>U Mom Knows Best: March 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Liquid Einstein Gives Me The Motivation & Energy To Face The Day

 Plant-derived caffeine without sugar helps me sustain long-lasting energy levels throughout physical activity with no crashing

I received samples to facilitate this post.

 My daily routine during the week always involves me waking up and doing some sort of physical fitness. I find that starting my day with exercise has so many benefits beyond physical health. Morning exercise wakes up my brain and just sets me on the right track for the day. I find that some cardio exercise first thing in the morning clears the mucus out of my lungs better than my natural asthma supplements. When I run first thing in the morning, I use this time to plan out my day. By the time I am done working out, I am ready to tackle my work.

Get amazing energy without that morning cup of coffee

 I know that so many of my friends can't start their day without that cup of coffee and would rather sleep than wake up early for exercise. I too do not like waking up early to exercise and have to force myself out of bed. Most mornings I have that conversation in my head about working out later in the day but I always remind myself that life gets busy and excuses are plentiful. I remind myself that I am happier and more productive when I schedule my fitness routine in the morning.

 So I get myself out of bed and put on my workout clothes. Then I reach for a glass of Liquid Einstein. This delicious orange drink gives me the energy to run or sweat it out on my elliptical machine. I get lasting energy and none of that hyper energy that energy drinks give me. The best part is this drink is sugar-free and made from plant-based caffeine. 

The Benefits of Weightlifting For Older Ladies

 Liquid Einstein gives you the fuel you need to rise to every challenge in your arena:

+ Steady Energy Without the Crash and Burn.

+ Proprietary Neuroenhance Blend

+ Essential B-vitamins for physical performance

+ Enhances Work, Studying, Gaming, and Exercise

+ Zero Sugar

Use code TARA20 to purchase Liquid Einstein HERE  

Way more benefits than coffee

 Sure, I could just drink a cup of coffee in the morning before I exercise but Liquid Einstein gives me more than just energy. This tangy orange drink also gives me natural brain fuel. So while I am exercising my mind is able to think better and I come up with the best ideas for my writing. I find that once I am done exercising, my brain is able to focus better on work and I don't get that brain fog like I do several hours after I drink coffee. Don't get me wrong as I love the taste of coffee but it just does nothing for my thinking. Coffee is my choice of drink when I want to relax and Liquid Einstein is my start my day energy drink.

So many healthy ingredients in a ready-to-make package

 I love that Liquid Einstein comes in powder form so it not only takes up less space in my pantry but they are great for traveling. These small packages contain lots of healthy ingredients like Green Tea Leaf Extract, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Grape Seed + Skin Extract, and Turmeric Root. This botanical antioxidant blend gives me energy all day without any jitters or crash. 

 The unique formula of brain and body-boosting ingredients

+ Green Tea Leaf Extract

+ Green Coffee Bean Extract

+ Grape Seed + Skin Extract

+ Turmeric Root

Stop Making Excuses And Gain Control Of Your Health

Can your energy drink do this?

 I am no stranger to energy drinks as I like them for giving me quick energy for my workout sessions. Quick energy is fine when I want to work and have nothing to do for the rest of the day. When I want to get some work done like writing articles on my website, I will be reaching for Liquid Einstein. Not only does this tangy orange drink taste delicious, but it also gives me vitamins and minerals along with brain-boosting energy. The price is way better than a canned energy drink or a fancy cup of coffee. The ingredients are natural and I don't have to worry about any side effects.

Use code TARA20 to purchase Liquid Einstein HERE  

 Liquid Einstein is my daily dose of energy with a side of genius power. I simply mix up the Liquid Einstein powder in a glass of water and drink it before I go running. While I am running, my brain has the thinking power to plan my work schedule for the day. The brain energy does not stop when I am done running. I was amazed the first time I tried Liquid Einstein as I was able to focus better and even my memory got benefits.

 The first time I drank Liquid Einstein was a couple of days ago. It was a Saturday and I was helping at my church food pantry that day. It was early in the morning and I did not have time to make coffee. So I grabbed a bottle of water and a package of Liquid Einstein as I was heading out the door. This liquid drink gave me the energy the morning to box up food and push shopping carts outside for the drive-thru food pantry. I admit that was I hesitant to drink the whole packet of Liquid Einstein as it had 150 mg of caffeine per serving. I usually only drink 100 mg of caffeine at a time because more gives me the jitters. Since this was a different type of caffeine that did not happen. I never was felt hyper. This delicious drink gave me the energy that I needed to do my work.

