Friday, October 9, 2015

Rethink P.I.N.K.

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 We all know that October is breast cancer awareness month. But did you know that many women are actually fearful of October and those pink ribbons? These women are fearful of getting a mammogram, they're fearful of what may be found. We continuously hear that 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer. And that sounds scary as hell. 

But let's look at it another way. 

7 in 8 women will NOT get breast cancer. Those odds sound a little better, right?

Solis Mammography wants women to reclaim the month of October. They want to help dispel the fear and anxiety created around the pink ribbons. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Great Christmas Present Ideas For The Entire Family

I’m sorry to mention the ‘C’ word so early, but most people have already started to purchase their Christmas presents for this year. That is because they know prices are about to rise, and stock levels are soon to decrease. Leave it too long, and you might have to settle for less than perfect gifts for your loved ones. The ideas on this page come from my Christmas list. You don’t have to buy the same products for your family. I’m just trying to give you some inspiration.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Absolute Truth About Raising Teenagers

Part of the course of having children is that by the time they reach that teenage mark, they will find their parents complete embarrassments. One minute they worship you and whatever you wear is immaterial. Suddenly being seen with you in public and most especially in front of their friends, causes annoyance and humiliation.
Technology hits
Before mobile phones, parents seemed to have a longer chance in the realm of communication. Once they clutch their phones and iPad, kids are on their way, grunting past you at the breakfast table. It almost happens overnight and you could set your watch to it. The hormones start kicking in. The classic behaviour of these pubescent fellows cannot be hidden. Their faces are stuck to a screen. Their ears are plugged with earphones as they are locked into their world that offers them endless choices.
Fierce competition
If we had as many choices at their age, we would have not only have behaved in the same way but probably not have been able to choose which path, if any, to pursue. Wherever they go, they have many options and to make some stance about who they are. The easiest way out is to lash out at who they know best: their parents or guardian.
Family life
Sadly today it is a common occurrence that one in three children will end up in a broken home. Becoming a single parent family causes further problems both financial and emotional. If one of the parents re-marry and they continue to have children, the situation becomes even more complex. Especially if there is another break-up. The impact of separation on young adolescents can be felt throughout their lives unless they have a very strong support system in place.

Here and now
Teenagers are really very smart when it comes to receiving presents. They instinctively know what they want, where to buy it and how it will affect their social milieu. The cool factor is essential for the best gift for boys aged 13. Bear in mind that this momentary thrill is over in a flash. The next fad is looming around the corner.
Generation gap
Perhaps even your grandparents were put in the same position of being a humiliation to you. They were not conscious of the importance of style as they followed a format without being bothered. Accepting the status quo seemed a lot easier in some ways than today. The discussions about not accepting them for who they are and not being understood are part of the ongoing generational disputes. It will be resolved once adulthood starts up, hopefully.
Meeting them halfway

Instead of sliding into our own peer groups as mature people, we adopt their idiosyncrasies. We send text messages and dare to use their shortcut colloquialisms if possible. This causes more despair! Since they don’t just call, keeping up with them by phone is the only logical way to have some idea of what is happening or not in their lives.

Friday, October 2, 2015

5 Splendid Stocking Filler Ideas

5 Splendid Stocking Filler Ideas
Christmas is fast approaching so you better get ready for all the shopping you’ll be doing! No doubt you’ll ask people what they want as their main gifts this year. That one big present they’ve been dreaming of for months. But, there’s still the stocking fillers for you to think about too. Take a look at some of these great stocking filler ideas: 


I know, this may sound like an awful gift to get someone. For years underwear is used as a joke gift, a gift you get someone when you can’t think of anything else. But, the fact it, people need underwear. And, people like to have cool and funky underwear these days, particularly men! If you’re buying stocking fillers for a guy, why not pick them up some cool underwear. You can get them joke underwear or ones with a cool style and logo on. You can’t go wrong with a nice new pair of Superman undies as a stocking filler! 
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Buying a calendar is a great stocking filler idea for anybody. What’s awesome about calendars is that there are heaps of different ones you could buy. You can get New Zeland Calendars, rugby calendars, puppy calendars. The possibilities are endless! If you have a friend with a particular interest, you can bet there’s a calendar for them. Plus, they’re relatively cheap too! So they won’t put a strain on your purse this Christmas. 

Sweets & Chocolates!

