Gerber ChewU Instant Win

Enter Gerber ChewU Instant Win contest to win a Chew U prize pack worth $35. There are 100 daily prize winners.

The prize pack includes a Gerber ChewU t-shirt and cardigan, personalized ChewU diploma, Gerber Lil’ bits sample and a Lil’bits $1.00 off coupon.

 

Transforming Myself…

CarmenGymWhen I found out I was pregnant I wore a size 0.  When I was put on bed rest, I started gaining more weight than I should have and the changes in my body after  I had Marina left me feeling like I had lost myself. No matter what diet I tried nor going to the gym a couple of times a week  seemed to shed any of the weight I had gained. My self esteem plummeted. I hated how I looked and clothes never seem to fit me right anymore. The biggest obstacle I have been dealing with is depression. What I didn’t realize was that as I was working out, I was gaining muscle which in turn weighs more than fat does.

On one of my low days, a friend suggested that I give the gym another try. I listened and started working out at the gym 5 days a week. Mom agreed to watch Marina and I’d go during her nap time so I wouldn’t miss time with her. This is my 2 month progress. The amazing thing about it is I am the same weight in both pictures but I have gotten some serious results. I have lost inches and fat even though the scale hasn’t changed.

Carmen2mthprogressI still feel “fat” but I can see the results now. My clothes fit better, I am gaining strength, (seriously needed to carry my little sweetie!) and I am starting to feel better about myself. I know I will never look the way I did pre-pregnancy, my body went through so many changes. But I have a beautiful daughter and I know that I am healthier.

I wanted to make this post because I know there are so many other women out there that are dealing with the same thing. Not just teen mothers, or moms in general. Don’t ever give up on yourself no matter what you are trying to accomplish.

 

 

 

Febreze In-Wash #BacktoStink Giveaway

Back to School is coming fast, and I’m teaming up with Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator to offer a back to school giveaway.

Enter this Back to School giveaway from Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Walmart, $50 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods and Febreze In-Wash to get rid of the stink this fall!

One winner will take home a $100 Walmart gift card, $50 Dicks Sporting Goods gift card plus Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator to help you expel the smell.

Undo the Pee Yew

So much for back to school, it’s time to get back to STINK.

Football. Soccer. Hockey. Fall yard work. Hitting the gym. You name it, the stink is back, and it’s badder than ever.

So click here to download a $2 off coupon to try Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator to expel the smell, undo the pee yew and sink the stink.

And if you’re already a fan, click here to leave a review.

Enter to Win!

Complete the form here to enter to win!

Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm ET on Monday, August 31, 2015. Entrants must be residents of the United States or Canada. Promotion is void in Quebec.

Potty Training With Kandoo!

Whether it’s potty training or keeping clean, Kandoo is all about helping kids find their “Kid-Dependence” while helping moms keep their sanity!

With products that give kids the tools they need to stay clean – in fun scents and packaging that make kids WANT to do it themselves. We focus on Potty Training Season in the spring and summer, and keeping toddlers clean with foaming hand soap and scrubbing bubbles.

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Host A Generation Good Healthy Baby Home Party!

If We Can Get Monsters Out of Closets, Bring Toys Back to Life, and Heal Scrapes with a Kiss, We Can Get Toxins Out of Our Kids.

What is a Healthy Baby Home Party? Seventh Generation’s Healthy Baby Home Parties are fun and informative for you and your guests, and together you will create a healthy environment for your families! And of course, the most fun of all is the opportunity to get together and talk about your kids and the things that matter to you most.

The Healthy Baby Home Party kit contains educational information from non-profit partner Healthy Child Healthy World, a fun party game to help you share tips, and products and coupons from Seventh Generation, bobble, Zarbee’s Naturals, and other brands.

Hosts and guests will also be invited to join us in asking our U.S. Senators to reform chemical policy. For more information on our perspective, visit: www.seventhgeneration.com/responsibility.

 

What is the Application Process?