 When I got home that day, I was amazed that I did not feel like crashing on the couch, like I would in the past. Instead, I grabbed lunch and used my extra energy to take photos for my website. My extra energy did not feel like I could go on a mad cleaning spree but rather I could focus better on taking pictures. I will be using Liquid Einstein for my morning workouts and for days when I need some extra brain energy.

Your Daily Dose Of Genius

 Liquid Einstein delivers healthy focus and long-lasting energy, whenever and wherever you need it. This Quantum orange brain-fuel drink will help you focus on your work or schoolwork. It is the drink that you need to run faster or power through your virtual battleground. So next time you need lasting energy, reach for a dose of Liquid Einstein instead of coffee or an energy drink. You just might be surprised at how this orange drink makes you feel. You might just get addicted to Liquid Einstein and that is a good thing as you will save money when you buy more than one box of Liquid Einstein. Each additional box of Liquid Einstein on your order saves you even more money. 

Use Discount Code: TARA20 when you purchase Liquid Einstein HERE 

Monday, March 29, 2021

Easy To Make All Natural Homemade Weed Killer Spray That Works In A Day

Weeds can be annoying and unwanted in our yards. While store-bought weed sprays may kill the weeds, they are loaded with toxic ingredients that may cause cancer.  Conventional weed spray is harmful to our environment and our water sources. If you want to kill the weeds without toxic side effects, my homemade weed-killer spray works and is made with natural ingredients. 

This all-natural weed killer is chemical-free and safe to use around pets and kids. My DIY weed spray also kills the weeds within 24 hours! Keep reading to get the recipe for a natural safe weed killer.

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Spring is here and so are the weeds. They say April showers bring May flowers but it also brings tons of weeds! I hate weeds in my yard and I hate pulling them. I also have seasonal allergies to weeds. so pulling them usually results in hives all over my body as well as asthma problems. Leaving the weeds in my yard is not a good thing either as they can cause allergy problems. So just like you, I want the weeds in my yard gone.

One might think that the best option for killing the weeds is a conventional weed spray that you purchase at the store or paying someone to spray the weeds. These weed-killing options are not good as conventional weed killers are loaded with toxic chemical ingredients that are bad for the environment. The store-bought weed sprays may also have chemicals in them that can cause cancer. 

 I also do not like using chemical weed killer sprays since they have harmful effects on the environment. I use a natural homemade weed killer that not only kills the weeds but is easy to make. My DIY weed spray contains 3 ingredients that you can easily find in the grocery store at a reasonable price. My homemade weed killer makes a whole gallon of weed spray for less than $5. 

  This weed spray is safe to spray around kids and pets. You also do not have to worry about breathing harmful toxins. It is the best DIY homemade safe weed spray that will not harm the water supply. If you are looking for an eco-friendly weed spray this natural weed spray is the best. 

Kills weeds quickly

When you apply a weed spray to kill the weeds, you want fast results. This homemade natural weed spray works quickly and the weeds are dead within 24 hours. For best results, spray the weeds on a sunny day. Also make sure to check the weather forecast, to make sure no rain is predicted for the next 24 hours. I like to spray the weeds with the safe weed spray in the morning as this spray works best with full sun.

By the afternoon, most of the weeds are already drying up. This weed spray is powerful and will kill any plant, even grass. So do not spray the weed killer on your lawn or on plants you want to keep. The spray is perfect for the weeds on the driveway and sidewalks. I use the spray all over my yard as my yard is made up of rocks.

Super easy to make
This weed spray is super easy to make. You simply pour the ingredients into a weed sprayer container and shake it up to combine. I like to use a big reusable weed sprayer to mix up the weed killer. I really like this 4-gallon backpack garden and lawn sprayer. You can also use a smaller 1-gallon weed sprayer.


Three-Ingredient Weed Spray Recipe!

Homemade Weed Killer
1-gallon vinegar
1/4 cup dish soap
2 cups regular table salt
weed sprayer container 

    Pour the salt into the empty weed sprayer container and then add the vinegar.  Make sure to leave room in the container for the dish soap. Place the lid on the container and shake the vinegar and salt together, Unscrew the lid to the container and add the dish soap. Place the lid on the container and shake up all the ingredients again. 

Spray the weeds with the mixture, making sure to saturate the plant and the roots. Bigger weeds may need more spray than the smaller ones. It can take 24 hours for the weeds to die. Don't spray plants you want to keep or grass as it will kill both. This spray needs the sun to work so spray on a sunny day.

Spray directly on the weeds in the morning - let them sit all day & overnight!

Works best with the full sun!

