• Apple Mango Smoothie

    I received compensation from Bayer Consumer Health, makers of MiraLAX® to write this post. MiraLAX® is a laxative used to treat occasional constipation. All opinions are entirely my own. #ReliefMadeEasy #CollectiveBias #Ad

    Ever since I embarked on my weight loss journey in March, I have been having off and on issues with occasional constipation. I can tell if I haven’t had enough water, or if it is extra hot outside or I eat more protein than normal that those are the times I usually have a delay.

    Thankfully someone just suggested getting MiraLAX® which I found at Walgreens. It has really helped with occasional constipation. MiraLAX® works with your body’s natural process to provide effective relief from occasional constipation. MiraLAX® works with the water in your body to provide a gentle experience and doesn’t cause harsh side effects.

    I love that it comes in multiple bottle sizes and the MiraLAX®. The bottles are great for home, but when you are out and about the last thing you want to do is pull out a big bottle and that is why the Mix-In Pax are so convenient. If I’m away from the house for the day, or a few days, these are easy to toss into my purse.

    One thing that is so important is that MiraLAX® is different from stimulant laxatives. Stimulant laxatives make your body go by forcefully stimulating the nerves in your colon. MiraLAX® works with the water in your body to hydrate, soften, and ease, unblocking your system naturally. My body doesn’t like to be forced to do anything, so something that is easy to take and is easy on your body is right up my alley.

    MiraLAX® can be taken in any liquid. A glass of water, your morning cup of coffee, or my favorite, a delicious smoothie. Today, I wanted to share this smoothie I make regularly. It worked perfectly and was great as always.

    This Apple Mango smoothie is so delicious and easy to make!

    • 1/2 apple (sliced and seeds removed)
    • 1 cup sliced mangos
    • 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
    • 1/2 cup non-fat milk
    • Ice

    Blend and voila!

    Tip: When needed, I add in the MiraLAX® to help with occasional constipation. Since the powder has no flavor, you don’t even realize it is there!

    Before you head to Walgreens, get your MiraLAX® so you can make sure you save! And make sure you always use as directed.

    What is your favorite kind of smoothie?

  • Pregnancy, Poise and a little Peeing

    This post is sponsored by Poise® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

    There are so many old wives tales that come up about pregnancy and after, right? so today I wanted to talk to you a little bit about Pregnancy, Poise and a little Peeing.

    Old Wives Tale: Don’t look at a mouse when you’re pregnant — if you do, your baby will be born with a hairy birthmark.– Say Whaat?

    Old Wives Tale: If you have a lot of heartburn your baby will be born with a lot of hair. — Maybe. But maybe not?

    Old Wives Tale: You can’t get pregnant while nursing. — Who wants to try it? Go ahead, I’ll wait…

    But the truth about pregnancy: Stretch marks, hemmeroids, nausea, constipation, bladder leakage.

    Personally, I know that things like this can be embarrassing. But it doesn’t need to be. Things like Light Bladder Leakage are so much more common than most people realize, or maybe want to admit. But it happens to 1 in 3 women!

    If you are feeling uncertain about purchasing Poise® pads, you can use Walmart’s Online Grocery Pick-up to make shopping much easier and more discreet! No worry about running into someone you know and feeling uncomfortable!

    There are many different options so that you can find just the right fit for you! Whether you just need something extra light, like a liner, or something more absorbent like an overnight pad, Poise has you covered.

    Poise Pads are 10X drier than the leading period pad – perfect for maternity pads for women after birth who experience postpartum or heavier bladder leakage.

    They have a great ContourFit Design a pad shape that is softly curved in the middle, to fit your curves better than before. They’re wider in front and back for coverage and protection for heavier bladder leaks. And the 3-in-1 protection for dryness, comfort and odor control can’t be beaten.

    So, who loves to earn money while they stay dry? Thanks to ibotta you can get a little bit back with your purchase of Poise. You can use my referral link: https://ibotta.com/r/xgcoqll if you don’t already have an ibotta account. (I do receive $5 when you sign up, and you’ll receive $10 for using my link!)

    So what are you waiting for? Are you going to earn your $5 from ibotta?

    Be sure to check out more posts about Poise. –> Mom Moments with Poise, Take Control of your Light Bladder Leakage, 5 Things I learned after becoming a mom.

