Cleaning Products Are Just As Bad As Cigarettes

A few years ago I became very interested in the toxins in our products. My son had asthma and I had an autoimmune disease and the more I researched, the more alarmed I became. What I found out was scary, but the most important thing I learned is there is NOT one making sure our products are safe, it’s up to us! I learned that the UK regulates the toxins in there products and has banned over 1400 ingredients…..the US has banned less than 100. The ingredients banned in the UK are because they are linked to cancer, hormone disruption, asthma, allergies, eczema, and many other conditions. In fact, the UK is much healthier than we are because of these precautions! Another fun thing I learned was that Johnson and Johnson has a non toxic line for the UK, and a toxic one they send to the US. How bad is that?!?! Our babies are using those products!! Recently I learned that Cleaning Products Are Just As Bad As Cigarettes!!!

Cleaning Products Are Just As Bad As Cigarettes

 

Cleaning Products Are Just As Bad As Cigarettes

For a few years now I’ve been on a non toxic kick and I won’t even tell you how many people have laughed at me. But I learned not to care! Some parents have the mindset that “everything will hurt oh so oh well” (yes someone actually said that to me) but me personally, I think when we know better, we need to do better! I don’t beat myself up for using toxic products in the past cause I didn’t know better! But now that I do, why would I put something on my child that has been PROVEN to hurt them?!?! One reason I love sharing about non toxic products is because so many people don’t know! By sharing, we are helping more people get educated and better protect their families! I’ve seen myself how well it works to switch. My son missed over 30 days of school one year as he had so many issues with his asthma. After going non toxic, he missed 2!! (I will say we also used the best kids vitamin on the market plus a REALLY good probiotic). It also reduced my headaches big time!!Cleaning Products Are Just As Bad As Cigarettes

 

But don’t just take my word for it……

 

A few weeks ago a friend sent me a news article talking about how it had been proven that if you use cleaning products in your home for 20 years, that does the same damage to your lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes a day! YIKES!!! This was proven thru a scientific study, no he said/she said word of mouth but legitimate facts and proof! And the best part is news stations all over the country are now sharing it trying to get the word out! This is especially important for anyone who owns a cleaning company, has asthma, is around a lot of cleaning (daycare owners), stay at home mom’s, etc. Here is some more information on the study so you can learn about it yourself and educate your loved ones!Brunch Bowls iPhone Layout (3)

Cleaning And Lung Function

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Cleaning Products As Bad For Lungs As Cigarettes 

Impact Of Cleaning Products On Your Lungs

 

Now that the proof is there showing toxins in our cleaning products are bad for us, it’s time to start learning about safer options! And of course sharing this with everyone you know so they too can go non toxic. Trying something new can be hard at first, but trust me, going non toxic is easy and where I shop, I actually save money each month! Feel free to contact me to learn how to go non toxic and save money. Here are a few stores I recommend that carry good non toxic lines! (Tip, look at where the products are made and stored! You want an item that is FRESH! Products that are made overseas are going to be around 12 months-24 months old before they get in your house. If they are made here in the USA, they will be much fresher and have less toxins in them!)

Trader Joes

Sprouts

Whole Foods

Cleaning Products Are Just As Bad As Cigarettes

Dana

Toilet Fizzies

Since I began using essential oils a few years ago, I am always looking for fun things to make to help my house stay cleaner! Not long ago I stumbled across Toilet Fizzies as a way of keeping your toilet smelling fresh and clean in between cleanings. But most the recipes I found used like 10 ingredients and I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of less is more. I tried a few different ones and finally found this one! I made a few tweaks to it, but what I like the most is it is easy to make, doesn’t take much time, and kills germs with the Tea Tree Oil while smelling great thanks to the Grapefruit and Lemon!

Toilet Fizzies

Ingredients:

1 1/3 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Citric Acid
30 Drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
20 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
20 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
Food Dye (optional)

Toilet Fizzies

Directions:

Mix the dry ingredients first. I personally mixed everything in a gallon sized zip lock bag.  Slowly add in the essential oils a few drops at a time. If you pour them all in at once, it will fizz a lot and you will have a hard time getting it to stick together. If the mixture is too dry after adding all the oils, you can put a tad bit of water in. Once you are done mixing, put the mixture into silicone molds. You can let them sit out and dry for 24 hours, or bake in the oven on low heat 200, for about 1-2 hours. Pop them out once they are firm and store in a bag or a Mason Jar is my favorite! Drop them in the toilet for a fresh smell in between cleanings!

Toilet Fizzies

Dana

The BIG List Of Jobs

After a lot of requests, discussion, and partnership…..we are excited to announce we are putting together a BIG list of work from home jobs! This will be similar to our Seasonal Shopping Catalogs that we do, BUT it’s only jobs, not products for sale! We have also partnered with companies that are NOT direct sales so this catalog of work from home jobs will be VERY diverse and literally have something for everyone!

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The BIG List Of Work From Home Jobs

How it will work is you can choose just to list your company name, website, and email address or you can share in a full page ad all about you, your job, and how it has changed your life! (We are asking only people to participate who plan to stay with your company for YEARS, and not those who company jump. This catalog will hopefully have every work from home job out there listed in it so going back and removing/adding people would be a lot of work and extra expense on our part.)