  Here are the weeds before I sprayed them. I live in New Mexico and we landscape with rocks. I have rocks instead of grass as we live in the desert so not much rain here to grow grass. The spray works best with the sun so spray the weeds on a sunny day. I like to use a big reusable weed sprayer to mix up the weed killer. I really like this backpack garden and lawn sprayer

Needs only a day to see results! 

This is what the weeds looked like after 24 hours. I like to use this weed spray on small weeds that are a pain to pull. For the larger ones I just pull them. This weed spray is also great for weeds that grow along the sidewalk as those are so hard to pull out. 

Do you have persistent weeds?
The weeds here in the desert can be tough to fight even with this natural weed killer. Some people think that the harsh chemical weed sprays can perform better on their weed problem but in reality, the weeds come back every year no matter which type of weed killer spray you use. I have seen the city spray the weeds along the roads with those toxic chemical sprays and the weeds still grow back because the toxic weed sprays only kill the part of the weed that is showing. This natural weed spray works in the same way but there are no worries of toxic chemicals in your yard or water supply. When you use a natural non-toxic weed killer you don't have to worry about cancer-causing chemicals. 

update 2020

Read about the black plastic weed killer method HERE.

Spray and pull the weeds

   The best way to fight the weeds without harsh chemicals is to spray them with this homemade weed killer spray. I will also pull the weeds. My yearly plan that I do to combat those nasty weeds is to spend one morning spraying the weeds right before summer, usually Memorial Day weekend. I also pull the big weeds. Then my yard looks nice for the summer. I also decided to try something new last year in my yard for a section of weeds that kept coming back year after year. I laid down thick black plastic over the stubborn weeds and left it there for several months. I was surprised that the black plastic killed the weeds permanently. Read about the black plastic weed killer method HERE.

Buy the weed-killer ingredients here

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? 

Check out these Natural Ways To Cope With Spring Allergies.

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Springtime Fun With The New Wubble Comet


We received a free product/and or compensation from Wubble to help facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are our own.

Springtime means more time to get outside for active play and the Wubble Comet means super fun

 The weather has finally started to warm up and the recent change of time with daylight savings means my boys have more time to be outside. With the sun staying up later and the warmer weather, my boys are now spending more time at the park. That means more time to hang out with friends and have plenty of outdoor fun.

  Now that my boys are teens, they can head up the hill to the park without their mom. So when online school is over for the day, my boys text their friends to meet them at the local park. My boys then grab their bikes and sports items like a basketball. Once they are at the park, which is a block away from our house, they met their friends for some active play and some healthy exercise. The type of sports that my boys engage in with their friends varies. One day it may be a game of basketball and the next day it may be playing hockey on the basketball court.

Wubble Comet is great for active play 

 So my boys were super excited when the Wubble Comet arrived the other day. My boys have played with the Wubble Groovy Ball so they knew that the new Wubble Comet ball was going to be fun to play with. So once my boys quickly inflated the Wubble Ball before they headed to the park. This lightweight ball was super simple to inflate and did not require a pump. My boys just blew air into the ball. The Comet has a self-sealing valve so that made things even easier.

While the Comet Wubble looks like the other Wubble balls, this ball has a shimmering light that glows blue. So this ball would be perfect for day and nighttime fun. The Comet inflates up to 12" and after you activate the LED lights on the ball, the light fun begins. The lights on the ball activate with motion so every kick, toss, and catch means a super-cool light show. While the Wubble is made with super soft materials, this ball is durable for hours of squishy, squashy, bouncy fun! 

Fun for ages

 The Wubble Comet is designed for ages 6+ so all ages can get in on the fun. My boys may be teenagers but their age did not stop them from having a blast with the Wubble ball at the park. The park has a huge grass area so it was a perfect spot for a fun game of catch with their friends. Everyone had fun making the Comet float through the air. The ball was super easy to catch! The teens all had fun tossing the ball at each other. 

Nighttime fun with the Wubble Comet Ball

 The first time that my boys played with the Wubble Comet product was during the day so they did not activate the LED lights. Later that day, after playing at the park, my boys activated the lights on the Wubble ball. Then they brought the cool ball upstairs and turned off all the lights. It was pretty cool to see the lighted Comet ball float through the air and even I joined in on the fun game of catch with my boys.

Other fun products from Wubble

 When Wubble sent us the Wubble Comet ball, they also sent my boys some other fun Wubble products to check out. My boys were happy to have fun with the other Wubble balls. Like the Comet from Wubble, the other balls from Wubble were also super easy to inflate. So that meant more time for fun. Check out the other fun Wubble products below.

