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Monday, December 10, 2012

Eucerin Lotion Review & Giveaway

Eucerin Lotion Review & Giveaway
Ended: Congrats to the winner C.Allen!!
Winter is the time my skin dries out the most. My hands get so dry and it's a pain because I'm always typing and would have to keep applying different lotions/moisturizers that didn't work. It was just so time consuming especially when I have deadlines to meet. I also was wasting so much money trying to find the right lotion.
I have tried many different brands, my hands will be so greasy and the dryness still came right back. How many of you has this problem?
 Well, I was so happy when I received a email to host a review/giveaway for Eucerin because it was a lotion I have yet tried at that time. I received my package in the mail and I went right for the New Eucerin "Professional Repair", I have to say I'm so excited to share with you the results!
Not only was it non greasy, it was so lightweight! I rubbed in a small pea size amount on my hands and I could feel the softness in less then 3 seconds! I was able to type with no problem and it is fragrance free so when I touched my face it didn't feel as if it was on fire! I have to say I'm in love with Eucerin! It surprised me because it lasted for many hours without me having to reapply more. I was even more surprised later that night after taking a nice relaxing bath I rubbed Eucerin on my feet, I'm ashamed to say they needed some tender loving care because they were so dry! My feet are now as smooth and soft as baby's skin. No more cracked lines and roughness. I can't believe the results, I have tried many different lotions and none can compare to Eucerin.
Don't just take my word for it, you can enter to win your own Eucerin Prize Package!!! For details, please keep reading...
Eucerin  is a unique, fast absorbing lotion that combines Ceramide-3, skin’s own moisturizers, and Gluco-Glycerol to improve the condition of skin and help fight dryness at the source.
o Dermatologist recommended

o Provides intense moisture for skin that looks and feels immediately hydrated

o Strengthens the skin’s barrier to lock in moisture

o Improves moisture reserves to help prevent dryness from recurring for healthy looking skin

o Fast absorbing, non-greasy
Giveaway time:
One lucky winner will win a Eucerin Prize Package of their own same as in the picture above
(1) Eucerin Advanced Smoothing Repair Dry Skin Lotion16.9oz
(1) Eucerin Professional Repair for Extremely Dry Skin Lotion 6.8oz
(1) Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion 4oz.
(1) Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Body Lotion 2oz
To enter simply follow the directions in the giveaway tools box below;
Giveaway Ends December 22,2012 @ 11:59pm est.
 Good luck!!!

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Monday, November 12, 2012


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Friday, October 19, 2012

Free 8x10 Print at Walgreens ($3.99 value)

Order a 8x10 Photo for FREE ($3.99 value) using the coupon code TRULYFREE at Walgreens Photo when you checkout!!

You can choose the pick up option for your total to be $0.00.  Or you can have it shipped to you for .99  This coupon code is good in till Saturday October 20th. used once per account. You can pick up your photo any day but you must have it ordered by October 20th. If you don't have a Walgreen's Photo account you can sign-up for one free!!
To get your free 8x10 Enlargement click here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Funky Monkey Snacks Review & Giveaway Rafflecopter Form - Ends 10/27

Funky Monkey Snacks Giveaway Ends 10/27 Ended! Congrats to the winner :
 - Thanks for everyone's entries~winner will be emailed~ 
As parent's we all love for our children to eat healthy, These day's so many snack items are filled with ingredients that are unhealthy.  My kids can be so picky so it's really hard to find snacks that are good for them as well as taste good. When asked to do a review and giveaway for Funky Monkey Snacks I decided to look up the ingredients and check out the reviews about them. I'm happy I did because I liked what I read and ran out to purchase a few bags that evening. 
My intentions were to purchase the Funky Monkey Snacks for my kids but with all the different  delicious, fun, fruit flavors available I felt like a kid all over again and had to taste them myself!! I couldn't resist trying them out and I can honestly say I'm in love! (shh!) Once my kids tried the Funky Monkey Snacks it was heaven for them as well. They liked them, I liked them AND best of all their healthy!
You can't go wrong with Funky Monkey Snacks. I have a bag next to me at my desk that I snack on, not only are they fulfilling but you will get that fruity crunch with the best flavor and all 100% natural fruit! I know it all sounds to good to be true but each bag of Funky Monkey Snacks has 3 servings of fruit, with nothing added - no added colors, flavors, preservatives, or sugars. To top it off their gluten-free, certified Kosher and certified non-GMO! I never would imagine freezer dried fruit  slices would taste so good and have my kids so happy. This is their new favorite snack, I can't go wrong with that!! Were all getting our servings of fruit in.
Funky Monkey Snacks has 7 different flavors. Each day I pack a different flavor in my kids lunch bags. My favorite flavor is the Purple Funk! My kids like the Mango OJ and Carnival Mix the best.
The 7 yummy flavors:
Applemon, Mango OJ, Pink Pineapple, Bananamon,  Carnival Mix, Java Lime and Purple Funk.
 How would you like to win your own Funky Monkey Snacks sampler set of the 7 flavors? Keep reading the details below to enter for your chance to win!

