Simple Overnight Oats Recipe with Dark Chocolate

A simple overnight oats recipe can make breakfast a breeze. I know I am a little late to the overnight oats party, but now I see what all the hype is about. Making breakfast ahead of time is going to help me get back into a healthy routine. Well & Company sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. I have had some health issues lately, which I will go into detail about in other … [Read more...]

Best Daily Vitamins for Busy People

The best daily vitamins on the planet mean nothing if you forget to take them. People are so busy these days that it's easy to skip your vitamins for days or even weeks. We all know we can benefit from supplements, so here are some vitamins you will look forward to taking every day. Product was received for review, and this post contains affiliate links. All opinions are our own. Me and … [Read more...]

15 Things I Don’t Want You to Know About My Mental Health

This post is hard for me to write and something I know I may regret. However, I think it's time to get a little more personal on this blog. It's easy to write about products and topics that people can't use against you, but I feel like that is a disservice to many of you. I do want you to know me, and a huge part of that is my mental health issues. As much as I don't like to let my mental health … [Read more...]

Daily Activities that are Almost Impossible with a Migraine

It's no secret, I talk a lot about migraines. But that's because they are legitimately a problem for daily activities and I think it's important for people to know about the prevalence of this condition. I created this post as part of a campaign by Teva Pharmaceuticals. I received an American Express gift card for participating. All thoughts and opinions shared here are entirely my … [Read more...]

Ear Piercing for Migraines – My Exciting Results

After trying this ear piercing for migraines and announcing it here, I was shocked to hear from so many of you that you also suffer from horrendous migraine symptoms. As promised, I kept a daily journal of my experience after getting my daith piercing. Below you will find my unedited journal. Affiliate links are used to help support this blog. Ear Piercing for Migraines You can read more … [Read more...]

DIY Essential Oil Roller Bottles – 10 Remedy Blends

Essential oil roller bottles are an easy and convenient way to apply your favorite blends of oils. Some companies sell premixed rollerball bottles for a no-fuss way to carry your favorite natural remedies with you. However, once you start discovering your favorite oils, you might want to mix essential oil roller bottles for yourself. This post contains affiliate links. Making your own … [Read more...]

12 Concentrated Tart Cherry Juice Benefits

Running a few miles everyday used to be sort of my thing. No matter the weather, that gravel trail through the woods was my best friend... Until my knee decided we were going to have to break up. It was ugly. Since 'running' and I broke up, I've been depressed and literally feeding my own pity party. I've gained a considerable amount of cellulite and lost a tremendous amount of self esteem. When I … [Read more...]

New Science to Help us Live Healthier and Age Better

We live in an exciting time when new science breakthroughs happen regularly. Everyone wants to live longer, healthier, and look younger. At 37 years old, I am definitely intrigued by helpful supplements. I have partnered with MitoQ again with some exciting information. I was downright abusive to my skin growing up. Not only did I skip the sunscreen, but I would go out of my way to layout in … [Read more...]

I Tried the Daith Piercing for Migraines

Migraines have been plaguing my life for almost twenty years now. I've have periods of relief but for the last year they've been back at least weekly. After hearing about daith piercing for migraines, I decided to give it a try. This post is solely meant to share my experience for informational purposes. I've included affiliate links to help support this blog but I only share products I truly … [Read more...]

Bladder Leakage in Women is More Common Than You Think

We're coming up on a time where we talk openly about all our embarrassing issues without shame. It's incredibly refreshing! Previous generations taught that issues of this nature (like bladder leakage in women and men) are best kept private--giving them the power to make us feel ashamed. It's time to set them free and reclaim our pride. Thank you to Depend for sponsoring today’s post about the … [Read more...]

Truth or Dare – Understand Health Benefits

Truth. Do you understand health benefits? I'd have to say, NOPE. Which is silly because I know there are a ton of resources available. But I never think to make the time to figure out how to navigate them... until now. United Health Care has dared us to have a little fun while figuring this all out. This post has been sponsored, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Understand Health … [Read more...]

Migraine Symptoms are Ruining my Life Plans

I'll never forget my first migraine. I was 12 years old. Nineteen years later and migraine headache symptoms are still plaguing me. I created this post as part of a campaign by Teva Pharmaceuticals. I received an American Express gift card for participating. My Migraine Headache Symptoms My migraine headache symptoms have always been the same. As I've aged they've just gotten more … [Read more...]

The Best Products for Easy Workouts for Home or Office

By mid January I've usually lost steam on my resolutions. Which is why this year, I didn't set myself up to fail. Instead, I set small realistic goals--one of which is to workout at least 3 times a week. By setting up a fitness station for easy workouts for home or office I am able to squeeze in a quick and effective workout without much effort. With the help of some awesome products from Empower … [Read more...]

Poise Liners Give the Confidence to Enjoy Life

Bladder leakage is not selective on who it affects. Old or young, anyone can experience that not-so-fun feeling of being somewhere and it occurring. Poise came in handy during this past Thanksgiving, I thought I would be funny while I was outside (believe it or not, it was like almost 60 degrees in NY). I noticed that my Mom was in her kitchen window so I walked by and pretended that I was walking … [Read more...]

