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I Fall Asleep Faster Now with the Pzizz Sleep App

I have partnered with Pzizz for this feature. Opinions are my own

When you write and try products for a living to help readers find products to live happier, healthier and more active lives, I sometimes come across something so genius I now have it incorporated into my daily life and don’t know what I did before using it. For me lately, it is the Pzizz App. I have been pitched and even tried many sleep products and this one is my nightly savior. Let me explain more so you can get better sleep just like I do now and save too with a promo code!

The Pzizz app is not only for your nightly sleep. There are 2 other modes, nap and focus. So this is truly meant to relax your mind and allow you to settle down a bit even during the day. If you are like me, you crave to rest then the moment you settle in your mind refuses to shut off. I used to give myself the excuse that I do my best thinking at night, but at what expense? It was a loss of precious sleep. The healthiest thing anyone can do, no matter your age or abilities is get proper sleep.

Sleep is more than counting the hours your eyes are closed. Sleep means deep, non-interruptive and prolonged rest and if you function on naps they need to be short and so effective and deep as well or you just want to keep sleeping through your day. Pzizz uses a combination of music, voiceover and sound effects in a sort of hypnotic way that is in a rhythm allowing your body to use the play as a daily ritual to train for falling asleep fast and allow you to wake up refreshed.

There are 2 ways to use this app. The Classic ‘FREE’ version gives you a simple ‘Dreamscape’ that plays a few variations for you each night in a soothing male voice. It gives you a classic version without options to choose sounds or even allow for the female voice playover. However, if free is all you can do you WILL still benefit from the app.

However, Premium (about $9.99/month or $99.99 a year OR Free for 7 days and I’ll explain below) Pzizz is truly the way to go and don’t worry because I have a savings code below for you and it saves you a whopping 80%!! Paid sleep apps are still a lot cheaper than those artificial sleep aids you take with water and hope for the best each night.

With Pzizz Premium you have over 25 Dreamscapes to choose from. You always have the voiceover and in this version you can switch from male or female voice (I love the female voice myself), but the Dreamscape is the background sounds and music. I love the choices and the Saturn Set and Hills are 2 of my favorites.

You also get an alarm option where it will properly wake you up without loud alarm sounds. You can even set a sleep reminder if you need motivation to stay on a schedule. I recommend buying some sleep headphones unless your partner is OK with listening but there is something about hearing it right up to your ear versus full volume to reach around the room that is most soothing.

Remember! I promised you a code to save off of the paid version and it is below! First, here is the official pitch I was sent that really sparked my interest and then you can head over to the Pzizz blog for more sleep topics:

Over two billion people (yes, with a “b”) in the world are affected by insomnia, but Pzizz has helped over 1 million people get the sleep they need, including some of the world’s most influential people. J.K. Rowling called Pzizz the best thing she’s used for sleep by a mile. Former Indiana Pacers Center Roy Hibbert told Sports Illustrated Pzizz helped cure his insomnia and Ambien addiction. Even The Duke of York is a Pzizzer!

Pzizz Savings Code Instructions

Here is how to use your Pzizz code: GRADGIFT that will expire on June 30, 2018! You have to redeem the code on the Pzizz website at Once you redeem the code, you can use it on iOS, Android or both with the same email at app registration as you used on the site to redeem your code. This code saves you 80% off the yearly price option so that makes it only $19.99 a year or about $1.66 a month! How much do you spend a month on sleep aids that aren’t always cutting it? It makes a great gift for a grad heading off to college!

