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Having It All Doesn’t Have To Be a Fairytale
If We Come Alongside and Help Each Other Out!

Being a Mommy is HARD WORK!  Soccer practice, music lessons, team meetings, laundry, meals to prepare, dishes to wash, diapers to change, bills to pay, work piling up…the everyday list of things to do.

What more?

Moms, we get nervous when our children’s fever rises as we use the thermometer. Again and again, the thermometer soars. You call the Pediatrician, keep him hydrated, watch him through the night and wake up the next morning not knowing what to do next and extremely tired. You may need to go to work and have none of the emergency backup childcare in place. Could you take another day off or send a sick child to daycare or school?

Or you may have a child who refuses to eat everything on her plate, only consuming milk and Cheerios. How do you know she has enough nutrients and now your doctor says she is lactose intolerant?

Where do you go for help?

Walking out the door, running late to work only to find out you locked your car keys in the car. You seem to be misplacing items…keys, phone, and credit card. You almost feel you are losing your mind! How can you boost your energy or regain some brainpower?

At the end of the day, you feel rundown and making the family’s healthy dinner seems to be the last thing in your mind. Thank God for fast food as you guiltily feed your family another night with fast food.

Your husband comes home from work and shares the news about co-workers getting the pink slip and he may be next. Your mom calls and says her nest egg is broken because of the economy. You have more days in your month, bills piling and you are feeling depressed and don’t know where to find solutions to your own physical and mental pain as you think about the economy.

Does one of these situations describe some of your days?

Some say, it takes a village to raise a child. We need each other.

Keeping our kids and family strong and healthy is difficult when our lives are busy and unforeseen circumstances happen. Finding useful and credible information may not come easily.

The Total Wellness Mommy Tips and Community is for anyone who wants to
•    Raise healthy, happy kids
•    Have short, easy to understand tips
•    Bring natural goodness to their family tables
•    Have easy, money and time saving recipes and tips (under 30 minutes)
•    Proven results from their own lifestyle changes
•    Experts that show what they already implemented and worked in their own families and life
•    Simple methods to curb trauma, stress, disease
•    Quick tips for lifestyle changes for total wellness (having it ALL!)
•    And many more!

Our Mommy Experts featured here have the expertise they represent. They are in the field by design, raising their children using their expertise and have the educational background to prove.

As always we must remind you that this information is not to diagnose, prescribe or take the place of proper medical care.  If you feel you have a serious condition seek the help of a qualified health professional.

These tips have radically helped my family and I. We hope the same for you and your family.

For your Families Total Wellness;
Dr. Mary Starr Carter the Total Wellness Doc and Mom

Week 1: Cleaning Tips the All Natural Way  

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Week 2 : 
Dr. Beth DuBois at Falanga Family Chiropractic Oswego, NY.
To make an appointment with Dr. Beth, call 315-343-2961.

Mommy Tips Dr. Beth DuBois from Mary Starr Carter on Vimeo.

Week 3:

Mommy Tip 2 Ingredient Crock Pot meal from Mary Starr Carter on Vimeo.

Week 4:

Week 5:

Week 5:  Mommy Tips  Lavender and how to Make Bath Fizzies, Scrubs and more


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  • Shari Kay

    You share such good info that everyone can use, not just moms. Thank you.

  • Cristen

    We all could use a little help now and then and for some reason we are more open to tips from others then our mother-in-laws… ;)

    • Cristen

      Oops hit enter too soon…my tip for mom’s or dad’s is when your child is sick alternate applying the oils to your child. This way (Mom & Dad) you also get the benefits of the oils you are applying to your child to help build up your immune system so you decrease your chances of getting sick. :)

  • Jodie

    I like the week three tip…a 2 item crockpot meal involving FROZEN meat and a jar of sauce that is almost always on hand.  You don’t even have to plan ahead for that one!  Thank you for the recipe.  Will put the cooked chicken between soft tortillas, add cheese, and ‘toast’ in my quesadilla  sp?) maker.  When done, will offer sour cream and more salsa.  TY

  • Roxanne

    I so wish I knew all about this when my girls were small

  • Jordanne

    Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us mommies out there!

  • Donna G.

    Thieves Spray is so great to take with you when you are out and about. Spray the grocery cart handle and seat before you place your baby in the cart. Spray the table at the table at the restaurant or anything your kiddos are touching. You can even spray their hands and bottoms of their feet if you think they will be exposed to germs in the play area or at a splash park.

  • Melissa B

    Wonderful information! Week 5 has great ideas for gifts or personal use to relax and pamper yourself…..and so simple!

  • 1crazymom

    I prepare for the next day the night before.  Clothes are laid out (underwear and access.) Anything needed (bags, purses, etc.) is placed on the lauching pad (so I know where to find everything otherwise you would get the chicken with the head cut off routine). If snacks are needed for while out and about they are prepared.

  • Brenda

    I like applying emotional oils like Joy, Gratitude, Harmony, etc. to the bottom of my children’s feet (even at ages 18 and 20).  Its amazing how their attitude to life changes with this simple act of love.  It works at any age.  I found that when my children were younger they would act out with bad behavior because they couldn’t express how they were feeling.  

  • Djallen2008

    A little lavender or peace and calming on the bottom of their feet will help with stressful times like thunder storms. Works on the dogs too.

  • Gretchen Avery

    The new Kidscents toothpaste with Slique essence and Thieves essential oil is a powerhouse! Cleans teeth great, strengthens gums, tastes wonderful and the Slique essence keeps those after meal goodie attacks at bay. Just make sure to have the little ones brush their teeth after eating to get all those benefits, plus developing a great habit for them.

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