 

  • All applicants must be members of Generation Good first.  Sign up at generationgood.net.
  • Accept the Healthy Baby Home Party Application offer on your Generation Good dashboard and complete the application.
  • Applicants will be notified in mid August on whether or not they have been selected to host a party via an email to the email address assigned to their Generation Good member profile.
  • All selected applicants will then be asked to confirm their participation by accepting the Healthy Baby Home Party Mission and confirming their shipping address before they are sent the Healthy Baby Home Party Kit.Each selected host will then receive a free party kit in the mail. We ask that all parties are held in August/September. For full Terms and Conditions: http://www.seventhgeneration.com/content/healthy-baby-home-party-terms-conditions

 

Review – Xlear Care Kit

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Xlear Inc. is recognized as the leading manufacturer of xylitol-based products in North America.  We are tirelessly-committed to providing consumers with the health benefits of natural sweeteners, such as xylitol and erythritol, by manufacturing natural, health-enhancing products based on these incredible sweeteners found in wood, fruits, vegetables, and other natural sources.

The benefits of xylitol The addition of xylitol to saline nasal sprays, neti pots, and positive pressure bottles has been shown to make them more effective at helping to prevent ear infections in children, sinus infections in adults, and asthma and allergies in people of all ages. Xylitol helps the body’s natural cleansing process to clear away allergens, asthmatic triggers and other harmful bacteria. Xylitol is also one of the newest, easiest and tastiest ways that people can improve oral health. Research done in widely different conditions confirms that xylitol use may reduce tooth decay.
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XclearsetThe Spry Dental Defense System includes Spry Dental Rinse and Spry Non-Floride Toothpase. I loved that Spry Oral Rinse contained a small amount of alcohol. It contains all natural flavorings and herbal extracts such as aloe vera, chamomile, and echinacea and comes in Cool Mint, Spearmint, Wintergreen, and Cinnamon flavors. Spry Non-Flouride Toothpaste Containsof 1/3 xylitol  and helps increase mineral absorption into the enamel of the teeth, resulting in greater protection with a clean, fresh feeling that really lasts. They leave my mouth feeling fresh and clean.

Xclear Nasal Spray helps to alleviate congestion due to allergies, cold, flu, and sinusitis. Xlear nasal spray can hydrate sinuses and nasal passages and can also help  wash away airborne contaminants and pollutants that lead to many common upper respiratory problems.

Spry Gems are 100% naturally sweetened with Xyletol. They combine the benefits of Xyletol with natural flavorings and Calcium and come  in Berry, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Spearmint, and Lemon Cream varieties. I wasn’t too keen on the berry flavor but I did like the Spearmint. They are a great replacement for the mints I usually use.

SpryGumSpry Gum is a great way to get Xyletol on the go. I love the gum and have chewed it everyday.  The flavor is long lasting and I really like the benefits of the Xyletol. The gum is available in four natural flavors: Spearmint, Wintergreen, Cinnamon, and Peppermint.This has been one of my favorite products to try personally. I love the health benefits and the flavors of the products. The nasal spray has really helped my younger brothers summer allergies. He has been able to breath much better and has not minded using them.

 

Find out more about Xclear and their products by visiting: Website: Xlear website  Facebook: Xlear  Twitter: XlearInc

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**I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.**

Yes, He’s Weird…So What…

Carmen&JTThis is my little brother, JT. He drive’s me nuts… He’s weird…He’s very socially awkward…He just doesn’t get what you are saying and takes everything literally- Sounds like a lot of little brothers doesn’t it- But he’s not like most little brothers…He has Asperger’s Syndrome.

Now the first thing I want everyone to understand is that he is not and will never be defined by his diagnosis. Just because he needs assistance at school to handle social situations or sometimes just needs a quiet place to desensitize himself does NOT mean he is weird, stupid, or crazy, or anything else I’ve heard people describe him as.  That young man you dub as crazy or stupid happens to easily be in the top 10 grade wise in his freshman class. He has a photographic memory and can give any college professor a run for their money when it comes to knowledge of most subjects, especially those he takes a special interest in.

JTandMarinaHe worked very hard for years to be able to write legibly, tie his shoes, handle being in large groups of people, deal with all the noise around him…He also take honors classes and was a step ahead by taking some of his freshman classes while he was in middle school. In 11th grade he’ll be taking classes that will count as college credits.

He’s  an incredibly awesome uncle. He wasn’t too sure about Marina at first. He thought she was cute but was afraid to hold her. Now he loves holding and playing with her. He always keeps her giggling.  She adores her Uncle JT and looks forward to when he gets home from school each day. I may not tell him or show it often, but I am very proud of him and everything he has accomplished. He’s an incredibly smart and giving person and  he can be a lot of fun to hang out with :)

I hope anyone who reads this stops to think before they judge someone by what they may see/hear on the outside. Everyone is weird or crazy in their own way. It is part of what makes us individuals.