#Sponsored #MC Heroic Habits for Wherever Life Takes You

October 2014
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

I wrote a little bit ago about heroic habits and how our family keeps up good habits, and more importantly how as parents we encourage our little "super heroes" to have good habits including making sure they keep their teeth healthy. Looking back on the years I know that I am in "constant watch mode" making sure our kids are brushing, flossing and doing everything else they can do to have healthy teeth, but that started to make me wonder if I am leading by example or am I just trying to stop them from making the same mistakes I did when I was younger, and my conclusion... I am not leading by example enough. I can do more and I can do better. I find myself getting after them to brush longer and then I find that when it comes time for me to brush my teeth I rush through it too fast and a lot of the time skip flossing all together. So my husband and I have decided we need to be better examples for our kiddos and have heroic habits of our own.

With that in mind we realized that we need to keep up those habits no matter where we are or what we are doing. This became a little bit of a challenge since we travel so often and even as I type this my husband and I are 2300 miles away from home on a 10 day vacation. Now it can be difficult to keep any and all good habits up while on vacation; one heroic habit that I have been trying to keep up on is eating healthy. On vacation I find myself gravitating towards fast and frugal meals which typically are not healthy. It's not easy eating healthy for 10 days and while being on the road every day! But it's part of the heroic habits I am trying to have and I know it sets a good example for my kids to see me eating fresh healthy food as often as possible. I thought this heroic habit would be pretty difficult when we were in NYC last week, but I actually found fruit and veggie stands all over Manhattan and also found fresh smoothie stands all over. Awesome right?!

Unfortunately once we left the big city and set out on the New England open road it became a little more difficult, but not impossible! I almost caved a few times as we drove past some of my favorite fast food restaurants, but I held strong. Sometimes when we try to get into new healthy habits we will want to cave when it gets hard and the same thing can happen when trying to keep up good dental hygiene. We justify it with "it's ok I will brush longer in the morning" or "I will floss tomorrow" but if we want our teeth to be the healthiest they can be and avoid major dental costs (and I'm pretty sure we all do) there is no justification for not brushing, flossing and doing anything else we need to do for a healthy smile. With that in mind my husband and I made a commitment to properly take care of our pearly whites while on vacation as well. Before we left we each packed a little "heroic dental habits" bag for while we were on vacation. This bag includes:

:: A toothbrush

:: LISTERINE Mouthwash

:: LISTERINE POCKETPAKS

:: LISTERINE ULTRACLEAN ACCESS Flosser

Everything you could need!

 

To snag these items for yourself you can go here!

All of these products will help us maintain our good habits and will also help us set a good example for our kids. Every day we Skype with our 4 and 6 year old and my 6 year old wanted me to watch her using her new Barbie LISTERINE and so I took that opportunity to show her that I was keeping my teeth nice and clean as well! Every day we now talk (as much as we can with a toothbrush in our mouths) and show each other that we are keeping up with our heroic habits. Also while on this trip I have realized how nice it is to have some of the items above in my purse.

I carry with me the LISTERINE ULTRACLEAN ACCESS Flosser and the LISTERINE POCKETPAKS. I find that the LISTERINE ULTRACLEAN ACCESS Flosser is a lifesaver after meals especially if you have food between your teeth in two seconds of using it you can get rid of any extra food between your teeth and do it seamlessly without looking like you are flossing. I also have been using the LISTERINE POCKETPAKS for after meals, especially those with garlic or other strong flavors and also I have realized that after being on the road for a few hours your mouth can feel a little gross and you need something refreshing and your fellow car passengers will appreciate it as well. Wink

What I have come to realize most of all is that no matter where you are or what you are doing you can keep up those heroic habits! And if you don't have any heroic habits it's not too late to be healthy and happy! 

You can learn more about LISTERINE and heroic habits by visiting their website.

Also be sure to subscribe to the LISTERINE YouTube channel to learn about new products and promotions and to watch the LISTERINE heroic heroes video series!

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Creating Oral Health Care Superheroes #MC


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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Our kids are pretty obsessed superheroes so we try to use that theme when encouraging them on good habits. We want to make sure our kids are eating healthy so their superhero bodies are growing strong and we want them to have superhero attitudes which for us means being super kind and friendly to others and trying to create happy times with happy attitudes. Like most families we want our kids to have "heroic habits". So when it comes to oral hygiene we use that same principle and let our kids know that part of being a superhero is also having awesome healthy and strong teeth. This is point really hits close to me because on my side of the family we have a long history of bad dental genetics and we are prone to cavities and other issues, so I knew that I wanted it to be different with my kids and I wanted them to have super healthy teeth. With that in mind our kiddos know that a huge part of their "superhero responsibilities" includes keeping their teeth healthy and clean. Normally that just entails brushing their teeth for two minutes, but we recently started to use LISTERINE SMART RINSE and at first I was concerned if my kids would even use it or like it, and it turns out they LOVE it! They beg to be able to use it every night and love swooshing it around in their mouths. Be sure to grab some next time you are at the store, your kids will love it!