Giveaway ends: 10/27 12:01am est.
 One winner will receive their own sampler set of the 7 flavors Funky Monkey Snacks

To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below:

Thanks and good luck to you!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Purell - Keeping Kids Happy and Healthy

Purell - Keeping Kids Happy and Healthy
Our friends at SocialMoms and Purell has teamed up together to bring another fun blogging program for the back-to-school season to talk about keeping our kids happy and healthy going back to class. I have been asked to talk about this as a member of SocialMoms. 

With so many things to do such as shopping for school clothes, meeting the new teachers, making sure your children has their pens/pencils, just checking off the list as the days are counting down it can be easy to forget about "germs". Teaching our kids to cover their mouths when they cough to wiping their nose with soft tissue and always keeping hats with gloves on in the cold weather can be so helpful. Even being around other children who are sick with colds it can be easy to spread germs. We can often forget to remind them to keep their hands clean and sanitized at all times.

Who wants to be going back and fourth to the doctors having to pay high medical bills when all this can be prevented? Attendance is so important for our children, missing days due to colds and coughs can be very hard on their grades.

This is where Purell comes into play to save the day! Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer is preferred by many leading health professions. Our kids can just dab a little drop on their hands, rub it in and go back to learning. They don't have to leave the classroom to go wash their hands and miss any studies! You can find Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer at many stores such as walmart, riteaid, cvs, giants, walgreens and more.

 To celebrate, Purell and SocialMoms also have  sharable coupons for you to get a discount on the most popular PURELL® Hand Sanitizer products! How cool is that!!!

So, what are some helpful ideas to help your children go back to school with a smile and be healthy? Please comment below as I'd love to know your ideas!

About PURELL® Hand Sanitizer
Formulation matters. New PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer is scientifically formulated to kill the most germs. Independent tests using FDA methods prove it. Just 1 squirt of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer kills as many germs as two squirts of any other national brand.* This breakthrough formulation also includes four different skin conditioners that make PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer that will help soothe your skin and maintain moisture – no matter how often you use it. More info on PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer:
The Science Behind the Breakthrough.
New PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer offers enhanced bacteria killing power in a formulation that makes it mild and soothing on the skin. The scientists at GOJO, backed by their 65 years in skin health and hand hygiene innovation, were able to develop a formulation that maximizes the impact of alcohol on bacteria. This new family of products works by penetrating the membrane of the germ cell more effectively, maximizing the germ-destroying power of the alcohol. As a result, PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer is proven to kill more than 99.99% of the germs on hands. The innovation that became new PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer was so well received by the scientific community that GOJO won the respected APIC 2011 Rutala Award for a paper devoted to the subject. And now we hand the breakthrough to you.
* Ounce for ounce kills more germs on hands than other national brands. Based on comparative study of average pump bottles using FDA Healthcare Personnel Handwash guidelines. National brands based on 52-week IRI scan data.
More info on PURELL® Hand Sanitizer:
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Be sure to check out Purell on facebook, you can "like" their page as well to keep up with all of their fun updates! 
I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and PURELL® Hand Sanitizer blogging program, to earn My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on this topic, click here

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cottonelle - Fresh Care Routine

Cottonelle - Fresh Care Routine

In honor of the Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care Toilet Paper and Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes, SocialMoms has teamed up with Cottonelle and asked for me to share this new blogging program!

