Confidence. Reclaimed. #PoiseLinerLove @Walmart

This is a sponsored campaign in partnership with Poise and Acorn Influence.  Opinions (and #poiselinerlove) are my own.
I have a confession… I dribble a little.  Like me, many women — as many as 1 in 3 — experience incontinence or light bladder leakage.  Light bladder leakage may be triggered by laughing, sneezing, coughing, exercising, or lifting heavy objects. I have a urethral stricture, which occasionally requires a trip to the urology office to have a urethral dilitation.  Not so much fun. Light bladder leakage is just a part of my life.  But it doesn’t have to be an embarrassing one!
Poise Microliners at Walmart
Almost two years ago, I discovered Poise Microliners at Walmart — while I’m doing my regular shopping — and they admittedly changed the way I think about LBL.  Before that, I wouldn’t have dreamed of confessing that I have experience LBL.  I was made fun of in elementary school for wetting my pans.  NO WAY would I admit I still piddle in my panties except perhaps to my closest friends.  It’s just not something you talk about, right?  I don’t have to worry about it, now, though, because I can confidently do all things I wouldn’t do using just a feminine hygiene product because every outfit is accessorized with a Poise Microliner.
Jump for Poise
When my son yells, “Hey, Mommy!  How high can you jump?”  I can say “about this high” and show him.  When my kids want me to come outside and run around with them, I can yell, “Race ya!” and not have to finish the sentence with “to the bathroom.”

I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing that two years ago.  My fear that my bladder — and all that was in it — would remain grounded while the rest of me was airborne kept my feet planted on terra firma.
Poise MicrolinersNow, whether I’m getting dressed, running errands, or packing for vacation, I count on Poise Microliners to keep me free from embarrassing moments. I don’t have to sit on the sidelines to prevent embarrassing moments any longer.  I am able to seize more moments that matter with my kids and know that I can count on Poise Microliners to keep me dry and comfortable.

That my friends is confidence.  Confidence. Reclaimed.

Thanks, Poise!
Patriotic Snack Mix

Patriotic Snack Mix

Seriously, how is it that Memorial Day is less than two weeks away?  As you're preparing for the festivities, why not make this patriotic snack mix for all the little munchers that will be celebrating with you! Patriotic Snack Mix INGREDIENTS 2 cups Post Honeycomb cereal 1 cup pretzel snaps (I used Snyders) 1/2 cup Chex Muddy Buddies 1/2 cup mini marshmallows 1/2 cup red and blue peanut M&M's 1/2 cup Brachs Red White and Blue … Keep Reading →

tips for healthy dental habits for kids @thatbaldchick

Tips for Healthy Dental Habits for Kids

Special thanks to Plackers for making this post possible.  All opinions are my own. Did you know that the health of your teeth and gums can have a direct impact on your overall health?  It's true!  If you have kids, you also know that it isn't always easy to help them develop good oral hygiene habits.  When they are younger, they'd rather be doing any one of eleventy-billion other things than spend two minutes brushing and flossing.  Yes, I … Keep Reading →

Make these fun Patriotic Cones with the kids! Details @thatbaldchick

Patriotic Cones

The season is fast approaching for barbecues, fireworks (sometimes between family members), and fun! Whether you're celebrating Memorial Day or getting an early jump on the 4th of July these simple, fun and easy to make, Patriotic Cones are sure to be a hit.  Make them ahead of time to serve cold treats in, or bring the fixins and let the kids have a great time decorating their own red, white, and blue cone! INGREDIENTS Ice cream sugar … Keep Reading →

A collection of books for children about adoption @thatbaldchick

A Collection of Books for Children about Adoption

As many of you may know, our daughters are adopted and we celebrate openness about adoption.  As such, it is important to us to incorporate stories for them that teach positively about adoption and open the door for conversation.  Following are books that are helpful with just that. A Collection of Books for Children about Adoption A Blessing from Above - Every night before she goes to sleep, a kangaroo prays under the stars for a baby … Keep Reading →

Papa Murphy's Take N Bake

Slam Dunk Dinner with Papa Murphy’s #team425

I was compensated for this review of Papa Murphy’s and their #Team425 Sweepstakes. All opinions and statements remain 100% my own. #Team425 #Ad Tuesday's are our busy day.  We're out of the house for most of the day for our homeschool co-op, then when we get home, the countdown clock is on because the kids have to leave soon after for AWANA.  When it comes to dinner, it has to be quick, it has to be easy, and it has to be good! One sure way … Keep Reading →

Springtime Marshmallow Popcorn Recipe @thatbaldchick

Springtime Marshmallow Popcorn

We enjoy gourmet popcorn of nearly any variety.  Short of spending a fortune at the local gourmet popcorn place, we have to figure out how to make this tasty stuff at home.  Here's one gourmet popcorn recipe that everyone is sure to love! I think I just drooled on my keyboard. Here's what you need... 6 cups popped plain popcorn (no butter) 3 cups rainbow mini marshmallows 2 Tablespoon butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3/4 cup … Keep Reading →

munching pickles as a snack

Pickles- a healthy snack alternative

Special thanks to Vlasic for making this post possible.  All opinions are my own! I am always looking for a great healthy snack alternative for myself and the kids. Having something that is easy, delicious, and great for everyone in the family to enjoy is important. Busy moms just don't have the time to prepare a different snack option for every person in the house. At least, I know I sure don't!  Pickles aren’t just a side for your sandwich, … Keep Reading →

Make Your Own Tiny Easter Basket Craft @thatbaldchick

Tiny Easter Basket Craft

You guys!  After seeing how cute the Pot of Gold Craft turned out, I wondered what other cute crafts could be made with recycled k cups.  And really, what could possibly be cuter than tiny Easter baskets!?!  Um, nothing. Nothing can be cuter than tiny Easter baskets!  Look at this... Seriously!  Aren't those the cutest? Here's what you need to make your own... Clean, dry kcups Yellow acrylic paint Yellow paper Scissors Hot glue … Keep Reading →

Sweet Scarlett's

Sweet Scarlett’s Giveaway

Special thanks to Wonderful for providing the product for this post. Did you know that just half of a grapefruit contains 100% of your daily value of Vitamin C?  One Wonderful Sweet Scarlett grapefruit is only 60 calories, which makes it a deliciously sweet and healthy treat!  I recently had the opportunity to try some Wonderful Sweet Scarletts, which are a new brand of Texas Red Grapefruits that launched nationwide last year.  This red beauty … Keep Reading →

Flu Survival Kit for Kids @thatbaldchick

Flu Survival Kit for Kids #goodbyeflu #seethelyte

This post is sponsored by Acorn on behalf of Pedialyte.  All opinions are my own. Are you ready for it?  No, I'm not talking about Spring.  Or Easter, for that matter.  While both of those are fast approaching-- seriously, wasn't it just December?--  what we are in the middle of now is cold and flu season.  Since my kids all like to share everything one round of a stomach bug can last upward of ten days around here.  Sharing is caring, right? … Keep Reading →