Making Friends with Other Moms

 

 

If you are a new mom or a mom who has moved to a new neighborhood, it might seem like a hard thing to make new mommy friends. But do not worry because we are here to help! Just follow the tips below and you will be sure to find yourself some great new friends really fast: 

1. Get yourself out the door: take your little one for walks in a stroller in the nearby park. You can also just choose to explore the neighborhood and look around. Inevitably, a lot of people will stop by and tell you how beautiful your baby is. If you don’t feel like walking, go to your favorite coffee shop once in a while and sit there for some time. But if you can’t get put of the house at a reasonable time, it might be a good idea to go to a bingo site online. It is known for its socialization and you can make a lot of people you click with in the chat rooms. 

2. Break the ice: Do not wait for someone to come and talk to you, just walk over and break the ice. The easiest way to do is by giving a sincere compliment to your fellow mum. 

3. Exchange contact information: Once you have talked to your potential friend, ask for their contact information and share yours. Keep it simple at first, having your contact information will make it easier for them to call you (or for you to call them) for a new meet up. 

4. Have the best play-date you can: playdates can be tricky. If your little one is having a good time playing with your friend’s child, it can seem like a piece of cake. But if he is not in the best of his moods, it might get difficult to be able to talk to your new-found friend. Choose a time for a playdate when your child usually feels at his best. 

With these tips you are ready to make new friends who know exactly what you go through at almost every stage of motherhood.

 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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10 Great Reasons to Go into Nursing

 

There are many reasons people consider becoming a nurse. While nursing can be difficult, stressful, emotional, and exhausting, it can also be wonderfully rewarding and uplifting. If you are interested in becoming a nurse and enjoying all of these benefits, start by applying for an online nursing degree from Arizona State University.

Here are just 10 of the fantastic reasons you should pursue a career in nursing.

1. To Help Others

Being a nurse gives you a brilliant opportunity to help those in need. While this work can be tough, you’ll get to go home every day knowing you made a huge difference not just to patients but also to their family and friends.

2. Fulfilment

There will be bad days and you will have to face difficult situations. But, you’ll also get to see the difference you make to people. You’ll get to watch as patients become more comfortable and get better. You’ll get to see the families learn and grow. Being around such hope and joy can be very fulfilling.

3. Future Prospects

Once you are a qualified nurse there are many future career prospects open to you. You could become a nurse practitioner, nurse manager, research nurse, practice manager, or even a teacher.

4. Range of Specialities

As a nurse, there are many specialist fields open to you. You could work with children, the elderly, in mental health care, midwifery, or oncology. If you don’t want to be around patients every day you could work as a lab technician or research nurse, and if you don’t want to work in a hospital setting you could find work in schools, old people’s homes, or health care practices.

5. Earnings

Senior nurses or those with specialist knowledge are very well paid for their time and can have great pensions, as well as the option to retire early.

6. It’s a Growth Industry

There is a huge nursing shortage across the country so your skills would be valued and you’d never need to worry about finding work. As the population continues to age and immigration levels rise, the need for nursing staff will continue to grow.

 

7. Flexibility

While working as a nurse practitioner in a hospital can mean long or unsociable hours there are other options. For those seeking more flexible work and especially those with young children, working as a practice nurse could be a great option. Healthcare practices are often open 9-5 and there could even be the option to work part-time or job share.

8. Patient Time

Being a nurse often allows you to spend more time with patients than doctors can. You have the chance to get to know your patients and their families, offering them emotional support when they need it most.

9. Learning

As a nurse, there is always the chance to learn. You could take an online RN to BSN degree or go on a course to learn new skills in your chosen specialty. Nursing is great for those who are always keen to learn and get bored without a challenge.

10. It’s a Great Second Career

Many people go into nursing in later life, bringing invaluable life experience and knowledge to the role. The profession is willing to accept people of any age from all walks of life.

Nursing is a great career. Are you a nurse? Let us know in the comments.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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Sugar Sisters Body Scrubs – Review

 

Body Butter ~ Lip Scrubs ~ Body Butter ~ Body Mists and More

 

Let me introduce you to the Sugar Sisters.  The Women behind these products – Michel, Rachel, Leah and Lauren have over 30 years of experience in the cosmetic and beauty products industry.  The Sugar sisters offer all natural scrubs, body butters, body mists, lip scrub balms, organic body washes and room deodorizers.  The scrubs are paraben, phthalate, formaldehyde and nitrate musk free.  They never use petroleum or fillers of any sort in their handcrafted products. The products are not tested on animals, are safe on sensitive skin, environmentally safe and maintain a shelf life of 1-2 years.

I tried Sugar Sisters scrub in Bare Truth.  Their website describes this scent as honeydew, strawberries, with a hint of coconut.  It’s bright and fresh and tropical to my nose.  This scrub gave off the most heavenly scent in the shower.  I did have to mix it around a little with my finger to distribute the oils, but the scrub exfoliated my tough shins with just the right amount of scrub and left my skin truly feeling soft and not sticky at all.  Unlike other scrubs I’ve used in the past, this kept my skin feeling soft all day.  The scrub is 6.7 oz. and retails for $26.00.

 

Sugar Sisters Sugar Scrub Contains:

  • Grape Seed Oil – boosts skin’s regenerative properties
  • Coconut Oil – allows skin to maintain moisture naturally
  • Sweet Almond Oil – rich in omegas, Vitamin E and nutrient rich lipids
  • Meadowfoam Seed Oil – repairs and hydrates the skin naturally

I chose to review the Body Butter in Pink Teddy, a soft feminine sweet raspberry inspired scent.  The body butter smelled good enough to eat!  Oh my goodness I loved this!  It was a pleasure to use, making my skin felt, soft, smooth and moisturized and glowing. The scent lasted a good long while, so you may want to keep that in mind if you were planning to wear perfume on the same day. Sugar Sisters Body Butter is 6.7 oz. and retails for $24.

Body Butter contains:

  • Jojoba Oil – non-greasy, quick absorbing oil that hydrates the skin naturally
  • Hemp Oil – allows skin to retain moisture, glow and naturally shine.
  • Borage Seed Oil – restores moisture and smoothness to dry and damaged skin

 

I also tried Sugar Sisters Organic Body Wash in Daydreaming, a warm vanilla and pure lavender scent enriched with aloe.  The website claims this is a low sudsing body wash, and I would agree with that.  I wasn’t as wowed with this product and I was with the scrub and body butter.  My personal preference is a body wash with more sudsing action.  Yes, it did get me clean, but I didn’t find it to be very moisturizing on my skin.  The bottle I received also had a packaging flaw that made using the body wash a frustrating experience.  The cap was mis-aligned making it difficult to dispense the product.  I’ve included a picture below.  Overall, this wasn’t my favorite Sugar Sisters product.  The body wash is 8 oz. and retails for $16.

 

I enjoyed trying Sugar Sister’s products!  Find them at https://www.sugarsisters.me

After all, life’s a little sweeter with sugar in it!”  –  The Sugar Sisters

 

 

Always full disclosure here!  Although some items are sent for review, compensation of any kind is never accepted in exchange for a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and not edited by any companies mentioned.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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