Kids are so precious and so cute to watch grow up, as they grow they look to us as their parents to guide them and teach them how to stay healthy and clean. It can be such a pain to constantly repeat myself to my kids to flush the toilet, wipe the seat if you tinkled on it, wash your hands after using the potty, put the seat down, make sure you wipe yourself properly. It never fails in my house to see the toothpaste tube squeezed everywhere besides the bottom of the tube, instead it's twisted all up every which way and toothpaste all out of it with the cap no where in sight!! The soap is always shrinking during showers from being left in their bath water. It can be such a headache to keep up with the kids but at the end of the day I smile because I'm so happy to have been blessed with them. 

It is my pleasure to share with you Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care Toilet Paper and Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes

To get that extra touch of cleanliness use Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care Toilet Paper then use the Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes!! The fresh feeling will blow you off of your feet! I can't imagine not using both of these. It feels like just stepping out of the shower.

Here's the fun part, this process has to have a name, is there a name you would like to name it?? How about having a chance to win some awesome prizes for a name? 
To qualify for the year’s supply of Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care and Cottonelle Fresh Care, entrants must create a name through The Customizer on Cottonelle Brand’s Facebook Page between June 12, 2012, and February 28, 2013. Winners will be selected in a random drawing on a weekly basis. There is a limit of one prize per person. See full terms and conditions on Cottonelle Brand’s Facebook Page or

 About Cottonelle Brand:
The Cottonelle brand provides innovative comfort solutions for perineal personal care. Cottonelle toilet paper is available in three forms: Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care, Cottonelle Gentle Care, and Cottonelle Clean Care. To help people feel cleaner and fresher than with toilet paper alone, the brand offers Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle Gentle Care Flushable Wipes enriched with Aloe & E. For the latest product information, visit
Follow Cottonelle on Twitter: @Cottonelle
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*I was compensated for this post. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own*

Seattle - Sights of Your Life

Seattle - Sights of Your Life

Transitions Lenses and SocialMoms has partnered together in honor of the Transitions Lenses Sightseeing City Tour stop in Seattle at the Washington Brewers Festival and asked if I could help promote this event as well as share my most cherished sights in my life with you!

I think sometimes without realizing it we can take things for granted easily. Our vision is something so important and needed in our life's. Being able to watch the sun set or seeing flowers growing is so awesome.
We have such a beautiful world with so many things to see and nature makes it all possible. It's amazing how we see the color of things such as grass, tree's and animals. Just seeing the sky, the moon and stars is wonderful. Being able to see our children walk and run having fun is a great site to see.

As I type this post I'm remembering a few memorable sites I have experienced as a little girl. One of my most favorite would be when my parents would take me to Long's Park to feed the ducks.  I would sit along side of the water watching the ducks swim all in a row. The mama duck would have her baby ducks following her peacefully. I'd look around and see all of the trees and be amazed how pretty they were. The sun would be bright and I would just be in my own little world. Now that I have kids I take them to the same spot and I watch them enjoy feeding the ducks and being able to experience that great feeling. Without a healthy vision we wouldn't be able to experience these things.
Growing up my mother would always tell me how important our vision is and to appreciate it. I have learned from her by keeping up with eye exams on a regular basis for my children as well. My son and I wear glasses, I make sure we wear them as directed especially when reading. It can be a pain having to clean them sometimes but it's way worth being able to see.

So tell me how does a healthy sight play a role in your family's life? Please feel free to share by commenting below.

For the good news: Transitions lenses, in partnership with Pearle Vision will be in Seattle at the Washington Brewers Festival June 15- 17th 2012. Visit their booth because their offering free vision screenings for the whole family and the opportunity to have your photo taken in front of a scenic backdrop! To read more about this click here.

