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Unfortunately, having the title of “nanny” has gotten a bad reputation over the years due to infidelities in celebrity relationships and marriages as well as the depictions portrayed on reality TV. Even with those instances, there are still nannies out there that truly have a love for children and take pride in having “nanny” as their career title. Now, that’s just the bad reputation that’s been placed on individuals who have taken on a career as a nanny… Do you know where the really bad reputation lies? The truly bad reputation falls on the mothers who actually hire nannies to help take care of their children.

The stigma of being a “bad mom” has fallen upon housewives who hire nannies, especially if they’re a full-time mom but even with that, full-time moms still need “me time!” The real question is, why is there such a negative attitude towards mothers hiring for help with their children? There is absolutely nothing wrong with admitting that you need help taking care of your children… in fact, it actually shows strength in knowing that you can’t do it all, all the time. People didn’t come up with the saying “it takes a village” for nothing…

Hiring a full-time or part-time nanny is not only added enforcement in the home and a great parenting move but it also can make children feel more comfortable overall in the sense that they won’t be lacking any type of parental guidance. It’s been said that mothers who hire nannies are lazy or too self-absorbed to handle the responsibilities of such a responsibility when that’s not the case at all. Hiring a nanny has many benefits that improve the daily lives of moms everywhere, without the reality TV drama.

Here are the top five reasons why there is no shame in hiring a nanny to help you out.

You’re Able to Put More Focus On Yourself

Being a mom is hard work and it’s very easy to get trapped in the dimension of losing yourself and settling into the role of being just a mom. There will be those who will turn their nose up at focusing on yourself claiming it’s a selfish move but you have to look at focusing on yourself from a health standpoint. How can you take care of your children when you’re not in good enough condition to even take care of yourself?

The Huffington Post states that being a parent means putting your needs last but all too often parents end up not tending to their needs at all. Putting more focus on yourself will allow you to recharge and give yourself a mental and emotional break away from the mental rigors of daily life and parenting (because being a parent is not easy). The time that the nanny has with your children will allow you to recharge and come back to parenting feeling like a mom who’s better able to handle the challenges that come with parenting.

You’re Able to Count on Their Dependability

As a mom, the thought of entrusting someone to watch your children is a pretty terrifying thought but once you’ve gotten to know your nanny and observed their behavior and dependability, it’s a calming feeling to know that you are able to know that your children are in safe hands. The nanny is not only going to be there for your children but they’re going to be there for you as well.

There’s No Rule That Says You Have to Parent Alone

Whether you’re a single parent who works, stay-at-home mom, or if your spouse works, there’s no rule that says you have to raise your children by yourself. You, of course, have family and friends that would be there for you but what if you relocated and don’t have family and friends that live close by? Outside of family, your next best option would be to hire a nanny. If there’s nothing wrong with having your family and friends help out, why is it so wrong to hire help?

You Might Just Need a Temporary Stress Reliever

Just because you hire a nanny, that doesn’t mean that you’re hiring the nanny to take care of your children forever. Sometimes as busy parents, you just need a break every now and then and it’s nice to have a reliable person that will be there to help you in your time of need. Maybe work has you working long hours and you need someone to watch your children until you get home. Maybe you have family and friends coming into town and you need help keeping the children entertained while entertaining the guests in your home…

There are so many stressors that could be negatively impacting your life and it takes a strong person to be able to realize when you need help. Don’t feel bad about hiring a nanny. It is an important part of self-care and taking care of your mental health!

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Tradition and society tell us that when it comes to dating, the man has to do everything, right? Yes. He has to come up with the date night idea, ask the woman out, pay for the date, and take her back home. There’s nothing wrong with that by any means… women should be treated like that because of the beautiful creatures they are but as a woman, don’t you feel for your man every now and then? Especially after you get married?

If you will, sit back and think of the things that your husband does that you feel bad for him about. Maybe there’s been a few occasions where you needed to go shopping and wanted him to go with you even though you know he hates the mall but he went with you anyway. Then there was probably a time where you agreed to hang out with another couple that he doesn’t like but he went and hung out anyway because he loves you… When you think back to moments like that, it makes you feel a little bit of empathy for him, right?