Super Wubble Blue

 It looks like a bubble,  plays like a ball! Kick it, whack it, throw it, bounce it—even sit on it! Super Wubble is made from a squishy, squashy, super soft, and lightweight material called Xpandium and is engineered to be super gentle. Unlike other balls, it molds around whatever it hits – foot or face – then bounces away, leaving laughter in its wake. It can be inflated to gigantic proportions (24-30 inches is best) and is fun to play with indoors or out, all year round.

 The New Super Wubble is up to four times stronger and more tear-resistant than the original Wubble Bubble Ball. The starter set comes with a portable pump and deflator (for easy storage). Balls are also sold separately, without the pump.

Groovy Wubble 

 It looks like a bubble and plays like a ball. Now it's taking a walk on the wild side!  New York City-based NSI International, Inc. introduces Groovy Wubble – the Super Wubble bubble ball with multi-colored tie-dye designs.  And dig this: Due to the secret manufacturing process, no two balls are alike!

 Super soft and lightweight, Super Groovy Wubble looks like a bubble and floats through the air like a bubble, but it plays like a ball.  It's squishy and bouncy. You can kick it, throw it, catch it, smash it – even sit on it. 

My boys loved checking out the Super Wubble Blue and the Groovy Wubble. These balls were fun to play with. My boys decided to play with the balls inside the house. They had a blast throwing the balls at each other for a fun game of dodge ball. I was glad that the balls were made from soft materials so no one got hurt. 

Find the Wubble Balls at stores and online

 The Wubble Comet, Super Wubble Blue, and Groovy Wubble can all be purchased at Walmart and Target stores. If your local store does not have any Wubble Balls, then you can purchase them online at the below links. These soft lightweight balls would be the perfect Easter basket gift

Super Wubble Blue: https://www.walmart.com 

Groovy Wubble: https://www.walmart.com

Wubble Comet: https://www.target.com 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Manage Kids Screen Time With Circle Home Plus

 I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

The pandemic brought many changes to my home. Some were good but others, like screen time allowances, were not the best. Discover an amazing device that helped me manage my kid's screen time in a super simple way.

 The year 2020 is a year that most people would not like to repeat. The pandemic brought about so many changes to everyone and now that things are starting to return to a new normal, it is time for my family to make changes. Changes that needed to happen long ago but I was too overwhelmed to implement.

Did you know?

Covid-19 has caused a 500% increase in screen time for kids. Nearly half of American children spend more than 6 hours a day in front of a screen.

 Last year when the whole world shut down and we were told to stay home to flatten the curve, most everyone turned to electronic devices to accomplish things at home. Schools were closed so my kids were issued computers so they could learn at home online in a virtual classroom. My husband parked himself on the couch with his work computer and the college kid set up his computer in his bedroom. My world became crowded and noisy so I escaped to my master bathroom to do my online work. They said it was only going to be for two weeks!

Screen time was out of control

 The kids were easily bored since they could not visit friends. I still had to work so I slowly started to allow my teens to do things that I would normally not allow. I loosened restrictions on device screen time and allowed my boys to play video games online. I allowed my older teen to buy a smartphone for listening to music. My work was getting busier so when my teen asked me if he could start playing online games with his friends, the mom guilt set in and I agreed. 

 The kids were super bored and we could not get to the library, as that too was closed. So I allowed my son to buy a game app for his phone and a fancy game controller that hooked up to his phone. The younger teen found an old cellphone in the junk drawer and joined in on the fun with this video game. The phones allowed my boys to feel connected to friends. I used to be that parent who said no to a cellphone for kids and screen time used to be limited to an hour. Sure I was concerned about their safety while online but I was overwhelmed at finding a sensible solution that would not stress me even more.

Screen Time management made simple

 My husband and I looked into downloading something to the computer to help us monitor the boys while they were online but we had trouble finding affordable options that had everything we needed in one app. It seemed that each computer program did different things and to get everything we wanted in managing the boy's screen we purchased several different programs. So my husband and I tried to manage the online time ourselves by checking the computer history on the teen's devices and reminding the boys to shut down all devices an hour before bed.

 Our screen time management system added more to my to-do list. I knew that there had to be something better for my family when it came to online time. I was glad that I discovered the CircleⓇ Home Plus device. The Circle is a device that all parents need to have for comprehensive screen time management. I am glad that three dads wanted a better internet for their families and it all began at a kitchen table. 

