Burley D’Lite Bike Trailer

Sample received. All opinions are my own. Summer is here and the weather is warm! It's time to dig out the bikes and get the family outside getting exercise and being together.  Going for a bike ride with little ones can be a bit tricky, I have a 2 year old who struggles to keep up. Thanks to Burley there is no more struggle for him, he actually gets to now ride in supreme comfort and style in the Burley D'Lite. The D'Lite can carry 1 or 2 … [Read more...]

Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Pro Compact System

Sample received. All opinions are my own. One of my biggest hurdles on my current weight loss / healthy lifestyle journey is eating enough protein, fruits and vegetables. If I were to eat the amount that I should, I wouldn't have enough room left in my belly for all of the rest of the calories I should be eating as well. So... the fruit and vegetable department always fell short and my protein shakes were always grainy. That is until I found … [Read more...]

How I Lost 100 Pounds | FOOD part 1

How I Lost 100 Pounds | FOOD part 1 I am a goal oriented girl ... I find it motivating to have something that I am ultimately working towards. But I have also found that huge goals that take a long time to reach tend to frustrate me. That frustration eventually leads to me giving up. That's why on this journey I started creating "mini goals" that were obtainable within a few months. When I reach them they make me feel more successful and they … [Read more...]

Timex Ironman Sleek 50 Mid-Size wrist watch

Timex is a well known name when it comes to wrist watches, a name you know you can always trust. So when I was offered the chance to try the Timex Ironman Sleek 50 Mid-Size wrist watch, I had to jump on it. The IronMan Sleek 50 Mid-Size wrist watch is a fabulous fitness partner with all of these features: Dated Training Log with Best Lap, Average Lap and Total Time 50-Lap Memory Recall 100-Hour Chronograph with Lap and Split … [Read more...]

5 Tips To Keep Summer Sickness Away!

During the summer, kids should be outside! Soaking up the sun, splashing in the pool, attending Little League games and backyard barbeques, and all-around having a good time while enjoying the outdoors. However, in my house, my kids get sick every single summer. Summer colds are inconvenient to say the least. They often interfere with vacations, weekend getaways and awesome outdoor activities. Summer colds are totally different than winter … [Read more...]

Losing Weight (again) After Gastric Bypass

Losing Weight (again) After Gastric Bypass I have had this post sitting in draft form for a few months now, unsure whether to share or not. Weight has always been a sensitive issue for me and I have mostly been very quiet about my journey(s) because of this. I've decided to share in hopes that I might reach, help, motivate or encourage even one person that is in the same situation(s) I was. The feelings of desperation and fear are overwhelming … [Read more...]

Ways To Feed Kids Healthy Foods With Menu Planning #CMHMoms

This post brought to you Children's Mercy. All opinions are my own. All parents want to encourage healthy eating habits in their children.  One of the best ways to do this is to menu plan with your kids help each week.  Getting them involved in what they will be eating each day helps you to recognize their preferred foods, while also introducing them to healthier options on a regular basis.  We have some great tips for how to get healthy foods … [Read more...]

Tips For Handling Kids Food Allergies At School #CMHMoms

This post brought to you Children's Mercy. All opinions are my own. It can be tough to handle kids food allergies at school, but we have some simple tips to make that easier. Mixed reviews have come in from those who see school districts now asking parents to no longer send items like peanut butter to school. While we understand how it can make it difficult for some, food allergies are a real issue that should be addressed. Some may be mild … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Child’s Skin as Healthy as Possible

Keeping Your Child’s Skin as Healthy as Possible Your child’s skin is very delicate and as such can experience a variety of issues, from moles and dry skin to diaper rash and sunburn. While you have the joy of nuzzling those tiny fingers and soft cheeks, you also have the responsibility of keeping the child’s sensitive skin free from allergies, irritation and harmful chemicals in the environment. You need to spot and address the … [Read more...]

Not Just a Fitness Tracker | InBody BAND Body Composition Analyzer

Sample received. All opinions are my own. Improving my health is always on my mind, and anything that makes that easier to accomplish is a great bonus in my life. The InBody BAND is a fun way to keep track of your fitness level in a sleek design that goes with you anywhere. While it doesn't do the work for me, it does help me know exactly how I am doing as I progress toward better health. An InBody BAND is a wearable body composition … [Read more...]