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Prepping for Pregnancy with Proxeed Plus–5 Tips to Help Boost Fertility






Have you noticed that when we talk about preparing for conception a lot of focus is on women? I think sometimes we forget that there are things men can do to prepare their bodies as well. A man’s lifestyle habits can have a big effect on whether or not pregnancy happens.


If both of you are serious about having a baby there are a few changes you and the man in your life can make that might make things easier.





5 Tips to Help Boost Fertility



Give up the Bad Habits

Smoking, drinking, drugs, even large amounts of caffeine, we all know these can affect a woman’s ability to get pregnant, but did you know it can also affect the health of a man’s sperm? In the case of smoking, it’s been shown that smoking can affect the motility of sperm. Support each other and give up most of these things. In the case of caffeine, you don’t have to give it up completely but you should limit yourself to a healthy amount each day.


Exercise can lower stress & anxiety, manage weight, help improve sleep and boost fertility. This goes for men as well as women. I had trouble conceiving myself due to a hormonal disorder. After a few lifestyle changes and losing 40lbs we were able to conceive our oldest son who is now 6. I can also say that being overweight while carrying a pregnancy can be much harder on your body, and even your mind. I know from experience. My no. 1 recommendation to couple’s trying to conceive is, if you have weight to lose, do it now. Even a 5-10% decrease in weight can boost fertility. Exercise can help you with this. Don’t forget that exercise also releases endorphins “the feed good” hormones and it’s something you can do together!

Stay Cool

Since we’re on the topic of exercise, you should be aware that excessive heat in the groin area can slow sperm down. This means you should probably avoid the sauna or Jacuzzi for the time being. But be aware that extra weight and long hours of uninterrupted sitting can also cause excess heat down below. Another good reason to get up and get moving!


Support Sperm Health

It’s long been known that when trying to conceive women should start taking a pre-natal vitamin. Most of the time these vitamins contain higher levels of folic acid & iron. Since most of babies vital organs are formed in the early stages of pregnancy it’s important to have all the vitamins & minerals we need before conceiving. This goes for men as well. Taking a supplement like Proxeed® Plus, a prenatal male fertility supplement, that blends essential male fertility vitamins and nutrients like zinc, ceramides, Vitamin B12, selenium may help support sperm health for three to six months prior to trying to conceive. However, for maximum benefit it is recommended that Proxeed Plus be taken for six months. ?


See Your Doctor

A lot of people are under the impression that they can skip everything and go right to the baby making, but that’s not always true for everyone. Sometimes you’ll need the help of your doctor, but even if you don’t it’s always best to schedule an appointment to go over your plans to conceive as well, get any physical check-ups you may need and discuss any medications that you are currently taking. It’s a good idea to know if your medications could affect fertility or a pregnancy in any way.


About Proxeed Plus


Proxeed Plus is a patented prenatal male fertility supplement product specifically designed for sperm health. Supporting sperm health is easy with Proxeed Plus prenatal male fertility supplement; taken twice-a-day, it comes in packets of powder that dissolve easily into water, juice, fruit smoothies/shakes or other cold beverages and has a pleasant fruit flavor. Proxeed Plus is a simple way to support male reproductive health and sperm quality by providing the nutrients needed for developing sperm.


For optimal results it is recommended to take Proxeed Plus for at least six (6) months, but should be taken as long as needed to maintain sperm quality, an essential factor in a couple’s fertility.?


Where to Purchase




Proxeed Plus is available for purchase via phone or online for $130.00 for a one-month supply, two boxes containing 30 packets each. For more information or to place an order, visit or call 1-888-Proxeed (776-9333).




Want to Learn Even More About Boosting Fertility?

Check out the latest video series from Proxeed Plus with reproductive endocrinologist and fertility expert Dr. Michael J. Heard. They provide a lot of great information and tips on this topic!

Youtube video here.





Disclaimer: This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received a box of Proxeed Plus for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. †These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Proxeed Plus is a patented prenatal male fertility supplement product specifically designed for sperm health.

Diono Radian RXT Car Seat- Less than $138 TODAY at (Reg 339.99)–



Diono Radian RXT

 A couple of years ago I started noticing that Kohl’s put their Diono Radian RXT’s on sale for incredibly low prices once every 8-9 months. This year their deal has come early!  You will probably never see it cheaper than it is now as this is the cheapest it’s been in 3 years so if you’re in the need for a great seat that will work from birth until your child is out of a seat all together, this is the time to scoop up this deal.