We make families' lives better online and off

Three dads wanted a way to steward their kid's online experiences. They envisioned a way to set healthy screen time limits and find the right balance of age-appropriate content and offline time, no matter where kids (and their devices) might be. These dads created the #1 comprehensive screen time management solution.

A Screen Time Solution

• Find Balance

• Set Healthy Limits

• Build Good Habits

• Get The Best Out Of Digital Experiences

• Not Being Consumed By Screens

• Keep Kids Safe Online

The perfect device for my family

 The Circle device was just what my family needed to control the screen time on all our devices. This was a perfect solution that would allow my boys to still enjoy their devices and give me the peace of mind that they were safe while online. I could finally set time limits on screen time without having to be the bad guy. I would not have the stress of reminding my kids that they need to shut down their devices.

Meet Circle Parental Controls

The Circle Home was easy to install and set up. Everything that I needed to set up the parental controls was included in the box. I loved that the screen-time management device was small. Once the Circle computer monitoring device was hooked up to our modem, it recognized all the devices that were connected to our internet. Then I downloaded the Circle Home app to everyone's phone, including my boy's phones. The app allows for the management of mobile devices on the go, so I can even see what my kids are doing online outside the home. 

  I loved that I could customize settings and features for each child in the family and even on adult devices. So if I wanted to cut the internet off on my college kid devices I could. I loved that this device even showed the history of electronic devices so I could review the sites my teens visited. When I do allow my boys to bring their phones to school, I can even turn off internet connectivity while they are at school. 

With just a few clicks, you can set:

• Age-appropriate filters&nb>sp;

• Time limits 

• Bedtimes 

• Pause/temporarily turn off Internet

• Restrict access to certain sites for specific periods of the day

• Circle enables screen-time management both inside and outside the home

 No one in my family brings their phone with them when they go to bed but technology can one of the main things getting between kids and a good night’s rest. I have heard parents complain about their kids sneaking their phones into their bedroom. Then they wake up in the middle of the night because they received a notification or want to check social media. So the Circle’s Bedtime feature can make late-night scrolling and bedtime arguments a thing of the past. Parents can set a time for the internet to shut off on a teen's phone so it does not interfere with their sleep. I like that these settings on the Circle Home Plus take away the arguments from the kids and nagging from the parents.

The affordable option for device management

 When you purchase the Circle Home Plus device, you get Circle Home Plus device and Circle App access. Then you can select from 3 subscription options depending on your needs. You can buy a three-month subscription, a one-year subscription, or a lifetime subscription. With the one-year plan, it is about $10 a month to have the best features to protect your family on the internet and manage screen time. 

Circle Home Plus typically retails for $69 for a three-month subscription,

$129 for a one-year subscription, or $299 for a lifetime subscription (all

plans include the Circle Home Plus device and Circle App access).

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

10 Reasons Moms Should Practice Meditation

 Moms always carry heavy emotional baggage trying to balance family activities, work-related obligations, and finding time to tick off their to-do lists. These stress them as thoughts keep piling up on their minds, making it extremely difficult for them to have a clear and focused mind. The emotional baggage weighs a mom down, reduces her productivity, and may even cause lifestyle diseases.

Choosing Meditation

 Consider meditation as nature's gift to help you harness the power to free your mind from all your troubles. Just like you have the power to craft gemstone bracelets from nature, meditating gives you the power to craft your peace of mind. 

There are two major meditation techniques:

+ Mindfulness Meditation

 During mindfulness meditation, you allow your mind to wander through different thoughts without holding onto a particular one, judging it, or trying to understand it. Your mind will follow a particular path once focused.

+ Concentration Meditation

 Concentration meditation involves focusing your mind on one particular thing, like your breath pattern or heartbeat. This helps to improve your concentration and frees your mind from any particular thought troubling you.

 These techniques might be hard to follow for beginners. But after some time, it becomes habitual and an easy-to-follow routine.

Why Practice Meditation

 As a mom, meditation could help improve your life and relationship with the people around you in a number of ways:

1. Reduces Stress Levels

 Meditating helps you free up your mind from all negative thoughts. It also assists you in focusing on what's important and what to prioritize. By having a good plan on what to do first and what to do last, moms could have a clearer schedule in mind and reduce the stress that accompanies the need to achieve everything at once.

2. Better Sleep

 Having been worn out, you need a good rest. However, the thought of the same routine awaiting you the next day cannot allow your mind to rest. Meditation will, therefore, help you to have a calm and peaceful mind, allowing you to relax and have a better sleep.

