Underwareness can keep you from leakage embarrassment



Moms tend to have carry a heavy load. From the crack of dawn to the last light, a mom's job is never done. Still, during all those must complete tasks, moms need a few moments to themselves. Even just 30 minutes at the gym can restore her energy levels. But, the gym, whether on the treadmill or in the yoga studio, can cause a little embarrassment - bladder leakage. No woman wants down dog to come with a little piddle. Depend Silhouette Active Fit is the solution to any leakage embarrassment.

Depend Silhouette Active Fit is discrete, thin, comfortable solution for women to experience bladder leakage. Even if you don't want to announce your situation to the world, bladder leakage is a common occurrence for 51 million women. Depend understands that you might want to hide that box of Silhouette Active Fit under a pile of paper towels, but you won't have to bury your gym physique under five layers of clothing.

 The biggest part of being active is to feel and look healthy. For some that means having a great physique. Previously, anyone with bladder leakage would have to ditch those yoga pants for big baggy sweats. I don't know about you, but big baggy pants are not a good idea for your yoga goddess pose. With the Depend Silhouette Active Fit, anyone can do down dog in her favorite yoga pants and no one will be the wiser.

Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs have a lower rise for an underwear like look, fit and feel. Available in black or beige, no one will know that you are wearing something different than regular underwear. The thin, moderate absorbency briefs allow women to be as active as they want without fearing the piddle.

Over the years, I enjoy working out. No, I am not the super fit, zero body fat type of person (I like food too much). But, I enjoy my time at the gym. During those 60 minutes, no one can bother me. Whether I'm running away my frustration on the treadmill or calming my mind in yoga, the gym time is me time. After having kids, my body changed in a way that no one told me. Running is great, but that wasn't sweat down there. Who knew that those "other" muscles would be weak and not hold up during a long, strenuous run. Even in all black running pants, no one wants to have a noticeable problem.

In learning about Depend Silhouette Active Fit and the Depend program of Underwareness. Did you know that there are more women under 50 who have bladder leakage than women who are over 60?  The three year campaign that Depend launched on Underwareness is to stop the embarrassment about bladder leakage.

As part of the Underwareness campaign, Depend encourages people to show their support for women with bladder leakage. For every photo and video shared using #Underwareness and featuring Depend products, the Depend brand will donate $1, up to $3 million, through 2016 to fund charities that advance the research and education of bladder leakage.

Do you think that you could benefit from some Depend Silhouette Active Fit?  Visit  www.Underwareness.com to support the cause and request free samples of Depend Silhouette Active Fit.

Don't put your life on hold because of a little piddle. Join the Underwareness movement from Depend and rediscover your active self. 




Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a campaign with Depend.

Capture the moment from every angle with GoPro Accessories



Disclosure: Sometimes products are provided in exchange for my honest review. 

Whether you are planning an adventure of a lifetime or just want to play around with your GoPro, a multitude of accessories are a must have.  Of course, the GoPro itself captures the video with great quality, it is just a camera. Without the right mounts, that camera can’t perform at its best. From a head strap to a floaty, accessories make for a better GoPro experience. 

When it comes to GoPro accessories, the variety is key. When you go out on vacation or just out for a ride, the best mount can vary. For example, a head strap might be great when skiing down the mount, but it isn’t the best option when diving underwater. Think about it. The head strap can show where you’re going and what you’re looking at. But, under water, that head strap might only capture a bunch of bubbles from your air tank. A chest strap or a wrist strap might be a better option. 

Since you’ve probably spent a decent amount of money on your GoPro, it can be a difficult to spend another large sum on all the different mounts for your camera. Luckily, the 31 in 1 Sports Accessory Kit has a great bundle accessory package that offers the variety that users want at a price that they appreciate. 

This accessory pack has 31 different mounts that can capture any and every moment on your GoPro. When you buy an action camera, you need more than just the camera to capture all those moments. From high adventures on the water to quiet moments watching the sun set, each moment can benefit from a different camera angle, position or mount. These 31 camera mounts ensure that the GoPro user will have the right accessory for any occasion. 

Bundled in a convenient carrying case, this accessory bundle is perfect for the next family trip. There is ample space in the case (we could even put the GoPro in the case too (removed some of the dividing pieces). The accessories can go from the water adventures with the floaty and chest mount to fast paced movements like the head mount and wrist strap. 

