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8 Secrets to success for work-from-home moms

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Amigas, I am what you would call a work from home mom. I love it! I love the commute from my bedroom to my office, there is hardly ever any traffic, although there is the occasional Lego accident. I love that on my breaks I can go into the kitchen and make myself a home cooked meal. I love that I am available to pick up and drop off my kids from school. It is the perfect work situation for me, but in all honesty I had to learn a few things in order to make working from home work for me, my family and the people who pay me to work from home. Oh, and I'm a total sharer, so you know I'm just dying to share these work from home tips with you!

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Sugar may actually HELP your diet

Sugar gets blamed for weight gain and a variety of diseases. Because of this, many people are starting to severely cut out sugar from their diet. But the truth is, sugar actually is important for your body; not necessarily in its conventional form, like table sugar, high fructose corn syrup or agave nectar, but in more natural versions like honey or those naturally found in fruits. 

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4 Big kitchen ideas perfect for small kitchens

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Have you noticed how there's really never enough space in your kitchen? After all, most of us spend a ton of time in our kitchens. Even if you only cook once a day, you probably get home from work and spend at least an hour preparing a meal, plus cleanup time, and you're likely making coffee in the morning, oh and forget if this where your kids do home work. I for one, spend hours and hours in my kitchen every day, cooking, cleaning, doing projects with my toddler and working, so it tends to get cluttered pretty fast. 

 

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7 Foods that help get rid of garlic breath

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Garlic is amazing in food. I wouldn't know how to cook without it nor would I want to, but it does have the consequence of leaving you with garlic breath. Even if you brush your teeth right after a particularly garlicky meal, that garlic after-breath comes right back. That's because one of the compounds in garlic, allyl methyl sulphide, cannot be broken down during digestion and instead gets released from the body in the breath and sweat.

Don't worry, scientists have found that there are other foods that can help you mitigate the smell of garlic on your breath.

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5 Every day items you should NEVER ever share

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When you finally move in with your guy you will probably have to share a bathroom space. Often times we settle for sharing certain unhygienic items with our men because it either saves space or we are lazy. 

I have one word of advice: STOP doing that immediately! There are certain things we should NEVER share with others and it's all for our own hygienic safety.

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5 Natural remedies for any digestive problem

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II was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) when I was a teenager, which roughly translated means I had a lot of digestive and stomach problems. I had to change up the way I ate to relieve it which taught me a trick or two about dealing with digestive issues.

As soon as I am experiencing stomach problems, I turn to my go-to remedies to deal with them. I guarantee you will benefit from them as well!

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College preparedness

5 Questions every student needs to ask the guidance counselor

Students really have to stay on track while in high school in order to be well prepared to meet their long-term college and career goals, and as I've mentioned before, their high school guidance counselors can be an invaluable asset in helping them do so. But what exactly should your teen be asking of his or her counselor to get the most out of their meetings (which I suggest doing at least once a semester)? Below you'll find the five questions your high schooler should be sure to ask her guidance counselor.

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The 4 best baby & toddler shoes for summer

I don't know about you, but I'm one of those moms that puts a ton of thought into to my child's footwear. I know to some people that might sound a bit silly, but I'm a shoe girl. That means I want my son's shoes to not only look good, but to be functional and comfortable and hold up to all of the demands of a toddler who runs, jumps, climbs, crawls and pretty much gets into everything. What I'm not, is one of those moms who doesn't blink at spending $60 or even more on a pair of shoes for a kid who will grow out of them in about three months. So of course, when each new season begins, I do a bit of research and choose a shoe for my son that meets all of my criteria as well as my budget. 

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4 Things that will make you miserable as a parent

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Being a parent can make you extremely happy and extremely miserable if you let it. I vote for happy, don't you? Of course you are going to have challenges along the way as a parent, but you don't have to make it harder on yourself. You need to be your greatest supporter, not your greatest critic. I can't give you a recipe to happiness as a parent, but I can tell you what ingredients to leave out.

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6 Tips for introducing baby to older siblings

The arrival of a new little brother or sister can be a confusing and even scary time for a child, and figuring out how to prepare a young child for what is sure to be a time of massive change can be an overwhelming task for parents. Truth is, there's probably no way to have your child--especially an only child--be 100 percent ready for the arrival of a new little sibling, just like there's no way for a first-time parent to be 100 percent ready for their first baby. It's one of those things that you just can't fully understand until it's actually happening. However, there are several things you can do to make it a bit easier for everyone involved. The key is to always be open and honest with older siblings. Read on for more tips.

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