Monday, August 24, 2015

Coping Infertility During Back To School Time

Just a little something to make our fellow infertile couples smile. Most people don’t realize how hard back to school time can be for us. While we love all the children that flood our timelines it’s a difficult reminder of what we are going through and what we might never get to experience. Many of us wonder if we will ever get the chance to take a million pictures of our own little mini me’s one day and the hard truth is some of us might not get to. It's terrifying and heartbreaking. We get tired of hearing about gods plan and timing when we see babies dumped in trash cans, mothers giving birth to babies addicted to crack, child molesters and abusers having babies. It’s like hearing oh gods thinks you’re not ready or you don't deserve this but apparently this crackhead does. We get tired of hearing to just relax. Some of us have medical conditions causing infertility that no amount of relaxation can fix. You can’t just relax things like diabetes, cancers and other diseases away so how the hell can we relax our medical conditions away? No one starts out stressed when trying to have a baby. The stress comes once you have been diagnosed as infertile and by then its been a year of the stress-free method. We get tired of hearing “have you tired….” Yes you would be shocked to learn all the things we have tried and no …. getting drunk is not going magically get us pregnant either. We get tired of hearing can’t you just get some kind of treatment or IVF? Yeah let me magically pull $25,000 out of thin air for IVF!!!! Most insurance companies do not cover anything fertility related so we spend thousands of dollars on test then thousands on treatments that have no guarantee so if it doesn’t work that money is just gone. We are also tired of hearing “can’t you just adopt?” … Adopting is not for everyone. If a person knows in their heart its not for them and they can’t be the parent an adoptive child needs and deserves then what? Also lets talk about how expensive adoption is. If you research private adoption the internet will tell you anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000 but as someone who has looked into it that’s a joke. It’s well over $30,000 and waiting can take years. Then we get the people who say “oh, but if you get them from the state you can foster and adopt for free!” Yeah… okay. We have been trying to foster for over a year and a half only to be told oh this county has enough foster parents… sorry but you can call our states private agencies and they can pull from other counties but you have to pay for that. So there are kids who need homes but its still going to cost you money AND as fosters they can be taken away from you. So its pay to foster or continue treatments. So simple right? Plus many of us want to be pregnant and experience what it’s like. We would kill for all the things pregnant woman complain about, thats another thing… if you are pregnant please don’t complain about your pregnancy to your infertile friend. I am sure there are plenty of other woman out that who can be sympathetic to what your experiencing. There are a million other things that beat us down and drive us crazy but those are the top ones. So if you know someone battling infertility maybe just find away to make them smile, tell them it’s going to be okay and be there when they just need someone to listen. Justin, Amber, Ralph and I wanted to do something special that would make people laugh and put a smile on their face. To everyone having a rough time right now… It’s going to be okay. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Friday, January 2, 2015

My Review of InstaNatural's Vitamin C Moisturizer &Vitamin C Serum

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to try out InstaNatural's Vitamin C Cream Moisturizer and Vitamin C Serum. I did not expect to see results right away, but I was blown away by both these products in a very short amount of time. My skin has been getting softer and more toned with each day and I love that it didn't cause any breakouts! I couldn't believe how well this product seems to plump my deep forehead wrinkles which I have since I was younger. I also have a sun spot above my eyebrow that has been getting lighter and lighter. All these results have happened in a week!!!!! I am truly blown away. 

CLICK HERE to see my more detailed review on youtube. 

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Review of Organic Matcha- Green Tea Powder from Kiss Me Organics

I had been looking for something to add into my smoothies because my energy was lagging when I had a smoothie alone as a meal. When I saw the Kiss Me Organics Organic Matcha, I was excited and requested a free sample in exchange for a review! I didn't know what to expect because I am such a picky eater and I worried about the taste. My package arrived in a very short amount of time! I decided to test it out a few days before I shared my thoughts on it. Let me just say I LOVE IT! I didn't expect to like the taste but it actually makes my smoothies a little sweeter! It also blends into the smoothies with no clumps, unlike other products I have tried. I have noticed a huge boost in my energy and that has been super helpful since I have been trying to get all my holiday errands done. I also like the company's commitment to truly providing you with an organic product. I will definitely be ordering more when this package runs out!

I did a full detailed review on my YouTube channel you can watch by clicking here .  

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

How to save TONS of money at back to school time!!!!!!!!