This year Kohl’s has 5 colors/styles available. 1 of them is the plum like seen on the right, which I own and can attest is a very beautiful car seat. I also own 2 grey’s for my son’s and they match my grey leather interior very nicely.




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Quell Morning Sickness with Sea Band Mama Ginger Lozenges & Acupressure Wrist Bands






Sea Band Mama



Did you know that around 50% of women experience morning sickness during pregnancy?  I was unfortunate enough to have to endure it while pregnant with all 3 of my children. In fact the 2nd time around it lasted well past the 14 weeks that most new moms experience it for.  Even before I was pregnant I dealt with it on a regular basis (although nowhere near as bad!). I suffer from something called GERD, which is sort of like acid reflux so my stomach is often upset, and I also suffer from PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) which throws my hormones out of whack (kind of like pregnancy does).  Often times these days when I wake in the morning I feel sick to my stomach, dizzy, and nauseated in general. 


After dealing with morning sickness, weird food aversions, cravings, and crazy hormonal episodes that come with pregnancy I can tell you, I got sick of feeling “sick”.  After much experimentation over the years I came to the realization that there were a few things that helped me feel significantly better in regards to morning sickness & nausea in general & those are:

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November 2014 Lip Monthly Review and Discount Code for $5 off






Cost: $10 a month

Ships to: US (Free shipping), Canada/International
First Box $5: Use Coupon Code HOLIDAY5 or FB5 to get your first bag for only $5.


Hey there Mommies! It’s Rachael, back with another review on the newer monthly beauty subscription, Lip Monthly.


Lip Monthly is a budget friendly ($10 a month) make up subscription service that specializes in lip products. Every month Lip Monthly sends you a makeup bag filled with 5 beauty products. Four of the five products will always be lip products, and the fifth product is something they call the “Monthly Mix Up”. The Monthly Mix Up is the only non lip product in the bag.


Budget bag subscriptions are a great way for mommies to build up their beauty supply for a fraction of the price, and as a stay at home mom, I love that it is delivered directly to my door. Who doesn’t love getting surprises in the mail?


You can check out my previous Lip Monthly bag reviews by clicking the links below :)




**Important tip about signing up for ANY monthly subscription- Please! Always read the FAQs on policies such as billing, shipping, and refund policies PRIOR to signing up **

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#PowerTheHolidays with Duracell Batteries







This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Duracell.


Have you ever been sitting under the Christmas tree unwrapping presents when you open up something amazing?  You just know you’re going to love it so much. You can’t wait to try it out. You’ve got all the paper off, and you start tearing away at the package and you’re just so excited you can barely contain yourself. Finally it’s there in your hands & just as you get ready to turn it on you realize, there are no batteries. You start looking around to see if the batteries are inside the box or maybe even attached to it. Eventually you get so frustrated you remember to check the outside of the box, only to read “Batteries Not Included” Aaaaah nooo it can’t be! You look around at everyone else all doe-eyed because they wouldn’t possibly give you a gift without batteries, right?? right?? Someone has to have remembered the batteries.  Wrong.


You’ve totally been there, haven’t you? or maybe you’ve watched this happen to one of your kids, which is even worse to experience. How do you explain to the kids that Santa forgot the batteries?  Nowadays, one of the first things I do during the holidays before I wrap a single gift, is to pick up the largest pack of Duracell AA batteries I can find (usually the 16 pack), then I go down the line & pick up various packs of all the other sizes and I stash them away in the closet, thus ensuring no one ends up in the scenario I described above.


Duracell has always been my number 1 go to brand because as a mom of 3 who has been dealing with toys for the past 6 years straight, you learn really quickly which batteries last & which don’t!
Duracell has never let me down.



Why Duracell?

Duracell CopperTop All-Purpose alkaline batteries are not only dependable, they’re also long-lasting. You can take comfort in a 10-year guarantee in storage with Duralock Power Preserve Technology. They’re great for many of the devices you use on a daily basis in your home. And from storm season to medical needs to the holidays, Duracell is the #1 trusted battery brand of first responders, pharmacists and parents, so you know it’s a battery you can trust. CopperTop batteries are available in AA, AAA, C, D and 9V.


