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Introducing the Mindful Mamas Album

An Album of Affirmation and Meditations for Kids and Moms by Sara McFall!

Affirmations and guided meditations were a GAME changer for me several years ago when stress and anxiety were becoming a way of life for me as a young mom. They became a huge part of my healing journey so I was inspired to make my own! 

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SARA'S LATEST POSTS

Essential Oils and Supplements You Gotta Have for Springtime

Here are some super simple ways to thrive during the spring and fall when new plants are growing and your nose just can’t even deal! All are natural and healthy and actually effective. Every time spring rolls around, I’m dreading the yellow-coated everything we get here in Georgia! Thankfully, I’ve got some trusty homeopathic, natural, […]

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7 Ways to Avoid Mom Burnout

Us mamas have a tendency to give and give and give until we crash and burn. Here are my tips as a mom of four to avoid that awful mom burnout, from simplifying meals, to joining clubs, to knowing your personality, and more! 1. Mindset – Self Care Isn’t Selfish I truly believe we are […]

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Ingredients to Avoid in Curly Hair Products

It can be so confusing to know which ingredients are healthy for your curly hair, and which ones are harmful. You might feel like you have to become a chemist just to decipher the labels! To save you time and research, you can benefit from my research instead and save this post as you read […]

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40 Affirmations for Moms

Affirmations have been a powerful tool for me to be a more emotionally balanced mom and person. They have drastically helped to reduce the lies and anxious thoughts by replacing them with truth. Here are my top affirmations for moms! Do Affirmations Really Work? I’ve been doing them for years and I have found that […]

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My Go-To Supplements for My Kids’ Digestion

Here are my favorite, natural go-to supplements to support my kids’ digestion and tummies without medicine! Why is Digestive Health So Important? As we all know, kids can be germ magnets, so supporting their immune systems is one of my top priorities for their health. How do we do that? By helping their guts, their […]

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My Favorite Nail, Skin and Hair Supplements

I’ve been using these three supplements to keep my nails strong and to grow my hair faster. In this post, I share with you how they work in the body to support the connective tissues. NingXia Red Ningxia is a delicious, superfood supplement drink that’s packed with antioxidants and loaded with nutrition. I use it […]

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Berry Smoothie Recipe – Delicious and Healthy

My kids and I LOVE to drink smoothies when they get home from school in the afternoons. They love the taste and I love knowing they are fueling their bodies with so much nutrition and protein. Here’s our favorite, My Berry Smoothie Recipe! Kid (and mom) Approved My kids LOVE this berry smoothie recipe! And […]

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My Favorite Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

I love using a natural all-purpose cleaner to clean my home – it’s much safer for me, my kids and our pets! There are many on the market and some work and others don’t – here’s my favorite one and how I use it! This blog is full of DIY cleaning recipes, and I have […]

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Best Styling Products for High & Low Porosity Hair

It can be so confusing to know which products will work for our curly hair as there are many on the market now! And we really don’t want to waste our money, so how do we know which ones will for for us? The secret is knowing your hair porosity and more about ingredients. Here’s […]

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FOR CURLY GIRLS

Ingredients to Avoid in Curly Hair Products

It can be so confusing to know which ingredients are healthy for your curly hair, and which ones are harmful. You might feel like you have to become a chemist just to decipher the labels! To save you time and research, you can benefit from my research instead and save this post as you read […]

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Best Styling Products for High & Low Porosity Hair

It can be so confusing to know which products will work for our curly hair as there are many on the market now! And we really don’t want to waste our money, so how do we know which ones will for for us? The secret is knowing your hair porosity and more about ingredients. Here’s […]

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My 7 Tips to Protect Your Curls While Swimming

I’ve been protecting my curls since I was a little girl from the damaging effects of the sun, salt water and chlorine and I figured it was time I share my secrets tips about how to protect your curlswhile swimming with you! Last week we went to Great Wolf Lodge, which is an amazing indoor […]