  • Let’s Talk Plan B

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsTalkPlanB #CollectiveBias #ad

    Women’s health is such an important topic, and I think that so often it seems taboo to discuss. Or maybe some women are embarrassed to discuss certain things, and often, we just don’t know how to bring it up. So, I wanted to talk about something that I think all women should at least know about and understand what it does. So, #LetsTalkPlanB –

    If you’re not familiar with Plan B One Step, it is a pill that you can take after unprotected sex or a birth control slip up. You have to take it within 72 hours of unprotected sex or birth control failure.

    Plan B works by delaying ovulation to help prevent pregnancy before it even starts. The active ingredient in it is levonorgestrel, which is the same hormone found in common birth control pills, just at a single, higher dose.

    It doesn’t have to come down to hoping and praying that you don’t get pregnant after unprotected sex.  

    Plan B One Step can help as long as it is used as directed. But let’s be real. It is not a form of everyday birth control. It is for emergency situations.

    Just a single pill that you take by mouth- the sooner you take it after unprotected sex or a birth control slipup, the better it works. But always use as directed.

    Plan B One-Step emergency contraception is used as a backup method for birth control if, for example:

    •      Your regular birth control failed, such as a broken condom.
    •      You made a mistake with your regular birth control method, like forgetting to take your birth control pill.
    •      You didn’t use any birth control at all.

    It is not an abortion pill and will not affect an existing pregnancy. It also will not affect your future fertility.

    If you are interested in purchasing Plan B, you can typically find it in the family planning aisle. I was able to pick it up at Target, in the aisle mentioned above, right on the bottom shelf. It can be just purchased over the counter. If you’re looking for it and cannot locate it within the store, you can always ask the pharmacist and they will be able to help.

    You don’t need to provide an ID, a prescription or your age.  Should you have any questions you can also call toll free, 1-800-330-1271 for more information. Or you can check out the Plan B website.  Of course, you could also talk with your doctor.

    Get your coupon for $10 off your purchase of Plan B One Step.

    Let’s continue to talk about important women’s health issues and make sure that topics like these are no longer taboo!

  • Summer Fun

    We just finished up school this week and while we love lots of lounge days I also want to keep my kiddos moving and having a fun Summer break!  I wanted to start it off with a loose plan, of sorts. I used to make a Summer bucket list every year, and the past couple of years I haven’t.

    Feel free to check out some of our past bucket lists!

    Mommy’s Summer Bucket List, 2012 Bucket List, 2013 list2014 Bucket List,

    So this year instead of making a specific bucket list I made this Summer Fun list:

    Let me know what some of your summer plans are!

  • Mom Moments with Poise

    This post is sponsored by Poise® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

    Where are the moms at? Raise your hand! This is for you- the moms and moms-to-be that can’t laugh without peeing a little. Have some mom moments with Poise.

    Did you know that 1 in 3 women experience Light Bladder Leakage? Mom’s night out takes on an entirely new meaning to laughing so hard you pee your pants! But this topic doesn’t have to be embarrassing, or shameful. If you are experiencing LBL, you are not alone! I was talking to some girlfriends recently and we all agreed that LBL rears its ugly head. And knowing that it is common and not only affecting you can make you feel so much more confident.

    Did you know that you can do Walmart’s Online Grocery Pick-Up Option and add Poise to your cart? How simple is that? And if you are feeling a little uncomfortable about your purchase this might just be the perfect option for you! I ran into the store and I couldn’t believe all the options available!

    My favorite thing about Poise pads is all the different options available. ContourFfit, Lightweight, overnight, whatever it is you are looking for Poise has an option available at Walmart! Whether you are pregnant, post-partum or have older kids, bladder leakage doesn’t discriminate. Make sure your mom moments with Poise keep you comfortable and dry and you are covered under any circumstance.

    Unsure where to start? Check out more information here at Poise. Track what triggers your LBL, whether it is from laughing, coughing, smoking or did you know that some foods can even cause light bladder leakage? Spicy foods or even citric acid could be causing it. Sometimes it could just be caused by a medication you are taking. Whatever the situation, Poise has you covered.

    Thankfully, Poise has me covered for my next Mom’s Night Out!