 Okay parents, I may not have kids but as a former teacher I have a HUGE tip that can save you TONS! Unfortunately this tip won't help you for the upcoming school year - but put this into practice for this year, and next year your wallets will thank you!!!
So here is the big tip I used to share with my parents and friends with children: When shopping this year for school supplies grab the next grade's list too. So let's say your kiddo is going into 2nd grade - When the supply list comes out, grab the 3rd grade one (or if your school provides special lists ask for the next grade's) as well. Why on earth do you need this??? Because as soon as school starts, school supplies will go on clearance!!!! Then you just go to clearance sales with the list for next year and buy everything they need for dirt cheap!!!
Target is great with clearance but you need to check those sales often! They can go from 50% off to 90% in a week, so stay on top of it for really big savings. Sure the school might add or remove something from the list the following year but usually the core items always remain the same.  You might be wondering about how pens, markers and highlighters will hold up and I can assure you they hold up just fine! I would always buy my classroom supplies on clearance and make sure it was enough to last a year or more. I have not taught in over 3 years but my markers and highlighters and pens that I still have from my teaching days still work. So one year will not affect the quality!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Promo code for free baby stuff!!!!!!

I wanted to share free codes with y'all!!!! I got the nursing pillow and a nursing cover a year ago when I was pregnant. Its was all free I just paid shipping!

Free Stuff!!!!

Free nursing covers and breast pads at (must be separate check outs or the code will only work for one)

Free baby sling 

Free nursing pillow 

Free carseat canopy

Promo code: WTE (for all sites) I double checked this still works!!!!!!

To see the items I received check out my Hope Chest video by clicking here!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pawsicles For Healthy Tummies!

  These pawsicles are great for dogs tummies! I had done some research on ways to help my dog naturally when she was diagnosed with a sensitive stomach by her vet. She would throw up often and it made me so sad to see her suffering with that. The vet put her on a medication but I was not happy with the idea of her being on it full time. I did research and found that pumpkin is natures miracle medicine when it come to dogs tummies! It treats both constipation and diarrhea! Amber was able to come off her medication and all she has to take now is a little bit of pumpkin a day which she loves and she NEVER vomits! Anytime my babies have any tummy issues pumpkin always makes them feel better!
  Browsing pinterest I saw a recipe for frozen dog treats that had yogurt, peanut butter and baby food in it so I tried it out. My dogs loved it but I wanted to make it with pumpkin so it would be a beneficial treat for Amber and I wanted it to have a lot of yogurt too so that it would help my other dog Ralph with his yeast issues. Click Here  to read about the benefits of yogurt for dogs.
 When making these treats there are 2 very important things you need to look for. The first is the pumpkin needs to just be pumpkin, usually the pie filling with spices and the plain pumpkin cans look similar. Look at the ingredients it should just say one word… pumpkin. The second important thing is the yogurt, always get plain there is no need for the extra sugars in fruit ones.  One alarming thing I read on pinterest was several recipes called for “light fruit” yogurt, that has the potential to be deadly to your pets. Click Here for more information about artificial sweeteners and pets.
 The steps are pretty easy to figure out based on the photos but if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment! I get my silicone ice cube trays from the dollar section at Target they always have cute ones!!!!
 Also please remember all things in moderation.  Amber is about 35 lbs and she get 1 pawsicles a day sometimes 2. Ralph is currently 94 lbs and gets 2 pawsicles a day sometimes 3.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Low Glycemic, Gluten Free, High Protein and Dairy Free Frozen Breakfast Burrito !

Hello everyone! It's been a while! If you keep up with my youtube channel you know I am currently trying to conceive while suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome. So I modified my diet to help my fertility and to lose all the weight I have gained for PCOS after going off birth control. I am still getting my bearings when it comes to a PCOS friendly diet. The hardest part for me is getting a good breakfast in when I wake up!!! Suffering from fibromyalgia makes it hard to cook first thing in the morning so I modified a process I previously used for basic frozen breakfast burritos to make it PCOS friendly. This would also be a great recipe for all my fibro friends once you cook it all you just wrap the burritos in foil then place them in a freezer bag and you're done 20 mornings of breakfast! Microwave them 1 minute and 30 seconds at a time until warm!

These burritos are Low Glycemic, Gluten Free, High Protein and Dairy Free.  I used uncured turkey bacon, 3/4 of a large white onion, one red pepper, one green pepper, 8 eggs, a splash of almond milk (to cut the eggs), 30 oz black beans drained and rinsed, 8 oz package of mushrooms, 20 gluten free wheat tortillas and I mix in 3 tablespoons of salsa at the end. Here is my process....