Who Do You Think You Are? #BehindTheBlogger

Has anybody ever asked you “Who do you think you are?” Have you asked yourself this question? I am being asked Who do you think you are?

I am a mother. I am a friend. I am a lover. I am a genuine, sweet and caring person. I am strong. The past 10 years have really shaped me into the person that I am today. I am a different person that I was when I was in high school. I was an awkward, shy, low confidence person. I did not have many friends. I can honestly say, I had no clue who I was or who I wanted to be. But does any teenager really?

When I was 18 years old I got pregnant with my daughter, Haley. This changed my whole life. The path that I thought I was going to take completely changed. I became a mother on February 23rd, 2006. My whole focused changed. I had a baby to take care. I matured. When I was 20, I became pregnant with my daughter, Amberly. She was a blessing. I became a person who became filled with nothing but love and pride for my children. Everything I did was for them. But something dark happened during this time. I was still young, and married. Adam and I separated. This was the point in my life where I truly became independent. I raised two babies by myself for a year. I had no support from Adam.

We eventually got back together. The next 6 years I went through many ups and downs. Including the death of a child. I experienced true grief. But then I had a miracle happen and this opened my eyes up. I realized that even in your darkest moments, there is hope. I became pregnant with my son, Cayden. He brought joy into my life.

So first thing is first. I am a Mother beyond anything else. My children are my world.

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I am a strong woman. I can get through anything. This past year and a half has proofed that. If you are a religious follower, then you have been through the journey of finding out that my husband was having an affair with my former best friend. It broke me. I did not think that I was going to survive this heartache. I did not think that I was going to be able to raise three children on my own. I did not think that I would be able to keep my home after he left. I was wrong! I am STRONG. I am a SURVIVOR! I am doing well. I have been able to take care of my children with minimal help from their father. I have been able to keep a full time job, pay all my bills and maintain as a single mother.

Lastly, I am a friend. I am a loyal friend. I am a kind friend. I am the type of person that is there for you when you need that shoulder to lean on. I get along with almost everybody that I meet. I am trustworthy and tend to keep secrets very well.

I am sure there is more to the entire ines of my soul. But who do you think you are? Sound off in the comments!
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DripDrop is a Great Tasting, Effective Hydration Solution for Children #DrinkDripDrop

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Did you know that every year more than 200,000 children in the United States are admitted to a hospital for dehydration, and often they are treated with a painful IV. This is a scary thought!  Why are there more than 200,000 children being admitted for dehydration? Children’s hydration needs are much different that those of adults. Children lose water much more quickly, and they require a greater volume of fluids to stay properly hydrated. The only time I have been concerned about dehydration is when my kids have been sick from throwing up or with a fever. Other than that, I have to be completely honest, dehydration does not cross my mind!

Dehydration is caused when the body loses fluids and electrolytes faster than they can be replaced. Several common conditions speed up this loss of fluids and electrolytes:

~Diarrhea and Vomiting: During an episode of diarrhea or vomiting, the body loses water and electrolytes very quickly. That’s why diarrhea is the most common cause of dehydration in children. Illnesses like stomach flu and food poisoning commonly cause these symptoms.

~Intense Physical Activity: Sports and other physical activities increase the risk of exercise-induced dehydration, especially in hot and humid climates. This is the area where I really have not gave much thought. My kids love to play and play hard while they are at it. I never realized that they could become dehydrated by playing, especially outside and during the summertime!

~ Fever: A general rule: Higher fevers lead to a greater loss of fluids, and thus, it’s important to rehydrate often when your child has a fever.

