Wednesday, April 23, 2014

feeling good in the body your in

It seams like you can never win. If you are over weight people say your fat. If your over weight and try to work out people tell you to love the body you have. If your are thin then your skinny. If your then and want to work out people say your over doing it..... It feels like you can never win. Well I have decided that I just want to be happy in the skin I am in. I really only want to eat right and be able to keep up with my kids. So I have been keeping track of what I eat, I have cut out all sodas! Man was that the hard part, I love soda!  But its been a week!

Then I have been starting to do small workouts. Most of the time I will do at home videos or I find them on yourtube. The main point is to just get up and start moving. I have lost about 5 lbs over the corse of a month. Sure I could have lost more but I got lazy every now and then.

I do believe you should be happy in the skin your in but if your not then only you can change that. Make simple changes at first. Stop drinking soda, or stop going out to eat. Then try to do some kind of moving.

Keep up all the hard work I know you all can do it.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

National Infertility Awareness Week, giveway

Hey readers I wanted to share this email I got. I hope you all enter to win it:

In 2010, approximately 99,467 cycles of in-vitro fertilization were performed in the United States alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Research suggests that trying-to-conceive couples are too often encouraged to pursue invasive infertility treatments before more natural approaches, including preconception fertility education and dietary supplementation, are exhausted.
The founders of National Infertility Awareness Week recognized this lack of infertility education in 1989 when they launched the movement. Each year, National Infertility Awareness Week encourages people to understand their reproductive health. Fairhaven Health, a manufacturer of natural fertility products, proudly supports National Infertility Awareness Week, and encourages couples to take charge of their fertility.
This year’s theme is all about fertility education – “Resolve to know more.” A recent study showed that 40 percent of women lack knowledge about the ovulatory cycle and how to pinpoint ovulation. Fertility awareness is essential for trying-to-conceive couples; understanding reproductive health and natural fertility signs can help couples skip costly infertility treatments altogether.
Fairhaven Health strives to educate its customers every day, providing them with the knowledge they need to conceive naturally. Here are a few of their top tips to conceive naturally:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

MIRA Stainless steel snack box

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Earth day is coming up on April 22nd. My daughters class has been talking about the environment and how we should reduce, reuse, and recycle. One of the ways we reduce the amount of plastic used in our house is by using snack containers for snacks instead of Ziploc bags.

I was pleased to have the chance to review MIRA Stainless steel containers. I ended up with 2 of the 5 oz size plus 2 extra lids.
2 5oz containers plus 2 extra lids. Containers stack nicely on top of each other
inside view of containers.

The containers come with your choice of pink, blue, teal, and emerald lids.

The 5 oz containers are perfect for storing snacks in. So far I've packed Strawberries, pizza rolls, and cereal in this container. Then sent them in with my son's school lunches. The pizza rolls stayed warm for a little while because this container is made out of stainless steel.

You could easily use this container to take fruit, applesauce, cereal, sandwich pieces, salsa, dip, nuts, etc. I like how nicely the containers stack on top of each other. That makes them fit nicely in a cupboard or lunch box.
If you wanted to buy a bigger size they also sell ones in 8oz and 16oz zozes/
The containers are free from BPA, Phthalates, PVC and lead. So I feel safe letting my kids use them.

The containers seal nicely and I haven't had any leaks. They are easy to open. My 3 and 6 year old have no problems opening these containers themselves. This is nice because at preschool my son can easily open his own snacks.

They are dishwasher safe and came out free of spots or streaks.

Overall I have really enjoyed using these containers with my kids.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Save money and enter to win, baby formula, puffs, purees and more

Times are hard for everyone. Lets just face that here and now, we all look for the deal/coupsons/saving that we can get, we all want to save some money. But it becomes hard to do that for kids and their foods. Don't even get me starting on how much baby formula is! I think that was a BIG reason why we decided to breastfeed. ITS CHEAP! But how can you save money? Well here is some great info from Perrigo Nutritionals that might just help you find ways to save.

