How to Recognize Secondary Drowning: When Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

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Secondary drowning doesn't look like drowning. It can happen hours after someone has been in the water. It's important to educate ourselves and others about this rare but deadly form of drowning! Here's how to recognize secondary drowning.  We've lived in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina for almost six years now, but we had never gone out on the lake as a family until this past Saturday. The day couldn't have been more gorgeous: 80-degree weather and not a cloud in the sky. We … [Read more...]

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Weekend Reads {May 23, 2015}

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If you want to keep up with the reads that give me pause all week long, follow my Reads and Recipes board on Pinterest. If you want to follow along with my personal life, you can follow me on Instagram. Subscribe to our newsletter to not miss a post!  Reads I Loved This Week 3 Steps to Reverse a Slow Metabolism Naturally @ Butter Nutrition The carb tip? Who would have thought! 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Skin Brushing @ Natural Fertility and Wellness This makes me want to go out … [Read more...]

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A Dad’s Perspective on the Mommy Wars

You won't want to miss this dad's perspective on the Mommy Wars! By Will Odom, Contributing Writer (and Erin's hubby!)  I know that some would say I have no business even writing about the Mommy Wars--that because I'm a dad (or a guy in general) my gender somehow disqualifies me to discuss this subject. I, however, respectfully disagree. I actually feel that being married to a mommy blogger gives me a unique perspective, as I have seen these topics unfold across social media and … [Read more...]

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Weekend Reads {May 16, 2015}

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If you want to keep up with the reads that give me pause all week long, follow my Reads and Recipes board on Pinterest. If you want to follow along with my personal life, you can follow me on Instagram. Subscribe to our newsletter to not miss a post!  Reads I Loved This Week How I Lost More Than 30 Pounds in One Year @ Traditional Cooking School So inspiring! I want to be her when I "grow up"! (No, seriously, I need to lose 30 lbs.!) The Big, Fat Breastfeeding Lie We Shouldn't Buy … [Read more...]

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You Don’t Have to be the Perfect Mom

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You don't have to be the perfect mom. Give yourself some grace, Mama!  Motherhood is hard. And, yes, sometimes I don't feel cut out for it.  But, mamas, I think we might actually make it harder than it is by setting our expectations for ourselves too high. In the Internet Age in which we live, we are surrounded by more tips, tricks, hacks, and parenting advice than ever.  Other moms usually put their very best selves forward for the world to see on Facebook and Instagram. (I … [Read more...]

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Tie-less Father’s Day Gift Ideas {Written by a Man}

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If you're looking for Father's Day gift ideas, Will (my hubby!) is back with some that are sure to make the dads in your life feel loved this Father's Day!  By Will Odom, Contributing Writer (and Erin's husband!)  With Mother's Day wrapped up (and I hope you all had the wonderful day that you deserve), Father's Day is just around the corner. I personally have always found it fairly easy to buy for my wife. My wife, however, tells me that I'm fairly difficult to buy for. As such, I … [Read more...]

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Steals and Deals {Wednesday, May 13, 2015}

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Welcome to our first official weekly addition of Steals and Deals: Top Picks for Affordable, Stay-at-Home Shopping! During the Christmas season, I began curating deals for you that I thought would make great gifts for your loved ones. I updated these in a static page that I called Christmas Steals and Deals, and I sent out highlights in a weekly newsletter. Back by popular demand, I've decided to keep this Steals and Deals feature year-round!  If you're like me, you love the … [Read more...]

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Why I Don’t Sell Essential Oils {and What Brands I Really Use}

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Here is why selling essential oils isn't for me.  I've been using essential oils for five years. I use them almost every day, and I absolutely love them. But even though a lot of bloggers sell essential oils, I don't--and I likely never will. It is not uncommon for me to be asked to sell essential oils under one of my blogging friends. I respect many of these ladies who sell oils, but here is why selling essential oils isn't for me: 1. Selling isn't my passion.  Writing is. … [Read more...]

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Weekend Reads {May 9, 2015}

Weekend Reads with The Humbled Homemaker

If you want to keep up with the reads that give me pause all week long, follow my Reads and Recipes board on Pinterest. If you want to follow along with my personal life, you can follow me on Instagram. Subscribe to our newsletter to not miss a post!  Happy Mother's Day! If you are a mother to children here on earth or in heaven, I hope that you will have a wonderful day. If you are not a mom, I hope that you will take this day to celebrate your own mother or other mothers around … [Read more...]

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Get Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts via Groupon’s Mother’s Day Gift Shop!

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This post brought to you by Groupon. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Humbled Homemaker. It's not too late to get a Mother's Day gift for all the moms in your life. You can get last-minute Mother's Day gifts through Groupon!  I've been a big fan of Groupon for years, and I've found them especially helpful, affordable, and convenient when searching for gifts (or gift ideas to give my husband for me!). If you're looking for a last-minute Mother's Day gift for … [Read more...]

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