We have all heard and read about the germiest things we come in contact with everyday and it’s quite disturbing that the kitchen sink is a cesspool and that your purse is a petri dish (just think about where you set it sometimes!) Your car has some pretty grody stuff, and so does your desk at work, but what about your kid’s stuff? Yup, it’s pretty gross too.

Kids get sick all the time. It is a part of childhood and developing a healthy immune system but if a child is getting sick all the time there might be a problem with excessive germs coming from somewhere. One such place that might surprise you…sippy cups! Penny Powell did a photo Expose on facebook and the pictures will shock you. Be careful…these aren’t for the faint of heart of the weak stomached.

Since we are on the topic of germs and kids…here are 10 of the germiest things your little ones will come in contact with at school.

Find out all about the sippy cup fiasco here…

Wimp: Sippy Cups Are A Potential Breeding Ground For Mold


There are so many professions out there who have their own versions of a life hack. One profession often overlooked when looking for those little tricks of the trade are in medicine, nurses, certified nursing assistants, and emergency medical technicians. These are the guys you call upon when a Band Aid won’t fix the problem. I think, they may be good people to take advice from. That’s why this roundup from Little Things is worth paying attention to!

These are some great tips! Just take a look at them. In your purse you have the best means to stop a nosebleed, tampons, or stop the bleeding on a bad cut, pads. Vaseline or shaving cream will take up a dried blood stain or a sticky mess. Coffee grounds will take the odor out of any room. Menthol or a minty toothpaste will help mask smells while you clean up a nasty stinky mess. Who knew? I love hacks from people who have experience. Like the ones from Grandma. Age and experience.

Find all the timeless hacks here…

LittleThings: Amazing Life Hacks We Learned From Nurses!


You need to check this out if you’re a fan of natural remedies! Onions are quite the useful little vegetables. Yes, they are delicious but they are good for more than just flavoring food. They are great for curing many aches, pains, and sicknesses.

The only problem I see with these remedies is that they might be a little smelly. Lol. That’s a small price to pay for health! Use these wonder veggies to make a mean cough syrup, cure a cold, or break a fever. They are useful when trying to relieve the pain of earaches, heal small cuts and reduce the appearance of scars, and onions will help you beat an infection like nothing else. Hooray!

Another thing that all fans of natural remedies need to check out is The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Grandma knew what was up and we can all learn a thing from time tested traditions and family cures.

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Are you a fan of natural home remedies? If you answered yes, then you need to check out this video from David Benjamin at It shows how onions can be used for much more than flavoring your favorite dishes. Onions have health benefits and are great for curing what ails you. People swear that they can cure fevers, sore throats, infections, and cold and flu bugs. How you might ask? By putting them in your socks!

What do you think of this old wives tale? I think it seems more fact than fiction. I’m hesitant to try it because I don’t want to make my mattress smell but I like the idea. Onions in your socks at night can help to purify your blood, kill bacteria, and purify the air. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

The foot is a complex part of the body, used for more than walking. Check out how it links to other parts…reflexology 101.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!


Are you a fan of natural home remedies? If you answered yes, then you need to check this out! It turns out that onions have more uses than just flavoring food. They are good for curing many ails. People swear by their abilities to help with fevers, sore throats, infections, and the cold/flu bug. Crazy. With no harsh chemicals, this remedy has been proven to work and is more than just an old wives tale. The only down side that I can see would be a smelly mattress! Be sure to clean it.

Old wives tales. Fact or fiction? Will food with mayonnaise really make you deathly ill if left out too long? Will going outside with wet hair make you sick? Does opening the oven when cooking a souffle help it cook? Turns out some of these aren’t true. RD has a list of the most common tales and whether Grandma was telling the truth. It doesn’t matter for me either way. I will never eat a mayonnaise sandwich that has been left out. It has been drilled into my head that I will die. Lol. Get educated here.

Get the full story here…

LittleThings: Put Onions In Your Socks At Night? Here’s Why…

Cold Remedy

We are in the middle of cold and flu season…again! I heard some crazy statistic like only 20% of the flu shots given this year worked and got the right strain of the nasty virus. Sad! That means that a lot of other people were spending a lot of money buying cold medicine by the gallons. There is nothing worse than being sick. Being able to save some make and make your own remedies might help alleviate the pain some.

Have you seen that commercial where a guy and gal are asking for a sick day? It turns out that they are a mom and dad, talking to their itty bitties. It’s funny because we all know life doesn’t stop just because we are sick. I am always on the lookout for DIY remedies or natural cures to speed along my recovery and these cough sweets look like just the thing. They are wonderful for soothing a sore throat or fighting off a cold. Looks like they taste better than those artificial cherry ones. I like the idea of adding them to water and having an instant tea too.

I wonder if you could use molasses instead of sugar. It would give an extra nice ‘throat coat.’ I didn’t know that ginger and cloves were so good for you! Ginger helps with nausea, boosts the immune system, and is an antiinflammatory. Cloves reduce flem, have antiseptic properties, and have antioxidants. Good to know! Be sure to have some on hand before you are sick. From personal experience, the brain doesn’t work well when sick. No more missing work and school because of a cold or flu this year!

Everyday roots has a roundup of cough remedies that you should also check out. You can never be too prepared for cold season. Find them here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

The Magic Salt Sock: Natural Relief For Ear Infections

Moms and Dads-pay attention! Really everyone should pay attentions.You are going to glad of this information at some point in your life. Winter is the time of snotty noses, colds, flu, and ear aches. If not for your kiddos then for you. I’m a fan of natural remedies. I’m not anti-doctor by any means but I do like to try and fix minor problems myself. My Grandmother had so many home remedies that seemed like miracle cures and I think I remember one like this.

This sock isn’t really “magic” but sea salt has quite a few healing properties. That and the heat combo can help relieve pain. And anything that does that and help speed up recovery is ok by me. Always check with your doctor if you have concerns or a serious medical issue but check out this sock too! These other natural remedies from Mother Nature Network are worth looking into as well…

Find Abundant Health’s full article here…

The Magic Salt Sock: Natural Relief For Ear Infections

14 Extraordinary Uses For Tea Trea Oil

Tea tree oil is all natural and has a whole heap of medical uses that aren’t widely know about; I had no clue! This oil doesn’t have a single synthetic chemical and we really should learn how to use it better. Best Plants has rounded up 14 amazing way we can do just that. I know I was surprised. Are there any other ways you can think of?

Find all 14 here…

BestPlants – 14 Extraordinary Uses For Tea Tree Oil

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