Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Insoles sure help my sore feet!


My sore feet need lots of pampering, so I am always looking for good insoles that help with pain relief.

I travel often and use insoles for plantar fasciitis to keep my feet happy with all of the walking I do. 

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of each foot and connects the heel bone to the toes.

I think the best insoles for plantar fasciitis include cushioning for enhanced comfort from heel to toe. Another thing I look for is good arch support.

The idea of amazing insoles in my shoes really makes a huge difference. I like ones that have an odor control top fabric that helps reduce heat, friction, and perspiration.

Making my feet happy is one of the important things I do that helps me to stay calm. :) 

I have so many different shoes to use this with. They are going to be perfect to help with pain relief and prevention.

When we are doing outdoor activities insoles for plantar fasciitis are a must! I look for insoles that are antibacterialbreathablelightweight and colorful

Keeping my family healthy is so important and with spending hours on our feet, good insoles really help.

Another thing I look for is to make sure they have premium support and that they are firm but flexible.

Finding the right insoles can be challenging, but after doing some research you can pick the right type of orthotic insoles for your needs. 

When I am looking for insoles for plantar fasciitis, I order some for my hubby and dad also. Since we have birthdays coming up soon, good insoles will make the perfect gifts to give your loved ones! 

*This blog post is in collaboration with Responsival!

Monday, July 8, 2024

3 Invisible Tips for a Happier Life! :)

Dopamining, a term inspired by the neurotransmitter dopamine, refers to the active pursuit of happiness and pleasure. The concept originates from the biological process where dopamine is released in our brains, creating feelings of joy and satisfaction. 

Engaging in activities that trigger this release is known as dopamining. This practice is crucial for mental well-being, as it helps individuals navigate the stresses of daily life, fostering a sense of fulfillment and happiness.

Why You Need Invisible Dopamining

Despite the benefits of dopamining, societal norms often cast a shadow over those who visibly seek joy in unconventional ways. Neurodivergent individuals, in particular, face judgment for behaviors or attire that deviate from the norm, even when such actions are harmless. This stigma can create a barrier to visible dopamining, especially in professional settings where conformity is expected. To navigate these social expectations while still pursuing happiness, invisible dopamining becomes a valuable strategy.

The Power of Fun Socks

One popular method of invisible dopamining is wearing fun socks. Over recent years, funky socks have seen a surge in popularity. People love to add a dash of personality to their outfits with vibrant, quirky designs that peek out subtly from beneath pant hems. This practice is a form of dopamining because it brings joy and satisfaction, even if the fun pattern remains mostly hidden. 

In scenarios where socks are completely out of sight, like when wearing shoes in a professional setting, opting for invisible socks with playful patterns can provide that same dopamine boost. The knowledge of wearing something joyful, even if unseen, can brighten your day and lift your spirits.

Stickers: Tiny Pieces of Joy

Stickers have long been cherished for their ability to add a touch of whimsy to everyday items. From notebooks to laptops, stickers are a popular way to personalize belongings. Using stickers is a form of dopamining as it allows individuals to express creativity and bring a smile to their face every time they see their decorated items. 

Stickers can be inconspicuous, placed on the inside cover of a notebook or the underside of a laptop, providing a hidden source of joy. The process of creating custom stickers, unique to one’s tastes and meaningful in design, further amplifies the pleasure derived from this simple yet effective practice.

Making Water Drinking Fun

As the seasons change, staying hydrated becomes increasingly important. However, many people find plain water unappealing and struggle to maintain their hydration goals. This is where water cubes come into play. These dissolvable cubes, which infuse water with delightful fruity flavors, transform a mundane task into an enjoyable experience. 

Incorporating water cubes into your daily routine is a form of dopamining, as it enhances the sensory pleasure associated with drinking water. By making hydration a fun and flavorful activity, you can turn a necessary habit into a source of happiness.

Invisible dopamining is an empowering practice that allows individuals to seek joy and fulfillment without drawing undue attention or judgment. Whether through the discreet charm of fun socks, the subtle delight of stickers, or the refreshing taste of flavored water, these small acts can significantly impact overall happiness. By finding ways to incorporate invisible dopamining into your life, you can enjoy the benefits of dopamine release while navigating societal expectations with ease.

In conclusion, the pursuit of happiness should not be hindered by social norms or expectations. So, go ahead and embrace these secret joys, and watch your overall well-being flourish.

*This is a collaborative post thanks for reading! :)

Monday, June 17, 2024

Dog dental chews for our pups!


Our family is really excited, we set goals to focus on health and wellness. Not only for us but also for our pups!

There are lots of different things that we do to help keep on furry friends in top shape. We love to go for walks, make time for lots of play, and focus on health and oral care as well. Our family loves dog dental chews for one of the things to help with oral care.

