Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Migraines Suck! #Stopain #Sponsored #Coupon #Migraine #MigraineRelief

Migraines suck. I know... my mother suffered from migraines, I suffer from migraines, and my husband suffers from migraines. I have dealt with them in some form for my entire life.

My migraines seem to be more frequent when I am pregnant, unfortunately...  a point in time when there is very little medical relief due to the possibility of harming the unborn baby.

My husband, however, has several a week.  This can mean, at times, an entire week filled with pain. Migraines can last days... and it's a pain that ruins everything in life at that time. If you're reading this, you probably understand. 

If you, or a loved one, suffer from migraines Stopain Migraine  is a topical pain reliever that has been beneficial for many migraine sufferers. Applied topically to the back of the neck and behind each ear, you can use it alone or in combination with other migraine medications without fear of drug interactions. Unlike other migraine medications, it can be used up to 4x daily. 
This gel is easy to apply. I have been applying it for my husband, but I'm sure he could do it himself. You simply pump one pump (The product’s airless pump technology ensures precision measured dosing each and every time) of the gel on your fingertips and apply to the back of the neck and behind the ears. You can also watch this helpful video if you would like to learn more about the application.

A recent observational study of the effectiveness of Stopain Migraine was conducted by the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University. Based on the results of the study, renowned neurologist Dr. Stephen Silberstein and his team concluded that participants experienced a significant improvement in migraine pain. 

My husband found that it really did help significantly. One of the most difficult things for him is waiting for medication to start working. That pain that you have to suffer through before the relief comes can be extremely intense. Stopain Migraine works quickly, it starts working as soon as it is applied, and when used with his prescription migraine medications Stopain Migraine's quick acting effects allowed for a more comfortable time period until the prescription medications can kick in. This was by far the biggest benefit for my husband.

We don't know what triggers my husband's migraines, so there isn't anything we can do to change something to make them less frequent, so in the mean time we just have to be on top of the pain with pain medication.

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Stopain Migraine is available at Walmart stores and  To learn more about Stopain Migraine, visit and LIKE the brand on Facebook
This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received a package of Stopain Migraine for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Curious George 3! #newmovie

We have several Curious George fans, what's not to love about a fun little monkey that gets into a whole lot of trouble? Well, if you love Curious George too get ready for the third fun movie featuring this adorable character!

As with the previous films, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle includes plenty of adventure and great music which make the movie fun for ALL ages!

We were provided with the movie in advance of it's release so that we can share our thoughts with you!

The kids loved it. We've watched it several times since we received it! It's a fun movie full of great music (music is one of the things that really draws me into a movie, so it's super important to me). The movie follows George, who is going to space! But, as with most things George does... it doesn't go according to plan. 

We also had a lot of fun making "photobombed" selfies with the online app (see below the photo for the link).

Let Curious George join your selfie! Get curious with the Brand-New Free Photo App:





 Launch into the adventure of a lifetime with everyone’s favorite monkey in this all-new movie, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle! When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, a little monkeying around forces him to crash-land in Africa. While a worried Man with the Yellow Hat searches for him, Curious George bravely explores the jungle and makes new animal friends along the way. Reunited at last, the two best pals have an unforgettable adventure shared with their new friends! Featuring the voice talents of Angela Bassett & John Goodman, with music by the Plain White T’s, join Curious George on his fun-filled journey that the whole family will enjoy!

The soundtrack will be available June 23, 2015 on Back Lot Music, featuring the new original song “Welcome to Paradise” performed by Plain White T’s and score by composer Heitor Pereira (DESPICABLE ME, MINIONS).

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Get Earth Friendly with Cariloha!

Cariloha recently sent me these sandals to check out and tell you all about. 

They weren't my first choices, but Cariloha's sandals must have been popular since the ones I wanted were out of stock. *sad trombone*

I have fairly big feet... usually a 9.5 or 10. I received 10's and they seemed to fit fairly well.  The Coki Beach sandals (teal) seemed little lengthly in the toe, but they were comfortable.  The Magens Bay sandals (plaid) were more comfortable to start off with.

The sandals' straps are made out of bamboo. Bamboo is a sustainable resource. It grows quickly and is also hypoallergenic.