Those instances don’t take away from all the things that wives do for their husbands by any means… because wives do way more for their husbands than they do for their wives… (but nobody’s keeping count)! BUT when you think of those few little moments when he does things that he doesn’t want to do out of love for you, it pulls at your heartstrings a little. It the pull of those heartstrings that make you want to do more for him… it’s the pull of those heartstrings that make you want to do the things he wants to do every once in a while.

Husband Interests Matter Too 

As a wife and mother, you do a lot of things that you let your husband slide on doing, mainly because you know that he’s not going to do it right anyway so you might as well do it yourself. But you do have to give him credit when the credit is due. Your husband is more willing to do things you want to do (even when he really doesn’t want to do it) than you’re willing to do things he wants to do, right? That may not be the case for some couples but if your marriage does fall into this category, then it’s time to make some changes and adjustments.

These changes and adjustments aren’t things that you have to do every day but when you do them, it will show him you still care. Imagine the look on his face when you tell him that you’re taking him on a date! Take a look at these different date night ideas to show your husband that you love him and that you want to treat him to things he enjoys doing even if you don’t enjoy doing them. 

Take Him On an Outdoorsy Date

If your husband is an “outdoorsy” kind of guy, then taking him on an outdoorsy date will make him fall in love with you all over again. There are so many things you can do for an outdoorsy date, you just have to keep in mind that your idea of outdoorsy is probably totally different than his idea of outdoorsy.

The perfect outdoorsy date for you would probably be something like taking a walk in the park or going on a picnic in the park… that is NOT what your outdoorsy husband would want to do. You need to take him on an outdoorsy date that he will actually enjoy. For instance, take him fishing. This would be the perfect date for him, especially if he loves to fish!

You make all the necessary arrangements to rent a boat, get fishing poles, and the right fishing tackle kit and your husband will be in fishing heaven. He will clearly know that fishing repulses you but the fact that you’re willing to do this with him will really show him that you love him and want to make him happy.

Take Him to a Pro Game

If you think your husband is going to love you from taking him fishing, wait until you take him to a sporting event! If your husband loves sports, whether it’s football or basketball, if you got him tickets to go to a professional game, especially of his favorite team, he would be willing to go on however many shopping trips you need him to go on. 

For men, sports is not just a game… it’s a way of life. The Good Men Project states that the reason why men love sports so much is because of the rawness of the battle and the surging feeling of victory. If you get him tickets to see his favorite professional team play, you will have rocked his world.

Men really aren’t too hard to please and even if you do the smallest gesture to show your spouse that you still love and care about him, he will cherish you forever.

Try one of these date night ideas and let us know how it goes!

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Being a housewife in a rewarding job, but it can also be exhausting at times. Balancing meals, family life, laundry and housework can feel overwhelming, so it is important to make sure you take time to care for your mental health. To avoid getting burned out by everything that is expected of you, use these three tips to make your mental health a priority.

Further Your Education

It’s easy to lose your sense of self when you get caught up in the busyness of everyday life as a housewife. One way to help regain your sense of identity as a person is to take time to better yourself in the form of furthering your education. There are numerous degrees you can earn online at your own pace. You can pursue an online degree, such as the Grand Canyon University nursing certificate, to further your education so you can obtain a job outside the home one day.

The primary benefit of furthering your education while being a housewife is that it helps you feel productive so you don’t get burned out with the endless cycle of duties within the home. If you enroll in an online program, such as the Grand Canyon University School of Nursing, you can work on it during your spare time and see measurable progress as you complete different classes.

Take Time For Yourself

To care for your home and family properly, you have to be in the right headspace. You can easily get bogged down in expectations if you don’t take time to care for yourself. Even if you can only find 30 minutes each day to take time for yourself, there are plenty of relaxing activities you can do, including those listed below.

  • Take a bubble bath
  • Go for a run
  • Get a pedicure or manicure
  • Read a book or magazine
  • Catch up on your favorite TV show
  • Get a massage
  • Take a nap

If you take a few minutes each day and dedicate them to helping you relax and de-stress, you will feeler calmer as you go about your day and perform tasks around the home. Making yourself a priority also allows you to take better care of your family because you will be in a better frame of mind.

