Best Natural Defense to Prevent the Stomach Flu Bug

Summer is (nearly) over. The weather is getting cooler. The stomach flu bug is gonna start creeping.

This is a reminder that you do NOT have to be held hostage to the possibly of you or your child barfing all over the place or being stuck on the toilet with a bad case of water booty. With some simple, all natural preventative measures, you can guard yourself against the flu bug.

Your triple threat best defense is Welch’s 100% Grape Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar and Probiotics. Yes, really.

I did an extensive write up on Proven Methods to Avoid Stomach Flu that I encourage you to read. You must. It not only details the importance of taking these natural products daily, but also goes into the science behind why it’s so effective. The comments section of my stomach flu post is pretty awesome, too. Readers have chimed in with their own testimonials on why the triple threat works so well.

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CLICK HERE for my entire post on Proven Methods to Avoid Stomach Flu. If you hate being sick, don’t like cleaning up barf, or if you are an emet with Emetophobia (fear of throwing up), then this video is dedicated to YOU.

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Pranking my Husband on His Birthday

Happy birthday to Matthew. Yay!!!

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3 Reasons To Keep a Female Portable Pee Urinal in Your Car

“Ahhhh!”  That’s the sound I make when I’m peeing in my car. No, really. Both Gracie and I have peed in the car on several occasions now. There are 3 good reasons for a portable pee urinal:

  1. When you’re taking a long road trip. It’s an empowering feeling to know you won’t piss your pants while trying to find a bathroom to stop at.
  2. To avoid the disgusting scene at the porta potty.
  3. To not have to squat & pee in the deep, dark woods. Too many Sasquatch out there.

We keep portable female pee urinals in our car with the rest of the emergency supplies (including toilet paper). Let me explain how this works…

I first recognized the need for this when I had to drag Gracie into the woods for her first squat and pee session. The porta potty at the park was beyond disgusting, complete with flies and diarrhea spatter. I took her into the woods instead. She was 4 years old at the time and, as you can imagine, squatting to pee in the natural wooded habitat of the suburban hyena is not an art form for someone so young. Pee ran down her legs and got onto her socks and feet. Sure, I had brought toilet paper from the car to clean her up, but the whole experience got me thinking there had to be a better way.

After remembering that time I once had my son pee in an empty water bottle while we were stuck in New York City traffic (he was 5 at the time), I thought to myself, what if us girls could pee like a boy in the privacy our own car, too?

We own several types of portable female pee urinal, and to be clear, we each have our own — it would be weird to share them.

Type #1 ~ Pee Standing Up Anywhere: Yup. This one has a hole at the end and is obviously not suitable for the car. But you can act like a boy as you pee standing up in a discreet location of your choice. By positioning this soft, flexible device under your bottom, the pee drains away from you. No more squatting and no more pee mist getting on your legs and clothes. There are two reusable urinals in each box.

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Type #2 ~ Pee in the Car: I prefer this one to discreetly pee in the car. First I kick my family out the vehicle. Then I get into the back seat on the floor. It takes a few seconds to position it just right, but once you get ‘ta peeing you will feel fantastic to be relieving yourself in privacy. I then dump the pee-pee evidence into a nearby bush, rinse out the urinal with water, then put it into a plastic bag to clean when I get home. And yes, I do keep toilet paper in the car as well. It’s biodegradable so I don’t feel bad about dumping that into the bush either — this is an emergency situation, after all. You can opt for a urinal that has a lid on it, but I prefer to dump the pee immediately instead of keeping it in the car until later.

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We are going canoeing this weekend and I will be putting my urinal and toilet paper in my backpack. Last time we canoed I had to pull over and go in the woods with no supplies. This time I will be prepared. I know this all might seem weird, but if you keep this in your car, you’ll be happy on the day you have to use it. There’s no reason for a 21st century lady of sophistication to be squatting in the woods when there’s pee technology such as this to keep you fancy.

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Squat Free Butt Lift Workout

Hey Everybody! I’ve had some requests to bring back more workouts, so now you guys are really in for it (hehehe). This one targets the booty to create a nice butt lift while also tightening the muscles in the back of the thighs. It only takes a few minutes and then you’re done. Let’s do this together!

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Maniac Lip Gloss. This is how lip gloss should be worn.

Maniac is trendy. Maniac is fun…

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10 Most Stupid and Offensive Things My Kids Have Said to Me

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If you don’t know it already, I have 4 children. They are 22, 19, 10 and 6 years old. Look at the crazy things they have said to me over the years…

1. “Mom, I have diarrhea. Can I please borrow 20 dollars?” (yes, the kid asked to borrow 20 dollars because of his diarrhea)

2. I love how your stomach is so wrinkly and squishy.

3. Don’t be jealous of dad’s man cave. You already have a woman cave. It’s called the kitchen.

4. Mommy, your boobies are so flappy.

5. There was no Youtube when you were a kid? How did you get by?

6. Mom, my balls are sticking together!!! I need baby powder down there!!

7. You have the worst farts in the house. And don’t try to blame it on dad’s cooking.

8. You were born in 1873, right?

9. I knew I was gonna break curfew. I didn’t call to check in because I didn’t want to wake you.

10. Your cooking isn’t all that bad. You make really good corn from a can.

Bonus #11: Gosh mom, you took way too long in the bathroom. Did you eat too many gigabytes of food?

Hopefully these scoundrels will be nice to me from now on? I’m not counting on it.

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Using Toenail as a Toothpick. Disgusting or Organic Upcycling?

I found Matthew’s toenail in the washer. I showed it to him and then he used it as a toothpick. Gah! Are you down with this new way to upcycle your toenail clippings?

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A reader asked me 12 questions about Intermittent Fasting for weight loss. Here are my answers.

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It’s been almost a year since I released my free eBook on Intermittent Fasting and my fasts are still going strong! Here are some questions that were asked of me by a Yum Yucky about my intermittent fasting lifestyle. Go on and have a looksie at this Q&A to learn more about fasting. And by all means, please grab the eBook and ask me any questions you have!

1. How did you get interested in intermittent fasting?

I’ve fasted on many occasions for spiritual purposes, so the idea of Intermittent Fasting (aka, “IF”) didn’t make me shy away. I kept hearing that IF was beneficial for weight loss, so I looked some things up. Once I saw the great results people were getting I continued with more research to be sure it was safe. Then took the plunge.

2. What is your favorite result you’ve seen from fasting?

As a mother of 4 children (and also, I’m a grandmother of one!) it’s been hard to reduce the belly fat. It truly is the most stubborn part of the body for millions of women. For me, fasting has chiseled away the fat in ways that years of working out and trying other eating methods (5-6 small meal per day, for instance) has not been able to do. The disciplines of fasting have also helped me reprogrammed my mindset, so to speak. I now make better decisions when it comes to portion control and walk strong in the confidence that I have the ability to stay in control of my food choices. Actually, we all have this ability. It just has to be brought out to the surface.  Continue reading…

Watch me get my back cracked.

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…although I think I need a real doctor now. Dear Gawwwd!!

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The reason I slap my husband.

Whoa-whoa. Don’t freak out. There is a perfectly logical reason why I slap Matthew a lot.

See that. I told you my slappings are legit.

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