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Top 4 Tips for Curly Hair Volume

Follow my curly hair tips to get more volume from the root with these simple techniques that I use for my hair! With just a few tweaks and no extra time, you can also achieve more voluminous curls! I Used to Be Scared of Volume! Volume is something I used to be scared of and […]

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How to Know Your Hair Porosity

As a curly girl, I’ve learned that understanding the porosity of my hair has made it much easier to know which hair products to use. You can have more success with your hair once this becomes clear! What Does Hair Porosity Mean? Hair porosity refers to the hair’s ability to absorb and maintain moisture. There […]

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How to Heal Damaged Hair with a Bond Repair Treatment

I have been using OlaPlex to help heal and strengthen my once damaged curly hair, and it’s made a world of difference! Learn what these bond repair treatments are and how they work in this post to see if it’s right for your hair. I also talk about a few other things about how to […]

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Why I Love Getting DevaCuts for My Curls

Curly girls – do you know yet about DevaCuts? This specialized cut for curly hair has changed everything for the better for women with curly hair. Learn all about it in this post and see pictures and videos from my latest DevaCut! We all have Our Horror Stories! Anytime I talk to another curly girl, […]

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The Big Chop: Why Not to be Scared

We often associate long hair with beauty and femininity. But what if it’s damaged and holding your healthy hair back? Going for The Big Chop can help your natural curls reach their full potential after years of damage from color, bleaching, blow outs, relaxing and straightening. Here’s my story and the epiphany I had while […]

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DIY Gelatin Hair Protein Treatment

This is a homemade protein treatment that you can make in under five minutes to bring your hair back to life especially after coloring, bleaching, relaxing, straightening, swimming, excessive styling, etc. All of those things cause damage and protein can help revive and heal your hair. This mask can be used for any hair type […]

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Latest Podcast Episodes

24: Home Organizing Tips from a Decluttering Coach

In today’s episode, you’ll learn some easy home organizing tips for keeping your home decluttered and from a professional organizer and decluttering coach! Episode Recap In today’s episode, you’ll learn some easy home organizing tips for keeping your home decluttered from professional organizer and decluttering coach, Wendy Zanders! She also shares about her struggles with […]

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23: Four Reasons We Nag Our Husbands and How to Stop

I have found there are four big reasons why my husband starts getting on my nerves and why I start nagging him, and they may not be what you think! Listen in to this week’s episode to learn how to stop nagging your husband and how to level up your marriage. Links In This Episode […]

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22: How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Food and Your Weight

In today’s episode, you’ll hear some helpful advice on having a healthy relationship with food, your body image, and your weight from Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Allison Robertson! Episode Recap In this episode you will learn how to lose weight in a healthy way. You’ll learn about intermittent fasting and its health and weight loss […]

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21: Introducing Mindful Mamas – An Affirmations Album for Moms!

Affirmations and guided meditations have been a huge part of my healing journey the past few years so I was inspired to make my own specifically designed for moms and kids. I’m so excited to share to share it with you it’s called Mindful Mamas and presales for the album start today! Links In This […]

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20: Mamas, Stop Beating Yourself Up

Mom guilt is a real thing – a really ugly, insidious thing. And I’ve got a simple mantra and mindset change to help you stop the mom guilt and beating yourself up for good! Episode Recap Self-criticism is a form of bullying ourselves and it actually doesn’t serve to motivate us to do and be […]

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19: Parenting Tips for Patience & Tantrums from a Parenting Coach

In this podcast episode, parenting coach, Devon Kuntzman, gives parents very practical tips and a fresh perspective to help keep us calm when our kids are having tantrums and meltdowns – and they probably aren’t what you think they are! Listen Here Episode Recap Patience is one of the biggest things we can struggle with […]

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18: Is Obedience Really the Goal with Our Kids? with Devon Kuntzman