3. Reduces Anxiety

 When some moms realize they haven't gotten something done, an anxiety rush might kick in. There are various anxiety treatment options available to help manage stress. For some, they will take medication to help them deal with it. But nowadays, alternatives could help you have the power to cope with all that. Meditation could indeed be one of them. To keep your emotions under control, you can relax your body and brain, and figure out things in a calm manner.

4. Improves Your Attention

 Meditating is a habitual practice. At first, you’ll start with a shorter time. As days go by, you learn to concentrate better by focusing on what's important. This also impacts your attention in real life as you train your mind to be attentive to what’s important. Eventually, this practice could be held for longer periods.

5. Improves Self-Awareness

 As you meditate, you become more aware of your body and emotions. You control how your body and mind react to different environments, such as keeping your temper or excitement in check. 

6. Betters Your Memory

 As you learn to focus on what’s important, you let go of the unnecessary things. It helps to train your memory to remember key things for a longer period. It also reduces memory loss as your focus improves.

7. Helps You Gain Control

 Gaining control—be it of your food, lifestyle, emotions, or health—is important. However, with high-stress levels, this could become a problem. When meditating and freeing your mind of all the negative energy, you can finally focus on what matters.

8. Makes You Happier

 Personal happiness is one important aspect of being a mother. Many things could influence your happiness. Thus, it’s essential to have things under your control to be happy. By meditating and reducing bothersome thoughts, you could eventually achieve personal satisfaction.

9. Makes You Kind

 One of the benefits of meditation is that it helps you reflect on things without being judgmental. Once you have a better picture of why people do things or behave in a certain way, it could help you treat them kindly.

10. Could Help Reduce Depression

 When things you plan for or want to achieve don’t turn out the way you expect them to be, it’s normal to feel a bit depressed. By being emotionally stable through meditation, you can start winning the battle against such ill feelings by practicing self-control.

Free Yourself

 If you’re a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, you could make meditation a part of your daily routine. Free yourself from all the negative energy, the emotional burden, and the stress building up by meditating regularly. Transform yourself to a free soul full of positivity.

Monday, March 22, 2021

A WEEK AWAY' Will Be Coming to Netflix this Friday, March 26th

 If you have Netflix and love musicals, then I have a musical film for you to check out!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Netflix.

 If you are like me and love watching musicals, then listen up. I discovered a new musical film on Netflix and it is one that you are going to want to watch. A WEEK AWAY' Will Be Coming to Netflix this Friday, March 26th. Let your family know that you will be watching this musical and the TV is yours for the night. Make sure to let your family know that you will be enjoying this Netflix show and will be signing the night away. So unless they join you with singing, they better make other plans for the night.

 I don't know about you but I love watching musicals for all the great music. When I make plans to watch a musical at home, I let my family know ahead of time that they need to make other plans so I can enjoy the show. My family of all boys just don't understand my love of singing musicals and they tend to make fun of them.

 Long after I enjoy the movie, I continue to sing the songs from the movie. I have downloaded several musical tracts to my iPod so I can enjoy them while I exercise. So I am excited to watch A Week Away this Friday, not only for the film but for the amazing music. I really love that this movie takes place at a Christian summer camp as I had some great memories of my summers at a Christian camp. 

About A Week Away

 A Week Away is Netflix’s first musical film of its kind, releasing March 26th Troubled teen Will Hawkins (Kevin Quinn) has a choice to make - go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. While at camp, and with the help of his music, new friends, and love interest (Bailee Madison), he learns the healing powers of kindness, forgiveness, and faith can be found in the most unlikely of places.  I love that this upbeat musical features songs written by Amy Grant, for KING & COUNTRY and more!

Watch the Official Trailer for A Week Away

 To learn more about this movie that I am excited to watch, then check out the official trailer for A Week Away. Make sure to listen to the songs in the background of the trailer as they are awesome. If you have attended summer camp, this movie will bring back some summer camp memories. 

​A Week Away premieres on Netflix March 26,2021

So mark your calendar so you will remember to watch A Week Away this Friday. Then pop some popcorn and enjoy your Friday night with this amazing musical film. Here is the website to get more information about A Week Away. https://www.netflix.com 

Thryve Gut Health Test Review

 Gut health is important for overall health but how do you know that your gut is healthy?

I received a Thryve test to facilitate this post.

 It seems that gut health and probiotics are huge topics in the health and wellness topics. Most people know that the health of your gut can affect your overall body health. When the bacteria in your gut is balanced with good bacteria, the rest of your body tends to work better. When your gut is not healthy, it can lead to many health problems in your body. 

