2020 Holidays, Healthy Living, Kids

NEW Firefly Kids Holiday Smile Kits Available

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NEW Firefly Kids Holiday Smile Kits Available

This gift idea is perfect for the kids who love L.O.L. Surprise!, Baby Shark, and SpongeBob. Firefly has their new Kids Holiday Smile Kits available in these favorite characters. They are great Holiday items as perhaps it is time to change out those toothbrushes anyway.

Holiday Smile Sets each include:

  • 1 powered Clean N’ Protect Toothbrush with antibacterial cap
  • 1 Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste with a FREE mystery prize
  • 1 oral care Travel Kit (1 manual toothbrush with suction cup, 1 toothbrush cap, 4 flossers)

The travel kits are great for the RV or overnight trips. The toothpaste has great flavors kids will love.

These Firefly Holiday Smile Kits are available at Walmart for $9.88! Visit Walmart and add one to your next shopping cart. You can also visit Firefly online.

Healthy Living

Unmissable signs that you might be psychic

Unmissable signs that you might be psychic
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What springs to mind when you think of psychics? The cliché of an old woman draped in layers of glittering fabrics, hunched over crystal balls? Or elaborate tricksters trying to capitalise on grieving families? Thankfully, these kinds of stereotypes have been left well in the past, and you no longer have to cross an old woman’s palm with silver to experience a psychic reading. 

These days psychic mediums are more than just fortune-tellers of lore. They’re respected individuals who people seek comfort and guidance from. Whether you’re desperate for career advice, relationship reassurance or a sign from a loved one, speaking with psychics online via sites like mediumchat.com or in person, is incredibly common and popular with people from all walks of life.

Psychics are people just like you and me with normal homes, normal jobs and families. You may have had an inkling that you’re a little more intuitive than others, or you’ve been told you’re “over-sensitive”…the truth is, you could be psychic yourself. Want to know more? Read on for the unmissable signs that you might be psychic. 

Your emotions are always near the surface

Being ‘overly’ emotional means that you’ve probably faced some pretty harsh judgements for it. You may have been told more than once that you’re, too emotional or that you need to, get a grip. However, if you’re someone who wears their emotions on their sleeve, then it could be more than just being overly sensitive. When you feel an emotion, whether it’s sadness or joy, you feel it deeply and these emotions change frequently. 

You see people as colors 

Psychics tend to associate people with colours or objects. Often unintentionally. That fellow mom you met at baby group last week, you associate her with the colour blue. While your grumpy neighbour is associated with the colour red. These colours are associated with something called synesthesia, and they can help you understand and acknowledge the aura around people or what kind of energy they give. If you regularly associate people with colours, then you could have a gift. 

Vivid dreams

Most of us dream and no matter how much we try, we struggle to recount the dreams we experienced the night before. However, if you have psychic tendencies then you may experience incredibly vivid dreams that leave a distinct impression on your waking life. You may be able to recall conversations, things you’ve touched, smells and sights. Consider keeping a dream diary to see how regularly these vivid dreams occur. 

And finally, you appreciate and feel all things artistic

It’s one thing to appreciate a painting or to enjoy a particular song, but when you have psychic abilities, your appreciation of the arts is much more intense. You may be easily moved by a piece of music, experience strong emotions when you look at a painting or view something in nature. You don’t have to have walked miles around famous art galleries or listen to classical music to feel these strong emotions, they just come naturally, whether you’re looking at an urban garden space, or listening to a movie soundtrack.  

Healthy Living

7 DIY Home Remedies Every Parent Needs to Know

7 DIY Home Remedies Every Parent Needs to Know

With all of the options at your disposal to treat common ailments available ready-made and prepackaged at the store, it is easy to forget that you can take your health and your family’s health into your own hands—often at a fraction of the cost of branded options!

But it can be hard to know what a reliable alternative is or, even more pressing, what a safe alternative is, when compared to closely regulated store remedies. Fortunately, DIY home remedies are often low risk, with high reward. 

Here are 7 DIY home remedies EVERY parent needs to know.

Acne

Oh, acne: the bane of every teenager’s existence—and that of their parents! An entire industry has sprouted on the back of our children’s insecurities. And they all boast clinician endorsements and awards and big words on the bottle. So a home remedy could not possibly compete, right?

Wrong! The truth is that there plenty of fillers in over the counter so-called acne “medications” that you could do without. They are all there to distract you from the fact that they are structured around time tested, all-natural ingredients that do the heavy lifting.

Honey is one such ingredient! Honey has a storied history as a potent anti-fungal treatment for skin, hair, and nails.

Psoriasis / Eczema

Sometimes, the best way to treat a problem is to nip it in the bud before it starts. If you, your spouse, or your children are experiencing flaking skin, hair, or nails, check your water! The effects of hard water on hair are nothing compared to the effects of hard water on skin.

Over time, regular exposure to hard water can lead to persistent health problems like eczema, psoriasis, or dandruff, amongst others. There are plenty of quick fixes that you can execute at home. First, check your water, and install water softeners accordingly.

Next, use a drop of dish soap in your shampoo to remove hard water build up from your scalp. (Pro tip: you can do this intermittently for a great DIY anti-build up shampoo!) Then remember to exfoliate and moisturize your skin daily after bathing.

Constipation / Upset Tummy

A wide swath of essential oils is an integral tool in any aspiring naturopath’s arsenal. It’s almost like there is no ailment some combination of essential oils cannot solve.

If your child suffers from an turned stomach now and again or some miscellaneous upset has them backed up, you can try waving some peppermint essential oil beneath their nose.

Cramps

There is a litany of natural pain relief solutions available for purchase, but you can find what you need for pain relief closer to home. Naturally occurring tannins in beverages such as teas and coffees can offer tremendous relief from pain related to menstruation.

Start increasing your intake of tannins in the week before you expect your period to start to prevent the onset of pain in the first place.

Nausea

Candied ginger was a staple in our household growing up. A stirred up tummy or some random bout of nausea was never a valid excuse to keep us home from school, because our mom would send us off with a tiny candied piece shoved square in our mouth before the whining could even start!

Ginger has long been touted as a nausea buster, and for good reason. Gnawing on a hunk of ginger is reliable as an instantaneous cure for upset stomachs everywhere.

Today, I keep a jar of candied ginger in my home for the same reason my mom did. The sugary sweet coating is an easy sell for children, and the zesty kick of ginger is a welcome treat for me. It’s a win-win!

Chafing

There is a common misconception amongst us thick thighed beauties that deodorant is the end-all, be-all of anti-chafing technology. Not true! In fact, most converts to deodorants as a means of preventing chafing are short lived.

In truth, deodorants are simply too drying to be effective in preventing the negative effects of chafing. Petroleum jelly is a cheaper option that will keep thighs (and other particularly chafe-prone places) from rubbing together unpleasantly.

Hangnails

Hangnails are another fact of life which prove that–just like cramps, chafing, and eczema—prevention might be the best medicine.

Hangnails are actually not nails but hardened skin tags. The best way to keep them from forming is to keep from trimming nails to short and to keep hands and cuticles well moisturized.

If you decide to take matters into your own hands and treat an already formed hangnail, you should know that you are putting your fingers and nail beds at risk of infection. Disinfect and sanitize the area both before and after clipping the hangnail with a standard nail clipper. (Psst…clip as far away from the finger as possible to minimize pain.)