An insightful and thoughtful interview with a toddler expert and parenting coach! This is one to make sure you don’t miss, parents! She will answer the question : Is Obedience Really the Goal with Our Kids? Episode Recap Parents, you are going to LOVE this interview with parenting coach, Devon Kuntzman! She gives us helpful […]

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17: How Real Moms Set and Keep Goals

I’ve always felt like goal setting for moms is much different than for everyone else. We have to account for our kids and often have to alter our plans to accomodate them. So here’s how I set and keep my goals as a real mom! Links In This Episode See all of the episodes from […]

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16: How Family Meetings, Gratitude & Saying No Help Her Family Thrive with Valerie Deneen

Learn how this mom helps her family thrive by simplifying their household chores, using family therapy activities to improve communication, and practicing gratitude. She is a true inspiration and I know you’re going to love this episode, mamas! Episode Recap (This is part two of a two part interview! See part 1 here.) Valerie is […]

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Essential Oils

Essential Oils and Supplements You Gotta Have for Springtime

Here are some super simple ways to thrive during the spring and fall when new plants are growing and your nose just can’t even deal! All are natural and healthy and actually effective. Every time spring rolls around, I’m dreading the yellow-coated everything we get here in Georgia! Thankfully, I’ve got some trusty homeopathic, natural, […]

Read More

My Go-To Supplements for My Kids’ Digestion

Here are my favorite, natural go-to supplements to support my kids’ digestion and tummies without medicine! Why is Digestive Health So Important? As we all know, kids can be germ magnets, so supporting their immune systems is one of my top priorities for their health. How do we do that? By helping their guts, their […]

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DIY Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Fill your shower with the aroma and therapeutic powers of essential oils to help open up your sinuses and boost your energy with this easy homemade recipe for aromatherapy shower steamers! So easy to make! These steamers are so easy to make and use ingredients you can buy on Amazon or in any grocery store […]

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DIY Natural Fresh Breath Spray

Here is a quick recipe for a natural fresh breath spray that’s all natural and leaves your mouth feeling minty fresh and clean! You only need two ingredients. This little spray is perfect to have on the go, to throw in your purse, laptop bag, book bag, to take traveling, and more! I really like […]

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How to Make an Aromatherapy Inhaler for Healthy Breathing

Make your own aromatherapy inhaler with essential oils to use when your nose needs relief! Thankfully they’re super easy to make and use. When to Use Them We often need the most breathing support when the seasons are changing, pollen is everywhere, ragweed is growing, grass is getting cut, and during those long winter months […]

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5 Essential Oil Roll On Recipes for Everyday Life

It’s so easy and cheap to make essential oil roll on recipes. Plus, having your bottles already made makes it very convenient to grab and go to use anytime during your day! Here are five recipes that are easy to make with a Young Living essential oils starter kit! Young​ ​Living​ ​Essential​ ​Oils​ ​are​ ​the​ […]

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DIY Gelatin Hair Protein Treatment

This is a homemade protein treatment that you can make in under five minutes to bring your hair back to life especially after coloring, bleaching, relaxing, straightening, swimming, excessive styling, etc. All of those things cause damage and protein can help revive and heal your hair. This mask can be used for any hair type […]

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Mermaid DIY Hair Serum Recipe with Essential Oils

Essential oils can be so helpful for growing hair and having a healthy scalp. I’ve been using this DIY hair serum for a while to soothe and nourish my scalp and grow my hair, and decided it was time to share it with you! Benefits of Scalp Massage Scalp massages help to increase blood flow […]

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8 Natural Remedies for Car and Motion Sickness

It’s the time of year when we will start traveling and going on vacations – yay! But for my family with four kids, we tend to have a lot of motion sickness so I’ve had to get creative to help them feel good while we are on the go. Here are my top eight best […]

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Why I Did the Big Chop for My Curly Hair

Hi I'm Sara!

I'm the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle my journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share my passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. I'm a mama to four precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally. Learn More About Me