Spin Master Quick Cups YouTube Video and Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. The giveaway below is hosted by Spin Master. They are responsible for providing the prizes to the winners.

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We love Family Game Night.  We are all about a little friendly competition.  Quick Cups by Spin Master is a great game where kids can outperform their parents if they have a quicker eye and hands! It’s a game for everyone to play and ANYONE can be the winner!

Just by checking out Quick Cups on Spin Master’s YouTube Channel we know that this is the game for our family, it would be a great addition to our pasta nights!

Spin Master is also hosting an incredible giveaway that you can enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Enter for the chance to win 1 of 3 amazing toy gift baskets that include Grand Prize Games Packages of Fibber, Moustache Smash, Boom Boom Balloon, Shark Mania, Rapidoodle, and Quick Cups! Also, up for grabs are 10 fantastic runner up prizes of the Quick Cups Board Game!

 

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Self-Care Virtually at Your Fingertips With Amwell

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Being a Mom means that you usually place yourself very last on the list. You are running a million miles a minute and are everything to every one, at all times.

In order to be the best version of yourself, you need to remember not to put yourself last on that list. I know this is something that I need to focus on a lot more.

I tend to go and go and go, until I completely fizzle out. Getting overwhelmed easily and ready to snap. Realizing that I end up holding onto a lot of things, and inside, instead of letting them go, I know that j need a little extra help to get through tough times.

The only problem is when I know that I need help, its trying to find the time to do so. Lining up my schedule with that of a therapist isn’t always the easiest.

ENTER AMWELL! 

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With Amwell, you can talk with a therapist on your schedule– and best of all, you can do it from the privacy and comfort of your own home, That means no more traffic, waiting rooms, babysitters —just you, your device (smartphone, tablet or computer) and your provider.

WHY AMWELL?

Amwell’s behavioral health services are available nationwide and include a network of more than 350 therapists, social workers and psychologists. Prioritizing the mental health of moms is a mission for Amwell and we offer an approach that is convenient, affordable and private.  Here are a few examples of situations in which Amwell therapy can help:

 

·         Trauma and Loss

·         Stress and Anxiety

·         Infertility Stress

·         Changes in Mood

·         Postpartum Support

·         Parenting Issues

·         Anger Management

·         Financial Challenges

·         Substance Abuse

·         Relationship issue

There are so many reasons why patients prefer Amwell. It may not be something for everyone, but this on-the-go mom definitely prefers it. Here are some of the reasons that I love Amwell.

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1. Lower cost

Consumers expect online behavioral health visits to be cost-savers; with in-office visits costing, on average, $165 for first-time patients according to the Healthcare Blue Book, Amwell offers a $79-95 therapist or psychologist visit – a savings of $80+ per visit.  Insurers are beginning to cover telehealth visits as well, rendering the cost of the visit to be just the copay!

2. Accessibility

After hours or weekend availability.  Great for those who do have transportation or when you don’t feel well enough to drive and those who are newly relocated and don’t have providers yet.

3. Convenience

Consumers are looking for a faster appointment.  Amwell staff therapists may be able to see you that day or in the next couple of days – and all from the comfort and convenience of their own home. No babysitters needed, no time taken off from work, no hassle and total privacy.

Like I’ve said above, this solution may not be for everyone, but it works for me.  It is an awesome option and definitely leaves me with no excuses on necessary self-care.  I realized how necessary this was while battling fertility issues in the past, as well as having worked for someone who had addiction issues.  As women, and moms, we tend to take on the weight of the world.  Sometimes we need to speak with someone to help us take it off of our plates and give us the necessary tools to be the best version of ourselves.

GET YOUR FIRST VISIT FREE:

Amwell makes it easy to take care of yourself without sacrificing lots of time from your family or your busy schedule. I think Amwell makes therapy so much more accessible so we can get help when we need it and before things spin out of control. Try Amwell now with this coupon code for your FIRST VISIT FREE: SOULCARE. Enter this code at checkout to get your first Amwell visit free.

Find out more about Amwell here:

 

Compensation was provided by Amwell via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Amwell or Momtrends. 

