Prenatal Vitamins Made Easy – PREMAMA Complete

Premama Complete Prenatal Vitamins

Premama Complete Prenatal VitaminsI wish I had had a product like the new PREMAMA Complete Prenatal Vitamin that TARGET is now carrying when I was pregnant with my little ones. Before anyone jumps to any conclusions no, I am NOT pregnant. That is just not going to happen folks. And this is not a sponsored post, I just remember having to take those horse-pill size prenatal vitamins. Not easy to do when you are so nauseated you really don’t want to try and get those down.

TARGET is now exclusively carrying a product for expectant mommies called PREMAMA Complete Prenatal Vitamins in over 1,300 of it’s stores nationwide. So you shouldn’t have any trouble finding it. PREMAMA Complete Prenatal Vitamin is a Doctor-Recommended powder mix – the most complete alternative to prenatal pills.

PREMAMA Complete is an orange-flavored taken once a day multivitamin powder containing prescription-grade nutrients doctors recommend for fetal and infant health and development. It mixes right into your water or favorite cold beverage. It’s not just good for baby, it also includes 30 mg of Vitamin B6 to help soothe occasional bouts of morning sickness. That alone would have been really nice with my second pregnancy. And to reduce the risk of neural tube defects it contains 1000mcg of prescription strength Folic Acid. Every single dose of PREMAMA Complete contains everything found in prenatal pills.

Why is it so many great products come out after I’ve had my babies? Well, maybe I don’t get to benefit from PREMAMA Complete, but I hope you will.

Need more information on PREMAMA Complete or where to buy it? Visit DrinkPREMAMA.com

You can also find PREMAMA Complete on facebook, on Pinterest, on Instagram and on YouTube

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

Teens and Alcohol: What You Say Matters

MADD

MADD

As parents we sometimes feel like we talk and talk and we are invisible to our kids or they aren’t listening but are they?

Especially when it comes to important issues like under age drinking are we being heard. Just as importantly is the message we are sending loud and clear? What we say and how we say it can have very different results.  Take for example the following facts:

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MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) conducted a survey and the results may surprise you.

  • 73% of Texas teens claim the fact that most or all of their friends drink motivates them to drink.
  • 62% of Texas teens say their parents are the motivating factor for them not to drink.
  • 62% of both parents and teens believe it is completely unacceptable to drink before the age of 21.
  • Teens whose parents communicate that it is completely unacceptable to drink are more than 80% less likely to drink than those who receive other message.

Furthermore, studies show that the clearer the message from parents, the less likely a teen will drink.

According to MADD Texas State Office executive director, Jaime Gutierrez, “Texas teens face incredible pressure from many directions to drink” “Yet  it appears that many parents may not be aware of this enormous pressure their teens combat. Nevertheless, parents remain the single most important influence on their teen’s decisions.

On April 21, MADD will host online workshops for parents to learn how to exercise the power they have over their child’s decisions about alcohol with positive tips for addressing this important issue. To find out more about the workshops or for conversation starters and tips, visit www.madd.org/powertalk21.

So how do we talk to our teens about alcohol and under age drinking? Here are some tips:

1. Communicate Before a Problem Starts

  • Have important discussions now, before there’s blaming, anger or punishments.
  • Agree on a time to start talking together about the dangers of alcohol.

2. Discuss Rules and Consequences

  • Explain how you expect your son or daughter to act, and why.
  • Tell your teen plainly that you don’t want him or her drinking.

3. Show You Care

  • Gently touch your teen on the arm or back to show affection.
  • Tell your teens you love them and want them to be healthy and safe. Explain that’s why you need to talk together about the dangers of underage drinking.

4. Pay attention

  • Even when life gets hectic, take time out to listen to your teen.
  • Monitor where your teen is and what your teen is doing, constantly.

5. Share Family Activities

  • Have dinner together at least three times a week.

6. Give and Respect

  • When your teen talks to you, listen and reply respectfully.
  • Insist that your teen treat you with respect, too.

7. Enforce Consequences Consistently

  • If your teen breaks the rules, stay calm and enforce the consequences.

Our children are listening so make sure we send out the message loud and clear that under age drinking is NOT acceptable. They will hear you.

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

Moms’ Night Out Movie – It’s Like They Read My Mind #MNOMovie

Moms' Night Out Movie

Moms' Night Out MovieLast night I attended a free VIP screening of the soon to be released Moms’ Night Out movie. It releases in theaters May 9th. Put that on your calendar, you will not want to miss this. And make sure you grab some girlfriends to go along with you.

Moms’ Night Out is so funny and heartwarming and you just feel like someone read your mind. They were listening in on your own private thoughts, the stresses you feel, the times you want to just hide in the closet, the insecurities, everything.

As a mom who blogs, this movie was so right on track for me. I know so many other moms who blog that are going to relate to this movie on so many levels.

Yes, some of the events of the night are a little out there. I can’t image any of that actually happening if I left the kids with their dad  but the message behind the film rang out loud and clear. As I sat there and the message really started to sink in I had to hold back tears. That was me up there.

Cause yes we do that to ourselves. I do it all the time. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then you need to go see Moms’ Night Out and you’ll pick up on it real quick. It wasn’t a sad, heart-wrenching movie but it hit home. Like I said, it’s like they read my mind. They saw what we all hope others don’t. But they took those feelings and gave them validation. They let me know, I’m not alone. I may not be perfect at parenting or the biggest blogger out there but I am valued and I do have something to say.

So first of all, thank you to my hubby for always making me feel valued. Thank you to the makers of Moms’ Night Out for reminding me that I’m not alone and that it’s ok to not be perfect. You found the perfect cast to bring your story to light – Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, and Trace Adkins. And thank you to Maria Bailey and BSM Media for inviting me to the Moms’ Night Out Special VIP screening. I had a blast and I’m looking forward to celebrating MomsNiteOut on May 8th!

Oh and here are just a few tips from the Dad’s Big Book of Tips for MOMS’ NIGHT OUT (pictured above)

  • DO count the number of kids you have at the start of the evening.
  • DON’T have fewer kids than you started with at the end of the evening.
  • DO wrestle with your kids and roll on the ground.
  • DON’T try this immediately after meals.
  • DO read your kids a calming bedtime story.
  • DON’T let them watch Frankenstein before bedtime.
  • DO let them color a pretty picture for mommy.
  • DON’T let them color it on the living room wall.

Ladies, you might want to share those with your husband before you head out for your moms’ night out. And I’m not too sure about that last one. You may change your mind after you see the movie. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, please take a moment to watch it:

I love it when I can have a little time for me then walk out of the theater and just want to run up and hug my kids and husband. MOMS’ NIGHT OUT made me want to do that.

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.