About Perrigo Nutritionals
·         Many moms are not aware that they can save up to 50 percent on infant formula by choosing a store brand over a national brand
·         Store Brand Formula is nutritionally comparable to the national brands, yet are typically up to half the price, and can save you about $600 a year
·         Perrigo Nutritionals is the largest supplier of Store Brand Infant Formula and nutrition products in the world and one of only four companies recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for meeting the strict FDA requirements for safety, nutrition and quality for infant formula-manufacturing in the United States
·         Same standards and expertise used to develop infant formula applied to toddler foods
·         Toddler foods are appropriately developed for variety of stages of growth and motor skills with quality, nutritional ingredients to create foundation of good nutrition

I am no expert when it comes to formula, so I am glad I can share this with my readers who do formula feed. I hope this gives you some ideas on how to save. While I have not used Formula my sister in law did/does. I got to her to the the store brand formula and her daughter took it fine with no problems. She said she would start looking into buying it becasue it is cheaper. 

Teaching Children to Love Reading

Teaching Children to Love Reading

I have two children and my oldest is a girl. She is actually seven years older than her brother so she was virtually like an only child for those years. When she was still in my womb I was reading to her. I read anything and everything out loud, we talked, we prayed, we sang, and I even tried to discipline her while she was in there. When she was turned a certain way and giving me one her famous stretches that pressed a bit too hard on my bladder or side I would give her a little tap and tell her to stop, and she did!

We went on like that after she was born. She loved to listen to the written word; all she ever needed to keep her attention was someone reading to her. My grandma used to read to her out of the dictionary sometimes and she would get really quiet and listen. She read her the Word of God as well. She was a great listener.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

freeze it hair, for that beach wave look

Its summer time.... wait spring? I can't tell here in Arizona where its 98! Feels like summer to me, and one thing I have found it great in the summer time.... beach hair! You know the I just put out of the water and let my hair sun dry and now its curly and cute. Yeah me ether becaue my hair does not do that. Well that it without the right kind of hair spray.

If you remember a while back I got some IT Hair Care stuff and I Love Love LOVED! Well they also have this great surf spray. It is meant to help give you that beach wave look in your hair. it looks like water but on like hair spray but without the sticky ness that hair spray can leave.

I have even used this not for the beach look but just beacuse my hair needed something to hold it together. As always surf spray had abyssinian oil to help your hair become smooth, shiny and soft. It also has a no cruch formula, so you can touch your hair without that I just put a ton of product fell in it.

I can tell just by using the IT hair prodcuts over time my hair has become stronger, softer and longer. It is also one of the onlye hair sprays taht keep my hair curled for more then an hour! So this summer if you are looking to get that cute beach wave look, then look into the IT Surf Spray.

Oh and as side not my sister who has really curly hair almost stole this from me becasue she liked it so much!

A day in the life of me

Wow what a crazy few months it has been. I have had a hard time getting on a lot due to us moving. That's right after much thought my husaband and I felt it was best to move back to Arizona. This came with a heavy heart. We had just bought our first house, my in laws had moved to CO a year ago and we whould be leaving them all behind. But deep down we knew it was the right thing for us to move. Well with that being said we have now moved, we are in a tempory home and doing our best to find a good rental we can move into. I am greatful to my parents for letting me and the kiddors (and hubby) to live with them while we go through this move. I also feel like I can now put more time back into the blog and just talk about my life more too.

I am at a point where I am no long going to worry so much about not getting the numbers up. Now don't get me wrong I want you all to come and read and learn but I need to do this blog for me, and for the reasons why I started it in the first place. I wanted to help new moms out there by telling them what I have had to deal with and what has worked for me. I hope you all keep coming back and hearing my stories. This year on top of the great review that I am going to be doing I am going to be talk about TTC (our last baby),  dealing with and diagnosing a potential autistic child, ezczema, adopting and so much more.

Thank you all for my readers!
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