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My pillow complaints – are they right?

My pillow complaints – are they right?

Is the My Pillow the perfect pillow as suggested by the company? This is the thing that the creators would wish to persuade you with. They state that it is the most comfortable pillow that you’ll ever use or have used so they offer a a 60-day cash return guarantee.

What are the complaints about the My Pillow?

There are several complaints about the My Pillow.  Most of the complaints are covered here.  Also, their conditions are quite extensive. Over at the My Pillow site, organizer Mike Lindell remarks that the My Pillow can help with wheezing problems, sleep apnea, sleeping deprivation, and fibromyalgia.  There are no actual studies proving any of this, simply Lindell’s experiences about meeting people with those issues.

Different research from sites, for example, and have less-shining testimonials, and the My Pillow in its different structures and sizes gets average reviews – not terrible, but instead not sufficient to market the My Pillow as the best pillow for everyone.

My view on common My Pillow complaints

The biggest complaint is the awful stench with the My Pillow.  The number two complaint is the incredible number of stressed clients saying it’s “ridiculously loud.”  Many reviewers are frustrated that they paid so much for a pillow that didn’t work as advertised.  So many people are not happy that they bought the pillow.  It seems to be hit and miss.

Another My Pillow complaint we found would be that the pillow doesn’t stay in the same shape all night.  Many say they ended up with a knotty back which obviously sucks.  Another huge concern is usually that the My Pillow will not stay cool.  We read numerous furious customers who thought the cushioning of the pillow would assist with hot flashes, but it didn’t work with that either.

The verdict

Personally, I enjoyed the pillow and I want to give the other side of the argument.  We wish to talk about those who love the My Pillow, and say it’s extremely comfortable to them.  Some say they have eased neck and back pain, or has removed their propensity to wheeze.  It helped me with my stiff neck.  Numerous reviewers observe that the My Pillow arrives in just a little box and, according to the guidelines, you have to take it out, allow it to lighten, and afterward stick it in the dryer for ten minutes or so before you can use it.  Various reviewers say despite some issues they still like the My Pillow, yet even customers who are happy with the product claim that it does not keep in the condition it should.  Back sleepers, generally, seem to be more content than tummy sleepers.

11 Natural remedies for morning sickness!

11 Natural remedies for morning sickness!

Pregnancy is always associated with morning sickness. Which makes sense since more than half of American woman suffer from morning sickness. While their is no cure for it, I have compiled a list of remedies that may work for you.
Citrus- Lemons, grapefruit, ect all may help with sickness. Sometimes even the smell will help.
Smells- Certain smells can trigger sickness. If the smell of coffee always makes you sick, don’t go into a Starbucks. Sometimes avoiding things can be the easiest cure.
Ginger- History tells us that ginger has been used as a proven remedy for morning sickness.
Rest- I know when I am over tired, I tend to feel nauseous. Add that with pregnancy hormones and you have a recipe for disaster. Be sure that you are getting plenty of rest.
Lavender- The smell of lavender is an old remedy for morning sickness. It is known to calm someone down. (Check out Lavender Lush Shiny Heiny Bum Butter!)
Slow and steady- Avoiding sudden movements can help ease an upset stomach. Take you time getting out of bed and such.
Water- Make sure that you are hydrated!
Graze- Small frequent meals can help you avoid the overly full feeling. Eat what you can, when you can.
Peppermint- The cooling effect of peppermint can calm one’s tummy. Try sucking on a peppermint candy.
Vitamin B6- Make sure that your pregnancy supplements have it. It will help combat morning sickness.
Acupressure wristbands- Wristbands such as Seabands
The biggest piece of advice I can give to newly expecting moms, is to give yourself time. Your body is preparing to grow and birth a baby. Your hormones have gone cray cray and sometimes we just can’t keep up with it. Be patient and easy on yourself. After all, you are growing a human!

7 ways to parent with patience

7 ways to parent with patience

Parenting is hard. I mean for real, it is the hardest thing I have ever done. Before I was married with children I worked in child care. I thought being a nanny was pretty much the same as being a parent. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Parenting isn’t just about “watching” your kids, and it’s not a lifelong baby sitting job. No, it’s so much more than that. It is raising children to be responsible, thriving adults. In our home, it is raising kids in Jesus, to know and love him, to spread his love to others. It’s teaching our kids responsibility, grace, humility, compassion, and yes even patience.

Patience. It’s a virtue. It is something I severely lack in. I mean just ask my husband. There is a reason why we bumped our wedding up from June to January. I struggle with keeping an “even” temper, I struggle with showing my kids how to calmly deal with situations. I think most parents do, all you have to do is mention whining to a parent and they shake their heads in agreement and share a story of when their child was bit by the whiny bug. So how do we deal with remaining patient and calm as a parent? I’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks that I do and want to do next time I feel my temper boiling over. Feel free to add your own tips in the comment section!
1. Pray- I purposely put pray at number one. Why? It seems to me like prayer is always our last resort. When nothing else has worked we finally give it over to God. I remember times when I have been so frustrated that I vent and unload to God. EVERY time after I always think “why did it take so long for me to go to him in the first place?” I feel like we could really eliminate a lot of frustration if we give it to God when it is small, rather then when it has turned into a mountain. Plus, the great thing about our savior is that it is NEVER too late to come to him.

2. Get out- If you stay at home like I do, it is easy to go stir crazy real fast. Often the little people and I are grumpy because we simply need to get out of the house. Even if you are just going to a walk, playing outside or going for a drive, the change of scenery can be a great mood booster.