Still unsure about the Preferred version? If you download the Pzizz app right now on Apple or Android you can get Pzizz Preferred for 7 days free and no credit card is required. It will ask if you want it and you confirm and after 7 days it just reverts back to classic. I did this at first and it was very easy to try it for 7 days. However, I missed the features once it went back to free so I now am a Preferred user. I can tell you that I settle in each night and turn on my app and after a week I am not even 5 -10 minutes into the play and I am out! I used to have this 7pm drag everyday (or so I called it) and that is gone! You want to try this. You have nothing to lose! Start now— Pzizz on iOS and Android

2016 Holidays, Apps, Parenting

Apps for a Stress-Free Holiday Season


1. Picniic

Treat yourself and the entire family to the gift that keeps on giving: stress-free organization. Picniic is an all-in- one organization platform that the entire family can use to manage some of the most demanding aspects of the holidays. With features such as a meal planner, to-do lists and polls for event planning, Picniic is the ultimate tool to make your holiday a worry-free success.


2. Vivino

Every parent needs a well-deserved glass of wine during the holidays. Vivino is like a digital sommelier. You can snap a photo of a wine label and the app will search for details about the bottle. When it finds a match, it returns all sorts of useful information not on the label including reviews by other users and suggested food pairings.


3. Timeglass Timer

This relatively new and elegant iOS app lets you run multiple timers simultaneously and check on the status of each of them at a glance. Timeglass Timer makes holidays a breeze by allowing you to keep track of the timing of dozens of things at once – when to baste the turkey, when to take the holiday cookies out of the oven, and when to get grandma from the airport.


4. (Not)Recipes by Food52

When you have a ton of leftovers and groceries after your holiday party, you may not want to sift through recipes or put together an elaborate meal (if you’re in the mood to cook at all). Think of Food’s app as an iteration of Instagram, but exclusively dedicated to food. It offers inspiration, rather than instruction, but photos are usually accompanied by captions descriptive enough for you to throw something similar together.

Back To School 2016, Kids, Parenting

Children’s Movie Making Props in a Bag Toys


When my 8 year old son was younger he had a blue cape and a Thor hammer that went everywhere with him. It didn’t matter where we went he would almost never leave home without those 2. My sister got married in 2013 and even let him carry that tattered hammer as ring bearer because especially with his nerves of the ceremony he refused to part with it. In a formal tux, he carried that hammer proudly because it was his comfort. Even the photographer caught him in some hammer moments resulting in adorable photos.


He has always had the wildest imagination and I let him carry those around despite the stares it brought to have a blue-caped store wandering our local grocer. I knew the phase would most likely end soon and I savored that innocence. Now he loves to write, is a huge R.L. Stone fan and comes up with the wildest stories in his writing book. Having the tools to foster creativity is such an encouragement as they age out of the younger child years.

Toys in a bag

Props in a Bag toys are just for kids like my son who love to create stories with costumes for a realistic play. Props in a Bag from Theatric Toys gives them the tools to make their stories come to life. When you download the app you can bring their stories to life. The app will add special effects to their story and props and helps create memories to keep. You can then share the creations with loved ones on social media.

toys and props

It is so adorable-it even allows you to insert titles, a cast and music such as their favorite tunes. Props in a Bag has been featured on ellen, the Today show, The Talk, and more. With 8 themes they are gaining attention from so many parents.

  • The Dinosaur & the Pirate has 10 pieces for a trip to the dinosaur days complete with volcanos, pirate supplies for a hearty tale.
  • The Princess and the Chef has 14 pieces so the Chef in any land or castle can create lavish meals
  • The Fisherman & the Astronaut has 15 pieces from a pole and bait bucket to a jet pack and green alien for a tale on sea or sky.
  • The Doctor & The Farmer has 14 pieces from vegetables to a stethoscope for a story to keep those farm animals and Farmer’s healthy and pain free
  • The Camper is a lot of fun and has 6 pieces to create fun summer tales
  • The Magician pulls out all the tricks with 6 pieces from  magic wand to a cape.
  • The Superhero would have been for my son years ago. It has 6 pieces to allow for a story full of heroes and villains.
  • The Construction Worker: gets the job done with 6 pieces to build anything.

Can you imagine the stories and memories these will bring? Visit to get started creating such memories and movies because they won’t be this young forever.