This is a timeless stocking filler classic, sweets and chocolates are always the go-to gifts! Simply because everyone loves them. Everybody has their favourite sweets and chocolate, so why not buy them and stick them in their stocking? Also, you can get Christmas themed chocolates and sweets too. What about getting a chocolate Santa and who can forget a classic candy cane?! You can even go the extra mile and package the sweet treats up nicely. Wrap them up and stick a nice little bow on top to make them extra special!

Phone Cases

Another fantastic idea is to get phone cases! Mobile phone cases are all the rage and come in a multitude of styles. Almost everyone has a smartphone these days, and they need to be protected! So, if you have kids, a case is the perfect gift for them. They get a funky new case, and you get to ensure the phone you paid for is protected! There are so many awesome cases to choose from, it all depends on who you’re buying for. You can get super girly cases or ones from a particular movie or show. If you want to go extra protective, you can find ones that are waterproof with shock absorbers


If you want to get something a little different, why not buy some cool puzzles to put in stockings this Christmas? Things like Rubik's Cubes will always go down a treat, as well as the lesser known Sudoku Cube! Then you have all manner of other weird and wacky puzzles that are perfect for people of all ages. They can keep family members entertained and win you the ‘best gift giver’ award at Christmas!

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Monday, September 28, 2015

My Dream Product Box from Influenster

So Influenster told me that I can create my dream product list and that if I get enough likes I may get chosen to receive that box, with those products. Let's get real here if you tell me I got $100, and to use it wisely and there has to be at least 5 products, I'm going to do an AMAZING job.

So I'm asking you to do me a favor... Can you please go to this LINK and click like at the top right? I'd so appreciate it, and I really want to win this! I think you can relate, this box would be a perfect box full of must-haves, must try's and must-buys! All at an affordable price (I think at least).

So go check it out and click it for me? If you want to join Influenster (where I get all my cool stuff) you can click here and join.
Just a preview of my list/box!

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Don't Let IVF Ruin Your Relationship

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So you have made the decision to have a baby but have arrived at IVF to make your family dreams come true. Trying for a baby, whether naturally or through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), can have a major impact on your relationship, testing the bonds between even the strongest and longest relationships. How much will depend mostly on you as an individual, as well as you as a couple.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Let's Turn October Pink! #GlamuletPinkOctober

So you know October is literally right around the corner. And what happens every October? Besides Halloween, everything is turned PINK! It's breast cancer awareness month. I know a few people who have touched and affected by breast cancer. They are the strongest women I know. I hope that when I grow up I can be as strong and as badass as they are. So whenever I see the opportunity to bring breast cancer awareness, I will do my best to try! I even have a tattoo on my left wrist in support of breast cancer awareness. 

This is the time of year when companies try even harder to raise money for Breast Cancer treatments and finding a cure. The best way is when you can buy something super pretty, and know that part of your proceeds goes to aid in that. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Celebrate Potty Training Success & Enter To Win A Potty Prize Kit!

I'm teaming up with Kandoo to share a fun way to celebrate the potty training process, plus a chance to win one of 50 Potty Training Prize Packs. Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter to win one of 50 Potty Prize Kits from Kandoo! As every parent can attest, potty training can be a process. We're here to make your job easier. Follow these four tips for potty training success, and you'll be doing the potty dance in no time.
Hosting your own potty training party is easy! Whether you're getting your little one excited to start using the potty or you're celebrating a big success, a potty training party can add some fun and excitement to the potty training experience.

Keep reading to learn more, and enter the giveaway!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Review: Mi Bella Reina 24K Collagen Gold Face Mask

So I've posted info about Mi Bella Reina before (check it out here). I got to try it a few months ago, but I forgot to post my experience about it! So I'm going to do it now :)

Mi Bella Reina, if you aren't familiar, is a beauty company that focuses on vegan and organic beauty products. Everything from cosmetics, skincare, nail polish, foot care, aromatherapy and spa products. All with vegan and organic in mind. Many people want products that are free of toxins and chemicals, if that's something you are passionate about, you'll enjoy this company's products.

Ideas For Spoiling Your Husband On His Birthday Without Breaking The Bank

If your husband’s birthday is on the way, it’s only natural that you want to spoil him. However, when it comes to treating him, you might have no idea where to start. This is especially true if you don’t have as much money to spend on him as you did in the past - once little ones come along, every penny counts.
Even if you can’t afford to give him a gift that’s as extravagant as you would have in the past, it doesn’t matter. You may not be able to spend hundreds on him, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t spoil him rotten.
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Keep reading after the break!