Urinary Incontinence in Women Isn’t Embarrassing

As we age, all sorts of things start changing in our bodies. None of these physiological changes should be cause for embarrassment; especially urinary incontinence in women. There are tons of reasons it can happen (at any age,) and it's not shameful. With the right underwear, no one even has to know. This post was sponsored by Depend as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I … [Read more...]

Take Care of Yourself Because Reasons

In several posts recently I've noticed myself saying how I need to take better care of myself and how I'm too busy to do so. I've also been reading similar stories on all the blogs I follow and social media platforms. At what point did taking care of yourself become a luxury? We are all busy. But I'm about to give you plenty of reasons to drop everything and take care of yourself. This post was … [Read more...]

The Doctor On Demand Diet Book is Awesome

Many of you probably know already that I recently graduated with a degree in nutrition science. When I was asked to review The Doctor On Demand Diet book, the first thing I did was read about the author. When I saw all her credentials and years of experience, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. While I received this book for review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Doctor On … [Read more...]

6 Common Contact Lens and Costume Contacts Mistakes

My son wears his contact lenses usually just for sports activities. But as he gets older, he's starting to wear them more frequently and he's guilty of several common contact lens mistakes. Back in day, when I regularly wore contacts, I was horrible about following the rules and can't stress how dangerous that was enough. I'm happy to share a helpful infographic in this post to help adults, … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Help Stay Focused

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ProPharma USA. All opinions are 100% mine. How to stay focused is one of my biggest struggles. In fact, I feel a little unqualified to give anyone tips! There are some simple things you can do to stay focused, though. Even if they allow you to complete one task, it's worth it. We all know how good it feels to cross something off the list. 5 … [Read more...]

Two Weeks into my Three Month Fitness Plan

Two weeks have completely blown by already and I will be totally honest... I have not achieved nearly half of what I had planned so far for my three month fitness plan with Kiqplan. I am using the #SlimAndTrim app on my smartphone to guide me on this journey. I have received the app for free and compensation for my time but all thoughts and opinions shared are my own. Fitness Plan - Week 2 of … [Read more...]

The TB Test Doesn’t Have to be such a Pain

When was the last time you had to have a TB test? For me it was for school, right before we went through our clinical rotations at the hospital. For the kids, I think it was before junior high. Thankfully, we've never had a false positive, but I know they're pretty common if you've ever been vaccinated. I'm happy to report, there is now a simple TB blood test that takes the hassle out of getting … [Read more...]

My 12 Week Journey to a Healthy Lifestyle

Today is day one of a 12 week plan I am starting in an attempt to break bad habits and truly make the shift into a healthy lifestyle. I've never had a consistent routine. I've always yo-yo'd with fad diets, drastic exercise, and different combinations of the two. These 12 weeks are being supported by Kiqplan. I received the Slim and Trim app for review purposes and compensation for my time but all … [Read more...]

There is Hope if You Still Can’t Sleep

In the last couple months I've shared dozens of helpful tips, information, and strategies to help get better sleep. But if you've tried everything and still can't sleep, there is hope. I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All thoughts and opinions shared here are my … [Read more...]

Portable Air Cleaner for Allergy Sufferers

I received product for my honest review of the Air Angel air cleaner. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. True confession: My office is the most disgusting room in the house. Well, the crawlspace is probably worse, but my office has to be a close second. Our plans to completely gut the room keep getting delayed because, well, I need my office. The room has the original carpet … [Read more...]

Benefits of Sleeping Through the Night

Sleeping through the night isn't just something babies have to learn how to do. Millions of adults struggle to stay asleep or get enough zzz's each night. There are a plethora of benefits that come with a solid night of sleep. I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All thoughts … [Read more...]

MitoQ – Protecting Your Body’s Power Plant

MitoQ is an antioxidant designed to protect your body's power plant - your mitochondria. Mitochondria are little finger shaped parts of our cells that produce energy. In the process, they produce free radicals. MitoQ is proven to help protect our mitochondria and keep us healthier. MitoQ Effective Energy and Cell Protection We've all heard about CoQ10. It was supposed to be the next big … [Read more...]

Best Detox Tea That I Have Tried – FitTea Review #FitTea

FitTea has been popping up in my feeds for months now. I assumed that it had to be the best detox tea since so many people were raving about it. This FitTea review is sponsored, but all opinions are my own. Sarah Hyland from Modern Family. Isn't she just adorable? I love her! FitTea Review Things are changing for me as I get older. Making the transition into working from home as a … [Read more...]

Tips to Calm UTI and Bladder Pain and Care Package

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Uricalm for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Bladder pain is something you know well if you have ever had a bladder infection or UTI. Unfortunately, I am prone to all things horrid when it comes to the urinary tract system. Attractive, I know. I have kidney stones and the whole works. Knowing this, I keep my cabinets stocked with items for … [Read more...]

