Support Where You Need It Most

Support Where You Need It Most
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I’m a mom of four, and a full time store manager; so I need all the support I can get when it comes to working long days and spending so much time on my feet. Keep reading to see some of the great products I’ve found that give me the much-needed support when I need it the most.

A little over four years ago I was in a car accident that came really close to killing me. I broke three out of four limbs, and spent 6 months in a wheelchair and learning to re-walk after my heel was left shattered. You can learn more about my accident by clicking here. Meaning I now have alot of struggles finding the correct footwear and being able to be on my feet all day. Unfortunately, as a store manager that is exactly what I have to do, so I look for items that can help and that is where I have found some amazing insoles to give me that support.

Alignmed

Align Med is leading the change when it comes to apparel that gives you the support you need. It was truly a game-changer when I found their Full Range Insoles. These gel channeling insoles are so different from other insoles I’ve used before. When you walk you can feel the cushion, and where most other insoles are bulky these are only 1mm thick and you hardly know they are there. One of the key benefits of these insoles are that they help to increase your circulation in your feet. Which after my foot had been completely reconstructed I need all the help I can get with that. I think my favorite part of these full-range insoles is that I can even wear them with flip-flops!

Full Range Insoles

My next favorite product by Align Med is their Posture Sports Bra. It doesn’t matter if your lifting boxes at work or lugging my kids around my back is always taking the brunt of the stress. This sports bra has made a world of difference. You can see the change in posture from just a regular bra. I’m no longer in pain when I come home from the end of the day. I love the fact that the bra has wide shoulder straps, I don’t have to worry about it digging into my shoulders. This bra comes in four different colors and is front closing making it so much easier to put on. You can see the amazing results side by side. ( The awesome Posture Sports Bra on the right ) Look how much better my back is aligned.

Posture Sports Bra

If you are interested in finding the perfect items to add to your closet to help with all your support needs be sure to check out Align Med’s website, Facebook, and Instagram. I’m so thankful for the difference these products have made in my daily life.

Where do you find you need more support in your daily life?

Freshen Up Your Health And Beauty

Each new season reminds me to freshen up around my home. Whether it’s time to organize, clean, or even throw out products I no longer use or products that are expired! 

Freshen Up Your Health And Beauty
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I like taking the time to go through my beauty products. Many times, I go through so many different products and I like making room for current products! It’s nice to organize my space! 

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When You Have Lost Yourself

When You Have Lost Yourself
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When you finally realize that at some point you have lost yourself. Where do you go to pick yourself back up and start again?

As I look in the mirror the tired eyes look back at me. Dark circles from being up and down all night with a three year old who refuses to sleep in her own bed. My hair loosely tied back with two days worth of dry shampoo. Slouchy clothes, from years before no where close to fitting.

You hear the bigger kids in the other room arguing over who’s watching the tv. You sigh and wash your face as you try to steel yourself for another day. Take a deep breath and do it all over again.

When you have lost yourself

You have lost yourself.

I love my kids, they are the reason I breathe every day but sometimes there are days where the arguing from them drives me up the wall, or they won’t eat dinner after I’ve worked hard to make it. Or when you are just completely touched out. And then the mom guilt kicks in and I feel horrible for feeling that way.

I have four kids ages 9 to 3. There is never a dull moment in my household. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But I have realized that I had lost myself somewhere in the midst of being a mom. That was who I had become, I was mama, there was no Kansas any longer. My identity revolved around that role.

Brooklyn Cardigan

After so long not taking care of myself I decided it was time to find me again. I started with looking for some functional clothing that helped me be comfy but also look nice and that’s when I found the beautiful Duffield Lane line of clothing. I think my favorite item is the Brooklyn Cardigan. This beautiful Cardigan is so soft and goes with any outfit to keep you warm and looking stylish.