The goal will be to have ONE giant catalog of all different types of jobs and send it out in our newsletters, on our partnered blogs and websites, on our fan page, group, and multiple other sites! Our own fans total close to 200,000 these days so it will be GREAT exposure! And we add a few new HUNDRED fans every week!

 

Here are some examples of what the catalog pages will look like based on which job listing size ad you want:

 

Full Page Ad:

Includes Pictures (1-3), Biography about your and your job, and contact information!

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Half Page Ad:

Includes one small picture, a sentence or two of text, and your contact info!

Text Only Ad:

Includes your company name, one sentence, and your contact info!

 

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Spots TAKEN:

Currently all spots are OPEN! We will only allow ONE rep per company!

 

Grab your spot now, or email workfromhomemommas@gmail.com with any questions!

 


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Dana

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Loving desserts is always something I am very honest about. I will give up dinner for a good dessert. It’s literally my favorite meal of the day! When I became a personal trainer, I taught people how to have a healthy dessert in moderation so they never had to give up their favorite food! Because let’s be honest, life is too short not to have dessert every day!

 

Of course with my luck, when I got an autoimmune disease, dessert was one of the first things that got taken away. (and wine too but we won’t start on that subject right now) At first I just made due and was miserable watching everyone else eat dessert. Until I started looking into paleo (no dairy, no grains, no preservatives) and found you can make a lot of great desserts, just healthier! Needless to say I am a happy camper again since I can have dessert! So far I have only found a few I like that are easy to make, but I won’t complain and will keep hunting! Here is my favorite, Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies! (This is NOT my personal recipe but one I got out of a paleo group and tweaked to make it work for me!)

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Coconut Flour

2 Cups Almond Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt

2 Teaspoons Baking Soda

3/4 Cup Almond Butter

3/4 Cup Coconut Oil (Soft but NOT melted)

1 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar

2 Eggs

3 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips (gluten free and dairy free)

Directions:

Preheat over to 350. Combine the coconut oil, almond butter, egg, and vanilla extract. I use a hand beater on medium to combine these and it does take a few minutes to get the chunks out of the oil. Next, slowly add in the dry ingredients. The mixture should be pretty thick. If it’s to thick, I added a dash of coconut milk. Once it is combined, stir in the chocolate chips.  Next, scoop some up with a spoon and make it into a ball. Put it on a baking sheet and press down so it’s flat (I use cooking spray or aluminium foil on my baking sheet for less mess and sticking). Fill your baking sheet and then place in the oven for about 15-18 minutes. I like my cookies crunchy so I do it longer. They do bake after coming out too, so keep that in mind! I store mine in a bag, but also put some in the freezer! Just pop them in the microwave for a few minutes and you have a nice tasty snack!

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

 

Dana

Stop Making Excuses

Excuses, excuses, excuses. We all have them! It’s just part of life! And yet some people are able to never let the excuses stop them, and others let the excuses control them. As a personal trainer, I got really good at helping people notice the excuses and find ways around them. That benefited me BIG time when I started working from home. Many people think a work from home Mom has it made, but it’s quite the opposite! I was Mom from 5am -8pm and then come 8pm, when I was completely exhausted and drained, I suddenly had to put my perky pants on and get to work! I could have used the fact I have 3 kids as an excuse. Or the fact my husband works long hours and is gone Fri-Wed. Even the fact he went to school on his days off would have been a legitimate excuse! Not to mention the fact I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and discovered to be quite ill! And yet, all of that motivates me MORE!

Stop Making Excuses

Stop Making Excuses

Why??? Because as a Mom, I want to set an example to my kids about how to function no matter what hurdle comes in your path. As a woman of God, I want to show others that God gives us these mountains to show people they can be moved! I’m a firm believer that my story could be life changing for someone else. Every struggle I encounter, every setback with my health, every hurdle I climb reminds me I can do this, and when I reach the top, I will have an AMAZING story to share!

 

That inspires me not to let the excuses stop me. Every person is different though and you have to find what personally will inspire you! Is it setting an example for your kids? Buying something you really want? Getting more time with your spouse? Being able to retire early? Find what will inspire you to work hard! It has to be something big, or very important to you because the honest truth is there will always be EXCUSES, but if you are motivated enough…..you will fly over those excuses easily! In 2017 my health got much worse, my husband spent a month in the hospital and almost died, I ended up in the hospital multiple times, we had a death in our family, I got pneumonia, the whole family got the stomach bug, I ran a fever for 3 months straight….the list goes on and on! But I also had the best year ever in my business. I also learned what are the best things to do for my health. My husband and I got out of debt. The positive list goes on and on to, and all because I never let a hurdle stop me. Every time I encountered an excuse, I found a way to get around it!

Stop Making Excuses

Sometimes it really helps having a partner who you can share your goals with, and discuss your struggles. They can point out if you are making too many excuses and help come up with ways around them! One thing I have learned over the years and through all my crazy struggles is that if you truly want to succeed bad enough, NOTHING will stop you! So the question is, how bad do you want it???

 

 

Dana