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There are signs to look for to see if your child(ren) are becoming dehydrated:

~Dark yellow urine

~Dry mouth, dry skin or dry eyes (no tears)

~Thirst

~Tiredness, sluggishness

~Fewer wet diapers, decreased urine output

~Lightheadedness, headache

~Fever

~Confusion

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I was introduced to a great product that helps children when it comes to dehydration. DripDrop is a great tasting, effective hydration solution for children. DripDrop was created by a Mayo-Clinic trained physician who was tired of recommending poor tasting electrolyte replacement solutions he knew his patients wouldn’t drink. DripDrop is available in lemon and berry flavors. I received both flavors to try out! DripDrop tastes better than most pediatric solutions, and does not contain any artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. It has 2-3 times the electrolytes of sports drinks, with fewer calories.

dripdrop2Before I used DripDrop with my kids, I tasted each flavor. Berry was my favorite. It didn’t have any funny aftertaste like other hydration drinks I have tried in the past. The lemon flavor was okay. If I had to choose between the two, I would pick berry. I also know that my kids would prefer the berry flavor over the lemon flavor.

Once you believe your child is dehydrated, start giving DripDrop oral dehydration solution right away by giving the child small sips of the solution. It is safe to continue taking DripDrop until the child is active and urine has a pale yellow color and good flow.

Now since I received my DripDrop to try out, there have been no immediate need to use it. My kids have not been sick and they have not been super physical outside. However, I love that fact that I have DripDrop waiting if the situation should arise. School just started back up so I know the annual back to school sickness is bound to hit!

Click here to learn more about DripDrop. You can also get a $2 DripDrop Coupon! Make sure to follow DripDrop on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Back-to-School Time is a Great Time to #LearnWithOrkin #Giveaway ~9-7~

Back-to-school time is a great time to #LearnWithOrkin about pest prevention. Take the Pest Prevention Pop Quiz to find out if you know how to think like a pest!

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Adventure Time: The Complete Fifth Season #Review

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I remember when my daughters first came across Adventure Time. The very first episode they watched, they knew it was going to be an awesome show. I believe it was the third or fourth episode in season one that they saw for the first time. I was half way paying attention but I thought it was a cute and quirky show. Then one day I sat down with the girls and watched a full episode. I thought it was quite hilarious. Finn and Jake are so clever, humorous and brave characters. I knew then why my girls loved Adventure Time.

When the girls learned that they were getting the complete fifth season, they were super excited. This season includes 52 episodes!! 52!! That is A LOT! They didn’t have a favorite episode because they enjoy every single episode. We have had this for a few weeks and still have not gotten through all 52 episodes.

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Now, Adventure Time has released The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/14/15! That means it is already out for you to buy!!! Yay! You don’t have to wait!

Finn and Jake Return in Adventure Time the Complete Fifth Season!

Adventure Time is back on Blu-ray and DVD with the complete fifth season, featuring all 52 episodes from Cartoon Networks #1 show! The complete Fifth Season release also comes with a totally rad exclusive special feature, and comes packaged in a custom slipcase featuring everyone’s favorite magical dog Jake, adding to the collection custom die-cut slipcases from the previous season releases.

Episodes:

1. Finn the Human 

2. Jake the Dog 

3. Five More Short Graybles

4. Up a Tree

5. All the Little People

6. Jake the Dad

7. Davey

8. Mystery Dungeon

9. All Your Fault

10. Little Dude

11. Bad Little Boy

12. Vault of Bones

13. The Great Bird Man

14. Simon and Marcy

15. A Glitch Is a Glitch

16. Puhoy

17. BMO Lost

18. Princess Potluck

19. James Baxter the Horse

20. Shh!

21. The Suitor

22. The Party’s Over, Isla de Señorita

23. One Last Job

24. Another Five More Short Graybles

25. Candy Streets

26. Wizards Only, Fools

27. Jake Suit

28. Be More

29. Sky Witch

30. Frost & Fire

31. Too Old

32. Earth & Water

33. Time Sandwich

34. The Vault

35. Love Games

36. Dungeon Train

37. The Box Prince

38. Red Starved

39. We Fixed a Truck

40. Play Date

41. The Pit

42. James

43. Root Beer Guy

44. Apple Wedding

45. Blade of Grass 

46. Rattleballs

47. The Red Throne

48. Betty

49. Bad Timing

50. Lemonhope (1)

51. Lemonhope (2)

52. Billy’s Bucket List

 

Fall in Love with Layers

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