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Monday, January 18, 2016

Take on Life's Changes~Fun and Active Things to do with Your Family & Friends





Before I was a Mom I always thought it to be strange that my Mom needed to wear pads because she might laugh too hard and as a result, pee a little.  I thought that was so weird.  That is...until I became a Mom.  Now, whenever I am sick with a bad cough there is nothing worse that having to change your pants many times over because hard-coughing led to leaking. 

I always had a stash of "after birth" pads under the sink and they have never really helped with light bladder leakage (LBL).  My husband thinks that I have a "problem" but I have told him that it is very normal and I can get passed it!  I mean, after all, why would Poise make LBL pantyliners if it wasn't normal? Amiright?

Poise says: Poise incontinence panty liners stay 3X drier than leading regular size feminine care liners where needed most because they are specifically designed for Light Bladder Leakage (LBL). The Absorb-Loc core quickly locks away wetness and protects against incontinence odor to help keep you fresh and dry. Now THINNER, Same Protection.

Poise® Maximum Absorbency Pads provide even more absorbency, giving you the confidence and protection you need. Our Absorb-Loc® core quickly locks away wetness and odor and the Leak-Block* sides give you discreet and worry-free protection. The Dry-Touch® layer helps keep you feeling dry and fresh. Specifically designed for Bladder Leakage.




Proven Incontinence Protection
Feel confident and in control with worry-free incontinence protection from Poise Maximum Pads, specifically designed for Light Bladder Leaks (LBL). Poise Pads instantly absorb wetness, staying 3X drier than leading period-only pads.† The Maximum Pads are 40% more absorbent than Poise Moderate Pads, for more protection when you need it.


Now that I use Poise LBL liners I can go out and dance with my friends, hike with my family, run around with my dog and I especially made sure to have them on-hand when I am sick! I can't afford not to. They have made my life so much easier!

Since bladder leakage is something that I don't really like dealing with, I am thankful that Poise has made it a lot easier for me with their new line of LBL pads and liners. Did you know that Poise incontinence panty liners stay 3X drier than leading regular size feminine care liners where needed most because they are specifically designed for Light Bladder Leakage (LBL). The Absorb-Loc core quickly locks away wetness and protects against incontinence odor to help keep you fresh and dry. They are now THINNER with the same trusted protection. 



You have many choices when it comes to where you can purchase your Poise panty liners but buying them at Sam's Club will save you $4 compared to average everyday prices at non-club locations! At Sams. Poise Very Light Absorbency Liner are $11.68 for 132 pads.  Not a Sam's Club Member? Check out there incredible Sam's Club Membership prices so you can start to save money on things your family already buys! 



Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Starting a Ladies Cookbook Club with Fun Wine and Cocktails + SPONSORSHIP available

I have heard some amazing things about Cookbook Clubs and with the start of the new year I couldn't help but post a little about it on Facebook to see what my local friends thought of the idea. The response was overwhelming and so it began-the Old Mission Cookbook Club. We currently have 15 members with over 16 more wanting to join. We are trying to keep the number small, however, because it is really hard to host such a large group in the average home.

Many of the women that are sharing their homes and love for food with us are ones that share the beach with me almost every day in the summer. Lake Michigan is my retreat, my solace, my love. I adore her cool breath of freshness on a hot summer Michigan day. I also love sharing some great wines with friends on the beach. Who doesn't want a cold bottle of bubbly Caposaldo Sweet Moscato while catching some rays? I like a great variety of wines. I like sweet moscatos and late harvest rieslings on warm days in the summer, I love champagnes and sparkling wines every day that ends in y and some of my other favorites are Pinot Noir, Cab Franc, Gewurztraminer, Semi-dry riesling, and Pinot Grigio.

This bottle of Caposaldo's sparkling Sweet Moscato was a huge hit amongst my most wine-loving friends. My best friend, Morgan, isn't a fan of sweet wine but she really liked this bubbly version of Moscato. We found it to be perfectly balanced, not overly sweet and absolutely refreshing with notes of peach in it. We would HIGHLY recommend it for any occasion.

 

What are your favorite wines? Tell me below, I would love to try them out!




**Now that our Cookbook Club will be meeting twice a month-once for coffee discussion and once for an epic meal, Super Savvy Mommy will be accepting wine and liquor sponsors that are looking for reviews from our Club members. Our members range in age from 34-65 and with 15-30 of us you will get some wonderful feedback and social media coverage over our channels. Please email maggiesmith711@gmail.com for more information!** Sponsorship information can be found here




*SSM received the above wine for review purposes. I was not obligated to write a positive review. All Opinions are my own. No other compensation was received*

Friday, December 18, 2015

Minions Contest on Facebook Ends 12/21












Foster Farms is hosting a Facebook giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the newly released Minions on Blu-ray – which features 3 never-before-seen mini-movies – and a package of Foster Farms Honey Crunchy Corn Dogs, the best-selling corn dogs in America. Entering is simple: visit the Foster Farms Facebook page and leave a comment on the weekly Minions posts for a chance to win. Ten lucky winners will receive their very own Blu-ray edition of this much-loved movie along with a box of Foster Farms Corn Dogs. The sweepstakes will be held between November 30 and December 21 and is open to everyone in the U.S.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers Now At Sam’s Club-5 Tips for Assembling the Perfect Diaper Bag



I really love shopping at Sam's Club. Actually, my whole family loves shopping there. Jason loves the automotive department and all of the big screen TVs, the kids love the samples and pizza and I love all of the above. I also love that shopping at Sam's Club is a one-stop-shop for us. I can get food, diapers, toiletries and clothing all in one shot and I don't have to go back for a couple weeks! I love buying in bulk. Buying diapers in bulk is also a very big perk! You are far less likely to run out!