Care for Your Body Properly

Eating right and exercising can be daunting, but you will feel better and have more energy if you take care of your body. If you don’t have time to hit the gym each day, do your workouts at home. Even if you just take a quick daily walk around your neighborhood, you will feel better and it will help you stay in shape. You can also use your daily housework activities, such as laundry and cleaning the floors, into mini workouts that help you move more while being productive.

When it comes to food, making a few simple changes in what you eat makes a world of difference. Make sure you eat breakfast but choose a food loaded with nutrients and protein to give your body plenty of natural energy throughout the day. Try to cut down on processed foods and refined flour and focus more on adding whole foods such as fruits and vegetables to your diet. Not only can this practice help you get the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to function properly, but it can also help the entire family get healthier.

Your duties as a housewife are never-ending, and if you don’t take time to care for your mental health, it’s easy to get lost in the busyness of everyday life. Implementing these three tips and furthering your education, taking time for yourself and caring for your body does wonders for helping you take care of your mental health so you can properly care for your home and family.

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We as parents are not only responsible for our kid’s basic needs but also share a role for guidance and safety. We all want to keep our whole family safe and make sure they are not experiencing any bullying issues, but that can be easier said than done.

In today’s digital world when the kids can’t seem to put their phones down and are leading their own secret lives, it can be tricky keeping an eye on them. It’s a sad day when you realize you have no idea what your kids are doing on their phones, who they’re texting or what they are looking into. There are so many horrible things they can bump into on the internet so you really need a good parenting app to help you out!

If you are concerned about your child might be bumping into on the internet, it’s time to find a parenting app to observe your kid’s online activities.

Though there are plenty of such free parenting apps available to make your life a bit easier so you don’t have to worry about your kids, we have top 5 parenting apps sorted for you that you can download onto your phone right now to monitor your kid’s activities quickly and easily.

1: Find My Kids

FindmyKids, a tracking and parenting app that tops our chart due to it’s accurate, reliable and variety of features combined with the ease to install and use. It is basically a family GPS tracker for child safety. The real-time GPS tracking feature of this app helps you automatically locate where your child goes with their phone. In scary times like your child is traveling and his/her calls are left unanswered for a while, this app is a savior in such situations.

The best part about this parenting app is that it allows you to track your children’s through web browser also. You can go through www.findmykids.org/en and monitor your kid from any of the supported platforms. 

Features:

  • Map locating and Geo-fencing – It can not only track but also gives notification regarding your children leaving or entering a zone.
  • Communication – you can directly hear to your child’s surroundings or have a quick few seconds of recording.
  • Chat support system –  you can chat and share your contacts as it has an emergency service system, to avoid any panic situations.
  • Free – this app works on 7 day’s free trial and later you have to buy a license.

Pros:

  • Free and user-friendly
  • Optimized to consume less battery
  • Very accurate with respect to locations sharing
  • Installation was much easier
  • Quick and easy way to invite your friends to use this app.

Cons:

  • Can’t track calls and emails.

Where to Download: Find My Kids is available for download in the Google Play Store for Android devices as well as Apple Store for iOS devices.

2: mSpy for Kids

mSpy is a family or kid’s monitoring application. It can be installed over the Android, iOS, and Windows based operating system devices.  It has a wide range of features that helps one to track and also manage the calls records and messages. A must-have parenting app for all busy moms and dads.

Features:

  • Call logs, text messages, and WhatsApp messenger can also be traced.
  • Access through emails of the tracked device
  • Live Tracker 

Pros:

  • Wide variety of features.
  • Very quick updates for its new versions.

Cons:

  • Not free and also not cheap. It starts from $9.50 up to $72.60 per year
3. Mobile Spy

Mobile Spy is a cell phone tracking parenting app designed for Android, and iOS devices. It has a huge number of features. Thus, it allows us to make keeping track of your kids flexible and easier.

Features:

  • Live GPS and Control panel – instant GPS, can view screen, send commands, lock screen
  • Can get messages details and also can send emails. Monitoring your kid’s social media content and hence manages/blocks adultery contents.
  • The app has an extra icon. It will notify you of the tracked device that is being monitored.
  • Free 7 day trial.

Pros:

  • Compatible with most devices.
  • Accurate and easy to use.

