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I have a case of "omg please let this winter end already, i refuse to do anything until there is warmth". Anyone else? I live in New England, I get winter. Winter is not a surprise. I can predict Spring will not come to Boston until the end of March. But this Winter, come on already, this is a class all it's own. My children have played outside in the snow one time because it's always just too damn cold. That is sad.
So, while I hibernate inside, in a house that looks like a tornado went through it, here is a rundown of what has been happening.
I auditioned for Listen To Your Mother, which is an awesome show with nationwide casts. Your city might have one! I did not get cast in this years show but I'm excited to be an audience member and listen to some amazing stories.
I got a hair cut. The fist in 2 years.
I finally joined the YMCA that is a block away from our house. Money has been tight and i love running outside anyway. But I relented. I have gained way too much weight this winter and not being able to run is making everything even worse. This morning I was at the gym by 6am. I know, it sounds nuts to me because that is so not me...or it wasn't. I actually feel energized and ready for my day, that hasn't happened in a long time.
I am officially going to Mom 2.0 Summit in Atlanta!
A huge thank you to all the donations I got from readers and friends that have helped me make it this far. It's been an outpouring of love and support that is awesome. Even when winter has sucked the life out of me. This is mostly the reason I got the hair cut and got off the couch at last, it would be nice to look my best after all.
My husband also took a new job and started this week. That is exciting but stressful in it's own ways. We are starting new routines, so much has been in flux for us, it will be nice to settle into some new Spring things.
I'm debating signing Coraline up for Soccer again, more like which league to go with. Things like that. Nothing major on our radar at the moment. Regular old soccer mom stuff.
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Did my children get sick because a new thermometer came for review? Or Did the new thermometer come because my children got sick? It's one of the great mysteries of the world. Either way, our Braun Forehead Thermometer arrived in the nic of time.
Now, you might be saying to yourself " She is not a new mom, why does she need a thermometer." You are correct, I mean,I have been doing this for mom thing for over 4 years, obviously I have some of my act together. Here is my proof.
Yes, this is where thermometers come to die. Finding a thermometer is one the the great toils of my life as a mother. Here you see 4, there were others that have been thrown away. So why I, why do I have so many?
1. My kids hate them and refuse to let me use them on their person,
2. They are too complicated.
3. I don't trust the readings.
4. They are cheaply made.
5. They take too long to give a reading
Do you have any of those issues? It sucks to have a sick kid and not have a trusted thermometer. It's one of the things you need to invest in, I think. A fever of 99° is so different then 102°. You absolutely need a thermometer you ca trust l give you an accurate reading.
The Braun Forehead Thermometer absolutely and easily fixed all of our temperature taking issues.
1. My kids love the thermometer. They even use it to take each others temperatures and mine.
2. If a 2 year old and 4 year old can use it, it is obviously super simple to use.
3. Unlike the graveyard of dead thermometers, the Braun Forehead Thermometer never fought my motherly instincts that my child had a fever. It gave me readings that made sense with what my hands were feeling. I trust it.
4. You can tell the thermometer is well made.
5. With a quick swipe of the forehead, you have your reading. I even took my 4 year olds temperature while she was sleeping, no issues.
Awesome features of the Braun Forehead Thermometer:
Fever guidance system , the display changes colors to easily tell if your child is in the fever zone. Green for normal. Orange for elevated. Red for fever.
Non invasive which also means no probe covers.
Reading in seconds.
The Braun Forehead Thermometer retails for $51.99... I know some people just gasped or maybe your getting ready to stop reading. But thinks about everything I have pointed out,how it's dependable and easy to use. Look at that picture of dead or unreliable thermometers. I've spent way more then that msrp already. It is true, you get what you pay for.
Disclaimer: I received products at no cost for the purpose of review. I was not paid for opinions or review. All thoughts contained here are my own.
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