>U Mom Knows Best: January 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Place To Shop For Valentines Day is My Gift Stop & a Giveaway

Show her that you love her with a gift of luxury!

 Looking for the perfect gift for Valentine's day? This year give the one that you love a unique gift that they will cherish long after Valentine's day is gone. Sure candy and flowers are great Valentine gifts but a gift from My Gift Stop will say "I love you" in a special way. This online store has an awesome variety of luxury gifts that he or she will love. It is a great place to find great Watches for Men and Women at My Gift Stop. Shop online gifts for Valentine's, name brand sunglasses, handbags, shoes, and more. They have Amazing prices and easy returns. For every purchase that is made My Gift Stop is dedicated to giving back to society, donating 5% of every sale to the global medical relief nonprofit, Direct Relief. The Place To Shop For Valentines Day is My Gift Stop!

  I would love if my husband shopped for my Valentine's gift on My Gift Stop. There are so many items that I have my heart set on. Here are some of the gifts that I would love for my husband to buy. Now I just need to drop some hints.

This Swarovski Slake Purple Duo Crystal Accented Women's Adjustable Alcantara Bracelet is so pretty and I would love to wear this to the military ball next month.

This Sterling Silver Diamond Fashion Pendant is also so beautiful and I would wear this everyday
to proclaim my love to my husband.

Kate Spade Bag is always a great gift that I would love to receive! I just love the look of this one!

These are just a few of the items that are available on the website. There are so many categories to choose from for both men and women. Here are just a few of them:

Bags & Wallets
Home & Kitchen

Not sure what to buy? A gift card to My Gift Stop is always a perfect gift!

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Friday, January 26, 2018

FREE EPIC Bar & Free Frontera Taco Bowl

FREE EPIC Bar Receive ONE (1) FREE EPIC Bar, any variety (1.3-1.5 oz.). Available in most stores.

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This Friday, January 26th, 2017– ONLY, you can load a coupon to your Kroger (or Affiliate) Plus Card for FREE Chobani Smooth Yogurt,
Although 01/26/2017 is the only day that you can load the coupon, the coupon offer is redeemable through 02/11/2018


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Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Boys And The Toughest Monster Truck Tour

The Toughest Monster Truck Tour was Awesome!

           I received tickets to attend the Monster Truck Tour in exchange for this post.

  The boys, all four of them, and I went to the Toughest Monster Truck Tour and it was an incredible experience. We had never been to this event before so I really had no idea what was in store for us. The boys were so excited to be able to attend this show filled with big loud trucks! I, on the other hand, was not too excited but this mom loves her boys and said yes to a free night at the Monster Truck Tour. I mean, how could this mom say no to a work assignment like this. Let's just say I was the best mom in the world for saying yes to this job!

  The boys couldn't wait for the show to start. I made sure to bring earplugs. I was also glad that I wore my winter coat as it was cold inside the arena. My oldest two boys thought the cold place had something to do with the car exhaust fumes. The show started out dark and loud. The boys loved the loud noises coming from the cars. It was cool to see the cars driving around in the dark. Watch a video that I made HERE

   Even though I had earplugs, the show was very loud. I should have bought a pair of the fancy ear protection devices that they were selling in the lobby! This was me most of the night. There were parts of the show that were not that loud, like the motor cross bikes. The things moms do for love!

My younger son had a great big smile on his face after the opening of the show and exclaimed: " that was awesome!"

  After the loud stomach rumbling opening of the show, it was exciting to see the huge trucks drive over these mounds of dirt. It was even more amazing to see the truck in mid-air. I asked my boys if they would like to drive/ride in the monster trucks during the show and all four of them said "yes!" Of course, my oldest informed me that there was only one seat in the monster trucks.

The best part of the show was when this truck tipped over! The crowd all cheered when this happened. My boys thought it was so cool to see the truck on its side. It was even exciting to watch the other truck pull the car back over. My boys all enjoyed the Monster truck show and asked if we could go to another monster truck show next month. Even the 23-year-old son said "thanks mom for inviting me." My husband was out of town so he was disappointed that he was not able to see the huge loud monster trucks.

The Toughest Monster Truck Tour brings only the best and baddest monster trucks in the nation to compete in 3 competitions each night. Only one can be the Toughest!

In addition, you might see high flying Freestyle Motocross riders, a giant fire-breathing mechanical dinosaur, ATV/quad racing, tough trucks or a 2,000 hp jet powered ATV!

Will you be bringing your family to see these awesome monster trucks?

Tickets On Sale Now! Find more information and view the upcoming schedule by visiting http://www.toughestmonstertrucks.com/upcoming-events/ 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ten Healthy New Year Fitness Goals

The new year is always a good time for a change.

