I married and became a first-time mom at the age of 45; two years later I was told I was POST menopausal so I started blogging. You will find a mix of personal stories, humor and the most Luxurious Giveaways for us busy moms!
What makes you stand out from the crowd? Is it your love of nature? Your love of coffee? Your love of sports, a hobby, a unique cause, a favorite pet? Whatever you are passionate about, you can be guaranteed to find something at CafePress to reflect your unique personality. And if they don't have it in their seemingly limitless product line, you can custom order and design exactly what you want.
You can wear it, drink from it, decorate with it, carry it, read from it, throw it over your shoulder and the list goes on and on and on!
When I was given the opportunity to select something for review, I went directly to the "cheetah" pages to select something for my daughter. She is cheetah crazy and I knew she would be in love with anything cheetah related.
This kid-approved sweatshirt is made from a 50/50 cotton/polyester blend so you know it will stand up to wash after wash and still look great. It has a nice weight to it so I know my little one will be toasty warm while wearing clothing that reflects what she loves. It also has a ribbed waistband and cuffs for a comfortable custom fit.
These gorgeous Cheetah Print Flip Flops can be custom ordered in a variety of colors and are waterproof making them perfect for the beach or pool. Super comfortable and will definitely make a statement this Summer with her friends!
Disclosure: I received the Cheetah sweatshirt and flip flops before writing this review. I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the products.
One thing I don't write about that often is the reality of menopause and how it really affects women. With a blog name like Menopausal New Mom, every now and then I need to include information on the real deal with Menopause.
Oh sure, we've all heard about hot flashes, night sweats and the celebration of no more monthly cycles but the reality of menopause from one woman to another is as diverse as one pregnancy to another. Some women sail through menopause like it's no big deal. Just a few hot flashes, a few extra pounds around the middle and it's back to business as usual.
But for some, menopause can be debilitating. The hot flashes can be so frequent and so uncomfortable, the only relief comes in the form of hormone replacement. I fall into that category (along with the extra pounds around the middle) but I also suffered from terrible mood swings. Luckily for me, the hormone replacement took care of most of my symptoms and menopause has been clear sailing since.
Then there are those who have such severe symptoms before, during and after menopause, they don't know where to turn. Let's face it, discussing menopause over coffee has not been at the top of the list of what women talk about. Is it embarrassment? Is it denial? Is admitting we are struggling with menopause confirmation of weakness? Is a society so obsessed with age at the root of why we don't want to admit even to our closest friends we are menopausal?
Whatever the reason or excuse, women need to be informed. We now live during a time where the average woman will spend nearly 50% of her entire life "post menopausal". Times are changing and so are the ways we address menopause.
Let's start the discussion, be honest and when we feel overwhelmed, let's remember treatment can be as close as a "click"away!
Disclosure: This post contains an affialite link for which I was compensated. The opinions are completely my own and based on my experiences
woman dreams of decorating her home with the best furniture and accessories.
She wants it to reflect her thoughts and make it a haven in itself. However,
everybody knows that buying good furniture and topping it off with the right accessories can easily add up - especially when you're on a tight budget.
question is - Is it possible to furnish your home without breaking the bank?
Yes you can, given that you’re willing to put time and effort into getting
creative while enjoying the whole “do-it-yourself” part of it. In the following
article, we look into a few more effective ways to save money when decorating
Refurbish What’s Already There
of jumping into buying new things, start off by refurbishing
what you already have. Transform or “update” your old furniture pieces with
upholstery and give them a fresh new finish. For example, you can upholster the
cushions of your dining chairs with a piece of foam, a “staple gun” and a few
yards of quality fabric. At times fabric stores carry out sales on remnants
(which can go up to 3-4 yards). This can be used to upholster a side chair or a
stool. You can also use slipcovers to update the look of your armchair or sofa
without spending too much time or effort to do it.
Browse through Classified Ads
useful/effective way to save good money on home furniture is to browse through
classified ads on popular classified websites like Craigslist or in your local
newspapers. The thing about classified ads is that many times you find home
decor items at a cheap rate just because the owner is in need of money and
wants to sell them off quickly. If you stick to finding good deals using
classifieds with some patience and persistence, you may even end up furnishing
your entire home without spending much.
Shop at Thrift Stores
at thrift stores is an effective way to save money and at the same time find
some really good stuff for your home. However, most of the furniture that you
get at these stores needs to a bit of updating so you’ll have to use your own
creativity to see what potential each piece holds. Similarly, when you’re
shopping for home decor items at a thrift store, you need to use your
imagination to know what to buy and what to skip. A lot of times, you find items
that are priced low and are in good condition. You can also ask when they are going to hold their next sale and be there first when they open so you can
get your hands on the best items. 4. Use Coupons
It's imperative to find savings anywhere and everywhere if you're hoping to save money. For example, if you're an aspiring DJ looking for great deals on DJ equipment, you'd get creative and search for something like the DJ Hookup coupons to get a discount on your purchase. For those interested in home decor, search for Crate and Barrel coupons. You can find a lot through coupon hunting, so make sure to take advantage of deals whenever you can.
These are just four tips to save money on home decor. What tips do you have?
Disclosure: Consideration was received for the editing and publishing of this guest post