Living Dayton, Domestic Debacle and Common Mommy Annoyances!

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On Tuesday, I had the blessing of being featured on WDTN’s Living Dayton along with some fantastic products that solve common mommy annoyances! It was my first time being on LIVE television, and I enjoyed every minute of it. If you want to check out my segment, click here! And if you’re curious about any of the products, I’ve posted more information below (and how to purchase them).

    Hiccups: Hicural Hiccup Relief

–    Eases hiccups within seconds
–    User places tool in mouth horizontally, bites down and drinks from a glass of water
–    First and only effective over-the-counter tool
–    Made from a polypropylene compound
–    Comes in a crystal clear, germ-free plastic tube

Crying Baby: Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water

–    #1 selling natural colic remedy in the U.S.
–    Safe, gentle and effective liquid formula contains organic ginger and fennel, which are historically known to ease the nausea and discomfort caused by stomach gas and other colic symptoms
–    Recommended by Pediatricians nation-wide as a safe and natural alternative to simethicone-based gas drops
–    Does not contain alcohol, parabens or harsh chemicals
–    Available for purchase at Walgreens, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart

    Dry Mouth: Spry Rain Oral Mist Spray

–    Moisturizes the gums and tissues in the mouth
–    Utilizes xylitol, an all-natural sweetener derived from fruits and vegetables
–    Saliva is essential to our body’s defense system. Saliva helps digest food and aids in cleaning our mouths, which is why dry mouth leads to chronic halitosis (A.K.A. bad breath)
–    Safe and effective
–    Provides calcium
–    Great tasting formula
–    Dentist recommended
–    Retails for $13.99
–    Available at all Vitamin Shoppe locations and online at

Eczema: BabyGanics Bye Bye Dry Eczema Cream and Therapy Wash

–    Both contain a 100% natural blend of antioxidants that protect and nourish baby’s skin
–    Colloidal Oatmeal provides extra soothing relief for eczema prone or dry “winter” skin
–    Pediatrician and Dermatologist Tested
–    Hypoallergenic
–    Cortisone and Steroid Free
–    Available for purchase online at and nationwide at Target, Babies R Us, Walgreens and Buy Buy Baby


Hasta la vista, Wisdom Teeth.

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Tomorrow afternoon, I’ll be getting all four of my impacted wisdom teeth removed.


I’ve been hospitalized for 4 days in the neuro unit because they were crushing a nerve that controls my face having problems with them for


a little over a year now.


Finally it’s gotten to the point where prayer doesn’t take the pain away, and I …Continue Reading…


Taking a moment to breathe. Food guilt.

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For the past 5 and some odd years I became a non-priority, always putting my family’s needs before my own.

As I sit and write this sentence, I realize how wrong of me it was to do that.

What made me finally realize it?

I own one pair of pants that fit.

Pathetic isn’t it?

And right now, they’re in the washer.

So at 12:50, I’m still in my pajamas. …Continue Reading…


I tried something new. And was so glad that I did.

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Thank you to P&G’s Have You Tried This Yet? program and Kroger for sponsoring my writing about trying new things and breaking out of my everyday routine. Click here to find great savings on high-performing P&G products at a Kroger store near you. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

My everyday routine is pretty much the same.

Get up.

Get dressed.

Take child to school.

Avoid eye contact with other parents. …Continue Reading…


The night that the lights went out in Ohio

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One thing that’s all over the news this morning (that is, if you have power to get the news) is this nasty wintry storm that’s hit the heart land.

And boy, has it.

It was a whopping 20 degrees here last night- when the power decided to give out on us.

Everything was cold. Cold air. Cold Snow. Cold ice. Cold noses. Cold toes…

And honestly, that list could go on for ages.

Even my patio door is completely frozen shut.

Here’s what my front walk-way looked like with the ice storm- even AFTER we salted: …Continue Reading…