Cons:

  • Live screenshot and email features are not available in Android (non-rooted).
4: Spyzie

Spyzie is another one of our favorite parenting apps that is specially developed for iOS and Android devices. It offers a massive number of services to enhance your spying experience.

Features:

  • GPS tracker
  • Keylogging – It can track what your kids are typing every single alphabet on the tracked device.
  • It provides feature for Geo- fencing

Pros:

  • No need to root the device.
  • Easy and simple to use.

Cons:

  • Can’t be installed in Windows-based devices, iPhones.
5: FamiSafe

Famisafe comes from Wonder share, who is known for their software packages like Filmora.

Features:

  • Location tracking and Geo-fencing.
  • Blocking and Filtering unnecessary Apps.
  • Tracks SMS, WhatsApp messenger, and emails.

Pros:

  • Compatibility with all major Android phones and tablets, also iPhones.
  • You don’t need to access the root for accessing its features.
  • Free trial for 3 days. 

Cons:

  • Can’t tracks calls and contacts.
  • There are few complaints of the App stopping abruptly.
Conclusion:

To track your child is with no debate a parent’s right and duty. The smartphone which is considered as human’s best friends today, through these parenting apps will help to build a safer secure bond between parent and children.

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The days of invasive surgery (for the love of beauty) is on the decline, there’s never been a better time to explore alternative beauty procedures that don’t require going under the knife. Below are the latest game-changing beauty innovations letting you look your best without the fear-inducing invasive surgery.

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy which literally means “cold therapy,” is a technique where the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes. Research on cryotherapy is as new as is the trend for the treatment. So doctors do not fully understand all the potential benefits and risks of this beauty procedure. Cryotherapy is popular amongst athletes to relieve pain and accelerate recovery time. In recent years, cryotherapy has been adopted by the wellness industry for its many cosmetic benefits, which include weight loss (it is claimed you can burn up to 600 calories in one 3 minute session) and the treatment of conditions like insomnia, psoriasis, and eczema.

Fix Botched Fillers

It can be distressing to wind up with fillers gone wrong: an unfortunate fishmouth, or an area you wanted smoother and plumper that now looks lopsided or lumpy. Hyaluronidase —an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvéderm, Restylane, or Belotero—can be injected to counteract the effects of your fillers.

Also called Hydase or Vitrase, hyaluronidase works by speeding up the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid, the main ingredient in certain kinds of fillers. A small amount of hyaluronidase, injected precisely, can help fix a mistake that might otherwise remain for months on end.

Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat. Mesotherapy works by plumping and deeply hydrating the tissue, in turn softening surface lines caused by dehydrated skin. The technique uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer (mesoderm) of skin. The results are subtle but effective – the intention is to brighten and firm your skin so that it is the best version of its regular self. One treatment will ensure that you look like you’ve slept for a week, and who wouldn’t love that?

Cellfina

Cellfina is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to reduce the appearance of cellulite. It’s a minimally invasive procedure. The procedure doesn’t require surgery or general anesthesia. Cellfina uses a microblade technique to target cellulite on the thighs and buttocks. Cellfina is a minimally invasive nonsurgical procedure, so you won’t need to prepare much. Cellfina best targets dimple-type cellulite. This beauty procedure has only been cleared by the FDA for treating cellulite in the thighs and buttocks.

When it comes to these costly alternatives, always take your time, think it through and make sure it’s the right decision for you, not someone else. These are the principles that should guide any of your decisions regarding the cosmetic beauty procedure.

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When you first get involved in vaping, it can be easy to forget about the regular care and maintenance required. Engaging in good cleaning and storage practices for your vaporizer will ensure that you experience the flavors the way they are meant to be tasted and will help keep your vaporizer in good shape. Get a good maintenance routine going by keeping these tips in mind.

Clean Your Vape Weekly

Get into the habit of cleaning your vaporizer weekly. Regular cleanings will help ensure you get the best flavor out of your e-liquid and help protect your vaporizer from damage. Make sure you disassemble your device and properly rinse relevant components in warm water. Allow the tank and components to air dry before reassembling the vape for use.

Take Care of Your E-Liquid

To experience e-liquid flavors as they are intended, you need to take care of your e-liquid bottles. Browse a vape shop online to get premium e-liquid and always ensure that it’s stored in a dark place that’s away from sunlight. Dark bottles will help ensure a rich flavor over time. If you intend to store the e-liquid for a long time, keep in mind that different bottle materials may impact the flavor. Always make sure you tightly close your e-liquid bottles after each use to prevent a loss of flavor.