About Transitions Optical, Inc.
Transitions Optical is a joint venture of PPG Industries, Inc. and Essilor International. The first to successfully commercialize a plastic photochromic lens in 1990, today the company is a leading provider of photochromics to optical manufacturers worldwide. Transitions Optical offers the most advanced photochromic technology in the widest selection of lens designs, materials and brand names.
As the Official Sponsor of Sightseeing™ Transitions lenses help you see the world the way it’s meant to be seen. By continually adapting to changing lighting conditions, Transitions lenses enhance your everyday moments so your experiences are more vivid, more vibrant, more true.
More info on Transitions lenses:,
Transitions lenses on Facebook:
Sight of the Day Photo Contest:
Capturing everyday moments through photography gives you the opportunity to cherish memories for a lifetime. Enter the Official Sponsor of Sightseeing™ Sight of the Day Photo Contest for your chance to win the Ultimate Sightseeing Dream Vacation! Learn more here.

I received compensation to participate in a SocialMoms and Transitions lenses blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on this topic, click here.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Glass Handbag Giveaway

Welcome to the Glass Handbag Giveaway!
How would you like to win a $900 value Glass Handbag?

Our friends at Glass Handbags  has been so generous by sponsoring this giveaway for one lucky person to win their very own Glass Handbag of their choice from Glass Handbags!! This is $900 value! How cool is that!!!

Hosted by: Jenn's Blah Blah Blog and Diva Fabulosa

Who can enter: Worldwide 18yrs. or older

Dates: August 10th. - September 9th. 11:59pm est.

Entry Style:  Giveaway Tools (similar to the Rafflecopter Form)

To Enter click here!!! Good Luck to you!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Headline T-Shirts Review and Giveaway

Headline T-Shirts Review and Giveaway
Congratulations to: Cherie Durbin (Has been emailed)
Ended! Thanks for entering!

Do you have a favorite, comfortable t-shirt that you love to wear? Or maybe if your like me you have many of them! When I have to dress up for an event I will but when I'm just out at a park, shopping or around the house or maybe at a sports game I wear a t-shirt with a pair of jeans or shorts. I love the comfortable feeling of being able to just relax.

 Since I'm a "t-shirt" type of woman I jumped on the opportunity when Headline T-Shirts wanted me to do a review and giveaway for my readers. I was exited because there were many different t-shirts to choose from. The prices were fair and to top it all off they sale accessories such as wallets, sports bags, sunglasses and more! 

My 17yr.old son loves skateboarding, it's his hobby and one day he wants to become a pro in California. So when I saw the gorilla on the skateboard t-shirt I just had to choose it for him!
They have tank-tops, I wanted to choose the California tank-top as well! Not only do they have t-shirts and tank-tops for teens, they have them for men, woman and kids. 

It was a hard choose but I choose and next week I plan to go back and purchase a few t-shirts that will make cool gifts!

Headline T-Shirts has all different sizes, it's easier to choose from their size chart to find the right size. You may like your t-shirts baggy, tight fitted or just the right fit. These also don't fade!!   
The quality of the t-shirt was very good. It was soft, not heavy at all and it didn't shrink or stretch after being washed.

You can score a free bag with any order over $75 by entering code: FREEBAG
Also, if you sign up for Headline T-Shirts newsletter  you will save $5. To stay up to date with offers you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

 I really love their cool Mars Sunglasses with the UV 400 Protection. Shipping is so fast it's unbelievable! 


Giveaway ends: August 11th. 12:01am.EST
Must be 18yrs or older to enter.
U.S only (sorry).
Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter and has 48hrs. to respond to the winning email with their name and email or another winner will be chosen.
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Free Blogger Opportunity & Glass Handbag Giveaway

Welcome to Another Free Blogger Event

 Our dear friends Jen's Blah Blah Blog and Diva Fabulosa is hosting a cool event to give you a chance to win a luxury, designer Glass Handbag valued at $580+!!! Of course Shannon's Tales of Motherhood will be participating in this fun giveaway/event!

