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Monday, February 20, 2017

5 Tips for Taking Prenatal Vitamins + DHA

Pregnancy is exciting, but if you are  like me, morning sickness poses a major obstacle. In today's post, I will share tips for moms who are suffering from morning sickness and struggling to keep their prenatal + DHA vitamins down.

1. Timing is everything.
The "morning" in morning sickness is not always accurate.  Some women have nausea and vomiting in the morning while it strikes others in the afternoon or evening. Personally, mine hit hardest in the evening before bedtime. Identify your vomiting patterns and take your vitamins when you typically feel better.

2. Try different prenatal + DHA until you find one that works well for you.

As I mentioned, I had a difficult time keeping food or vitamins down. Personally, I prefer a prenatal vitamin with DHA.  A really nice one that I like is Zahler's Prenatal+DHA 300.  Ask your doctor about it because it is an over-the-counter prenatal with DHA where everything is packed into one pill. That means that you don't have to try swallowing two separate pills. Having one pill instead of two is a big deal when you gag in attempt to swallow vitamins. I also like that this vitamin is free of artificial dyes and additives. It is gluten free too. Click here to find Zahler's Prenatal+DHA 300 on Amazon.

3. Take your prenatal + DHA with food.

Double-check with your doctor or pharmacist first, but in many cases, you are allowed to take your prenatal + DHA with food.  Personally, this helped me to keep my prenatal and DHA down.

4. Schedule it.
Pregnancy is exhausting.  During the first trimester, I sometimes fell asleep by 6pm. It was important for me to schedule a time to take my prenatal + DHA so that I didn't forget.

5. Realize that morning sickness eventually eases.
Morning sickness typically eases by 12 to 14 weeks.  This was the case with my first son. Around 12 weeks, I slowly but surely felt better each day.  Do your best to take your prenatal + DHA and remember that it should get easier with time.

Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it's easy to lose your enthusiasm when you are struggling with morning sickness. I hope that some of the tips that I shared today are helpful because I personally struggled with morning sickness and hope that my experience and tips help others.
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Paper Pumpkin for February 2017

Let's Celebrate! The trendy Paper Pumpkin box for February 2017 is here.  This month's theme is perfect for our family since it provides supplies and instructions for me to create beautiful birthday party invitations.   I use my Paper Pumpkin kits as an opportunity to enjoy "me time".  At the same time, I always find practical uses for the DIY projects that I create. As fellow moms, I'm sure that you will appreciate that this month offers a fun craft to work on that is also practical. Planning a birthday party is a lot of work, so preparing the invitations in this kit and having them ready for my son's birthday party next month is something to check off of my to-do list!  (Plus, a friend teases that I "win" the award for best party invitations.)

Here are the contents of the kit:

  • Many Happy Birthdays Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Flirty FlamingoClassic Stampin' Spot
  • Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Spot
  • 9 printed die-cut card bases (3 ea. of 3 designs)
  • 9 white envelopes
  • 9 card inserts
  • 1 sheet glitter embellishments
  • 1 sheet printed invites
  • 20 adhesive dots

This set is really easy to use and customize. It's perfect for everyone from novices to advanced crafters.  Check out one of my invitations below.

I love the little label to "pull" so that they are able to reveal the invitation.

The designers at Paper Pumpkin put so much thought into this kit. I am always amazed by their attention to detail and the high quality supplies.  They make me look like a pro even though I am really a novice.  

Do you need some "me time"? Check out a Paper Pumpkin subscription here.
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

(Win it!) Chuck E. Cheese Celebrates 40 Year + Enter for a Chance to win a trendy Skylanders Trip

Chuck E. Cheese was a memorable part of my childhood. I love that it is still around and offers more excitement than ever for my own children.  Chuck E. Cheese is iconic for the millions of birthday parties that they have provided, but now they are celebrating their very own: their 40th birthday. Of course, even though it is Chuck E. Cheese's birthday, they are sharing the presents with all of you!

During the Rip It, Win It promotion Chuck E. Cheese will make sure every kid receives a gift with every large cup purchase through February 26.

Rip Into 40 years of fun! Each participating cup will contain a rip off tab that can be torn open for the chance to win tickets, tokens, and large prizes. Prizes include a VIP trip for 4 to the studio that created the Skylanders video game.   (Wouldn't that be amazing to win?!)

You can also win gift cards from Michaels® or Fandango®, a pizza party for 40, or 40 tickets or tokens! Every cup wins!

Win it!
One lucky Trendy Mom reader will receive a gift card that is good for (1) Large Pizza, (4) Soft Drinks and (30) Game Tokens. This is a $30 value. Enter using the Rafflecopter below. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to our email with their shipping address. Otherwise, we will select a different winner. The winner must have a U.S. shipping address. Good luck!
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Thanks to Skylanders for sponsoring this giveaway.
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Monday, February 13, 2017

The Rockin' Refuel Sweeps for a VIP Ski Getaway to Steamboat Springs, CO #Sweeps

Are you in need of a trendy getaway? Rocking' Refuel has been reading your mind as they are offering a chance to win a VIP ski getaway to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for two on March 23-26, 2017. The prize includes two VIP tickets to the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships, roundtrip airfare for two, three nights lodging in the Steamboat Grand hotel, three days of lift passes for two, chance for meet and greet with top U.S. skiers and snowboarders and enough Rockin’ Refuel to keep you fueled all weekend long.

The sweeps is scheduled to run through February 22, 2017, so make sure to get your entry in! You and your followers can enter the sweepstakes here or via Rockin’ Refuel’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.

Good luck! We hope that one of our readers wins an amazing getaway.

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