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PostHeaderIcon Pssst… Hey Ladies… Is yours Barely There?

This is not something I normally write about. When I was contacted by Mom Bloggers Club about reviewing this item I was a little unsure. I try to keep my content family friend but then I thought…. Why not? These are fellow Mom’s right? They struggle with the same issues as me right? So I decided to go with it and I am so glad I did.

Ladies, I would like to introduce you to the Barely There No Slip Fit Bra from Hanes. If you are like me and struggle with the constant straps falling and pulling down the back band, I say fight no more! The Barely There brand of intimate apparel continues its quest to solve women’s most discussed bra problems – straps that slide and back bands that ride up – so they can look and feel their best. The No Slip Fit line is designed for all-day comfort with a unique Lycra lining on the back band and straps that have a delicate silicone design to help them stay in place, eliminating unexpected slips or slides.

When I first opened this package I looked at and of course thought, “Yea so? Doesn’t look any different than every other bra.” I have worn a great number of brands and styles in the past and I will be 500% honest in saying I have never worn a bra like this before. The straps and back stayed put ALL DAY!! SAY WHAT?! Yep! I did not pull my straps up once!

On this one, I say don’t take my word for it, go out and try the Barely There No Slip Bra! head over to your local Kohl’s, JC Penney’s or Macy’s.  They sell for $32 (which believe me, that is more than I have ever paid for a bra BUT worth every penny!) and come in a nice assortment of colors. They also come in underwire and wire-free).  Also keep up with all the the latest news by “liking” Barely There on Facebook!

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PostHeaderIcon Who said woman are stupid?

On the first day, she sadly packed her belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases.  On the second day, she had the movers come and collect her things.  On the third day, she sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining-room table, by candle-light; she put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar,and a bottle of spring-water.

When she’d finished, she went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimps dipped in caviar into the hollow center of the curtain rods. She then cleaned up the kitchen and left. On the fourth day, the husband came back with his new girlfriend, and at first all was bliss.

Then, slowly, the house began to smell.  They tried everything; cleaning, mopping, and airing-out the place.  Vents were checked for dead rodents, and carpets were steam cleaned.

Air fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which time the two had to move out for a  few days, and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting. Nothing worked!   People stopped coming over to visit.

Repairmen refused to work in the house.  The maid quit. Finally, they couldn’t take the stench any longer, and decided they had to move, but a month later – even though they’d cut their price in half – they couldn’t find a buyer for such a stinky house.

Word got out, and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls. Finally, unable to wait any longer for a purchaser, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.

Then the ex-wife called the man and asked how things were going. He told her the saga of the rotting house. She listened politely and said that she missed her old home terribly and would be willing to reduce her divorce settlement in exchange for having the house.

Knowing she could have no idea how bad the smell really was, he agreed on a price that was only 1/10 th of what the house had been worth … but only if she would sign the papers that very day. She agreed, and within two hours his lawyers delivered the completed paperwork. A week later the man and his girlfriend stood smiling as they watched the moving company pack everything to take to their new home ……and to spite the ex-wife, they even took the curtain rods! I LOVE A HAPPY ENDING, DON’T YOU?

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PostHeaderIcon HealthyWomen “Women Succeeding with Epilepsy”

One of the things that definitely changes you is living with someone who has any kind of an illness. I have watched my brother battle with a seizure disorder for many years. As to not invade his privacy, I will just say that I have see him through some pretty bad lows, injuries and just the life results to having Epilepsy. There are 3 people, to my knowledge, in our family is live with this everyday.

Usually being the caregivers in the home, we as Moms seem to do it all. From making the lunches to making the beds, we have the majority of the household decisions. We often stress about these things but, for women with a disability or who care for someone in their household with a disability, it seems that everyday responsibilities can become hurdles as they deal with diagnoses, treatments, and other issues alongside their daily lives. This goes for all woman deal with personally or providing care for someone else no matter what the illness. Someone I was very best friends with for a very long time gave me a different out look on something her son was going through in his life. It really changed my outlook on many things. I was always asking her questions about him because I wanted to know more and she was always willing to explain things in great detail for me. I am extremely grateful for that experience.