Chewing for dogs is a behavior that offers lots of benefits, from dental hygiene and mental stimulation to anxiety relief. There are lots of dental chews to pick from. They have some that are flavored and also some for petitesmallmedium and large dogs as well.

Repetitive chewing releases happiness-inducing neurotransmitters, making it a valuable tool for beating boredom, especially on gloomy winter days. Mental focus during chewing exercises adds an extra layer of stimulation, contributing to your pet's overall well-being.

Another important thing also for good oral care is to make sure to brush your pups' teeth.
Alarming statistics reveal that over 80% of dogs aged three and above suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Ignoring this issue can lead to tartar buildup, linked to cardiovascular disease and organ problems. Choose a dog-friendly toothbrush designed for efficiency and consider incorporating a daily 20-second brush into your routine.
Elevate your commitment to oral care by combining brushing with regular dental check-ups for your furry friend. After we use a good dog dental chew then we make time for exercise and playtime! 
Healthy relaxing dog

Dog in box with treats in front of it

It is fun trying out new toys and games that challenge our pups' cognitive abilities. I'm really excited this new year to work a happy and healthy lifestyle for our family!

Thank you so very much for letting me share with you. Now I'm excited to learn a little about you! What are some of your favorite things to do with your family to help keep you and your animals in top shape? Please leave a comment letting me know.

*This blog post is in collaboration with Responsival!

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Guide Your Child Through Their First Funeral...


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When it comes to parenthood, there’s not always a guide, there’s no handbook, and sometimes it’s about using your best judgment. Even when preparing for parenthood, it’s just something you’ll have to accept and struggle with. You just can’t always keep your kid safe. One of the most challenging ones would be grieving, not just you are grieving, but managing your child's grieving, too. It’s hard when tragedy strikes like this. So, throw a funeral into the mix too. Now, as a parent, you can’t always protect your child to prevent certain things from happening; sometimes, there’s the inevitable, such as death. 

Sometimes, this could be a pet, and other times, a family member like a grandparent or even a close friend. It’s never ideal to share awful news, but how do you do it? Better yet, how can you prepare your child for their first-ever funeral? Well, here’s what you need to know. 

You’ll Need Open and Honest Communication

So, you need to keep in mind that the foundation of preparing your child for a funeral begins with open and honest communication. This means that you’ll need to start by explaining, in age-appropriate language, what a funeral is and why it’s happening. Emphasize that it’s a time for people to come together to remember and honor the person who has passed away. But on top of that, you’ll have to encourage your child to ask questions, express their feelings, and be prepared to offer simple, straightforward answers.

Are You Having to Prepare the Funeral?

Was it someone that you were close to, like your parent or another close loved one? It can be hard having to manage funeral planning while trying to help your child with their first time having to mourn. They need as much support as they can, but you need it too. It’s going to be hard to help them if you don’t help yourself first. Just think about it: you have to choose the casket, you’ll have to be the one to look into upright grave markers that the deceased would prefer, the right flowers, the music, the events, and so on. 

You’re overwhelmed, you have to mourn, you have this, you still have a routine, and you have your child. So, just keep in mind that you need to focus on yourself and take care of yourself because that’s the only way to properly help your child and guide them with mourning and their first-ever funeral. 

Before attending the funeral, it’s essential to manage your child’s expectations and prepare them for what they might see and experience. They need to understand the reality of all of this. So let them know that people may be sad and crying but that it’s okay to feel whatever emotions they’re feeling. 

Offer Your Reassurance

It’s going to feel more and more uncomfortable the closer it gets to this big day. So, as the funeral approaches, be sure to provide your child with plenty of reassurance and support.

Encourage them to share their thoughts and feelings with you and remind them that they are loved and safe.

Validate Their Feelings

One of the most important things you can do for your child at a funeral is to validate their feelings. Let them know that it’s okay to feel whatever emotions they’re experiencing, whether it’s sadness, anger, or even moments of joy, as they remember happier times with their loved ones. This might be obvious, but it’s still best to highlight this; just be sure to avoid dismissing or minimizing their emotions and instead offer empathy and understanding. They might cry at the funeral, and they might not show any emotion, but regardless, it needs to be validated. 

Encourage Expresssion

They don’t have to express anything during the funeral if they don’t want to; some people do, and some people don’t. So, with that said, just encourage your child to express their emotions in whatever way feels natural to them. Everyone has their own way of expressing this. Maybe this could be through tears, artwork, journaling, or simply talking with you or a trusted adult. Remind them that there are no right or wrong ways to grieve and that expressing their feelings is an essential part of the healing process.

Follow Up with Your Child

Once the funeral is over, maybe later that day or the next day, just follow up with them. You need to check in with your child regularly and provide continued support as they navigate their feelings of grief and loss. Again, this is their first time, so they probably still don’t know how to feel or how to manage any of this. Also, a good time to talk about religious beliefs etc. 

You can remind them that it’s normal to feel a range of emotions and that there is no right or wrong way to grieve.