 Things like your immune system and skin health can be traced to a healthy balanced gut. If you have an unhappy gut or a leaky gut, you may have skin issues like acne or many other health problems. Your gut controls your body health in so many ways beyond stomach problems like constipation. So it is important to be kind to your gut. Many ways that people improve their gut health is with healthy food, prebiotics, and probiotics.

How do I know if my gut is healthy?

 So you do the right things to take care of your body and gut. You take a daily probiotic, eat healthy foods like homemade yogurt, and exercise. On the outside, your body looks good and you are having no issues in the bathroom department. You feel healthy and rarely get sick so your gut must be healthy. Or the opposite is true, you may take a probiotic and try to eat healthy foods but your health can need improvement. How can one know if their gut is healthy?

Gut health is linked to so many things

+ Did you know that 70% of your immune system is actually in your gut?

+ Have you ever heard the gut being referred to as “the second brain?” That’s because it contains over 100 million neurons (more than the spinal cord or peripheral nervous system).

+ 95% of the body’s serotonin (the feel-good neurotransmitter that anti-depressants try to keep up levels of) is in the gut.

+ Having a “gut feeling” about something? The vagus nerve travels from the gut to the brain where the brain makes emotional decisions based on the info it receives.

+ Research has identified that leaky gut is linked to hundreds of medical conditions including Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ADHD, Autism, Eczema, Depression, and many more.

Meet Thryve

 Thryve is the world’s first gut health company that incorporates microbiome testing with personalized dietary and probiotic recommendations. This at-home test analyzes your poop to target the good & bad bacteria in your gut to treat the root cause of your symptoms with guidance on what foods are best for you and which ones to avoid. 

Thryve is so simple to use

 As a person who is passionate about teaching others about health and nutrition, I wanted to know if the things that I was doing for the health of my body were making a difference in the health of my gut. I take a daily probiotic synbiotic, I eat healthy food, and I exercise on a daily basis. So I wanted to know to take an at-home test to see if I had a healthy gut microbiome.

 So I ordered Thryve gut health test. I wanted to know if my health routines were making a difference in my gut health or if I needed to make some improvements in my diet or supplements. Maybe my numerous food allergies and asthma were linked to the bad bacteria in my body. 

Thryve is the world’s first gut health company that incorporates microbiome testing with personalized dietary and probiotic recommendations.  This at-home test analyzes your poop to target the good & bad bacteria in your gut to treat the root cause of your symptoms with guidance on what foods are best for you and which ones to avoid.

My Experience with Thryve

 I liked that the Thryve gut health program could offer me guidance on how to treat the root cause of my symptoms and all I had to do was send them a sample of my poop. My Thryve sample kit arrived quickly in the mail and the gut health test was so simple to perform. All I had to do was poop and wipe with tissue, like I normally do. There was no need to even touch my poop as the gut health program kit included a swab that I wipe over the toilet paper. That swab went into a collection tube with a tight-fitting lid. Then I mailed the collection tube with my poop specimen off to the lab so Thryve could do a gut health review of my gut. My next step was to wait for the results of my Thryve gut health program review. I was anxious to know if my gut microbiome was healthy or not.

What is the microbiome and how can Thryve help my health?

             All Disease Begins in The Gut.” - Hippocrates

 + Your gut is home to trillions of bacteria, contains 70% of your immune system, and produces 90% of your serotonin (happy chemicals). If anyone is serious about their health, it starts by improving your gut.  

+ Probiotics are good bacteria that protect your digestion, immunity, mental health, energy levels, and ketone levels.

+ The Thryve gut health program gives you insights into your gut health and recommends personalized foods for you to enjoy and avoid. Thryve customizes a probiotic formula just for you to replenish the good bacteria and remove the bad.

Clinically Proven Health Benefits Of A Healthy Gut Microbiome

✔ Cut Constipation, Diarrhea, and Bloating for a Calm Stomach

✔ Reduce Inflammation and Protect Your Immunity

✔ Fight Metabolic Syndrome and Promote Ketosis

✔ Remove Brain Fog for Mental Clarity and Sharpness

✔ Fight Fatigue and Improve Focus

What does the Thryve gut health test review?

 I was excited to have my gut reviewed. From the moment that I sent off my poop to Thryve, I knew that they would utilize next-generation DNA sequencing with my sample to pinpoint my problem areas down to a molecular level. Once they were done with the testing, Thryve would send me a link to review my gut test results. I would then have insights into thousands of bacterial species, how they affect my body, and personalized recommendations to improve my health. One can always improve their health. For now, I am waiting on the test results of my gut health but once I get my gut microbiome results, I will be sure to update this post.