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Protect Your Tank

If you want your device to last a long time, you must keep an eye on the component that houses the e-liquid. Plastic tanks are more susceptible to breaking down, especially if you prefer e-liquids with higher levels of acidity. Upgrade to a glass or pyrex tank if possible. You can help further protect your device by disassembling your vaporizer every night. By disassembling the vape at night, you can protect the vaporizer against unanticipated leaks that could otherwise do serious damage if unnoticed.

Swap Your Coil

If you start to notice that you’re getting less vapor or your e-liquid tastes different than normal, your device may be due for a coil swap. Regularly change your coil to avoid a burnt flavor and keep your device in good working order. Depending on your usage, you may have to change your coil anywhere from once every few days to a couple of times a month. Certain e-liquids may also impact how frequently you must change your coil.

Getting involved in vaping can become expensive over time if you don’t take care of your vaporizer and e-liquids. Protect your experience and your wallet by maintaining good storage and upkeep practices.

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Nothing says SUMMER like a comfortable, fashionable summer straw hat! This beauty from Tenth Street Hats is probably my most favorite hat I’ve ever owned. I’ve worn it on numerous occasions now including to Story Land a couple of weeks ago and to the beach! I’m just so in love with this straw hat.

Today’s Outfit:

Pea In The Pod Maternity Jumpsuit | Pinkblush Kimono | Eva Birkenstocks
Nickel & Suede Leather Earrings | Ray-Ban Sunglasses | Scala Straw Hat

When you find the perfect hat, you just know it. I’m not really a hat person and I usually don’t think hats look good on me. This one is an exception! It fits perfectly and I think it looks great on me! At least I feel good wearing it and that’s half the point anyway. That and getting protection from the sun.

I’m so glad I wore a straw hat on our Story Land trip (along with covering my shoulders with this gorgeous floral kimono) so that I didn’t have to put on sunscreen. I avoid sunscreen whenever possible (who wants all those chemicals soaking into your skin and your bloodstream anyway?) and this hat made me feel entirely secure spending the whole day out in the sun!

Find your perfect hat at Tenth Street Hats!

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Who says taking 4 kids plus one in tote…errr….uterus, wouldn’t be fun?! We went on our annual Story Land trip a couple of weeks ago and we had SO MUCH FUN! I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

Each year is a little different, as we keep adding to our family and bringing friends with us on our adventures but we always have a good time and make some amazing memories. Going to Story Land is definitely one of the best things to do in New Hampshire!

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how to get discount tickets to Story Land!

We arrived around noontime, again. We tried to get there at opening, but so far that has never happened. For this trip, we had 4 adults, 2 two-year-old boys, a 5-year-old boy, an 8-year-old boy, and an almost 12-year-old girl, so going 12:00 – 5:00 pm was definitely more than enough for all of us.

Since most of our children were 5 and younger, we spent the first half-hour in the park at the Grandfather Tree going down the slides. Then we headed to the Little Dreamer’s Play Area which is the perfect way to start the day so the younger kids see what kind of a FUN day they are going to have!

The older kids tried to curb their enthusiasm, and they didn’t run full speed toward their favorite rides. We even got them to partially listen to a Mother Goose story…

(I know one of them looks like he is running away in terror, but he’s not!)

Almost all of the kids went on Alice’s Tea Cup Ride. Everyone except my youngest who looked horrified at the prospect. His cousin-buddy Kanaan couldn’t wait to get on though and that was his first amusement park ride ever. He loved it! It was a great introduction to the day we were going to have.

Immediately after Alice’s Tea Cup Ride, we looked at all the Story Book Animals and then headed straight for the Carousel, knowing the younger kids would love that!

After a fun ride on the Carousel, we ran over to the Buccaneer Pirate Ship to catch the next ride before it left!

ALL the kids (and the adults) love the Buccaneer Pirate Ship ride so that’s one thing we make sure we do every single year!