 

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Join Us for The Stork OTC Twitter Party 10-14

This post is brought to you by The Stork OTC and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own

 

Have you or someone you know struggled with fertility issues?  It took Bill and I quite some time so have Abigail, and through some major intervention.  I know how frustrating, exhausting, and heartbreaking it can be to try so desperately to have the child that you have always dreamed about. That’s why I’m teaming up with The Stork OTC in their Twitter Chat Series!

 

The Stork OTC Twitter Chat Series

About The Stork OTC

  • The Stork OTC is an innovative, home-use device that helps with becoming pregnant and is an option for LGBT couples interested in at-home insemination. The Stork OTC is FDA-cleared and available at local pharmacies and online: http://www.storkotc.com/where-to-buy/
  • The Stork OTC could change the way couples approach challenges becoming pregnant; it offers a relaxed and private way of conceiving in your own home using new technology based on cervical cap insemination. The Stork OTC is the only conception assistance device cleared by the FDA for over-the-counter sales to consumers, without a prescription.
  • The Stork OTC is delivering hope to millions of Americans struggling to conceive a child.
    • It can be used if you are diagnosed with infertility, have tried months without success, or simply want to get pregnant more quickly; also if you want to conceive without intercourse, including LGBT couples wishing to start a family.
  • The Stork OTC uses an established and effective conception technique—cervical cap insemination—which helps with many common fertility difficulties.
    • Cervical cap insemination’s documented success rate is around 10-20% similar to the success rate for IUI.
  • The Stork OTC puts you in control; you can use it to optimize their chances conceiving this month.
  • Use the code STORKOTC at CVS.com for buy one, get one half off on The Stork OTC for the entire month of October!
The Stork OTC lets you take charge of your family planning, and act as a team while you do it. FDA-cleared applications for The Stork OTC include common fertility difficulties attributed to both men and women, including:
  • Low Sperm Count
  • Motility Issues
  • Unfavorable Vaginal Environment (pH imbalance)
  • Unexplained Infertility

#TheStorkOTC Twitter Chat Details

What: Whether you are just thinking about starting a family or are hoping to have more children, we’ve got some tips that can help prep your body and mind for a healthy conception! Join us at 1 p.m. ET on October 14 for a 30-minute mini chat to discuss how stress, vitamins, medical history and many other factors can contribute to fertility. Not only will we be providing answers to some of your questions, but we’ll also be there to support you along the way! We’ll also tell you more about The Stork OTC, a home-use device that could optimize your chances of conceiving
You’ll also have a chance to win one of three $25 gift cards to CVS/pharmacy by answering some trivia questions! For more information on The Stork OTC, please visit their website.
This content is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician.
When: Wednesday, October 14, 1 p.m. ET
Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #TheStorkOTC hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP via this Vite: http://vite.io/thestorkotc
Hashtag: #TheStorkOTC
Prizes: Three prizes will be awarded to randomly selected participants who answer the trivia questions correctly. Each prize includes a $25 CVS/pharmacy gift card
Hosts: @TheMotherhood, @TMChatHost, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann
Co-hosts: @naptimetales, @jenngaffney, @MomSpotted, @spanglish_mama, @Jendub77, @kellystilwell
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Lexi Loves Bright Mind

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Lexi Loves Bright Mind

I recently shared with you how we were trying to celebrate our golden’s “golden years” with Purina ProPlan Bright Mind. We were eager to make a change to the Bright Mind line because of the benefits that she could receive by having a healthier diet. We are so glad that we decided to make the switch.

Purina ProPlan has a great coupon promotion going on right now.  If you Spend $10 on any Purina Pro Plan Dry Dog or Cat Food* at PetSmart between 8/31 and 10/4, you can save $10 on your next Purina Pro Plan Dry Food purchase, 14-lb. or more, on or before 11/1.

One of the reasons we decided to make the switch is because Purina ProPlan Bright Mind is specially formulated to increase cognitive awareness. Chicken is the first ingredient that was listed on the ingredients, and being so high in protein we thought that was a great sign. Also included in Purina ProPlan Bright Mind is enhanced botanical oils that help to promote alertness and mental sharpness in dogs 7+.

According to experts at Purina Pro Plan, around age seven, the glucose metabolism in a dog’s brain begins to change, which can affect memory, learning, awareness or decision making. Purina Pro Plan discovered a way to promote alertness and mental sharpness in dogs 7+ through nutrition and has introduced BRIGHT MIND Adult 7+ formulas.