Get your personalized gut health test now!

If you are ready to improve your health through the health of your gut, then head over to Thryve and order your Gut Health Test. Your gut is home to trillions of bacteria, contains 70% of your immune system, and produces 90% of your serotonin (happy chemicals). If anyone is serious about their health, it starts by improving your gut.

Order your Thryve Gut Health Program HERE  

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

How to Shop For CBD: What do I need to know

 Whether you use CBD products or are exploring CBD, one needs to know about shopping for CBD.

       I received samples of CBD to facilitate this post

  CBD may have been around for a long time but so many people are now realizing the benefits of CBD oil. I discovered CBD products three years ago. When I first discovered CBD capsules, I had so many questions about what is CBD and how does CBD work? I was thankful that I was at a health conference for bloggers and I was able to have my CBD questions answered by a reputable CBD company that was not trying to sell me anything. In fact, this company offered me samples of CBD tinctures and CBD capsules so I could experience the benefits of CBD. I also received a sample of CBD ointment and plenty of literature explaining how to best use CBD oil.

CBD has so many uses

 At that health conference, I learned that CBD was good for anxiety and pain. Since I was not experiencing any pain or feeling anxious that day, the CBD pills had no effect on me. When I put away all my swag from this conference, I placed the CBD samples in my pantry. Several months later, I had intense pain in my thumb all day. I had not done anything to my thumb to indicate that it was broken so I went to DR. Google for advice. The good doctor said that it might be a trigger thumb. Then I remembered that CBD was good for pain. I grabbed the sample of CBD cream that was in my pantry and rubbed it on my thumb. The pain in my thumb started to fade away and I then went to bed. When I woke up the next day my thumb felt better. So I was sold on CBD for pain relief and started to use it instead of aspirin. I even gave CBD to my boys after their orthodontist appointment.

CBD Gummies for Sleep

 The following year, I attended another blogger health conference and was excited to see the CBD company at the expo hall. I knew that they would have samples of CBD products for me to try. This time they offered me some sample packs of their newest CBD product, cherry-flavored CBD gummies. The person at the CBD booth asked me if I had trouble falling asleep at night. I smiled and said almost every night. She told me to try 2 CBD gummies before I went to sleep.

 I was staying at a hotel while I was attending the conference. I never sleep well while traveling. So I chewed the CBD gummies 20 minutes before I went to bed. That night I fell asleep within minutes and woke up refreshed. CBD gummies are now my bedtime treat as CBD is a wonderful sleep product.

How to Shop For CBD: What do I need to know 

 Many are turning to natural products like CBD to help support their physical and mental wellness in 2021. CBD is a wellness supplement that is natural and has so many uses. Some people use CBD for pain, while others use it for anxiety. The uses of CBD are plentiful and so are the people selling CBD. With CBD products being so popular, it seems that everyone wants to make money selling CBD items. The problem is not all companies are looking out for your best interest with hemp products.

 That CBD product that you just bought may not even contain CBD or it may contain less CBD than it states. Since CBD is not regulated, it may be hard to know where to look for the best CBD for your money. 

 With so many brands and options of CBD products, it can be hard to know where to purchase CBD and hemp products. Direct CBD Online the largest internet CBD marketplace. With more than 5,000 products from more than 150 brands, Direct CBD Online is your one-stop-shop for all things CBD. Direct CBD Online carries the industry's top brands including Martha Stewart CBD, Social CBD, Charlotte’s Web, Mary’s Nutritionals, and even Honest Paws for your furry friends. 

 Direct CBD Online was created to stock the highest quality CBD products and accessories available and have them delivered directly to your doorstep. Direct CBD Online provides natural alternatives to help you live well and be well. They sell only the highest-quality CBD oils, edibles, creams, and more that offer real results for your health. We also strive to provide resources to help you make informed decisions about any products and supplements you use.

 So many familiar brands of CBD

When I discovered Direct CBD Online, I was excited to see so many CBD brands that I have represented on Mom Knows Best. This CBD website had a nice variety of CBD products from CBD beverages to CBD bath bombs, I knew that I could find what I wanted to buy. I loved that this is a one-stop-shop for all my CBD needs. So I can purchase CBD edibles for my sleep needs and topical CBD for my natural pain relief. The best part is I do not have to leave my house. 

 Some brands on Direct CBD Online even offer samples of CBD products so you can try them before you buy a full-size CBD product. There are plenty of product reviews for the products so you can get the information that you need before you buy your CBD products. This place is more than a CBD Marketplace.

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