5 Thankfulness Projects for the Kids

By HYDAWAY brand ambassador, Dana Foley One of my favorite memories of my son is from when he was in preschool.  All the sweet preschoolers had a cut out of a fall themed silhouette and were asked what they were thankful for by a teacher who then copied, verbatim, what the little darlings said.  Each child’s name was on the …

Why Purchase Travel Insurance?

It’s vacation time You’ve scrimped and saved by skipping drinks with friends, budgeted like a hawk and maybe even taken on side jobs to sock away some extra cash. You’ve mapped out vacation time and family commitments to find just enough PTO. And — arguably most importantly — you’ve got the perfect destination picked out and have been daydreaming about …

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5 Tips for a More Productive Work Day

By: Jessi Daly “Am I in the mood for lasagna or chicken parm for dinner tonight? Do I hit the gym or catch up on Interior Design Masters once I get off work?” Yeah, if you’re anything like me, these questions may have crossed your mind a time or two while gazing out your window at work. Chances are, you’re …

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Travel Workouts: Three Ways to Stay Fit Away From Home

Half the battle of staying in shape is having a plan and being consistent. Whether you’re on a week-long business trip with packed schedules or taking a holiday with friends exploring a new city, read on for creative tips to stay fit and have fun while on the road. Pack the right attitude Sticking with any fitness routine starts with …

8 Tips to Have a Healthy and Creative Commute

By: Jessi Daly According to the Washington Post, the average American will spend about 225 hours commuting for the year. That’s a lot of hours going to waste (if you’re doing them wrong). Sure, spacing out, gazing out the bus window for who knows how long, can be relaxing sometimes, right? But with only 24 hours in a single day, …

Healthy and Low Waste Snack Hacks

By HYDAWAY brand ambassador, Emma Gavin: In today’s fast paced world, I know we all feel the pressure to live as time efficiently, and conveniently as possible. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to go to work, sleep, interact with our loved ones, and care for ourselves. With all of the things consuming our time, …

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Solo Travel: 5 Tips You Must Know

This is a guest blog post in collaboration with our friends from Hims in honor of ‘Talk About Prescriptions Month.’ Solo Travel: 5 Tips You Must Know If you’re traveling alone for the first time, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed with different emotions. Sure, you might be thrilled and excited to take on the adventure of a lifetime, but part of …

5 Tips to Stretch your Vacation Budget Further

By: Jessi Daly “I’m on vacation, I’m treating myself!” I’ve said it many, many times to myself- any excuse to spend a few extra bucks while I’m on vacation. For most, a vacation is a luxury, it’s not on the agenda every other weekend. We have to save to take these trips typically; and it’s easy to go a little …

My Milkweed Brings All The Bugs To The Yard

By: Dana Foley Follow Dana on Instagram for more about bugs and books! @illreadwhatsheread Living in the Midwest means summer is heavily rejoiced.  This year, we hit negative 55 degrees in January with the wind chill, Chicago wind is no joke. Do you know what that means? It means that hot water thrown out the window freezes instantly. Because of …

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Tips for Busy Parents to Stay Calm, Motivated and Balanced

Whether you work outside the home or are a stay-at-home parent, raising children while balancing necessary daily tasks can be overwhelming at times. If you’re feeling like you’re busy all the time and still aren’t getting enough done, you’re not alone. Research has shown that the majority of parents feel tired, rushed, and stressed.   With the demands of a …