Wednesday, March 15, 2017

UpSpring Probiotic + Colostrum Review

I am always looking for ways to keep my children as healthy as possible. We try to eat a real food diet and we use supplements. Over cold & flu season, I am especially consistent with trying to boost our immune systems. UpSpring Probiotic & Colostrum promotes healthy digestion and a strong immune system.

About UpSpring
UpSpring is a mom-founded and mom-run company. Since 2005, UpSpring has empowered parents by making all-natural products based on true science that solve real problems. Their innovative products help moms find solutions to every day health and wellness challenges of babies and young children. UpSpring provides "more fun, less worry".

More About UpSpring's Probiotic + Colostrum

Sold at Target and Walgreen's, UpSpring's Probiotic + Colostrum is an all-natural product which can help reduce digestive issues like constipation, gas and diarrhea. It can also help boost your little one's immune system. It is made for babies and children 4 months to 2 years old. UpSpring's product features six probiotic strains as well as pre-biotics. Each serving contains 5 billion active cultures.

Each package can be served in a cold drink or food and it must be consumed immediately. The powder is flavorless, so it's a great way to sneak it in if need be! There are no artificial ingredients, it is gluten free, and Non-GMO. You can read more about the benefits of UpSpring Probiotic + Colostrum below: 

What We Think:
I have struggled with getting Ellia to take probiotics in the past. She is still nursing at 20 months old, but I like to give her an extra immune boost in the winter months. I've been able to mix the flavorless powder in cool oatmeal or in her water and she doesn't notice a difference. It doesn't add a gritty consistency like some of the other powders I've tried. Overall, I feel like it's benefited her health quite a bit.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

This review was made possible by iConnectand UpSpring.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Baby Seewald Number Two Has Arrived!

Born February 6 at 4:26 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. and 11 oz., and measuring 21 ¾ inches long, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald now have “two kids and counting”! Congratulations to this lovely pair who are overwhelmed to welcome their new addition to the family.

Although the name wasn’t revealed yet, which would possibly be mystery for a bit, just like big brother Spurge, we’re happy and excited for their growing family. Already parents to their 14-month old, Spurgeon, the former 19 Kids and Counting star, 24, and Seewald, 21, seem happy to be extending their family. 
Ben and Jessa announced their second pregnancy back in August 2016, when Jessa was about 14 weeks along. On the January 23 episode of Counting On, Duggar revealed that she suffered morning sickness while pregnant with their second child. She also confessed that she had more food aversions, and that she couldn’t be around coffee, chicken or popcorn.
Jessa and Derick happily tied the knot in November 2014. And as many of us know, they’re not the only Duggar who are having a new baby on the way. Jill Duggar also recently announced in December that she and her husband are also pregnant and are expecting an addition to their family. Their little one will soon join big brother Israel, later this year.

This is a guest post from our friends at Conceive Easy.

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Growth of Medical Marijuana

Which Country Is Responsible For The Largest Medical Marijuana Grow?

The number of medical marijuana users around the world is growing as there’s a greater demand for medical cannabis. Following legalization of medical weed in many states in the United States, and legalization in countries like Uruguay, many other countries will likely follow suit, creating even more demand. Will growers be able to keep up? We think the answer is a definitive, “yes”! The export of weed is keeping countries and industries thriving, which provides fuel for more countries and industries to jump on the bandwagon. If you’ve found Green Door West because you searched for “marijuana delivery near me,” you’re part of the demand to turn a once stigmatized drug into a commonplace remedy for health and healing worldwide.

Which Country Produces the Most Weed?

If you’ve been curious about which countries produce the most weed, and you thought the United States might be a top grower because of our open-mindedness toward marijuana, take a look at the real situation. The following countries produce the most marijuana in the world, helping to keep this industry alive and thriving in many other countries.


People have been using marijuana in India as far back as thousands of years ago. They used it, and still use it, for recreational, religious, and medicinal purposes. India is known to be the motherland of marijuana growing, and it’s where all strains of cannabis originate.