Before we ate lunch, we rode the Polar Coaster three times. I love that the lines at Story Land are usually so short that we can enjoy a ride a couple of times in a row if we want. The big kids always LOVE the Polar Coaster. Our 5 year old tried it this year and wasn’t thrilled so he went up to the observation deck with his younger brother and cousin-buddy Kanaan.

One thing we made sure we DIDN’T miss this year was the Daniel Tiger Show! My friend’s 2-year-old son is obsessed with Daniel Tiger. He was engaged during the whole show, and he even walked around with the cast members, giving high fives at the end. I would recommend lining up at least 30 minutes before the show because sitting in the front was an amazing experience. He even got to give Katarina Kitty Kat a hug!

After the Daniel Tiger show, we all went on Pharaoh’s Reign Splash Battle. Most of us enjoyed getting wet (the toddlers, not so much). Our youngest stole our daughter’s hat to hide under while his cousin-buddy hugged his mommy for dear life. The 5 year old LOVED squirting the water guns, as did the adults and our oldest boy who had an epic battle with a random stranger that left everyone in the vicinity SOAKED.

Right next to Splash Battle, hidden in the corner and so easy to miss, is the Rap-Tour Safari – a slow tractor ride through a forest of DINOSAURS! The three youngest boys absolutely love dinosaurs and are the perfect age for that ride, so we made sure we didn’t miss it this year!

We got to sit in the “cage” right at the front of the ride so it was really fun for all the kids! The dinosaurs look very life-like but aren’t scary so the two 2-year-olds and my 5-year-old LOVED it. Don’t miss this hidden gem in the park!

Next stop was the Oceans of Fun Sprayground, which the kids enjoyed for almost half an hour. Between me being pregnant and needing to sit down in the shade and rehydrate, plus the other parents with us needing a break, we definitely appreciated the opportunity to relax while the kids stayed in a mostly contained area within our eyesight!

Ignore my youngest’s grumpy face, I swear he loved the water! He just gives me that look every time I tell him to “Say cheese!” because he’s fun like that.

Our next stop was the Eggs-Traordinary Farm Tractors. It’s at the far back end of the park and easy to miss, so be sure to look for it! It’s the perfect ride for babies and toddlers because they can sit on your lap and it goes quite slow. Thanks to Blippi, our boys LOVE tractors so we sang the Blippi Tractor Song to the kids while we rode the tractors. They loved it so much, we rode the tractors 3 times!

After we made the older children go on the tractor ride multiple times with the younger kids, we let them go on their favorite rides! Because they went right before park closing, they got to ride on the Roar-a-Saurus 3 times in a row. No lines, no getting out – it was amazing. I think if they went a fourth time they would have lost their lunch though…

The last ride was one of the children’s favorite: Dr. Geyser’s Remarkable Raft Ride. Our two friends took our older children, while all the younger children played at Dr. Geyser’s Mini Geysers Water Play while I took pictures of them playing in the water…

They had fun playing in the water while I hung out in the shade next to an ugly sign!

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It was a great way to cool off at the end of the day and thankfully it was warm enough this visit for the kids to enjoy it before we left the park! It’s our favorite way to end an amazing day at Story Land.

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PRO TIP:

Since we usually do the water rides and/or playing in the water at the Geysers before leaving the park, I always pack a few towels and a change of clothes for everyone to get into when we get back to our minivan.

Other Perks About Story Land

I like that parents have the liberty to bring their own food into the park in case their children have food allergies (like ours). It’s a pain to pack a lunch and tote it around though, so if you don’t need to bring food, I definitely recommend eating at the park! There are so many options from burgers and pizza to make your own sundae! You can also get a food pass for the season.

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This post has been sponsored by SABRE.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recently, my mother in law took a rideshare in New York City from Manhattan to her home in Queens. Something about that driver made her feel really uncomfortable and unsafe. According to a CARAVAN survey conducted on May 2-5, 2019, almost 90% of those who use rideshare but worry about their safety would feel safer if they had a personal safety device. My mother-in-law is definitely in that statistic; we had to seriously address her (and now our) concern for her personal safety.

We determined that the SABRE Red Safe Escape 3-in-1 Automotive Tool was the best choice for her (and most people) to carry in her purse.