Don’t Be the One that Forgets the Batteries

When you’re out shopping this holiday season make sure you don’t forget the batteries! #PowerTheHolidays with Duracell. They have all the sizes you need and you can get them at your local Walmart. You can even order them online! So no excuses! And remember, 4 packs of Duracell batteries make great stocking stuffers for older family members!




Connect with Duracell & Walmart Online

Twitter: @Duracell, @Walmart



Tell me, have you ever forgotten the batteries?


Disclosure: I received some of the above products in order to facilitate this post. This is a sponsored post for Shespeaks/Duracell. All opinions and experiences are my own. Yours may vary.

Hyland’s Stay Well Strategies 4 Kids Twitter Chat – Thursday, November 13 at 7 pm EST #kidswellness






Hyland’s is having a Twitter party and you’re invited. Join Hyland’s and friends, including myself this Thursday, November 13th at 7pm EST for an entertaining and informative Twitter Chat to learn easy and effective strategies to help your kids stay healthy this winter. The chat will feature the following brands:

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Prince Lionheart theBOOST Plus Booster Seat–Review and Giveaway





This is a sponsored post for Prince Lionheart.



theBOOSTplusNot long ago Prince Lionheart introduced us to theBOOST Plus. It’s their version of a booster seat. It came at a perfect time because my daughter who is big for her age at 2.5 years old was starting to outgrow her high chair. She also desperately wants to be part of everything her 4 and 6 year old brothers are doing, and that includes mealtime. We always eat at the table together as a family for every meal, no exceptions.  Unfortunately the youngest of the bunch has always been left sitting back a ways in a corner in their high chair. We have a tiny kitchen and that’s the only place it really fits.


So I reluctantly started letting Silje sit at the table with everyone else a little sooner than we usually do. However sometimes it can be a challenge. She sits on her knees, she reaches for things and accidently knocks them over or, our biggest issue, getting up & down off the chair while we’re eating, which I’m not too fond of.  So we tried out theBOOST Plus and so far we absolutely love it!


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First-Time-Mommy.Com Halloween Photo Contest Winners–Are You One??








Thank you to the over 500 people who entered my fun little photo contest. I hope you enjoyed looking at all the cute pictures of your fellow mommies children all decked out for the fall as much as I did. There are some really adorable pictures, make sure to check them all out!!

As mentioned in the original post, all winners are RANDOM and were selected by a random number generator at   All winners will be emailed first thing in the morning so please keep an eye out for your email.

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Introducing Disney Movies Anywhere Android App–Get Your Free Copy of Wreck-It-Ralph Now!







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Awesome news.  The Walt Disney Studios and Google Play announced a partnership today enabling millions of U.S. Android users to enjoy their Disney, Pixar, and Marvel digital movie collection across their devices through the Disney Movies Anywhere app and website. 


“Our partnership with Disney now gives Google Play users the ability to conveniently watch all of their Disney, Marvel and Pixar digital movies that have been purchased from any Disney Movies Anywhere participating retailer,” said Jonathan Zepp, head of Google Play Movies partnerships.”



Disney Movies Anywhere is an engaging and family-friendly digital destination that makes it simple for consumers to manage and enjoy their digital collection of Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies in one place, at home and on the go. The integration with Google Play means that it’s easier than ever for consumers to buy the films they love, and then enjoy them through the free Disney Movies Anywhere app and website, as well as everywhere Google Play Movies is available.




In Disney Movies Anywhere, consumers can:

  • Explore Disney’s library of over 400 active digital titles from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel
  • Preview upcoming offerings
  • Enjoy hours of free new and exclusive short-form content
  • Discover curated content based on their individual preferences.


In addition to browsing titles available for purchase, consumers can redeem Digital Copy codes found in Disney, Pixar, and Marvel Blu-rays and DVDs directly in Disney Movies Anywhere, as well as earn Disney Movie Rewards points for digital purchases.


Free Digital Copy of Wreck-It-Ralph



For a limited time, Disney Movies Anywhere users who connect a new participating retailer account will receive a free digital copy of Disney’s hit animated film “Wreck-It Ralph.” Just download the Disney Movies Anywhere app and link to your Google account.


More About Disney Movies Anywhere

The Disney Movies Anywhere App is available in the U.S. for free from the Google Play store and from the iTunes App Store at:  Sign up is also available through the Disney Movies Anywhere website.