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 Giveaway

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...]

Back to School Eye Exam for Kids #AOA #MC

Yowza! Where did Summer break go? I have suddenly found myself in the whirlwind of back to school doctor appointments. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for the American Optometric Association (AOA). I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Eww. If only to prevent more wrinkles... avoid having to squint … [Read more...]

Get Your Workout On Movie Thriller Style with #ImmersiveFitness

Do you feel like you need a grizzly bear to chase you just to get you running? Or perhaps ninja warriors threatening your safety to make you punch a little harder? Well, that's where workouts are now going... I'd like to introduce you to #ImmersiveFitness. This awesome new concept will revolutionize the way we workout forever. Les Mills, creator of a number of group fitness programs and Reebok … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget to Protect your Family’s Eyes

I wrote this review while participating in an Influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for participating. How often do you think about your eyes? If you're not having an issue with them, then the answer to that is most likely, not often. Well, not only do we need to pay more … [Read more...]

Breathe in the Clean for your Home and Lungs #HealthierHome

I don't often think about the air we breathe. I don't personally suffer from asthma or allergies, but after watching Ben struggle to breathe on a daily basis, this has become a huge concern in our house. I will be receiving Filtrete filters in exchange for my honest feedback, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Asthma or Allergies? If you suffer from either or perhaps both asthma or … [Read more...]

Add Yummy Gummy Vitamins to your Breakfast

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Vitafusion. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item to thank me for participating. Yummy Gummies If your vitamin regimen is anything like mine, then you could use a yummy update. As I dish out little gummy vitamins to each kid in the morning I watch in envy as they enjoy their … [Read more...]

Pollen Count Got You Down? Try Rootology

If you're anything like me, you live your life by the pollen count, because as any allergy sufferer knows, the pollen count is a cruel, hateful, flower scented beast. It will grip your head in its pastel colored claws and squeeze it until you think its going to pop. Ahh... Summer. Blech. That's how I used to feel, until I tried Rootology's all natural herbal supplement, Breathe Free. Pollen Count … [Read more...]

Collagen Protein – Awesome in a Can

Collagen Protein. Unless you're extremely into fitness, you've probably never heard of it.. I'd certainly never heard of it when I picked it up, but after four weeks of using it, I'm glad I discovered it. This stuff is great. It's legit great. Not Home Shopping Network great. Collagen Protein - What is It? That's exactly what I said when I picked up that green and white container. What the heck … [Read more...]

20 Fitness Tips to Come out of Hibernation Mode #HMSpring

Hibernation mode is over and it can be a doozy to readjust. This is a sponsored post with the Niche Parent Network & Conference. All opinions are my own. I am by no means a fitness professional, but I thought I would share some tips that have worked for me. The polar vortex and never-ending winter really did a number on me this year. It's time to take the right fitness steps for a happy and … [Read more...]

How to Drink Coffee Black with iCoffee

My coffee typically consists of nine parts sweetened creamer to one part coffee.  However, after being introduced to the iCoffee machine, for free—don't worry all thoughts and opinions are my own, I can proudly report that I am now drinking my coffee black! How to Drink Coffee Black I tried weaning myself for weeks.  I got down to just using almond milk, but I wasn't really enjoying my coffee … [Read more...]

A Food Intolerance Had Me Being Tested for Cancer

About 6 years ago a food intolerance had doctors testing me for cancer. I am telling the story now because I am reliving it now. It's making me remember the whole hell that I went through for months. This is my own story and not intended to diagnose anyone or anything like that. Just sharing an experience of my own. Just a little history on me, I have always been a notorious yo-yo and fad … [Read more...]

Join Me at the #NaturalProbiotic Twitter Party

Image Credit: What's That Smell Staying healthy isn’t always easy in the dead of winter.  It may be hard to get out and exercise and our favorite summer fruits and vegetables are out of season.  Maybe all you really want to do  is curl up under a blanket with some hot cocoa until the temperatures warm up again.  While it may take a bit more motivation and effort to stay healthy during the winter, … [Read more...]

Ways to Save on Time and Healthcare Costs for the Adult Student

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.  It is my pleasure to bring you tips on how to save on time and healthcare costs by utilizing a Walgreens Healthcare clinic near you.  We love our Healthcare Clinic Chicago! Save on Time and Healthcare Costs When it … [Read more...]

Help Prevent a UTI with Cottonelle #CtnlCareRoutine

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CtnlCareRoutine  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO UTI prevention starts with your clean routine. Being a person that has struggled with kidney, bladder and urinary tract issues for as long as I can remember, I learned quickly how to have the best clean … [Read more...]

Healthy Chocolate from Active D’Lites

Awe YEAH!  You read that correctly... Healthy CHOCOLATE exists.  I am so excited to bring you this post about Probiotic Chocolate from Active D'Lites.  I received product samples to facilitate my review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Active D'Lites - Chocolate with Probiotics The first time I tried these delicious little treats was at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in … [Read more...]

Reach Your Fitness Goals with Slimfast

It has been a great two weeks towards reaching my fitness goals with a big thanks to the Slimfast® 14-Day Challenge.  I received products and a promotional item to facilitate this post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. Fitness Goals This year I am thinking about doing a bikini competition.  I am telling myself that I am going to compete to stay focused.  Even if I don't get on … [Read more...]

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