Detoxing from Summer: 6 Ways to Have a Fresh Start This Fall

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This summer my family racked up some serious airline miles. While my husband spent most of the summer in Florida due to training for the Coast Guard, Madison and I became well acquainted with the airport. We traveled from Alaska to Florida, Alaska to North Carolina, North Carolina to Boston, Boston back to Alaska and then only 5 days later had to turn around and fly from Alaska to North Carolina again. WHEW!

Summer is such a busy season. We stay on-the-go to take advantage of vacations, amazing weather and longer days. In Kodiak, we have around 19 hours of sunlight during the summer. While we had an amazing and fun summer, my family was ready to welcome Fall.

The fall season brings a slow down for my family. I love to sit back and relax at night with a cup of Bigelow tea. There is something about drinking tea that is just warm and cozy. It soothes the soul and makes me feel relaxed, even after the most hectic of days. As a mom with an ever busy schedule, this is just what I need to ground me. After the bustle that summer often brings, I’m in need of a detox from summer.



But what is a summer detox you ask? It’s a way of slowing down, taking care of your family, your home and you. A summer detox will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for a fresh start!


  1. Clean Out Closets – Figure out what clothes you want to keep and donate those that you no longer wear. Each Fall I like to go through my fall/winter clothes from the previous year and get rid of all the clothes I never wore.
  2. “Fall Cleaning” – So I’m totally guilty of choosing fun over housework. I keep my house clean, but I definitely put some things on the back burner. The best way to have a fresh start is to have a clean slate. Or in this case, a clean house! A clean house always makes me feel better and this is the way to start over fresh for Fall.
  3. Get Organized – Make a calendar of all your families events, appointments, etc. I always have three schedules to keep up with, and something is bound to be forgotten about. I always write everything down on a calendar that I keep on our refrigerator. This way it’s in sight and in my mind.
  4. Clean Up Your Diet – After a season of “fun”, our bodies often need a detox. After my summer of travels and not sticking to my diet, my body was craving a clean diet. What better time to jump back into your diet than when you’re also jumping into your normal routine again?
  5. Meal Prep – Fall can be a crazy time for families, especially those with school age children. Meal prepping your dinners will save you all time and ensure you’re providing your family with a healthy meal. I love to meal prep freezer meals ahead of time. These meals I can bake in the over or throw into my crockpot for a delicious dinner.
  6. Take time to Relax – I love to spend my night relaxing with a cup of Bigelow Tea. I choose Bigelow Tea because of the delicious taste, but also because it’s a quality tea with quality ingredients. It’s also amazingly fresh! Bigelow Tea is US Manufactured and has been family owned for 3 generations.

Choosing Bigelow Tea is smart, savvy and in the know. By choosing Bigelow, I TEA PROUDLY.

Pick up your favorite flavor at your local Wal-Mart down the aisle where you find tea and coffee products, so that you can Tea Proudly!





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  1. Courtney Buteau | 6th Oct 17

    Oh my gosh, that is a lot of traveling! I like to hit the refresh button again in the fall, too. I’m more apt to do it now than in the new year. You’re a busy mama, you sound like you could use a break. Grab that hot mug of tea and have a seat. 🙂 #client

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