South Africa

Legal use of cannabis is prohibited in South Africa, but the country’s rich terrain and warm climate are ideal for widespread cultivation. South Africa produces the most marijuana in Africa, and nearly the most in the world. There’s a scarce police network in the country, which allows for somewhat easy distribution to countries all over the planet.


In Mexico, drug cartels have been trying to get their products into the southern part of the United States for years. In addition to various drugs that are illegal in all forms in the U.S., Mexico daily imports cannabis across its northern neighbor’s border and the country does it in exorbitant amounts.

Marijuana Delivery Near Me: We Have Local Weed

Paraguay and Afghanistan also grow large amounts of medical marijuana for shipment throughout the world. If you’ve searched for “marijuana delivery near me” and were hoping to find locally-grown medical cannabis with origins in California, Green Door West can absolutely help you with that. We’re thrilled that cannabis is being grown and distributed all over the globe, but for our customers who want local weed, we’re happy to provide. Green Door West is a cannabis delivery business that can offer you local California products for cannabis delivery in Torrance and throughout the Los Angeles area.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Everything and a Happy Ending by Tia Shurina

Everything and a Happy Ending Book Review
Everything and a Happy Ending is a story that many readers can truly relate to. I really enjoyed this story about Tia as she shares her life's journey in her memoir. I am at a coming of age stage in my own life, so I could really put herself in my shoes in many highlights of the story. 

I love how a lot of Tia's journey focuses on love. Love shapes a lot of my life and the close people in my life really influence my life. Those who I am closest to help me remember "thine own self be true", like Tia highlights in her story. This is almost the perfect book for any woman to read, especially young women coming of age, as a true inspiration.

EAAHE, a memoir published by Mascot Books, details the journey & soulful shift of her story as Tia shares her holy grail & trail she took to transform her life. After moving through her own metamorphosis she then helped an old friend, Ray Romano, move through his own transition, going with the flow very privately, but most profoundly.

“My journey almost destroyed me. Almost. Boy have I come to like that word. What a pleasurable word almost can be. You may almost be ready to buy my book. You may almost be ready to begin an amazing new journey of your own. You may almost be over that rainbow Judy Garland sings about. What great potential almost can hold if you can flip your way of thinking. Just imagine, controlled pessimism, doubt & fear flipped into blind optimism, faith & love.” That flip helped Tia move to a place where heaven meets earth…the pearly gates of her own happy ending. Changing the ending for her story brought a pure, precious, peace of heart, but kicked her butt a bit as she made her way…committed to keeping her faith. 

The book was a Plan C, maybe even D, but Tia was determined, after a dedicated intention & divine decision to start swimming more with the current of her life, instead of bucking that flow. Her ordinary, relatable story took an extraordinary, fantastical turn when she showed the Universe she was committed to her intention & her desire to be given an opportunity to make some new, different choices. EAAHE is a memoir that shares the “how’d that happen?” & the “how’d she do that?” in a holy hope of helping others to see life in a new way.

EAAHE recounts three inter-connected relationships & love stories that enabled Tia to love truly, deeply, & most of all, love herself. Three special circles she rounded with Ray, her dad, & her ex-husband. A true woman’s full circle journey to learn how to really trust, how to “thine own self be true”, & then, the real & true love it led her ‘round back to. It shares how the power of love & a journey to intimacy helped her make a faithful flip which began a sacred circle & new chapter…one that would allow a different ending for a story she had begun writing for herself when she was much younger. One that Tia feels strongly will inspire other women of a certain age to keep faith that it’s not too late to write a new ending for their own, as they embrace their history, not try to re-write.

Tia is, most days, filled with joy. She is, every day, filled with peace. She looks forward to a happy ending each new day now, however it unfolds, whomever it holds, & whatever way the Universe molds, as she continues to create a new “happily ever after”, staying committed to rising above her fears, moving out of her comfort zones, and going with the flow of her life.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Bummis Potty Pants Giveaway Ends 2/17

If you are potty training, using cloth trainers is a great way to save money and the environment!  Many parents say that using cloth helps kids potty train faster.  Have you used cloth training pants?
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