This event/giveaway will run from August 10th untill September 10th! If you have a blog and would like more information about signing up to participate please click here. I will post reminders before this event starts! Don't miss out on the fun!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Very Green Back to School & Giveaway Hop Blogger Sign-Ups

A Very Green Back to School: (Giveaway Hop Blogger Sign-Ups)


Don't miss out on  A Very Green Back to School coming August 22nd - 30th. Hosted by Simple City Life and Mommy's Favorite Things! With school just around the corner this would be the perfect time to step-up and help make the world a more friendly environment by purchasing Eco-friendly supplies or help spread the word to others about making a difference in our beautiful world! 
While preparing for our kids to go back to school why not enter to win some cool back to school green prizes in this giveaway hop! Many blogs including Shannon's Tales of Motherhood will be participating in the wonderful event. So mark your calendars for A Very Green Back to School and be sure to tell your friends!
If you would like to participate in A Very Green Back to School  Blogger sign-ups are being accepted now. For more information and to sign-up please click here.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Sizzle - Wham-O Slip 'N Slide Triple Racer Giveaway

{Summer Sizzle}
Wham-O Slip 'N Slide Triple Racer Giveaway
                                                Winner is Rich H. and has been contacted!!!! Thanks to everyone participating!

Welcome to the Summer Sizzle Giveaway Hop hosted by Mom with a dot com!
Along with many other wonderful blogs Shannon's Tales of Motherhood is participating in this event to feature a variety of giveaways with some really cool prizes! All prizes are family friendly and you will have many chances of winning! Be sure to make your way through all the blogs below as well for your chance to win many fun prizes!!

Keep reading to see what prize Shannon's Tales of Motherhood is giving to one of my lucky readers for this Summer Sizzle Giveaway:

Summer is here and I know it's hot so I wanted to help cool off  this Summer Sizzle giveaway with a Wham-O Slip 'N Slide Triple Racer for one lucky reader to win!

If you have children or know anyone who does then the Wham-O Slip 'N Slide Triple Racer will be  perfect to help keep them cool for the summer heat!! With 3 inflatable slide boogies included more then one person can have fun at the same time. No more waiting in line!

I like the Wham-O Slip 'N Slide Triple Racer because not only does it keep the kids entertained but it won't wear a groove in your lawn. The water pressure is good so all lanes receive ample water sprinkle for maximum slippage. This would be perfect for a birthday party or a cookout. It can be used daily and it holds up very well. My kids had one for a few summers now and I can honestly say I'm a fan!

Here is your lucky day to win a Wham-O Slip 'N Slide Triple Racer:

Giveaway Details:

  • Dates / June 24 - Jun 30, 2012 11:59pm est.
  • Must be 18+ to enter
  • US entries only (due to shipping)
  • Entries completed and winner chosen via Rafflecopter, winner will be notified by email and announced on Shannon's Tales of Motherhood, winner must respond to winning notification email within 72hrs. or another winner will be chosen.
    Please enter through the Rafflecopter form below! For more chances to win more prizes don't forget to stop by the blogs listed below!!  Good luck!!
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

#SummerSizzle Giveaway Event Reminder

You don't want to miss out on the Summer Sizzle Giveaway tomorrow 6/24 (12:01am EST) through 6/30 2012. Shannon's Tales of Motherhood will be giving one lucky reader a Wham-O Slip 'N Slide Triple Racer. You will also have a chance to win many other prizes as this event will feature a variety of giveaways.   Good luck!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Walker Edison Bunk Bed Bunk Bed Giveaway {$549 Value!} #Rafflecopter

Walker Edison Bunk Bed Bunk Bed Giveaway {$549 Value!}
                                                                                    Winner is Tabitha Armstrong and has been notified!!  Thanks for entering!!

Welcome to the Walker Edison Bunk Bed Giveaway! This is one giveaway you don't want to miss out on. I you have kids or know someone who does then this giveaway is for you!
Hosted by Children Teaching Mama this event has been sponsored by our friends BunkBedsAtoZ.



  • Twin over twin
  • Solid wood construction
  • Espresso finish
  • Ladder included
  • Converts to separate beds
  • 42"L x 80"W x 65"H
  • Mattresses not included

To enter to win this cool bunk bed, simply use the Rafflecopter form below! Please make sure you say that  Shannon's Tales of Motherhood referred you!