I've been wearing these sandals for a bit now, and while the Magens Bay sandals were my favorite at first, they are definitely showing wear. The plaid design has rubbed off and the soles have curved.

The Coki Beach sandals have faired better. I wouldn't have chosen the teal color myself, I would have much preferred the navy, and the cloth lining is discolored from wear. I thought this cloth lining would quickly pull up and off of the sole of the sandal, but so far it has surprised me. There is only minimal curling of the fabric near the toe.  The straps have been strong and I've had no issues with them. Both pair of sandals are definitely wearable still. I LIVE in flip-flops. I would wear them every day if I could (Ah, but my job...and snow... prevent me from doing so). So, my sandals go through quite a bit of use. For under $20 a pair, these are worth the price for a great season of wear.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are

The Walmart gift cards and information in this post have been provided by P&G.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Walmart carries a wonderful assortment of Children's Miracle Network products, such as baby shampoo, diaper ointment, and sweet baby gift sets. Walmart is a proud partner of Children's Miracle Network, believing that every child deserves the chance to live a better life.

If you're not sure what Children's Miracle Network products to purchase, you can always browse by brand — we carry popular items from Johnson & Johnson, PediaSure and Pampers (Goooo Pampers!). Getting your baby's essentials at Walmart ensures that your little one will be happy and healthy at every stage of their growth- and your pocketbook will be happy, too!

If you're a new or soon-to-be mother seeking parental advice, head on over to the Every Little Step Parent and Baby Center. At Every Little Step, you'll find advice on everything from how to take memorable maternity photos to essential breastfeeding basics. We've got tons of useful tips for new moms — and dads, too! In addition to offering great info for parents, Every Little Step is a terrific one-stop baby shop. You can browse our sweet selection of baby clothing, baby gear and other baby essentials.

We were recently sent a Walmart gift cars so that we could pick up some Pampers Swaddlers! Pampers Swaddlers are the BEST diapers for our 2 year old son, and knowing that when we purchase these diapers from Walmart that Pampers has partnered with them to donate $200,000 to CMN this month!

Check out this great story from MY home state, Michigan:

Michigan - Darius
Beaumont Health System
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Age 16 (as of 11/30/14)

As a three-sport athlete — competing in football, basketball and baseball — Darius’ annual physical exam seemed a simple formality. But at age 14, doctors at a free Student Heart Check held by Beaumont Children’s Hospital discovered a thickened heart muscle, known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy — the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

Darius was forced to give up many sports he loves, but he doesn’t let that slow him down. An entrepreneur at heart, Darius is always finding unique ways to make money to pay for college and enjoys working on remodeling projects with his dad.

Darius and his family volunteer at all of Beaumont’s Student Heart Check screening events and help bring awareness to the risks of sudden cardiac arrest and the importance of screening via local news media interviews. Darius hopes to pursue a career in pharmacy or become an echo technician to give back to the medical community that saved his life.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Let it GLOW! Keep them safe.

I received products in exchange for this post, but I've also purchased these products from Oriental Trading many times in the past. All opinions are my own.

Summer nights are when some of my favorite memories are made. Bonfires, fireworks, camping and fun family celebrations make for a great time with the kids.

Having eight children can be a challenge at times. One of the major challenges we face, especially when out in an open space, is keeping an eye on all of our kids. They are all still fairly young, the oldest being 11, and we still need to know where they are. At night, we always make sure that they are wearing something to make them easy to see. 

Glow-sticks, necklaces, and bracelets are great ways to help keep the kids visible and they LOVE them. 

 We get our glow products  from since their selection is HUGE and their prices are great. We've gotten a ton of things from them, but my recommendation is to go for the premium glow products (they glow brighter and longer). 

We go to about 6 fireworks displays per year, and purchasing these glow products before hand makes our trip a lot more fun, and less expensive. These sell for about $5 per necklace if you purchase them at the park for the fireworks display. That's $40 for our family of eight children! By purchasing these in advance we get 50 necklaces for under $40. Another great reason to get your own... they'll likely be different than what is available, then you can spot your children easier. 

Aside from making children visible glow products are just plain fun. Night-time games of field tag, hide and seek, and dancing make for great entertainment. 
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