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SABRE has been making safety products since 1975 (as suggested by their humorous tag line. SABRE products are loved by law enforcement groups in six continents and in 40 different countries. Two notable law enforcement groups are the New York Police Department (who use them exclusively), and the Los Angeles County Sheriff. The made a wide variety of products that include: stun guns, personal alarms, pepper spray & pepper gel, dog spray and bear spray (humane products), and accessories. They also sell wireless home security products and give self-defense classes.

Why You Need A Personal Safety Device In Your Bag

There are a few things everyone remembers to take with them when they leave the house, like your wallet for instance! If you’re like me, you don’t leave home without sunscreen, sunglasses, lip gloss, and hand sanitizer either! One thing everyone should have with them at all times is a SABRE Red Safe Escape 3-in-1 Automotive Tool!

The three in one unit features maximum strength pepper gel, a seat belt cutter, and a car window glass breaker. It is conveniently packed in one nifty little device you can stick in your purse or diaper bag. My mother-in-law never forgets to pack her device. She feels more safe and comfortable. I definitely prefer pepper gel, because it has a greater range (12 feet!), mostly eliminates wind blowing back at you, and is much safer to use indoors.

She loves that this pepper gel sprayer also has a stainless-steel glass cutter and a seat belt cutter. You may want to escape a car in a dangerous situation, OR you might see an animal trapped in a hot car and you need to save them. Either way, this tool is great to have in most automotive emergencies and is a must-have personal safety device that everyone should carry.

SABER’s in-house testing eliminates the 30% failure rate found in most other brands. Other things that make SABRE safer is that they are ISO Certified; they are also certified by the EPA and Health Canada. Their formula is also much safer for dogs and bears, making them more humane.

My mother-in-law now drives in ride shares safely. We can all rest easier knowing that she’s safe. You and your family can have peace of mind about your personal safety in any vehicle with SABRE on your side!

Double-check your state laws here as Pepper-Spray sales are limited in the following states, as they can’t be shipped from ordering online: AK, DC, HI, MA, MI, NY & WI. If you live in one of those states, you would only be able to purchase them in-store. Otherwise, you can purchase it conveniently on Amazon.

To learn more about SABRE safety products, click here.

Disclaimer: This post was brought to you by SABRE. For more information, please click here to read our policy.

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When you have a little one, it is important for you to provide them with all they need. One thing that you cannot skimp on is the quality of great baby clothes. With all of the options that are currently available, it can be difficult to decide which brand is the best. 

So, we put together a list of eco-friendly fashion brands that not only offers quality products for your little guy or gal but also gives back be it through charity, the environment or both. 

Birdrock Baby

BirdRock Baby specializes in baby shoes and accessories. They have a wide variety of options available whether you’re looking for moccasins for your toddler or cozy baby booties here. In addition to their focus on offering top-quality baby brands of footwear and diaper bags, their customers can feel good knowing that or every purchase that is made, the company offers a day’s worth of food to a child in need.

They have partnered with a charity called Feed My Starving Children and since the start of this collaboration, they have helped feed tens of thousands of little ones.

L’oved Baby

It is often difficult to find baby brands for clothing that does not contain things like flame retardants, dyes, and other chemicals. L’oved Baby offers 100% organic clothing that does not contain any additives or non organic dyes. Even their packages are PVC free. Their offerings include bodysuits, joggers and rompers. 

While their prices are fairly reasonable in general, they do offer a weekly sale that will give you the opportunity to stock up. They’re not only a great choice for parents wanting to shop organic but their clothing is also environmentally friendly. 

Pacha Soap Co

Any parent probably knows the plethora of baby brands for baby soap and bath products that are stocked on the shelves of your local Target or Walmart.

You may not have heard of Pacha Soap, but they’ve been doing amazing things. Their soaps are all sulfate free, cruelty free and crafted in the USA. The best part is that with every purchase, you’re not only getting an amazing product, you’re helping support clean water initiatives and hygiene education all over the world thanks to their program.

It isn’t always easy for companies to engage in philanthropic entrepreneurship, especially when the alternative often comes with more sales.

We know there are way more baby brands that give back outside of these three and if you’re interested in more you can check out Inspired by This. So, the next time you are shopping for baby items and you are seeking a feel good purchase, these should all be at the top of your consideration list.

The post 3 Baby Brands That You Can Feel Good About Buying From appeared first on The Fashionable Housewife.

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