“Leaker’s Anonymous”

Yes, we all do it at one time or another! Millions of moms leak when they sneeze, cough, laugh, lift, jump and run.  In fact, childbirth is proven to be related to post-partum urinary incontinence. But, just because it's common doesn't mean leaking is normal.
Now, here to take the embarrassment and stigma out of this topic is “Leaker’s Anonymous” by the creative team behind the popular and ground-breaking “Period Fairy” and “Camp Gyno” videos,  Helloflo’s Naama Bloom and Sara Saedi.   Directed by Daniel Beers for PeriCoach, a new, FDA-approved pelvic floor muscle training device + smartphone app, Leaker’s Anonymous will help get leaking out into the open,  ease the conversation about the condition and help women get the help they need to reduce or eliminate the problem.


DISCOVERY Children's Museum Las Vegas

**Disclosure: Free tickets were provided to help facilitate this feature. All opinions are 100% my own.

This past weekend, we decided to get out of the heat and visit the DISCOVERY Children's Museum here in Vegas.  We've lived here for about four years and have not yet had a chance to get over there, so figured we'd get the kids out for a bit and check it out. DISCOVERY Children's Museum at Symphony Park in downtown Las Vegas provides the perfect setting for children and families to learn something new and have fun doing it. My kids are ten and twelve.  When we first walked in, I think they were very apprehensive as 95% of the kids there were under ten.   While I do believe it is geared toward younger children, there are still plenty of learning to do for older children as well.   The museum addresses its core educational areas of science and nature, art and culture and early childhood development with 26,000 sq. ft. of interactive hands-on exhibits.  With featured traveling exhibitions, daily programs, demonstrations and activities and collaborative cultural programming for all occasions, it all adds up, with lots of informal learning opportunities.

DISCOVERY Children's Museum's current traveling exhibit is Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice.  Kids get to travel back in time to when dinosaurs last roamed the land.  As you move through the exhibit, you encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes including a Tyrannosaurs Rex and a Triceratops.  This exhibit builds on the popular fascination with dinosaurs and includes science activities to challenge all ages and opportunities to investigate what dinosaurs left behind.

Given the age of my children, we were in and out in under two hours.  I do highly recommend visiting for children under ten years of age.  The little ones would be occupied for hours! A great way to get out of the house and stay out of the heat!

Enjoy 20% off General Admission Tickets throughout the summer at DISCOVERY Children's Museum.  Explore the museum and see the Dinosaurs!

Discount is good only for daily admission tickets for a party up to four (4) tickets per coupon. Not valid with any other offer.

Flavors of Summer Twitter Party

A big thank you for joining me at the Papa Murphy's Flavor of Sweeps Twitter Party - it was a blast! I had so much fun hosting and interacting with you all!  Can't wait to do it again soon! 

Papa Murphy's Flavors of Summer Twitter Party

Your Host: @Papamurphys

Time and Date: Today! Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm PST (3:00 PM EST)
Hashtag: #FlavorsofSummer

Make sure to follow Twitter Party Bloggers & Panelists: @MBC_blog, @emilysfrugaltps, @twipartyexpress, @thxmailcarrier, @denverhousewife, @littlemamajama, @mommyhasalife, @samarapostuma, @hulahoopingmom (that's me!), @eatdrinkoc, @housewivesfc, @shippydoll, @ourminifamily, @momrn, @happykidsinc

Currently, Papa Murphy’s Pizza is running their “Flavors of Summer” Sweepstakes on Facebook.  Join us in celebrating this sweepstakes today via twitter!  There will be two $25 gift cards up for grabs!  Come party with us!

The PeriCoach

I was compensated for this feature of  the PeriCoach.  All opinions and statements remain 100% my own. 

Kegal's - they are something we all know we should be doing, but how often are you really doing them? Probably not often, right!?  Whether the motivation is urinary incontinence or to rev up your sex life, the device is meant to help women of all ages, whether they're moms who need strength after childbirth or women entering menopause.  It's a device, a smartphone app, web portal designed to help women with their kegel's - something we all need help with!

PeriCoach includes built-in biosensors that let women know when they're squeezing the right muscles.  Results are instantly sent to a smartphone over a Bluetooth wireless connection.  The app collects and analyzes the readings and gives a picture of  how the user is doing over time. It can also send reports from the smartphone to a clinician or pelvic health specialist.

And...I know you are wondering, because this is something that I always check - The PeriCoach System was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March 2015 and is now available by prescription from a clinician, nurse or physical therapist.  PeriCoach can be ordered directly at www.PeriCoach.com with an uploaded prescription.    

Christmas in July

WestCare Nevada has teamed up with community partners Crazy Pita and Nevada Title Company for a ‘Christmas in July Drive,’ which will benefit the women and children at the nonprofit’s Women and Children’s Campus. The drive will end on July 31. So hurry and get your donations in!