As a seasoned Mom I'd like to think that I know a thing or two about packing the ultimate diaper bag. I have the best Mothership diaper bag in the world. The moment I saw it I knew I had to get it. I didn't care that it cost $130, no, I cared that it was clearly made for me. So, without further adieu, I would like to share with you my 5 Tips for Assembling the Perfect Diaper Bag:


  1. Pack More than You Think You Will Need: One change of clothes is just not sufficient. Baby will always find a way to have a blow out in the only extra change of clothes you packed so make sure to pack two full outfits (including socks!)
  2. Always Carry A Wet Bag or Plastic Grocery Bags: I cannot tell you how many outfits I threw away my first few months of motherhood because they were covered in poop and I didn't have a way to bring them home to wash them! Now, you will never catch me without some plastic grocery bags or a wet bag. They really are lifesavers.
  3. Bring 2 diapers for every hour you will be gone-no less: Heading to the grocery store for a couple hours, bring along 5 diapers. You do not want to be caught with a wet, stinky baby and nothing to change them into. That is the worst!
  4. Snacks-no diaper bag is complete without snacks for toddlers, Mom and baby (an extra bottle). Snacks can calm screaming children and make things a lot more tolerable!
  5. Medicine-its always a good idea to pack children's ibuprofen and Tylenol in your diaper bag. Our pediatrician recommends it 20 minutes before the kids get shots to help with the pain! Genius!




I love being prepared and I love a diaper that works as hard as I do. Thats why I choose Huggies Little Snugglers! They help keep baby dry and Mom happy.








>>Huggies Little Snugglers at a Glance:

  • The new GentleAbsorb* Liner has tiny pillows that provide a cushiony layer of protection between your baby's skin and draws runny mess away
  • Outstanding skin care with GentleAbsorb* liner and wetness indicator
  • Soft, breathable outer cover
  • Leak Lock design for up to 12 hours of protection
  • Shaped to fit new babiesUmbilical cord cut-out protects belly buttons as they heal‡
  • Pocketed back waistband helps keep runny messes inside
  • Comfy outer cover and quilted, flexible inner pad
  • Characters make changing time fun for your little one
  • Sizes: Newborn, 1, 2 and 3

Do you have a Sam's Membership? If so, you know how pleasant it is to shop there for everything that your family needs. If not, check out their awesome membership options.






Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide Ideas for the Family

With Christmas just around the corner,  if you're anything like me, your Christmas shopping is far from complete. I always convince myself that there are more days to get my shopping done. 

Like every year, I have compiled some of my favorite gift ideas for your kids, spouse, neighbor and I can't wait to share them with you. I'll let you in on a secret, too! There is still plenty of time to hit Walmart, Target and the like to get these gifts, too! Super Savvy Mommy tested and approved!



Dexter is a Skylanders FREAK! He loves everything about them and he is really excited about the new Super Chargers line. As you can see his Christmas list for Santa is about 75% Skylanders! He just recently broke his radius and ulna in his left arm so he was out of school for well over 13 days. His fingers are still swollen little sausages and his arm is still bothering him. I started his list for him because I was feeling badly for him but quickly convinced him that Santa gives extra points for letters written by the child! Score one for Mom!



Skylanders Super Chargers Starter Pack is available for Wii U, PlayStation 4, Wii, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and iOS. They run about $39.99 right now and you can pick it up at your favorite video game retailer. I prefer Best Buy for items like this!

Dexter also really wants Pokemon everything. He sure is the perfect example of a 7 year old boy! Finding Pokemon things has gotten easier but the "undeerwaer" is hard to find. You need to look at Kohls or Walmart for those and most are sold out online.

Another thing that Dexter has on his list is the Ollie by Sphero. Thanks to Spyware, he saw an ad for it on my computer so I was more than happy to show him the video about it so when he opens it on Christmas morning he will have some idea of what it is. He was SO GEEKED about it that it was the first thing he told Santa that he wanted when he saw him last weekend.



This thing is so badass that we got one for each of the boys. You can order online at Amazon



We ordered ours through their website on Black Friday and we still have not received them. The company assures us that it will be here this week. I would definitely buy through Amazon especially if you have PRIME because its fulfilled through Amazon which means you will get it in 2 days and not a MONTH like me!

