Children Who Chew On Non-Food Items

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Children Chewing on Non-Food Items

I came across Chewigem’s website completely on accident.  See, I have a kid that chews.  Most his shirt collars.  He has done this on/off since he was about 2 or 3 years old.  Most when stressed, overtired or zoned out (like on X-Box).  Stress seems to be a leading factor.  I never knew what to do about it.  Doctors say just ignore it since he can control it (doesn’t do it in public).  It is related to chewing on fingernails or hair. A sensory issue.  But for some reason my son likes his shirt collars. When he chews on them he often destroys the whole shirt since the collar is mangled and has holes in it.  This isn’t fun or cheap for me.  But I didn’t know what to do, besides nagging.   Well, I found Chewigem and I think this will help.  It isn’t the same as a shirt but they come in a few sizes, textures and thicknesses.  A color choice is available too.  Since my son chews a lot we got the thickest/toughest one.  It is a necklace also.

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The size makes it look like some shiny cool necklace and makes it where if he is chewing on it he can still grip the other side with his hand.  I think I might order another one so that he can sometimes chew on a softer one.  IMG_0664

It comes in its own carrying case to keep it clean and is also hand washable.IMG_0663

I still don’t like that my son chews on things but chewing on the Chewigem is a million times better than him ruining his clothing.  It was long over due for me to find such an awesome company.
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Be Prepared To Be Amazed With B. Toffee

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Be Prepared To Be Amazed With B. Toffee

If I can describe this toffee in one word I’d have to say YUMMM! Maybe with a million ‘m’s at the end to emphasize on how delicious it is.  B. Toffee is handcrafted here in California with simple ingredients, making it something just amazing.

IMG_0647 The toffee comes in adorable tins that are reusable.  The toffee didn’t last long in my household but I still have the tin.IMG_0646 The amount of nuts was stupendous and added a great crunch to the toffee.  I love how thick the toffee was too.  I’m more of a fan of Dark Chocolate and the kids liked the Milk Chocolate the best.IMG_0654

I love that B.Toffee is also made in California. So from the time of order to arrival is just a blink of an eye.  Everything is fresh and delicious.  It is also available in craft boxes, take-out boxes and personalized boxes. 
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Words To Empower Teenage Girls #Enough

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Enough!

Book for moms about teen girls.

I have to say, I wasn’t sure if I’d like this book or not when I started to read it.  But I soon got sucked into it.  The book, appropriately titled ENOUGH,; 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls, by Kate Conner, details the difference in girls needing to dress modestly or understanding the body is sexy but we don’t want others labling us for our bodies.  Also, learning to help our daughters find a passion.  Keeping drama, gossip, boredom- which can lead to trouble, and more out of their lives and finding ways to inspire them.

This is a book I’ve actually highlighted a few passages in.  I think I’m going to type them up and tape them to the bathroom mirror.

“Give your daughter a firm foundation, based on the Word of God.  Raise her according to your deepest convictions and your best ideals.  Give her structure and boundaries and truth- then teach her to approach this great big world with her filter on.”

I like how the book uses God as a go-to for morals yet is very pro-girl and feminist. Very positive and empowering for girls.  Lots of great advice for moms with girls.

Want to learn more?  You can find Enough on Amazon right now.

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NSNation Starting Nutrisystem #NSNation

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I’m Ready For Nutrisystem!

 Ready.. Set… GO!

I am starting my first week on Nutrisystem.  I am a little active with walking and mountain bike but I know I need to do more and I need to watch my sweet tooth and my portion sizes.  With Nutrisystem most of this is done for me.  Planned out in measured packages.