Don’t Let Motion Sickness Ruin Summer Fun

Motion sickness is something I have dealt with my whole life. The severity of my motion sickness fluctuated throughout my childhood. Now that I am an adult, it's never been worse. Certain activities that many find fun or just normal, I dread. Things that make me sick include, riding in the car as a passenger, being on the boat while it's anchored, some movies, scrolling through my phone too … [Read more...]

Getting Enough Sleep Saves Lives

If you read my last post about the Top 10 Sleep Distractions, then you know just how ridiculously exhausted I am. Sadly, I know I am not alone. However, I'm happy to report that since writing that post a month ago, I've made some simple changes and they have helped tremendously! This post is sponsored by Restonic and PTPA, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Getting Enough Sleep The … [Read more...]

Top 10 Sleep Distractions and How To Squish Them #GoToBed

Everyone seems to take sleep for granted nowadays. We all justify losing it over work, relationship drama, TV shows, books, chores... While we are all juggling these wretched sleep distractions, we must not forget how important sleep is for our bodies, minds, and souls. This post is sponsored by Restonic, all thoughts and opinions shared are my own. My Top 10 Sleep Distractions 10. Work. It … [Read more...]

Poise Thin-Shape Pads for Comfortable Protection – Free Sample

Poise Thin-Shape pads make bulky, uncomfortable diapers a thing of the past. That's awesome because my Gram has LBL, and she hates wearing traditional bladder pads. They're thick and bulky and super uncomfortable, and period pads are no better! Poise Thin-Shape Pads Make My Gram's Life Better My Gram hates wearing big, bulky pads, but at the same time, she is very nervous about going without … [Read more...]

Spring Fitness – 5 Tools to Help you do it Right

After this Hellish, icy, sub-arctic tundra of a winter, you might be setting your sights on spring fitness. After all, bathing suit season is just around the corner, and I don't know about you but I didn't do much except curl up under a blanket for the entire season. I've put together a list of 5 things that can help you meet your spring fitness goals this season. This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

My 7 Favorite Ways to Relieve Stress Naturally

We all have our favorite ways to relieve stress. Stress is unavoidable. At times, it can even be a good thing. It helps to motivate us, excite us, and gets that blood pumping. Reaching outside your comfort zone is what helps you grow as a person. This is scary and stressful, but oh so worth it. Having said that, stress is not a fun feeling. It can quickly turn into anxiety and do more harm than … [Read more...]

Help Pregnant Moms Around the World

This post is about something as close to home as it gets. Moms that need help. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central and Kangu. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. But all thoughts and opinions on this blog are my own. Young, Stupid, and Knocked Up That was me almost 14 years ago. I was just 16 years old when I got pregnant. I … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Bathroom Effectively #BehindClosedDoors

It's as important to know how to clean a bathroom properly as it is to clean it at all. The bathroom is really the grossest room in the house. It's full of bacteria and germs, and we humans are much more disgusting than we'd like to admit. That's why I've decided to give you all the info you need on how to clean a bathroom effectively. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of … [Read more...]

Start Making #LittleChanges this New Year

The new year brings about all sorts of new goals and ambitions. So many of us set out on an admirable mission but fail to realize we are not super human. We must learn to set achievable and sustainable goals. Little changes make a huge difference when you stick with them. So does the chance to win an unforgettable trip! Don't forget to enter the sweepstakes below! I participated in an Influencer … [Read more...]

Track Germs in Your Area to Keep a Healthy Family

Isn't it infuriating to send your kids to school and have them come home with a note saying someone in their class has an illness or infection of some sort? I always dread that letter from the nurse about strep throat, lice or--heaven forbid--bed bugs in the class. With the growing awesomeness of technology, I'm so excited to tell you about a new app that helps us keep a healthy family. I … [Read more...]

Take a Giant Step Towards a Healthier Home

My house is quite possibly the dustiest home around. With numerous humans, pets, and chaotic schedules, cleaning isn't as high on my priority list as it should be. However, transforming this abode into a healthier home sure is. I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger, and as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate 3M products. Opinions are my own and additional products used … [Read more...]

Get a Core Workout at Your Desk with Swopper

Getting a core workout while working is an exciting bonus. I am sure anyone with a desk job would agree that your posture can take a beating from most office chairs. That's why I jumped at the chance to work on this sponsored post with Swopper. All opinions are my own. Since I have become a full-time blogger I am noticing lots of negative effects to sitting at my desk all day. Of course, I … [Read more...]

The Immune System War Never Tasted So Good

We are at war on a daily basis. The body's immune system is constantly battling foreign substances. Sometimes we are aware of the drain this causes to our energy levels, and sometimes we don't even realize it. Wouldn't it be great if we could remain totally oblivious to this internal violence at all times?  I've got a few tips and tricks to make this happen! I participated in an Influencer … [Read more...]

Cystex® Burning Love Honeymoon Mishap Moments #CystexBurningLove

We had a few honeymoon mishap moments which only added to the memories of our honeymoon. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Honeymoon Mishap Moments Mike and I got married on the pirate ship at the Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas. Friends and family flew out to celebrate with us and it was a blast. For our honeymoon, we decided to just extend our stay in Vegas. … [Read more...]

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