The boys' friend, Laney, has a dance mat and they love love to play on it. I thought they would love to have their own so when I was researching them I came across the B. Mat a Matics Musical Mat. Its under $30, available at Target and has a bunch of different ways to use the mat. Theres even a memory feature that allows you to turn your mat into a Simon (remember that awesome light up game?!). My kids are gonna LOVE this so much! Heck, I had a ton of fun playing with it under the tree!



Oliver, being only 5, has a hard time picking out a few things he wants for Christmas because he wants EVERYTHING. One thing that I know Oliver loves is taking things apart and putting them back together. When I found the Battat Take Apart Crane Truck, I knew Oliver would flip over it! It comes with its own batter powered "drill" that allows you to connect and disconnect all of the parts of the truck. This toy is also under $30 and available at Target. Although the box says for ages 3+, I think being just 5 this toy will be great for him. Its like a grand scale puzzle in 3D!

 

Here are just a few of our favorite must-haves for this holiday season! What is on your kids' list this year?


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Take on Life's Changes – Fun and Active Things to do with Your Family and Friends





Before I was a Mom I always thought it to be weird that my Mom would need to wear pads because she might laugh too hard and pee a little.  I thought that was so strange.  That is...until I became a Mom.  Now, whenever I am sick with a bad cough there is nothing worse that having to change your pants many times over because hard coughing led to leaking. 

I always had a stash of "after birth" pads under the sink and they have never really helped with leakage.  My husband thinks that I have a "problem" but I have told him that it is very normal and I can get passed it!  I mean, after all, why would they make LBL pantyliners if it wasn't normal? 



Now that I use Poise LBL liners so I can go out and dance with my friends, hike with my family, run around with my dog and I especially made sure to have them on-hand when I am sick! I can't afford not to. They have made my life so much easier!


Barbara Bourassa said that there are many "myths and misconceptions about bladder health abound, especially those surrounding leakage after sneezing, surgery, and Kegels, the exercises designed to strengthen the pelvic-floor muscles." She cites some myths about bladder leakage and below are a few that stood out to me: 
Myth #1: If I start and stop my urine flow I will build better bladder muscles.
"Kegels are a good idea, but they shouldn't be done during urination," says Roger Goldberg, M.D., director of urogynecological research at the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare in Evanston, Illinois. "Women who repeatedly stop and start their urine stream can develop overactive bladder."
Myth #2: A little leakage when I cough or sneeze is normal.
While it's true that leakage is common, "it's a misconception that bladder leakage is normal or inevitable," says Goldberg, who is also the author of Ever Since I Had My Baby: Understanding, Treating, and Preventing the Most Common Physical Aftereffects of Pregnancy and Childbirth. "At least 96 percent of women with stress incontinence can have their problem cured. It boils down to this—is it bothersome to the point where it affects your quality of life? If so, there are many options for treatment."
Myth #6: If I have a big problem with urinary incontinence, surgery is my best option.
"For some people, surgery is the best option, but it's not the best choice for everyone," Goldberg says. "It's best to start with an accurate diagnosis in order to rule out other causes of incontinence. In severe cases, however, surgery can be the best option, but it depends on the results of bladder testing."
Myth #7: I am the only woman in my 20's, 30's or 40's who has this problem.
As stated before, both stress incontinence and overactive bladder are highly pervasive, even in younger women, Goldberg notes.
For more information about bladder-health myths, consult your physician and visit: www.womenshealthfoundation.org.


Since bladder leakage is something that I don't really like dealing with, I am thankful that Poise has made it a lot easier for me with their new line of LBL pads and liners. Did you know that Poise incontinence panty liners stay 3X drier than leading regular size feminine care liners where needed most because they are specifically designed for Light Bladder Leakage (LBL). The Absorb-Loc core quickly locks away wetness and protects against incontinence odor to help keep you fresh and dry. They are now THINNER with the SAME TRUSTED Protection.

You have many choices when it comes to where you can purchase your Poise panty liners but buying them at Sam's Club will save you $4 compared to average everyday prices at non-club locations!
At Sams. Poise Very Light Absorbency Liner are $11.68 for 132 pads. 

Not a Sam's Club Member? Check out there incredible Sam's Club Membership prices so you can start to save money on things your family already buys!


Holiday Gift Guide-HP Envy 5540 All in One Printer and Instant Ink


The HP Envy All-in-One printer is a great compact solution for your home and office printing, scanning and copying needs. Now, when you buy the HP Envy 5540 e-All-in-One printer, it comes with 3 months free of HP Instant Ink!

With HP Instant Ink you select your subscription plan and HP takes care of the rest so that you never run out of ink and printing costs a lot less! Ink, shipping, and cartridge recycling are included in your monthly plan. Plans start as low as $2.99/month and are based on pages printed, not cartridges used. There’s no annual fee and you can change or cancel plans online at anytime.
  • Three-in-One features include printing, copying and scanning
  • Network and wireless ready with one USB 2.0 connection and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi capability
  • Automatic duplexing

FREE INK OFFER
Now through December 31st, when you enroll your printer in HP Instant Ink, you will receive six free months of ink! To decide which plan is right for you and to enroll, visit http://bit.ly/HPInstantInk6 but remember to do it before December 31, 2015!






*This post is part of a sponsored campaign with MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own*