The new year is always a good time to make changes. Most people focus on health changes in the new year, including me. Last night I went to the gym and it was very crowded due to all the people who start the new year with a desire to get in shape. As I worked out, I watched other people and thought about my own desire to lose those holiday pounds/inches that I put on. I thought about things that I needed to do to get back into my healthy routine. I want to share some of my goals/tips this month that I will be doing to get back in shape. My main goal is to be healthy and have a fit body. It is not about the weight, as I haven't got a clue on what I weigh, but rather tone the muscles and get them stronger. I look at my body like a car if I take good care of it runs well and stays out of the shop(doctors).

1. Start today
  After Christmas, I kept putting off exercise and eating right. I made excuses like once the cookies are gone I will start or it is too cold outside. Making excuses was doing me no good and I need to start somewhere.

2. Shop smarter at the grocery store
I always try to eat before I go shopping. When I am hungry, I tend to buy junk that is not good for me. I need to write up a list and stick to it. The unhealthy food cannot be eaten if it is not in the house. I need to use a  grocery pickup service more often as then I can choose healthy food and pick it up, thus avoiding a trip into the store. My goal is to buy more leafy green veggies this month like kale and spinach. I find that cooking them and then storing them in the fridge, gets me eating them more often.

3. Leave your money at home when visiting the gym
This is a tip that I want to share in general after I listened to conversations in the locker room at the gym. It is amazing how many people were talking about going out to eat after working out. McDonald's was smart to be near a gym that I visit. It got me to thinking about how I eat too much after going to the gym. While I don't grab food from a restaurant, I do reach for my weakness snack, cheese and crackers instead of fruit and nuts. So while I don't have to leave my money at home when I go to the gym, I should pack a healthy snack in my bag.

4. Just move
On cold dreary days, I have a hard time getting out the door to workout so I usually push myself to go a walk. A fast walk is doing my body so much better than sitting on the couch. I need to move more during the day. The cold weather makes me want to sit more.  My goal is to just go to the gym 3 days a week and get on a machine. I find that once I start listening to my music, I get moving to the music and get that workout in.

5. Wear jeans more often
  I have been wearing leggings a lot this winter as they are so comfy. The problem is I did not realize that I put on a couple of pounds until I put on my jeans and realized that they stayed up without a belt.  I don't weigh myself so my clothes are my indicator of when I have gained weight.

6. Run more
 I have been visiting the gym instead of running outside and want to get back to running. Working out in the gym has been giving a good workout and using the weights have been helping tone my arms but I find that running gives me a more intensive faster workout. So my goal is to run three times a week and go to the gym twice a week. I have been liking the gym for working my muscles but the cardio is too boring for me. So on the days that I run, I might stop at the gym on the way home to do some weights. I am lucky that the gym is 1/2 mile from my house.

7. Snack less and drink more water
 I tend to snack a lot since I work from home. I need to force myself to drink a glass of water everytime I eat a snack. I do eat healthy snacks but the colder weather keeps me from drinking enough water. So I need to starting drinking more water. Maybe if I close the pantry door, I might snack less.

8. Strengthen my muscles more
 I need to focus on my muscles, specifically in my arms and my stomach. Since I received a free gym membership last July through my husband's work, I started doing some weight exercises with kettlebells to start toning my arms. I have never used the weight lifting machines until the other night when I decided to try them. I am going to use the weight machines 2-3 times a week to see how it can tone my arms and stomach.

                 I love using this for my stomach exercises, so much more fun than situps!

9. Small changes are best
 I find that small changes are always best. When I make too many changes at one I get overwhelmed and then I tend to fail.

10. Keep trying
  When I fail, I start over again. I am not perfect nor do I want to be, so when I eat too much one day or just don't feel like working out, I am ok with that. I realize that tomorrow is a new day to start over. I also realize that these are goals to strive for and not written in stone. So what may work today might not work tomorrow. My advice is just to try. Changes will not happen without you starting.

Do you have any New Year Goals? I would love to hear about them!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

SONGMICS Vegetable Spiral Slicer Giveaway

This spiral slicer turns veggies into healthy low carb pasta and more!

  Are you looking for a way to make eating vegetables fun for kids? The SONGMICS Vegetable Spiral Slice turns ordinary vegetables into fun spiral strands that can be used in many recipes like low-carb pasta and more. I like to spiral carrots to use in my Southwestern Sushi Burritos and Spaghetti Squash Spring Rolls. This fun machine is so easy to use and comes with 5 different blades so you can make pasta, veggie chips, curly fries, and so much more.

I love that the unit folds for easy storage and the blades all store in the slide-in blade rack. The slicer also has suction cups on the bottom to firmly hold it in place on your countertop. The SONGMICS Vegetable Spiral Slicer is also dishwasher safe. This cool veggie slicer is going to get a lot of use in my kitchen.

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Regular Girl Is A Must Have Travel Product

 Being regular is awesome! Keep reading to discover an amazing product that helps you go #2 so you can avoid constipation.

                        I received Regular Girl samples to facilitate this post.