Blaine Dress

And I think my favorite dress that they make is the stunning Blaine Dress. I love how it goes with everything. You can dress it up or pair it down. Perfect for church or a PTA meeting. This dress is flattering on any shape, even mine and it’s hard to find self-love after carrying and birthing four kids. If you are interested in finding your perfect fit or style check out their website, Facebook, or Instagram.

Lennon Dress
Phoebe dress

It’s not always easy learning to take care of yourself again. Just know that you are worth it. If you can’t take care of yourself and put your mental health first, it’s going to make it hard to put that into your home. As mom’s, we tend to feel like we have lost yourself and put everyone but yourself first. So mom to mom just let me say…

YOU MATTER!

You are WORTH it.

You are doing an amazing job momma, keep your head up!

You haven’t lost yourself!

Charge Up With New Gear

This year has been the craziest we’ve ever seen! With the novel Coronavirus pandemic, we have been forced to change the way we live, interact, learn, communicate, and more! I’ve been doing my best to stay motivated with my fitness and our health! I have since added a rowing machine to stay in shape! 

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When it comes to fitness or general health, staying hydrated is important! When I use a fun and delightful water bottle, it makes drinking my water so much fun! I prefer to use reusable bottles! 

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Discover Your Sassy and Comfy Style

When it comes to style, I tend to choose comfortable looks! As a mom, I live in leggings and pajamas! When I do go out, for appointments, shopping, or volunteer in my son’s classroom, I try to wear regular clothing! Being stuck at home, our kids learning from home, life can be pretty stressful. Let’s take the time to discover your sassy and comfy style! 

Discover Your Sassy and Comfy Style
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Whether you like to dress up or stay comfortable, or looking to sass up your look, we share our favorite products! 

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3 Ways To Pull Off A Quarantine Summer Vibe

The Coronavirus hit our school district, which caused our school district to close in early March! Since then, we’ve been trying to stay healthy and also maintain somewhat of a schedule. Since it’s summer, we’ve been a bit lenient on any type of schedule. Since we are stuck at home, we share 3 ways to pull off a quarantine summer vibe. 

3 Ways To Pull Off A Quarantine Summer Vibe
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Being in quarantine isn’t much different from our life before Coronavirus. I’ve been taking time to keep our home clean and reminding my son to wash his hands as soon as we get home. Thankfully, we’ve kept our cleaning and beauty to natural products

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4 Ways To Look Stylish And Get Your Fitness On In The Park

Ever since we’ve been on a stay at home order, I see more and more people walking around the park! In the past, I’ve always gone for a walk throughout the week. It was so nice to enjoy the fresh air and get exercise at the same time. We share 4 ways to look stylish and get your fitness on in the park! 

4 Ways To Look Stylish And Get Your Fitness On In The Park
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Since we’ve been stuck at home, there are more people walking around the parks! I have even seen people have picnics and working out together! 

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Eco-friendly Products Just in Time for Earth Day

Earth Day
Earth Day

Earth Day is just around the corner and this year I got the chance to try some amazing eco-friendly products. Are you ready for some eco-friendly products just in time for Earth Day?

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Conscious Step – Socks with A Purpose

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Comfort In Leggings And Jeans

When I found leggings, I wore them around the house and even as pajamas! They were basic leggings and were perfect for our laid back lifestyle. I loved them because they lasted years as compared to the pajama pants I have now, they barely lasted an entire year. Since I love being comfortable and we spend most of our time at home, I prefer laid back styles. I found comfort in leggings and jeans! 

Comfort In Leggings And Jeans
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As far as my fashion, I keep it simple and easy going! When it comes to leggings, you want comfortable and non-see- through styles! I remember hearing about those name brand leggings that were see-through! Thankfully I have never had that issue! 

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8 Ways To Do Your Part For Earth Day!

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Earth Day is April 22 of every year, and this year marks 50 years of Earth Day celebrations.  Even though this year will be an odd Earth Day, we still can celebrate in our ways.  The world needs us to really look at our actions and GET IT TOGETHER!  So we want to share ways YOU can help with EARTH DAY all year long!  

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