Track Germs in Your Area to Keep a Healthy Family

Get the #Sickweather app to keep a healthy family #sponsored #MC

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

So much dust and grossness. #HealthierHome #ad

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 Giveaway

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

Delicious Gummies #ImmuneSupportZarbees #MC (sponsored)

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

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

Tips for adults and kids to avoid digital eye strain especially for back to school #AOA #MC (sponsored)

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

all eyes need protection from UV Rays

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

Eww. One day of not sweeping. I need Filtrete air filters! #Sponsored

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

Yummy daily vitamins

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

Pollen Count Down for the Count!

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

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

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

Benefits of black Coffee @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

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

#NaturalProbiotic Twitter Party #shop

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

Busy Mom #Healthcareclinic #CollectiveBias

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

uti prevention

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 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

good for you chocolate

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

Fitness Goals NO MORE Binge Eating

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...]

Join me at the #MyMarianos Twitter Party

#MyMarianos Twitter Party #Shop

Planning to eat healthier for the new year?  I am sure many of us have vowed to do so.  It can be a little overwhelming and difficult to know where to start.  Mariano's realized this and has developed a new way to help us shop easier and healthier.  The new health key™ system at Mariano's is designed to help those who have diet restrictions or that simply would like to eat healthier. Let's talk … [Read more...]

Healthy Dinner Recipes from Gorton’s

Healthy Dinner Recipes Grilled Fillet Pear Salad #RealFabulous

If you are looking for healthy dinner recipes, Gorton's offers tons of them!  I am thrilled to bring you this post sponsored by Gorton's.  I received coupons for free product, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Healthy Dinner Recipes About once a year I have time to make a truly awesome meal—like from scratch, multiple courses, and all fancy and stuff.  When I received a few recipe … [Read more...]

Step Towards Fitness with the Slimfast 14 Day Challenge

2014 Fitness Goals Slimfast 14 Day Challenge

I am so excited to be taking this step towards fitness by participating in the Slimfast® 14-Day Challenge!  I received free products to facilitate this post, but all opinions are 100% my own. Step Towards Fitness I have been chewing on the idea of training for my first bikini competition.  This is a huge fitness goal of mine and it takes an enormous amount of dedication.  With my full time … [Read more...]

6 Foods For Everyone That Fight Cancer

cancer fighting foods

Foods to Fight Cancer Many of you probably know by now that I am in school full time studying nutrition science.  I am almost done with my bachelors degree and so far, I can say with 100% confidence that we really are what we eat. From a molecular standpoint, we build and maintain all our cells using the foods that we put in our mouth. Knowing this, it is so important to fuel our bodies with … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Favorite Gifts This Season

Yoga Trapeze for Back Pain, plus fun

Some of the items on this list may seem totally random, but that's just the kind of person I am.  I mean, really, aren't we all? I'm probably way nerdier, but I own it proudly and cannot wait to share this list of cool gifts with you!  Some I have received or reviewed, will be giving, or am still hoping for... Favorite Gifts of the Season The Yoga Trapeze Okay, so I admit, at first sight I … [Read more...]

My Favorite Hot Yoga Apparel from the Onzie

The Onzie Hot Yoga Apparel

I seriously cannot get enough yoga apparel from The Onzie.  I received the outfit described below to facilitate my review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Favorite Hot Yoga Apparel The Onzie offers my all time favorite hot yoga apparel and I should not limit it by saying it is just that.  I wear my gypsy pants all the time!  The material can actually pass for dressy in a pinch.  When … [Read more...]

Mamma Chia Seed Drink Review

Chia Seed Drink by Mamma Chia

I am happy to bring you this Mamma Chia Seed Drink review and giveaway sponsored by Mamma Chia.  I received product samples to facilitate my review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Mamma Chia Seed Drink and Chia Squeeze Snacks First of all, YUM.  The flavors are fantastic.  I don't even know how to pick a favorite.  When I asked my daughter, she even said, "I don't know, I like them … [Read more...]

Ultraviolet Water Purifier SteriPEN Sidewinder Review

Battery Free Ultraviolet Water Purifier Perfect for camping

Who doesn't want to be ready for the zombie apocalypse?!  I know I am not taking any chances.  Which is why I am beyond thrilled to have had the chance to review the hand powered Ultraviolet SteriPEN Sidewinder.  I received this item for free in exchange for my honest feedback.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Ultraviolet Water Purification The whole concept of ultraviolet water … [Read more...]

Painkiller Addiction and Help from Reset Reality

Addiction Quote

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  Painkiller addiction is something that is well known in our family.  We have had a few family members suffer from this affliction.  There are many unfair stigmas and judgements regarding opioid dependence and it can be a very … [Read more...]

Sinus Sufferers Unite and Find Relief with Sudafed

stuffy sisters

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sudafed.  All thoughts, stories, and opinions are my own. Sinus pain and congestion can bring on a world of discomfort.  I will never forget the worst sinus infection that I ever had in my life... During the first two months of Mike and I dating, I developed a sinus infection like no other.  Never in my life had I felt such pain, pressure, … [Read more...]

