April 18, 2014

Natural Soap Giveaway!


A while back, a fantastic company called Third Day Naturals contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in reviewing their all natural soaps and a few other products. I'm so glad I did, because not only  have I enjoyed their deliciously scented soaps, but their lotion bars and lip balms are amazing, too!   The Lavender Oatmeal Soap and Mint Rosemary Sugar Scrub that you see here … [Read more...]

Why I’m Volunteering for Surgery

Why I'm Volunteering for Surgery | TheMarathonMom.com

Ugh.  The surgery I've been dreading is tomorrow. Tomorrow I have periodontal surgery, the first of two surgeries, since we're doing only the top now.  It's been a long time coming.  Almost 20 years ago, I had braces.  Boy, did I need them.  And since I worked in the dental field, I was told by a few people that I was a future perio patient due to the extreme manner in which we had to … [Read more...]

10 Uses for Purification Essential Oil

Purification 10 Uses

  Purification is one of the ten oils that comes in the Everyday Oils Kit, and it is so awesome!  It's a blend containing Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary, Melaleuca alternifolia and Myrtle essential oils, and it's another one that I use all the time! Here are just ten of the many ways you can use Purification essential oil blend. 10 Uses for Purification Essential … [Read more...]

HoneyBaked Ham is Awesome!

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*This is a sponsored post, and when I was asked to share about HoneyBaked Ham in time for Easter, I didn't have to think too long and too hard. We've been fans for a long time.  I used to buy their delicious, glazed hams for Christmas Eve, but in recent years, I like to have one for Easter Sunday. And with my upcoming surgery this Friday, yes, on Good Friday, I figured I wouldn't be too … [Read more...]

10 Uses for Joy Essential Oil

10 Uses for Joy Essential Oil | TheMarathonMom.com

I sparkly heart Joy essential oil blend.  It makes me happy....er...I mean....Joy-ful.  :) I've always been very affected by smell, and let me tell you if there is one oil that smells so great it instantly helps change my mood, it's this one! I used to wear Lavender almost every day, but I've fallen in love with the sweet, vivacious scent of the amazing Joy essential oil blend.  Comprised … [Read more...]

Making Home a Haven: A Morning Routine Makes a Difference


Making my home a haven takes a heart for my home, sure, but it also requires some practical work to keep things running smoothly.  I'm the most present, and the most effective mother when I'm not frazzled, and a bit of prescribed order at the start of my day can be a huge help. A morning routine can help you start your day off productively, and sometimes just setting this tone for the day can … [Read more...]

Menu Plan 4/7/14

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This week, I will continue working on organizing boys' rooms and reorganizing our schoolroom, as well as planning for a very busy month, including a surgery for me that I am not looking forward to. Oh, and cooking a little...  Here's what's on the  menu this week: Breakfast *served with fruit cinnamon oatmeal banana muffins cinnamon … [Read more...]

10 Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon 10 Uses

I love Lemon essential oil!  I recently bought a big glass water bottle from Costco, and every day, I fill it with fresh, filtered water and add a drop or two of Lemon essential oil for its amazing health benefits. Not only does it smell refreshing and taste delicious, it's really useful around the house, too! Here are ten of the many ways you can use Lemon essential oil. 10 Uses for Lemon … [Read more...]

All-Natural Sunburn Remedy

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If you've just popped on over from The Pennington Point, welcome!  I'm so glad you're here for the Detox Your Home Spring Cleaning Blogger Series! For this series, we're exploring natural remedies from the booklet, Chemical Free Home, by Melissa Poepping. It just so happened that our 13 year old son, Hayden recently had an all day track meet and got a horrible sunburn. While I'd love … [Read more...]

Big Family Food


Wow, this project has been a long time in the making.  A dream of mine it's been to offer a food site where good, home-cooking recipes abound.  A place where busy moms can click around, create a menu, print a grocery list, and maybe even grab a few coupons to help make their grocery shopping trip a bit less work, and a little more fun. I've been quiet here at The Marathon Mom lately, and for … [Read more...]