The other added benefit was that it contains EPA which is an omega-3 fatty acid and glucosamine to help support her joint health and mobility which is super important to us.  We’ve heard that goldens sometimes have issues with their hips and anything that can help in that area is an added bonus.

 

It stated we’d see visible results within 30 days so we thought we’d definitely give it a shot and start introducing it slowly within her current diet. She was also super happy to make the switch.  She loved the taste and was so excited when it was dinner time.Lexi & Reagan Love Treats

What excited me was when I could see her wheels turning when we would play and I would try to see if she would still master some of her old tricks!  She seemed pretty engaged in giving them a try, which is a change from what I used to see as her normal stubbornness.  Maybe it’s because of all the added extra attention and yummy new food – or maybe there’s something to Purina ProPlan Bright Mind food.  We were able to see visible results within the 30 days and highly recommend it to anyone out there with senior dogs.

Lexi Loves Purina ProPlan Bright Mind

 

We love adding Bright Mind to our daily routine. Are there any special traditions or routines that you share with your dog?

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Celebrate Your Golden’s “Golden” Years & Bright Mind

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I often talk about Abigail and document how she’s growing and share our adventures.  There are 2 other kiddos of ours that I fail to share on here, Lexi & Reagan.  Or their full names, Alexis Sophia Gaffney & Reagan Freeman Gaffney.  They are our first kiddos, our furbabies, sweet lovable golden retrievers. The year after we moved into our house we got Lexi.  We traveled all the way up to Mifflinburg PA to get her, in a blizzard.  That was in 2006.  Then we inherited Reagan in 2012 after a former boss passed away.

They are beyond loyal and their unconditional love for us and Abby means more than anything I could find words for.  Lately as time goes on, my old family dog has just passed, and I’ve seen other pets of my friends pass away.  It is heartbreaking, and is a reminder for us to make the most of the times that we have with our amazing companions. Did you know that dogs are considered seniors when they reach age 7? There are approximately 87 million dogs in the U.S. and an estimated 44 percent of them are seven years and older.

Lexi is approaching 10.  She was born on December 17, 2005.  She’s a very intelligent dog and sometimes too smart for her own good.  I hope that she always stays that way.  One day Billy and I asked each other if we are doing all that we can for her, she is in her golden years.  Sure we have an awesome vet, we make sure we are up to date on their vaccines, and try to make sure they get enough exercise. As she’s aging one of the things that we take into consideration is the food that we are feeding her.

That was when we started to take into consideration her diet.  We found that Purina has a line called ProPlan.  They even have a particular variety that is called Bright Mind is specially formulated to increase cognitive awareness.  We decided that we wanted to take the opportunity to see if we can help to make sure that she’s with us both physically and mentally as long as we can keep her here.

So we headed out to our local PetSmart to purchase ProPlan Bright Mind food. We took Lexi with us since she loves it when we take her to PetSmart.  She loves socializing with the other pets and just getting out of the house.  Abby got a kick out of taking her too.

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It was really easy to find as there was a lot of signage that led us to the Bright Mind variety.  There was even a video on a little screen that we could watch to help educate us about how Bright Mind works. Chicken is the first ingredient that was listed on the ingredients, and being so high in protein we thought that was a great sign.

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Also included in Purina ProPlan Bright Mind is enhanced botanical oils that help to promote alertness and mental sharpness in dogs 7+.  It stated we’d see visible results within 30 days so we thought we’d definitely give it a shot and start introducing it slowly within her current diet.

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The other added benefit was that it contains EPA which is an omega-3 fatty acid and glucosamine to help support her joint health and mobility which is super important to us.  We’ve heard that goldens sometimes have issues with their hips and anything that can help in that area is an added bonus.

So we picked up her bag, got it home and started to slowly portion it into her existing Purina diet.  We are going to go through the transition as we have in the past.  Over the course of a week.

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Our anticipated plan is: days 1-2 we put 1/3 of the ProPlan Bright Mind in with 2/3 of her old food. Then on days 3-4 we made it 1/2 and 1/2.  Days 5-6 it was 2/3 ProPlan Bright Mind and 1/3 old food.  Then on day 7 we should be at all ProPlan Bright Mind.

We can’t wait to let you know how we make out!  Do you have an adult dog? What are some of your favorite activities with your dog?

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