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Margaret Matheny

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10 Helpful Tips to Support a Postpartum Mother

The nine months leading up to birth are full of eventful happenings. Hearing your child's heartbeat for the first time, baby showers, gender reveals, and sharing the news with friends and family. By the...
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Your Step-By-Step Guide to Simple Living in 2022

  Living simply doesn’t mean you need to get rid of everything and stop shopping. It doesn’t mean you have to stay home and be a recluse either. Simple Living is a term used to...

Step by Step Guide to Decluttering Your Closet … Finally!

An easy first step in simplifying your life is decluttering your closet.     Are you stressed? Possibly overwhelmed by a busy schedule? Are you craving a simpler life? Have you been wanting to get rid of...
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Feeding Your Children: Tips, Ideas and Immune Support

I've had more mothers asking me what I feed my children than ever. It surely can't be because of my cooking skills, and the way my meals look isn't incredibly appetizing either. Rather, I'm...
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The Hidden Dangers in EMFs: In Your Home, Car, and Pockets

  What is an EMF?  Everything in the natural world has an electromagnetic field, including every cell in our body! With that being said, everything that's man-made also has an electric field (technology, home appliances, etc.).  EMF...
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Living in the Lou: Your Guide to Brentwood and Rock Hill, Missouri

This post about Brentwood and Rock Hill, Missouri was co-written by Rebekah Coste and Margaret Matheny.   Brentwood, Missouri, a suburb where my parents raised their young children, and now I get to do the same....
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5 Tips for Eating Healthy While Dining Out

Eating healthy and dining out can absolutely go hand in hand!     I guess you could say I was forced to learn the tricks of the trade when it came to eating healthy while dining out....
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Practical Tips to Bring Relief on a Really, Really Bad Day

How do you find relief on really, really bad days?   “It’s hard, but it’s worth it.”   How many times has someone said this to you? Indeed, it comes from a place of love, comfort, and I’m-not-sure-what-to-say-but-I-see-you-are-on-the-verge-of-a-mental-breakdown...
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Clean Beauty 101: Making the Switch to Safer Skincare

  So, you’ve heard it … clean, safe, and non-toxic skincare is the newest beauty fad, and it seems to be here to stay. I mean, it’s practically flooding our Facebook and Instagram pages these...

I Gave Away 75% Of My Kids Toys: Here’s What Happened

It’s true. I gave away 75% of my kid's toys, and their response moved me in a way I was not expecting. Let me start by setting the scene for you.   It was a few...