Thomas the Train Patio Set #Giveaway

Thomas the Train Patio Set #Giveaway

Go Graham Go is hosting a giveaway right now for one lucky reader to win a Thomas the Train Patio Set for your child sponsored by Jakks Pacific! What child wouldn't want to own one of these?

Giveaway ends 7/3/12
Enter via Rafflecopter for easy, quick entries
To enter click here

Good luck & don't forget to let us know if you win!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

BIC Mark-It Permanent Marker Giveaway

BIC Mark-It Permanent Marker Giveaway

Every hour for 30 days BIC Mark-It will be randomly giving away over 200 permanent markers!!

With less then 2 weeks to participate, hurry to get your entries in!! Hours to enter are from 12:00pm - 10:00pm est. daily.
So go check out BIC Mark-It's promotional tab by clicking here for your chance to enter into the BIC Mark-It Permanent Marker Giveaway!!!    No Purch. Nec., U.S. Only, 18+. Ends 6/29/12

**You will know instantly if you win** please feel free to let us know if you win! I entered about 9:57pm the other night and was an instant winner! From what I hear alot of people has been winning!

What are you waiting for?? GO ENTER, good luck!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

An Excessive Sleeping Disorder Called Narcolepsy

An Excessive Sleeping Disorder Called Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy (NAR-ko-lep-se)
 is a disorder that causes periods of extreme daytime sleepiness.

Many people like myself know all to well what it's like to have extreme sleepiness different times throughout the day. The sleep attacks can come on at any moment at any given time. I notice my sleepiness hits especially when I'm feeling sad or I'm laughing. As strange as it sounds narcoleptics feel the tiredness come on more when they show/feel any emotion.

 As a narcoleptic my life is so much different then everyone else in my family. Alot of people don't understand this disorder, I get so frustrated when all I want to do is sleep and I get frowns and comments when I'm to weak and sleepy to participate in family activities such as cookouts, birthday parties, get-togethers and the different events that take place where I should be attending. I can honestly say my kids understand and respect the fact that I can't always be awake. It's some of my friends and relatives who can give me a hard time.
Through the years I have read many different forums and posts on the Internet and I notice alot of people with narcolepsy also has trouble with others around them understanding this. I find often people have the misconception that narcoleptics are just "lazy" like as if we have control over our disorder. I just have to remind myself that many people don't understand and just won't except it.

Growing up I was in and out of counseling being told I have depression and being handed a prescription to treat depression because I'd explain about how I was always tired and lacked social activities. It would just be passed as if I would take a pill I would feel better, I knew it had to be something other then depression. I knew the medicine wasn't making anything better and over the years I have tried out many different medications. Finally when I reached the age 24 I knew I had to figure out what was going on. At that time I started doing research on the Internet, I read articles on sleepiness and looked up symptoms others had like me. I went to my Dr. and explained to him about the Narcolepsy articles and showed him what I read. He sent me for a sleep study and that's when I was diagnosed with Narcolepsy. Needless to say I still have take medicine throughout the day to help me stay awake. Medicine won't take the sleepiness away completely but it does help be more comfortable. I'm now awake more through the day and a little more active. I do have my days where I will have to sleep all day.  

It can be hard at times because those who don't know or understand this disorder can be so cruel, not intentionally but it does happen. Not knowing they will laugh or crack jokes. Narcolepsy is not a laughing matter.

I decided to write this post to hopefully spread the word to help people become more aware and understanding to this disorder. I often remind myself about how many more people in this world suffer with much harder disorders, some can't even walk, some people can't talk, there's people with missing arms or legs or has medical conditions that are so painful for them to even enjoy life. I don't feel sorry for myself, I just have a hard time sometimes excepting that I have narcolepsy.