   I like to be a regular person when it comes to my daily potty habits. I try to eat plenty of fruits and veggies so my body will have no problem in the bathroom. Sometimes that is not enough and there are times when I have trouble going. Traveling always seems to mess with my potty habits and makes going difficult. When I travel, I don't always eat right and my bathroom routine is different. Then I get constipated and this is never fun when on vacation. Does this happen to you?

The one product that I always pack when traveling

Nobody has the time for irregularity

 I am happy to say I no longer experience traveling potty problems! I discovered Regular Girl and my gut is very happy when traveling. Regular Girl is an amazing Prebiotic Fiber & Probiotic Blend that keeps my potty habits regular. This easy-to-use product helps me to be able to go. I just sprinkle the tasteless powder over my food or mix it into a drink once a day. It is so easy to blend Regular Girl into my juice and breakfast time. One packet of Regular Girl daily keeps my gut happy and I have no problems in the bathroom department! I love that this product is natural, vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free!

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Must Have Travel Products & a Giveaway

Check out some of my favorite products for traveling. Keep reading to discover an awesome giveaway!

  I have become quite the traveler in the past three years. I discovered blogger conferences and now I am hooked on attending at least 2-3 conferences a year. I attend these conferences not only for learning/network but also for a mini vacation for myself. Knowing that I can take a mini vacation inspires me to work harder to pay for the conference. I am so glad that my husband is supportive of my traveling. My husband likes my traveling, especially when he is able to take the time off work and join me. Two years ago, my husband and the younger boys joined me on a trip to San Diego and next month the whole family, including my oldest son will be joining me on a trip to California. I will be attending Shiftcon and they will be doing Disneyland. With each trip that I take, I discover items that I consider travel must-haves and I would like to share some with you.

Mifold Grab and Go Booster

This compact booster is perfect for kids ages 4-12 and makes traveling with car seats so much easier. I love that this safe booster fits in my carry-on luggage and I don't have to check a bulky car seat at the airport. This car seat is ready to use and is great to use when renting a car or traveling by taxi. The 10X smaller booster seat protects the child by positioning the seatbelt instead of just lifting the childlike regular booster seats. My big boys love sitting in this booster. This booster comes in many colors also.

My nine-year-old is very tall so the Mifold helps keep the seatbelt in the right position to be safe. As I told my son it is night really about height but rather how the seatbelt is postioned. He likes sitting on this instead of a raised booster chair.  

Regular Girl Prebiotic Fiber & Probiotic Blend

I don't always eat right when traveling as I like to enjoy the breakfast buffet at the hotel as well as local restaurants. My potty habits are also not the same when traveling so I can become constipated and bloated. That is no fun! I do try to eat fruits and veggies when traveling and that helps a bit but I discovered a wonderful product that is awesome for traveling. Regular Girl is an easy to use 100% natural powder that I just mix into any drink or soft food like yogurt or oatmeal. This prebiotic and probiotic fiber blend is tasteless so it blends it well. I only have to take it once a day and the best part is it keeps me regular without any gas or cramping. I just mix the powder in my coffee or juice at breakfast and it keeps my potty habits happy. I like to call this product " you go girl" as it works!  

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Want to win some Regular Girl? I have Regular Girl Gift Set to giveaway to one of my lucky readers! This awesome gift set contains plenty of product and other fun items and will keep your gut happy. To win just click on the link below for a chance to win. Good luck!

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Travelwise Packing Cubes
 I discovered these packing cubes a couple of months ago and love them. They make packing and organizing a suitcase so easy. My younger boys used them last month when we traveled to see my parents and it made sharing a suitcase so much easier. There was no fighting over clothes since they wear the same size as they knew whose clothes were whose.

Mouth Watchers Manual Toothbrush 
 This foldable toothbrush is not only travel-size but also eliminates 99.9% of bacteria build-up in the mouth. This Antimicrobial Toothbrush that has silver technology in the bristles to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria build-up in the mouth for up to 6 hours after brushing. I just love how the toothbrush folds to keep my toothbrush clean when not in use.

Genuine Health fermented Greek yogurt proteins+ bar 

This delicious protein bar is a great filling snack that takes care of my hunger while traveling so I don't give into unhealthy expensive airport food. This bar not only tastes great but also gives me 15 grams of fermented protein that is great for gut health and immune support. A healthy immune and happy gut system are always great when traveling. These snack bars/meal replacement bars come in four delicious flavors. The Cherry Almond Vanilla is my favorite flavor.  
It is always great to bring a book or two on your trip to keep the kids occupied while on the plane. My boys love this Scratch & Create book! They love seeing what picture is underneath the page. This book is filled with endangered animals that are so beautiful. The book also has fascinating facts about the animals.

    Where will you be traveling?

Check out these other posts for traveling tips!

Ten Great Road Trip Ideas For Traveling With Kids

What To Pack For A Blogger Conference
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