*This is a collaborative post thanks for reading! :)

Monday, May 13, 2024

Piccoli animals warm our hearts!

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of
Piccoli Horses. All opinions are 100% mine.*

I am super excited to tell you about Piccoli Horses!

It was so very heartwarming to hear the story of how this fantastic company started...

The CEO Kimberly Rogers set out to help her son. When he was 3 years old doctors discovered he had a genetic brain disease. Shortly after his first neurosurgery she was told her son had to learn to speak. 

I think it is so inspiring that real horses helped her son Dylan learn to talk. After all she went through, she used the experiences to create Piccoli. A technology-based toy that helps children with learning!

They make toys and learning experiences to inspire love, kindness and empathy.

Horses are kind, empathetic and protect each other. This vision inspired them to create Piccoli Horses for children around the world to learn the language of another: to love, to learn, and to be kind.

Piccoli has horses, unicorns, bunnies and more! They come in lots of different colors, and they are so adorable! 

Our granddaughters love them all so much! They like that they are soft and cuddly. They are having so much fun playing with them all!

Our new Piccoli animals warm our hearts!

We are totally in love with the bunnies also...

Our family really loves their fun range of plush, toys and accessories. Each one is so precious and cuddly!

They are darling and will make perfect gifts! 

Thank you so very much Piccoli for the amazing products!

Thursday, April 25, 2024

I love Turkish Towels!

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf
of Bosom Boutique. All opinions are 100% mine.*

Thanks to Bosom Boutique I am excited to tell you about their amazing products!

Their incredible Turkish towels are soft, beautiful, lightweight, absorbent and have quick-drying properties. It is fantastic that they're so versatile.

They can be used as a wrap, shawl, towel, blanket, nursing cover and more. Perfect gifts with Mother's Day coming soon. Every purchase supports breast cancer patients, who are someone's Mother, Aunt, Sister, Grand or Daughter. 

Now what are you waiting for? Head on over and check them out and enter promo code TOWEL20 for 20% off any item. We know you are going to love them as much as our family does! :) 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

I wear invisible socks often...

Shoes with flower invisible socks

One of the things I wear often is invisible socks. They create a moisture-wicking barrier that helps my shoes to not stink. They have so many other benefits as well.

I use invisible socks in my shoes to help keep me calm. :)

Our family loves that they are no show. They also have invisible socks that are no slip. That is really helpful especially in kids and elderly shoes. I take care of my dad and we like to do everything we can to help keep him safe and healthy.

You know you picked a good set of invisible socks when they offer you lots of benefits. They also are the perfect gift to give to your loved ones!

I look for invisible socks that are cute, lightweight, comfy and multicolor for my family. 

Splatter flat socks

girl with splatter flat socks

We think invisible socks are a great idea for everyone in our family for sure!

The idea of amazing insoles in our shoes really makes a huge difference. We like ones that have an odor control top fabric that helps reduce heat, friction, and perspiration.

The ones we take with us when we travel are the ones that don't take up much space. 

Shoes with flower invisible sock liners

My personal favorites have flowers on them. Keeping our family happy is so important and with spending hours on our feet, good invisible socks really help.

I am so impressed with how comfy they are. Finding the right invisible socks for my family is so very important since we are always on the go! I can't wait to get more to add to all of our other shoes and boots as well. 

When I'm looking for gifts, I like to look for things I know will get used and be loved. Our family thinks invisible socks are a must have for everyone. So, we think they make a perfect gift choice for every family on your list!

Thank you for reading why our family loves invisible socks! Which ones are your favorite? 

*This blog post is in collaboration with Responsival!

Monday, March 11, 2024

Our family loves The Honey Jar!


*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf
of The Honey Jar. All opinions are 100% mine.*

Thanks to The Honey Jar our family baby shower was a huge success! I can't wait to tell you about this amazing company!

First, check out the adorable honey jars we received for the family baby shower...

When they arrived, I was so excited to start putting the labels, ribbons and honey dippers all together!  

They are absolutely perfect, and everyone loves them!

After people picked up their favors at the baby shower, they came right over asking me where I got them from. They are not only darling, but the honey is so delicious as well! 

I also had a blast putting the labels on the honey jars for my friends. I can't wait to give them out soon!

These are going to be wonderful gifts for my sweet friends!

Next, I have to also spotlight the honey bears...

They are so cute! I love that you can order them with labels and also different color lids to match the occasion as well.

Next, our family loves the Utah Honey Corn! 

The bag was gone the day it arrived; we all love it! If you haven't tried it, you need to it is fantastic! 

When we travel all around the world, we will be for sure packing some of our honey sticks to take with us! 

Thank you again so very much The Honey Jar for the AMAZING products! We are thankful for everything and look forward to ordering in the future.

Now what are you waiting for? Head on over and check them out for your next special event. We know you'll love everything as much as our family does! :)