Community members are asked to donate new and unwrapped baby items, including toys, blankets and clothing, as well as women’s clothing and new toiletries. Items can be dropped off at donation boxes located inside any three of the valley’s Crazy Pita restaurants or at a Nevada Title Company office branch location:

Crazy Pita Locations:

•Downtown Summerlin
10975 Sage Park Dr., #100
Las Vegas, NV 89135

•Town Square Las Vegas
6587 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV  89119

•The District at Green Valley Ranch
2225 Village Walk Dr. #175
Henderson, NV  89052

Nevada Title Locations:

•2500 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite 150
 Las Vegas, NV  89128

•10000 W. Charleston Blvd, Suite 180
 Las Vegas, NV  89135

•701 N Green Valley Pkwy, Suite 115
Henderson, NV  89074

•3993 Howard Hughes Pkwy, Suite 120
 Las Vegas, NV  89169

•517 Boulder Plaza
 Boulder City, NV  89005

Other items needed include: Changing tables, bouncy chairs, play packs, art easels for toddlers, little creative work stations, and Baby Einstein toys with educational learning tools and games. Women and children housed at the WestCare campus will benefit from the drive, which is taking place prior to a renovation planned for the facility’s nursery on Aug. 22.

The Women and Children’s Campus  is a 33,453 square-foot facility that provides clients and their children emergency shelter, food, employment assistance, case management, education, and core supportive and wraparound services.  “We are renovating our facility little by little, and given that our next project is the nursery, it made sense to reach out to the community for support in this way,” WestCare Director of Development Darlene Terrill said. “Our clients are so grateful for all of the community support. It means the world to them and to us.”

About WestCare
WestCare Foundation was founded more than 41 years ago in Las Vegas with the goal of “uplifting the human spirit.” The non-profit provides a variety of programs across the continuum of health and human services. Every doorway into a WestCare program is designed, not only to lead to solutions for the presenting issue, but also to be a first step toward identifying other potential complicating and co-occurring factors impacting the life of individuals as a whole. WestCare’s trauma-informed, person-centered continuum of care spans 17 states and two U.S. territories and is recognized for clinical excellence, coordinated access and collaborative innovation. 

SF Giants Hunter Pence & (Let'sGetLexi) Live Play

Live on Twitch TV Today at 6pm PDT!

Get an in-depth look at Path of Exile: The Awakening, the biggest and most-far-reaching expansion of the game to date, with World Champion San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence and Alexis Cozombolides play the game live on the Let'sGetLexi Twitch broadcast! Hunter and Lexi are great! I've been watching them for awhile and their personalities just click.  If you're a San Francisco Giants fan, you'll love getting a look at Hunter from off the baseball field.  I've had the opportunity to meet him in person and was really impressed.  His personality is what brings out the best in him as a person.  Join me today to get an in-dept look at Path of Exile with Hunter & Lexi!

About Path of Exile:
Since the game's release in October 2013, Path of Exile has exploded into more than just a community of 11.2 million players worldwide, it has become a massive RPG phenomenon. Path of Exile is an online PC action role-playing game set in a dark fantasy world. Featuring ethical micro-transactions, the game is free-to-play, but never pay-to-win. Playing as one of seven character classes, players find themselves banished for their past misdeeds to the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. There, they encounter hundreds of species of opponents laden with loot and mysterious artifacts as they explore the abandoned continent. The biggest and most far-reaching expansion of the game to date, The Awakening takes the player on a dark journey as they descend into the depths of nightmare. Great secrets about the world of Wraeclast will be discovered and even greater battles will be fought.  www.pathofexile.com 

Papa Murphy’s Flavors of Summer

I was compensated for this review of Papa Murphy’s and their Flavors of Summer Sweepstakes. All
opinions and statements remain 100% my own. #FlavorsofSummer #Ad

I'm a Cali girl, meaning I grew up in California and lived there most of my life.  Living in California meant year round great weather.  Being able to grill year round was one of my favorite things to be able to do!  Nothing better than dinner off the grill!  Now, one of my favorite foods is also pizza!  Have you ever tried to grill a pizza - yum! Bring the two together and there is one good dinner!  Now that I'm in Vegas, BBQ and backyards are not what they are in Cali.  If you even have a backyard it's mostly dirt and or rocks.  Not very appealing to say the least!  Papa Murphy's Pizza is currently running their "Flavors of Summer" Sweepstakes on their Facebook page in care of Sierra Mist.  They are giving away a $25,000 backyard makeover to one lucky winner!!  That would so come in handy here in Vegas! I would cover my backyard in grass, put in a pool for these hot Vegas summer days and a beautiful brick BBQ to grill my pizza's on!  Even though our backyard is not what I would want it to be, we still love to grill!  My husband put a mister along our patio to cool us down a bit so that we can avoid using the oven and get outside to grill our dinner during these warm summer months.  Never grilled a pizza?  You can find full grilling instructions here.

Papa Murphy's is my favorite pizza joint! They are the world's largest take 'n bake pizza chain and offer a variety of pizza crusts, including pan pizza (my fav), gluten free, thin, signature and stuffed. Dedicated to bringing families together through food people love, Papa Murphy's makes meal time a breeze for busy Moms.  It's the only place I know where I can create my pizza exactly how I want, take it home uncooked and bake or grill it for however long I choose to our families liking.

To enter the Flavors of Summer sweepstakes visit the tab on their Facebook page, choose if you prefer your pizza on the grill or in the oven, enter your information as requested and you're entered into the sweepstakes!  You'll then be able to spin the pizza wheel for instant prizes, like their S'Mores Dessert Pizza or coupons for $ off your purchase.  (I won $2 off my next purchase)