Diaper Rash Ointment, Dogs and Celebrities


Thanks to Dr. Smith's and their new Diaper Rash Ointment product launch I was able to meet celebrities, Bill and Giuliana Rancic!  I got to try the product and received compensation for my honest review.  All thoughts are my own. New Diaper Rash Ointment I don't have anyone in diapers anymore, except for a few dogs (more on that later,) but a lot of my friends are now having babies so I love … [Read more...]

Find and Organize Doctors with the Healthgrades App


I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Healthgrades.  I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  All opinions are my own. Find and Organize Doctors with the Healthgrades App Each family member tends to have their own individual needs when it comes to medical care.  Organizing and finding this info can be a challenge.  Healthgrades, the leading … [Read more...]

My Addiction Story and Facts About Opioid Dependence

Opioid Dependence Infographic

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  Addiction runs rampant in my family.  Opioid Dependence has touched my life and the lives of my family members in many ways.  I was happy to join this campaign to gain more awareness and learn more facts about the topic.  … [Read more...]

Healthy Products from AdvoCare

healthy products from advocare

I received healthy products from AdvoCare for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.  AdvoCare has been developing high quality health products for the last 20 years.  They now have over 70 exclusive healthy products to help individuals explore their ultimate potential. Healthy Products from AdvoCare I had the pleasure of trying three of the AdvoCare products.  Each one is something that … [Read more...]

Best Buy Jawbone UP to Track Your Way to Health

Best Buy Jawbone UP to Track Your Way to Health

A Best Buy Jawbone UP was sent to me for review purposes.  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  All opinions are my own. Best Buy Jawbone UP to Track Your Way to Health Over the years I have found that I am at my healthiest when I track my activities.  Awareness is the key -- and logging … [Read more...]

National Indoor Houseplant Week

bonsai trees Dawn Redwoods National Houseplant Week

I have partnered with Costa Farms to tell you that this Week is National Indoor Houseplant week! (September 15th to the 21st) They are sending me four indoor plants in upgraded pots and you will also have a chance to win your own.  All opinions are mine. Indoor Houseplant Week Coincidentally, I have been pushing houseplants on people a lot lately.  So many of my family members suffer from asthma … [Read more...]

RYOBI Lithium 40V Battery Operated Weed Eater

RYOBI Lithium Battery operated tools #sponsored

I have been doing yard work since I was a kid.  Now that I'm older, I actually get excited about power tools.  When I saw RYOBI's line of outdoor products that all run on the same type of lithium battery, I immediately contacted them.  As a result, I was lucky enough to receive this RYOBI Lithium 40V Cordless String Trimmer in exchange for my honest feedback.  All thoughts are my own. RYOBI … [Read more...]

How Clean is Your Smile #FABSmile

Do you have good oral hygiene? #FABSmile #Sponsored

I have spent an astronomical amount of money on my teeth, which is why I feel like my smile better be worth a million bucks.  When offered the chance to work with, I was thrilled.  I am getting a whole year's membership for free but all my thoughts and opinions are my own. How Clean is Your Smile? Oral hygiene is an incredibly important part of your health, appearance and … [Read more...]

10 Tips To Get More Restful Sleep

tips for more restful sleep

Sleep is so important and can really have a big impact on overall health.  With so many distractions in our lives these days, getting the most restful sleep can be quite challenging.  I have partnered with Dreamwater on this post to share with you my personal tips on how I enjoy a deeper sleep.  All opinions are my own. 10 Tips To Get More Restful Sleep Exercise - Being more active during … [Read more...]

6 Easy Ways to Have Better Oral Hygiene #FABsmile

flossandbrush package

Oral hygiene is completely underrated if you ask me.  I have partnered with on this post.  All opinions are my own.  I have always been obsessed with oral hygiene.  To me, it's pretty much the most important hygiene to have.  Talking to someone with nasty breath or an unkempt mouth can be very distracting.  It can be impossible to even focus on what they are saying.  Yes, bad … [Read more...]

Walgreens Healthcare Clinics Make Life Easier

walgreens immunizations

Walgreens Healthcare Clinics are the new and improved version of their "take care clinics".  It's now even easier to stop at your local Walgreens for a variety of healthcare services. Could Have Skipped the ER I can tell you exactly when I could have used a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic myself.  It was about a year ago now and I was getting ready to go out to dinner with my family on a Friday … [Read more...]

10 Tips for UTI Prevention and Relief #AzoGirl


I have suffered from UTI's (Urinary Tract Infections) for most of my life.  For this reason, I jumped at the chance to work with AZO on this post.  They supplied me with several of their products, however, all opinions are my own. This is definitely a TMI topic, but I also know it's quite common.  A lot of women experience frequent UTI's and it can be hell to deal with.  My sister and I both … [Read more...]

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