Here is my before photo.  I’m at 230 lbs and I want to, over all, get to about 160.  I know that is too much to lose in three months but that is my overall goal.

n 5 I can’t wait to show my ‘after’ pictures in three months.  Hopefully they will WOW everyone, including myself.n 4

First day weigh-in.  My weight is 230.2.  (bottom number is the day before).
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Breakfask for the first day.  Muffin and some tea (no sugar or honey added).  The flavor was good and it was filling.n 2

Day three.  Down a little bit.  Feeling happy to see this number moving.  Can’t wait to see what happens in the next week and month.n 3

 

So, I’ll be doing three months of Nutrisystem.  Trying to lose weight, exercise more, get healthier.  I was diagnosed with diabetes in November 2013 so a part of this ‘new me’ motivation is to get my A1C so low that I’m non-diabetic and healthy again.

Please stay tuned and join me on the journey.

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Cate & Chloe Jewelry #Giveaway

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Krista over at Savory Savings LOVES beautiful jewelry – make it affordable and she loves it even more!  Some time ago, she had the chance the check out the jewelry subscription box from Cate & Chloe and shared her thoughts in a review.  You can get over $200 of designer jewelry for less than $40 a month!

How would you like to win a VIP box from Cate & Chloe that will have two amazing pieces of jewlery valued at $200?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Cate & Chloe giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from September 29 through October 13, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

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iWerkz Folding Keyboard #Giveaway

The iWerkz Folding Bluetooth Keyboard makes it easy to type on your bluetooth enabled phone or tablet. If  you’re like me, typing on tiny buttons is difficult. I constantly hit more than one button or hit the wrong thing with my fingernails. Even the virtual keyboard on my tablet while a little easier isn’t the most comfortable to use. You can read my review of the iWerkz Folding Bluetooth Keyboard.

Would you like to win one of these cool keyboards? iWerkz very generously sent me one to giveaway to my readers! Simply enter using the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends on October 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM. Winner will be chosen by Random.org. Entries will be verified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email notification. Failure to reply within 48 hours will result in another winner being chosen.

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Pampers Newborn Package #Giveaway

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NSNation Nutrisystem Week 1. #NSNATION

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Week one on Nuitrisystem

The first week is suppose to be the hardest.  I am allowed to have breakfast, lunch, dinner, two shakes and 4+ servings of non-starchy veggies.  I had some diet soda and some salsa to dip carrots in too.

The week went okay. Day three was the absolutely hardest.  Not sure why.  I was thinking, “I want to eat like a pig and be skinny and healthy.”  Not positive thinking but the truth.  But, I managed to push through and get the week over with.

I started all this at 230 lbs and I’m down 5 lbs in 7 days.  Not too shabby, eh?  I’m hoping to lost 40 lbs in the next three months on Nutrisystem and have been adding more walking and more bike riding to my week.  I want to try to get in the habit of 45-60 min of exercise a day.  Right now outdoors is perfect since it is starting to cool off and has been in the 80’s in the day.

So, this is my breakfast for the week. Everything is color-coded. Breakfast items have the blue color on them.

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Lunches are orange.  Some yummy items here, like Spicy Kung Pao Noodles. YUM!
IMG_0695 These were perfect on the days my kids have homeschool enrichment classes and orchestra all day since I’m either at the park or hanging out where they have classes.IMG_0696 Red items are dinner.  I liked the chicken pasta one the best.  IMG_0697 Two shakes. One between breakfast and lunch and one between lunch and dinner. I love how there are no long periods of time that I’m going without food.IMG_0698 Here is everything, combined, for the first week.  Doesn’t seem like a lot to consider it 21 meals plus the shakes, but I managed and got it done.  Today I started week 2 so desserts were added in as well as a little bit more leeway on a few items.IMG_0693

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Ready For The Beach or Pool

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Ready For The Beach or Pool

Sand Cloud has awesome beach blankets that are perfect for sitting on, laying down on or sharing. Take a nap on the built-in pillow. Dry off after a swim or cuddle up and enjoy the sunset.  I love the size of it.  Great to lay down on and stretch out.
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It comes in a few colors, green is perfect for me, since it is my favorite color.  The color choices are; Sunset Orange, Ocean Blue, Mint Green, Lavender and Pink.IMG_0632

My Sand Cloud blanket easily rolls up for storage and transport. It  is also easy to wash.   The kids like fighting over who gets to sit next to me when we are at the beach.
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