3. Scrub it out- Organization and cleaning does not come naturally to me. I would much rather have my mom do the cleaning. But since she lives 12 hours away and I am the mom now I have to do the cleaning (don’t worry, Mr. Daddy pitches in too). I have our days on a schedule that I now look forward to the morning “scrub.” There is something about washing a pile of dishes, or wiping down the counter tops that calms me. Maybe it is because I am beautifying my home, or maybe it is because I am creating a safe environment for my children. Don’t be afraid to hand your child an un-paper towel and let them have at it. Soon you both will forget about your crankiness.

4. Fill your tummy/ hydrate yourself- I can not tell you how many times I have been having a rough day, then to realize that I hadn’t taken in enough calories, or had enough to drink. Your blood sugar and health are important, your body NEEDS energy to keep up with your brood.

5. Vent- Call a friend, your mom, your mother’s uncle’s sister’s fiance, anyone that you trust. Choose someone who can give you perspective, that will tell you like it is while being gentle as they do it. I have a great group of woman that I have vented to many times. I don’t think I would have been able to make it through parenting two with out them.

6. Be consistent- It is no secret that Ballerina is the most high spirited child I have ever laid eyes on. Everything, and I mean everything is a fight with her. She has a mind of her own and we are still learning how to guide her in the best way. Mr. Daddy and I have learned that we HAVE to be consistent with her. She needs to have clear boundaries and consequences laid out in front of her. I’m not saying she doesn’t push those, because trust me when I say she more than absolutely does. I am saying it is easier to learn and less trying on our patience when the consequences are set in stone.

7. Give grace- “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Eph 4:32. Children are children. They are still people who need grace and forgiveness. Actually, they need MORE grace and forgiveness. Forgive them and move on, because that is what our father has done for us. He has clearly set the example of a loving parent. Let’s follow his guideline and strive to parent more like him.

Parenting is hard. It is exhausting, and can be stressful. It is also the most rewarding job on the planet. We all struggle with setting an example of patience to our children, but don’t forget that God has forgiven you. Do not walk in the condemnation of your sin. Simply learn from it, forgive, and try to do better the next time.

How do you remain patient and calm while parenting your children?

Room in progress- Part one

Room in progress- Part one

We have been crazy busy this summer. We have done so much this summer but I thought you would be interested to see the girl’s room makeover, or at least what I have done so far! It took us some times and is not even close to being finished but I LOVE how it is coming out.

First a recap. I decorated their room when Lilah was an infant. I bought wall decals on target clearance. The pictures below are from when I first did their room. A year later and decals have been torn off the walls, and beds have been out grown.

The room was cute and tiny, we made it work for that time. However, Ballerina pretty much destroyed her mattress (jumping bean!) and the crib literally began to fall apart. We had to come up with something fast!

I began to research beds and found children’s sized beds at Ikea. I really liked the white wrought iron look. I had my heart set on them but then Mr. Daddy suggested we do bunk beds. I settled, as long as they could be exactly what I wanted.

Soon enough I found bunk beds that I liked. Unfortunately they were way out of our budget. I simplified my wants and found some for a better price. That is when I told my friend that I had found beds that we wanted. We were at a barbecue and her father heard us talking about them. He then offered us a set of bunk beds that were his daughter’s growing up.

I love free things. I REALLY love solid wood beds that are sturdy and would normally be way out of our budget that are free!

I forced Mr. Daddy and his minions, The Guncle and The Gunsmith, to sand down the beds. Mean while I painted the room, with the help of Mrs. Gunsmith. After the beds were sanded we painted them white. We did two coats and left them at that. We really wanted a rustic type look.

Pictures below are of the room semi put back together. I am really going to a shabby chic look. Paint was still on the floor and nothing is really in it’s place yet. It is a work in progress.

The quilts were made by my aunt. I hope to find floral pink sheets at some point. I then picked up two down comforters, they are sooo comfortable.

We kept Petunia in the crib mattress to help with transition. When she gets a bit bigger we get her a twin one.
As you can see, we still have a lot to do. I need to make new curtains, redo the dresser, and actually decorate it. I hope to have it finished before Squish gets here!

P.S. Thank you to all who helped us make this room make over possible!

Introducing ColorMe Table and Chairs!

Introducing ColorMe Table and Chairs!

The newest “green” kid’s activity for rainy days,
birthday parties, and holiday gifts!

Every kid, age 3 to 11-years-old, will want COLORME—a new, interactive line of “furniture that kids get to draw on.” Designed by a mother who created a coloring table and chairs for her own children’s birthday parties, this exciting new play furniture is built like a large coloring book. With outlines already drawn on the white background, kids get to color in the entire table and chairs so every child creates a unique piece of artwork!

ColorMe Table and Chairs provides hours of fun! It’s the newest idea for play dates, rainy days, birthday parties, or school activities, and is the perfect holiday gift or present from grandparents, family and friends. Kid tough and made of extra-strong, corrugated paper, the child-sized chairs are sturdy enough to hold even most adults. With super easy set up, everything folds flat for space-saving storage, and is eco-friendly— made from 100% recycled material.

Affordably priced, ColorMe comes in three designs and two sizes—a small table with four chairs, or large table with six chairs. You can also buy extra chairs to provide a fun, interactive activity for lots of children— then give each child their own personalized take-home party favor!’ Fishtale’ is drawn like an aquarium, filled with all sorts of sea creatures and anemones and shells. The ‘Party’ pattern shows a birthday cake in the center and other yummy desserts drawn around the edge. ‘Party’ chairs are printed in a fancy design, with a floral background, complete with a lace doily on the back of the chair—a perfect spot to write a child’s name! The third design is ‘Teatime’—a pre-printed pink floral and green-checkered design (only available in the large table and six-chair size).