to put their GM foods onto the market without notifying stores.  70-80% of the food we eat are genetically modified.

 

  • Growth Hormones and antibiotics

Many conventional farmed animals are given growth hormones to fatten them up and antibiotics to treat illness they encounter in their hazardous, overcrowded  living conditions. These toxins are getting into our food supply and are having detrimental effects on our health.

 

  • Artificial flavors, artificial colors, added sugars, natural flavors, high fructose corn syrup

Ingredient labels can be very overwhelming.  But the more you read them and learn about the ingredients, the more comfortable you will feel in making educated food decisions.  

What foods should I be eating?

 

  • Whole Foods

Whole foods or real foods have not been processed or refined.   

  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • legumes
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • grains
  • fish
  • chicken
  • turkey
  • beef
  • dairy  – Milk, yogurt, butter, cheese

 

  • Foods free of GMO’s

Foods are not required to label when they contain genetically modified ingredients.  But many foods are labeling foods that DO NOT contain gmo’s.

  • Non GMO
  • GMO Free
  • GMO Project verified
  • Organic – always free of GMO’s

 

  • Organic

Organic foods have the most nutritional benefits as they do not have pesticides, fertilizers and gmo’s like their conventional counterpart.  

  • USDA Organic
  • 100% Organic
  • If a labels says “Organic” then at least 70% of the ingredients are organic

Conventional fruits and vegetables are saturated with harmful pesticides.

Here is a list of Fruits and Vegetables that you should ALWAYS buy organic

Dirty Dozen

  1. Apples
  2. Strawberries
  3. Grapes
  4. Celery
  5. Cherries
  6. Peaches
  7. Pears
  8. Spinach
  9. Sweet Bell Peppers
  10. Nectarines
  11. Cherry Tomatoes
  12. Potatoes

 

Clean 15 – least likelihood to contain pesticide residue

Here are the items the EWG identified for its “Clean 15,” which report the least likelihood to contain pesticide residue.

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbages
  5. Onions
  6. Sweet Peas
  7. Papayas
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mangoes
  10. Eggplants
  11. Honeydews
  12. Kiwis
  13. Cantaloupes
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Broccoli

 

  • Grass fed, free of hormones and antibiotics

When buying dairy and meats you want to opt for grass fed, free of hormones and antibiotics.

When buying eggs choose Free-Range, Pasture Raised and Organic.

When buying fish, opt for wild caught preferably locally sourced or from areas that are not highly polluted.

 

 

 

What are your thoughts?  

Did you find any of these tips valuable?  is there anything you will start incorporating into your life? 

Leave me a comment

 

UPDATE!  

the 2019 Shopper’s guide to pesticides in produce was published after this podcast was published.  

 

Here are the updated lists 

2019 dirty dozen

  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Nectarines
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Peaches
  • Cheries
  • Pears
  • Tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Potatoes
  • Hot peppers

 

2019 clean 15 

  • Avocados
  • Sweet corn
  • Pineapples
  • Sweet frozen peas
  • Onions
  • Papayas
  • Eggplants
  • Asparagus
  • Kiwis
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Cantaloupe
  • Broccoli
  • Mushrooms
  • Honeydew melons

 

 

 

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I thank you for tuning in today and I wish you a beautiful day filled with love, peace and health.   

 

About Me

About Me

Hi there!  I'm Danielle, mom blogger, visionary and dreamer.

I'm on a mission to help moms create a Simply Pure life of Joy + Balance + Optimal Health & Wellness for ourselves and our families.  

My goal is to un-complicate life and provide moms with the tools and strategies to make informed decisions so you can live your best mom life.  .

Read more about the girl behind the blog here

Want to live intentionally?  Click here for my FREE Intentional Living mini course

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