On the heels of National Epilepsy Awareness month in November, HealthyWomen.org created a video series called “Women Succeeding with Epilepsy” to educate and inspire women dealing with the challenges of living or caring for someone with epilepsy. In this series, a woman tells her story of caring for her son with epilepsy while another woman shares her experience of living with epilepsy since she was a teenager. You can find the videos from HealthyWoman.org

10 Tips for Supporting  Someone Living With Epilepsy
Supporting a child …
Mom often takes on many roles in the family—caretaker, health care decision maker and cheerleader. If you have a son or daughter living with epilepsy, you’ll often take on all three. Laying a strong foundation for your child, while still taking care of oneself, can be challenging. These tips can help:
1. Communication is key. Nurture an environment of openness. It’s important to have a candid dialogue about your child’s condition, so they feel comfortable coming to you with any feelings or concerns. Talking about what it means for them is important, as is talking to others about what it means for you. Also, letting neighbors, coaches, teachers, school officials and other important people know is key to fostering a team approach.

2. Make informed decisions. Start by choosing the right health care professional. Give your child the best possible chance for success by seeking
care from a specialist who is familiar with epilepsy, such as a neurologist or epileptologist. Do your research and ask lots of questions. If you don’t feel comfortable from the beginning, keep looking.

3. Guide your child toward activities where success is most likely. It’s easy to see your child’s strengths. Encourage them to participate in activities where their skills will be best utilized. For example, partaking in an individual sport rather than a team one may offer significant benefits. Also, by giving your child responsibilities and allowing him or her to make or contribute to important decisions, you’ll be empowering your youngster to be his or her own advocate one day.

4. Remember: To care for someone else, you need to take care of yourself first. You know when you’re on an airplane and they say to secure your
oxygen mask first? Same idea here—you can’t help your family if you aren’t taking care of yourself. Make sure to schedule some time for self‐care,
relaxation and nurturing other important relationships in your life. Also, it helps to have a support network of other parents caring for children with epilepsy. You can find resources for this at www.EpilepsyAdvocate.com.

5. Always be prepared. Create an action plan so that you’re ready if a seizure occurs. That includes always carrying important phone numbers and any necessary medications.

Supporting another adult …
Do you have a friend, coworker, spouse, parent or sibling living with epilepsy? Maybe you want to be supportive but aren’t sure how. These tips can help:

6. Talk openly. By normalizing conversation about epilepsy and seizures, your friend or loved one will feel more comfortable talking about their concerns and fears. Also, don’t be afraid to express your own feelings as well. Witnessing a seizure can be scary—if it happens to you, talk about it.

7. Do your homework. Learn what you can do in the event of a seizure by asking a medical professional, doing research and talking to the person who has epilepsy. Visit www.epilepsyfoundation.org/about/firstaid to read their tips on first aid for seizures. Also, it helps to understand terminology and to know what resources and support options are available.

8. Be a cheerleader and advocate. Stay optimistic and celebrate seizure control and important milestones. Educate those around you and  encourage them to get involved with epilepsy awareness.

9. Offer to go to important medical appointments. Your friend or loved one may want some extra support or someone to take notes about medical procedures or other important topics. This will also allow you to be a solid sounding board for confusing medical decisions. In addition, people with epilepsy may not recall what happens during a seizure, so caregivers should try to communicate that information to the physician.

10. Carry important phone numbers with you. Whether it’s for specific doctors, local hospitals or other loved ones, always be able to contact the
people who you may need or want informed of any given situation. Women Succeeding with Epilepsy is sponsored by UCB, Inc. For more
information on living with epilepsy and video accounts of real women’s stories, visit www.HealthyWomen.org/epilepsy and  www.EpilepsyAdvocate.com.

Disclosure: I wrote this post  while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of HealthyWomen’s “Women Succeeding with Epilepsy” sponsored by UCB, Inc. and was compensated for passing along this educating information to you. The views and opinions expressed in this post are my own and any opinion about a product/service or website that may have been mentioned should be verified by the product designer or webmaster. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. You can read more about Delightful Chaos’ Disclosure Policy here.

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