Before you Buy it! See why I Tried it!

I’m a product tester! That means I try things and places before during and after it has hit the market.As a work from home mom, it’s a perfect opportunity for me to try items/events before I buy them and help my mom friends save money and time by giving them my trusted advice. After all, when you have 9 children and a veteran husband, you tend to learn the value of money, time and quality discernment.

I have tried things from Disney On Ice, Sesame Street Live, Cirque Du Soleil QuidamChick Fil A, Credible CravingsKIND bars, Monster Jam, Disney Jr Live, Ringling Brothers, Monkey Joe’s, Sonic Care, New Balance, Huggies, Belly Bar   to DOVE! Not name dropping at all, but those are some remarkable brands. It was an honor to work with each of them. It takes a lot to be trusted with grand brands such as these.

I wanna share my latest  testing jobs with you and encourage you to try these products yourself. Luckily all of them are winners. TODAY, you are a winner too because I have a free gift for you at the end of this post. (assuming that you like good food and free stuff!)

HerbaLife– ( Once controversial but with research you too will find that it’s not only a great income opportunity but also has products you’ll love! Like the Green Tea and Metabolism Booster-which I think every college kid should get to over come that Freshman 15′)

Herbal Tea ConcentrateHerbal life Green Tea & Protein Shake contains caffeine which jump-starts your metabolism and provides a boost to help you feel revitalized. For optimum experience, mix a a little more than ½ teaspoon with 8 ounces of water. This refreshing, low-calorie tea is available in a variety of flavors.

Protein Smoothie-Formula 1 Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix. Satisfy your hunger and stay energized with the power of protein! Add Protein Drink Mix to your favorite Formula 1 shake to boost your protein intake to 24 g (without the addition of milk) or mix with water for a Herbal life Protein nutritious protein snack.

  • It includes antioxidant Vitamins C and E and mixes easily with water, making it ideal for a nutritious snack or protein boost on the go.
  • Take mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon to help satisfy your hunger cravings and to help meet your daily personal-protein requirements.

If you are local, you could even workout with a trainer indoors at JL Wellness and Fitness on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:30pm.  

Graze :

  • Life’s too short to eat bad snacks – our mission is to change the way that people snack in making snacks which taste good and each have a healthy benefit.
  • Products
    Our boxes are filled with delicious and nutritious food. From nuts, seeds, dried fruits, tasty crackers, dips to some well-deserved treats, every Graze snack has a healthy benefit.

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Pasta Chips

They are a delectable, light, and tasty treat, Artisanal Pasta Chips are truly the perfect chip. Whether straight from the bag, dipped, or topped & served, they are a great source of protein, are cholesterol-free, and contain 60% less fat than potato chips and 20% less fat than pita chips. Ya’ll gotta try this the code SKINNY30 and receive 30% off their order at  Pasta Chips.Com (They are really good ya’ll)

BEST Pasta Chips

Pasta Chips are delectable treat, Artisanal Pasta Chips are truly the perfect chip. Whether straight from the bag, dipped, or topped & served, they are a great source of protein, are cholesterol-free, and contain 60% less fat than potato chips and 20% less fat than pita chips. ‪#‎endlessPASTAbilities‬ Ya'll gotta try this the code SKINNY30 and receive 30% off their order at http://www.pastachips.com/! ) ‪#‎SponsorAd‬ (They are really good ya'll)Some of my jobs have questionnaires and one in particular I love to answer. Is the “why do you want to test our product?  My answer never waivers. I love sharing information and trying new things. In my family, we have some one from every age group  from under 5 to over 21. It makes for a fair, diverse and interesting product review. The reviews are always my own and it helps other families spend their money more wisely.  A win- win for everyone. Speaking of win – win, here’s your oodie. It’s a free box of GRAZE! Click here and use the code KELLEP6HP – It’s REALLY free! (No shipping cost or anything)

Enjoy them .Please purchases from these items will benefit my blog . Click the links with the product names. Thanks and enjoy!

Jabela

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2 Week Potty Training Plan

Potty-TrainingYou can not make them go POTTY! Let me say that right off the bat! There are no set rules to training your lil one.

 We have trained our 9 kids in nine different ways. No plans- just action. We just went with the flow using the same potty chair from 2006. Now it’s time to hit the rewind button with our now 2.5 year old. We have always had two in diapers at the same time. So now that Noah is here, it seems normal to begin. Hopefully he will be the easiest one yet. Then we’ll be on a serious money saving mode.