My husband and I have also "upped" our superhero tooth cleaning skills by flossing more often. This is something I have always had an issue doing, I don't know why, but I have just always hated flossing. I do understand how important it is though... it is really embarrassing for me to tell people this but when I was younger I lost two of my back teeth due to poor oral health care and bad genetics. And while I can't do anything about genetics I can do a lot more about my oral health care routine and I can make sure I am doing what I need to do so I don't lose any more teeth. This includes flossing which I personally love using the flosser, I feel it makes it a little easier to floss and ease makes me actually do it and not put it off! And speaking of easy... you can also buy all of your favorite LISTERINE products from the comfort of your own home!

After flossing and brushing the last step of our "heroic oral health habits" is to use mouthwash! Now, as you can tell from the pics above my kids absolutely love this step and so do I! I love feeling like my mouth is completely clean and I don't have any lingering food pieces left in my mouth. You can also use LISTERINE HEALTHY WHITE to help get those pearly whites you want!

So do you think your family is  ready to be oral health care superheros? What do you use or do with your kids to enforce good oral hygiene? Let us know!

You can learn more about LISTERINE and heroic habits by visiting their website.

Also be sure to subscribe to the LISTERINE YouTube channel to learn about new products and promotions and to watch the LISTERINE heroic heroes video series!

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Pediatric Smiles of Orem Review


I have a confession to make. I hate going to the dentist. Just the thought of going makes me ill. Part of the problem would have to be that due to being in a state of constant magnesium deficiency (due to a genetic heart condition) I have always had bad teeth no matter how hard I try to take care of them. The other reason would just have to be that I have had some crummy dentist experiences in my life that have led to more than one nightmare. 

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*Part 2* Revolutionalizing The Perfect Fit - #JOCKEYbra

July 2013

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Did you know that you are probably wearing a torture device right now?

Ok... that might be a bit of an over exaggeration, but I can guarantee (unless you have visited Jockey) that you probably are wearing a bra that pinches, digs into your skin or just doesn't fit right.

You want to know how I know that? Because a whopping 85% of women are wearing the wrong size!

The worst part? It doesn't have to be that way!! Check out here what Jockey has done to totally revolutionize finding the perfect bra.

Today I want to move on and show you my amazing new bra! I chose the Tailored Contour Bra, and I love it!!

Here are the 4 (trust me there are more, I could go on all day! lol) top reasons I am in love with my Jockey Bra:

1. I love the way the front looks. It's sexy, flattering and yet still modest. It provides perfect coverage, and still looks great!

2. It has a 3-D contoured resin that is built-in to cup and positions the breast for ultimate comfort and support; replacing uncomfortable underwires!!

Can I get a hallelujah for no more underwires?!

3. I love that it is designed so the straps don't keep slipping and falling.

4. I love the design! So simple and yet sexy! I love the infinity jewel straps, they look so nice! 

Check out my video to see a better look at what makes Jockey the only place you want to go for your next bra:

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YES FINALLY! Revolutionalizing The Perfect Fit - #JOCKEYbra

July 2013

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I bet if all the Mamas Spot readers were in one room together, and I asked you to put your hand up if you have had issues finding a good fitting bra,

I would get every hand in the room up.(including my own Smile)

Unfortunately this is always an issue that has plagued women.

Now it's not like it's the end of the world if you walk around in a bra that doesn't fit completely, but who wants to walk around uncomfortable all day?

A staggering 85% of women are wearing bras that don't fit properly.

I don't know about you, but I have enough issues though the day, I don't need to spend half my day tugging and pulling at my bra as it digs into me.

Or better yet I got a bra once that was way too big and I had a crease right down the middle on both sides. Laughing

It was enough of an issue that my husband even noticed and he kept asking me "what's wrong with your bra?"

So when Jockey sent me a Fit Kit, I said "YES FINALLY!" finally someone realized what it takes to get the right fit.

Using a measuring tape to measure your cup size is utterly pointless.

If you are a mom like me then you probably have a little sagging (it's ok to admit) it's part of being a mom.

Unfortunately though if you try to measure your beautiful used milk jugs with a measuring tape, you won't get all of them into the measurement.

That is why I love what Jockey has done and I can't believe it had taken this long to get an accurate measurement of cup size!

As part of the Fit Kit you will get these cups with numbers on them. If you read the directions it will tel you to pour your breast into the cup.

When I read "pour" I laughed for a second, I have never been asked to pour my breast into something before. lol

I went ahead and did it and if you are really thinking about this right now you too will realize that this is the absolute best way to do this.

This is the best way to accurately measure every part of your breast, not just one part of it.

Once you are done "pouring" you will have your right number and you can then use the measuring tape around your back and under your bust.

Then you can take those numbers over to Jockey.com order your bra and in 5-7 business days you will have the most comfortable, best fitting bra you have ever owned!

I challenge you to give this a try and Jockey has a love at first fit guarantee, they guarantee that you will love the way you look and feel, or your money back!

You can head over here to order your fit kit, they ask for $19.95 (they need to know you are serious Smile) but they will send you a $20 credit with your kit to use on your new bra!

So essentially you are just putting $20 towards you new amazing bra!

Hurry and grab yours today so you won't be part of the digging, pinching, pulling and second guessing club ever again.

*Be sure to stay tuned to find out if I liked my Jockey Bra.

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