The fun part of using a GoPro is taking it on all types of adventures. But, these adventures require different mounts. By buying the mounts in a bundle, like this one, the camera users can experiment with different mounts to determine which ones work best for the moment. Personally, I like the tripod for long, capture movies. It's great to mount to a car or boat (i.e. a jeep on safari). Wrapping it around bar, like on the jeep, it was quite secure and we could turn the GoPro on and off easily. 

For underwater captures, like diving, I would recommend the chest mount. A tip, make sure that the camera faces out, not down. Tighten the mount properly to ensure that it captures the image right in front of you. The chest mount was helpful to keep hands free and capture everything that was in front of us.
I would recommend this accessory bundle for families who are traveling with their GoPro. It provided great options for capturing all the travel memories. With all the options, families could buy one bundle and have enough accessories for all their devices.

Disclosure:  The company provided this item for my review. All opinions are my own.

Three DIY Strategies For Home And Family Optimization

While parents are typically interested in optimizing every facet of their life, they tend to place primacy on the home and family. This makes sense given that things like child development and home optimization can drastically improve your life as well as that of your loved ones. However, many parents find that their home and family life has grown stagnant, dull, or even regressive. Luckily, there are numerous strategies you can implement to improve both your residential property and the family growth and development processes. Here are three:

1. Replace Your Old Cushions.

In many cases, the homeowner's residential property looks lackluster because of old cushions. Old cushions are typically worn, meaning that they do not hold your weight well and detract from the physical appeal of your private living space. However, you can invest in sofa cushions and cushion foam to update and optimize the look and feel of your private property. Companies like The Foam Factory sell these products.

2. Establish A Family Night.

If you feel that your family's interaction with one another is stagnant or substandard, one DIY strategy you can implement is the establishment of a family night. Doing so provides you with an entertaining, fun way for your family members to engage one another. A family night can be anything from a night out to watch a film everyone wants to see or a "Breakfast For Dinner" style evening featuring everyone's favorite morning snacks and entrees. It could also be a game night or trip out of town to connect with family members in another town or state. The key to optimal results with a family night is making it a regular component of the week. When you and your family participate in these events on a weekly basis, you are likely to grow closer and diffuse any existing tension.

3. Turn An Unused Room Into A Gym.

This strategy is awesome because it will optimize both your home and your family! Having an unused room in your house is ultimately a waste of space, and this is why turning it into a gym is such a great idea. This way, you'll be able to make use of the room in a manner that contributes to everyone's physical health. As research studies have already indicated, people who work out experience unlimited health benefits, some of which include better posture, improved memory, increased metabolism, and more youthful skin.

Conclusion

If you're ready to take your home and family life to a new level, this article is for you. By reviewing the helpful hints found here, you'll likely love coming home to your residential property and spending time with your family!

Resolve to the best you, not another resolution



As everyone heads back to work, school and a busy schedule after a long holiday, some people are determined to stick to a New Year’s Resolution. Typically, some people make resolutions for the New Year. Both on January 1 or during the first week of the year, some people resolve to lose weight, eat better, spend more time with family, work out more, stop smoking, travel more or a myriad of other resolutions. For 2016 why not resolve to be the best you. 

Many of the typical New Year resolutions come with some level of comparison. Think about it. The idea to lose weight, be healthy or work out more is an amazing goal, but why are you choosing that resolution. Are you trying to fit into that perfect bathing suit or are you trying to be able to play more with your kids? 

The first statement can be viewed as a comparison. Who is saying that you need to be a certain weight, shape or size to look good in a bathing suit? Will a perfectly toned stomach make that swim with your kids much more memorable? Will a little cellulite ruin the perfect sunset view from the pool on vacation?  These questions might make you think about why you choose that particular resolution. 

Don’t get me wrong, everyone is entitled to her own opinions and I’m not trying to change yours. I’m trying to encourage others to think about themselves first. If you want to see if you can fit into that bikini from your honeymoon great – go for it. But if you’re only making that resolution because 5 moms from your playgroup are all going on a spring break to Mexico and you’re trying to keep up with them, maybe that resolution is a little empty. Will it make you happy to wear that bathing suit or will you be more frustrated because you can’t share a cookie with your kids at the end of the day? 

When thinking about resolutions why not put the perspective on being the best you. Everyone is different. Maybe you will never wear that honeymoon bikini again but you can now you can run a 10K with your friends. Maybe at the start of your marriage you couldn’t cook anything without setting off the fire detector, but now your homemade sugar cookies can make your kids happy after a hard day. Maybe you couldn’t find joy in any moment of your day, but now you wake up with a smile on your face. The idea is to focus on you. 