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Like I said earlier, we didn’t have a PLAN, but we followed the normal potty training guidelines. Listening to my son, following his cues, and catering to his materialist tendencies.

  • YOU CAN NOT MAKE A CHILD GO POTTY.Find what motivates your child and gently dangle that carrot. “Oh, that Incredible Hulk action figure does look really nice. When you’re ready to use your potty I’ll make sure we buy you one. Or two!”. I’ve found some songs that may work too. Click here to listen.

“Mommy, here are some stickers.  These are your reward for cleaning up my poop.”  -Mikey, age 3

(Said after pooping in his big boy underwear for the third time that day!)-  QCSAHM  

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  • Bring the potty everywhere. Toilets and urinals are intimidating and staying home all day while potty training isn’t very fun. Don’t be embarrassed. 
  • Lavish your child with praise. They love that! Tehun does a little dance after  exiting the bathroom.
  • Cool underwear helps. Tehun loves Elmo and Word World  he  went nuts for his Elmo prints. (YOU CAN NOT MAKE A CHILD GO POTTY.)
  • Limit your child’s drinking schedule and remind him or her to try to use the potty  every half hour is a good starting point. We set our cell phones as a reminder.

That poop burned my butt.  It was like a building that exploded and wood burning.  My poop was the wood.”  -Will, age 4

(Poor Will has chronic GI issues and has gotten very creative in expressing how his bowels are functioning.  It may be gross – but it’s never dull and he handles it all like a champ!) -QCSAHM

  • Keep a bag stocked with paper towels, baby wipes, underwear, socks, shoes, and two extra changes of clothes with you, even in the car.ready

You can choose any potty training method that you think will fit your parenting style AND your child’s temperament. No matter which one you choose, it ultimately won’t affect the number of accidents your child may have – that’s unique to each kiddo. If your child is one that has a harder time ‘holding’ it, just know you are certainly not failing…stick with the plan and know it will all come together soon! Above all remember that-YOU CAN NOT MAKE A CHILD GO POTTY. 🙂

Signs of potty training readiness:

  • Can walk steadily on their own

  • Can pull his/her pants up and down

  • Tells you when they have a dirty diaper

  • Can sit quietly for 2-5 minutes

  • Your child is interested in the bathroom

  • Your child demonstrates independence

  • Has words for pee and poop

  • Can follow basic directions, like “pick up your toy”

Tehun potty training

I truly hope this helps someone. If you know anyone who is approaching potty training time please share this post with them and if you have anything to add please leave a note in the comments below.All kids are different and I’ve got two more to train.

When he Ìs ready to use it, the potty will be right there. Sooner or later it will be used. Either as it was intended or as a step up to reach the sink.

Can’t wait to see how it will turn out. If it works in 2 weeks great. If not, I’ll continue to use Huggies and Elmo videos! Have you had any potty training mishaps?

-QC Supermom

Friday four: Why I LOVE Huggies.

As I do each Friday, I’ll share four ideas. This Friday, I want to talk about HUGGIES.

It's ok! Your baby can drink all night long and still be dry in the morning.

What diaper do you use? How did you select that brand? Did you go throw at least five brands until you found that right one? So did I. Somehow, I always came back to Huggies. Right now, I have two in diapers. This time I knew exactly which brand I would help reach the cashier lane.
Here’s why:
1. Extra Protection- I hate it when my boys wake in the morning soaked and wet. With Huggies, it doesn’t happen at all. No matter how late they may sleep in. I’m sure my boys appreciate the extra protection as well.
2. Affordable- SAVE YOUR MONEY! You can always find a great coupon in Sunday’s paper for added savings, even at the grocery store. There’s no need to make motherhood too expensive.
3. Comfortable to wear- You know that area right there between the legs? Doesn’t  that look uncomfortable to you? At one point I considered cloth diapers, but then I get the second and third thought. Not! I’ll just continue to use my ole ‘ Huggies.
4. The Dance- Who doesn’t love a good song with a great dance to go with it? I sure do!

I have a secret hobby. I make diaper cakes for friends and family as great new baby gifts. I will only use Huggies in them because of the recognized quality. Right now, they are running a great promotion on line .As soon as it arrives in my box I will bring you into the world of saving with Huggies! So come back soon now ya hear!
Now, who wants to do the potty dance with me?