With no cure for Narcolepsy, the disorder usually begins in young adulthood and lasts for the rest of the sufferer’s life. The disorder also may cause muscle weakness. Some people who have the disorder fall asleep suddenly, even if they're in the middle of talking, eating, or another activity.
Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. At various times throughout the day, people with narcolepsy experience irresistible bouts of sleep. If the urge becomes overwhelming, individuals will fall asleep for periods lasting from a few seconds to several minutes. In rare cases, some people may remain asleep for an hour or longer. Some people who have the disorder fall asleep suddenly, even if they're in the middle of talking, eating, or another activity. In addition to excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), three other major symptoms frequently characterize narcolepsy: cataplexy, or the sudden loss of voluntary muscle tone; vivid hallucinations during sleep onset or upon awakening; and brief episodes of total paralysis at the beginning or end of sleep.  Narcolepsy is not definitively diagnosed in most patients until 10 to 15 years after the first symptoms appear. The cause of narcolepsy remains unknown.  It is likely that narcolepsy involves multiple factors interacting to cause neurological dysfunction and sleep disturbances.
Narcolepsy has no cure, but medicines, lifestyle changes, and other therapies can improve symptoms.

Please feel free to comment below with any suggestions or questions. I'd really love to know how you feel and what you think.
*Please note that you don't have to share that you have or don't have narcolepsy, it's entirely up to you. Please still feel free to comment*

Monday, June 18, 2012

Children are a Blessing

Children are a Blessing

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte

As parents sometimes we can get so side tracked in life with working, household chores, budgets and what ever else is going on in our daily life's. Things can become very overwhelming especially when time doesn't seem to be long enough in a day. We can get so focused on these things and don't realize that our children can use a extra hug, maybe some words of encouragement or to be told "I love you".

I love the above poem as the words are so true. Our children grow up and become their own person and have their own personalities but I truely believe a huge part of who they become will have so much to do with how their raised, how they were loved, what they see and hear in their young life's.

We can be great parents but there is always something extra we can say or do to show our children more love. Children are such a blessing in this world. I'm sure we all would be so lost without them. Many people would love to be parents but unfortunately for some reason some can't. Some can have medical problems or for whatever reason they just can't have kids. For this reason I thank God everyday for blessing me with my 4 children. I'm not sure where I'd be in my life without them.

Our children are a blessing,
Please feel free to share with us by commenting below with the ways your child/children make you proud and what we can all do to help them mature into young respectful adults. I'd love to read your tips, suggestions and responses.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Screaming O’s Studio Collection Review & Giveaway

The Screaming O’s Studio Collection Review & Giveaway
 Ended: winner is #329 Josette Valdes and has been notified!! Thanks to everyone for entering!

Who says's us woman can't have some alone-time fun?  Well ladies, this post is all about fun!!
I'm so excited to review The Screaming O's Collection for my readers because this collection will blow your mind away! I review many kids products but this time I wanted to offer something to mommy's for when they get some time alone to enjoy.

 The Studio Collection is a tongue-in-cheek and classy way for a woman to celebrate her womanhood and gift her friends in the classiest of ways. You know you want to keep reading, go ahead and read on! Any woman at any stage in her life can enjoy The Screaming O's Collection alone and as an enhancement for private time with her partner. This unique product allows every woman to disguise her desires while keeping her secret passions and products hidden in plain sight.

This collection is just as beautiful as you are!

 Check out these chic & discreet sexcesories disguised as cosmetics. The new way to hide your sexy secrets.. In style & in plain sight!

The Screaming O's Studio Collection offers many ways to indulge in your fantasies,

 Privacy is something to be cherished in our world, we do deserve it!

Now for the giveaway, one lucky reader will win their very own Screaming O’s Studio Collection set!!
The set comes in a cute black box wrapped with a pretty ribbon, you will receive a lipstick Vibe, mascara vibe, brush vibe, sexy secrets compact, warming balm, cooling balm, o gloss and a very cute studio make up purse which holds all the tricks you need!

Giveaway will end 6/30/12,
The winner must respond to the winning email within 72hrs. or another winner will be drawn.
U.S and Canada only please.
Please enter this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Free Blogger Opportunity ~ Bunk Bed Giveaway

Free Blogger Opportunity ~ Bunk Bed Giveaway

FREE blogger opportunity:

Who wouldn't want more exposure to their social media sites?

Don't miss out, Children Teaching Mama is having FREE sign-up's for bloggers to participate in a Walker Edison Bunk Bed giveaway sponsored by BunkbedsAtoZ!!

Giveaway will run from June 20th to July 10th. 

Hurry to get your blog(s) signed up!!