What does the best you mean? I can’t answer that because I’m not you. Everyone has to determine what is best for her. This resolution is harder that many typical resolutions because it cannot be easily measured, quantified or attained. Everyone can see that elusive spring break bikini picture but can you see the smile of pure joy captured in the moment? 

Determining what is the best you comes with some self-evaluation. What do you want, what will make you happy, what will make you fulfilled? These questions come with answers that will probably change over time as you change. Still a few moments to think about where you are and where you are going can help resolve what is necessary to become the best you. 

So as everyone talks about how they resolved this or they will stick to this year’s resolution, take a deep breath. The best you is the only resolution that matters.

Life Reimagined, defining your goals and fulling your dreams

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Have you ever noticed that some people seem to move through life without fear, doubt or caution? I’m not saying that these people are reckless, but their inhibition allows them to chase dreams and goals without abandon. For others, like myself, change and the unknown brings anxiety. This anxiety can stifle goals, dreams, and desires. But a life without dreams and goals is unfilled. The question becomes how can you accept the anxiety without letting it derail your goals. With Life Reimagined, I’m learning how to fulfill my plan without becoming overwhelmed in the self-doubt. 

Life Reimagined, powered by AARP, is an online life coaching services. The service offers the following:

  • Helps you define your personal mission statement
  • Gives you the ability to choose your own certified Life Coach from a team of experts
  • Lets you video chat with your Life Coach from the comfort of your home
  • Prompts you to create personalized action plans and track your programs
  • Connects you with resources and events to help you learn new skill.

Going into 2016, I am looking to change what, where and how I write. Over the past year, this particular blog has become less inspiring to me. While I write in other avenues, this space isn’t truly a good expression of topics that bring me joy. Still, leaving behind an area where I have spent much time and effort is sad. The transition has fear, grief, and maybe a little excitement too. Knowing that I cannot stay in the same place, I logically can process that change must occur. The problem becomes actually implementing that change. 

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with one of the Life Coaches from Life Reimagined. For those unfamiliar, a life coach is a person who can help you talk through your goals, discover your fears about those goals, create a plan to achieve your goals, and hold you accountable to tasks that further your goal. During this sixty minute online video chat, we discussed how items that drive my life’s passion can help me achieve my transition goals.


Before my 1-hour coaching session, Life Reimagined asked me a series of questions. My answers created a canvas. This canvas highlights the things that I deem important, strengths about myself and a goal to achieve. A simple mission statement can help clarify the path that I need to take. 

After some initial conversation, my Life Coach and I discussed my canvas and what I was looking to achieve.  Personally, I really like exploring food, chefs, theater and life experiences. If you look back at the past several years, I don’t want to write about saving money (and I haven’t truly wrote about this topic in a long time). So what’s stopping me from writing about the items that drive my passion? There is no rule, editor or other roadblock that can stop me from writing about what I want. A blog is about self-expression. So, again, what is stopping me?

One item is a name. If I write about travel – how would @more4momsbuck relate to travel? It may or may not. Still, does it matter? Can I change that name? What would it take to change a name? Why is a name keeping me from pursuing my passion?  After talking through some of these concerns during my life coach appointment, I can realize that these questions were more like excuses not to move forward.
Change comes with anxiety – what if I lose readers, what if I change my name and I start from scratch – I can what if the whole scenario till I don’t do anything. But, if I make a plan, the anxiety becomes less. One step at a time can make the change more doable. 

During the Life Coach session, I came to understand that verbalizing the concerns can help lead to finding solutions. For me, giving name to the fear can make that fear less paralyzing. During the past several years, I have accomplished many things. Change shouldn’t negate those accomplishments.
After my 60 minute conversation with the life coach, I feel more affirmed in the changes that I need to make. I can go to my playbook to re-assess my status and evaluate what else needs to be done. In the end, I know that goals can be attained. 

At any time, I can book another session with my life coach. It was very easy to sit on the couch and chat with someone. My life coach was very easy to talk to. She knew how to listen and how to elicit responses. Sometimes a neutral person can cut to the heart of the problem without hurting your feelings. A good kick in the right direction is sometimes what you need. 

Anyone can sign up for Life Reimagined. Some services do not have a cost, but online coaching sessions do require a fee. 

Stop living your life in neutral. Dream big, set goals and live a Life Reimagined


Disclosure: I received an opportunity to try this service for the purposes of writing this post. All opinions are my own.