Well, it’s springtime here in Central Florida once more! (Please don’t hate us – we can’t help our weather and the fact that anything that CAN bloom is already starting to.) And along with that, something else we have a hard time helping is our allergies. *sneeze*
The oak blossoms are the worst for us here. All four of us are allergic, and sometimes our reactions are triggered by something as small as a quick ride in the car. No matter what, we always try our hardest to rush inside very quickly, hoping to escape “the blossom”. Yes, we all take regular vitamins and allergy medicines, and keep the house dusted and vacuumed – the normal things. But still we struggled.
So when Osmond from Toppin asked if I would be interested checking out one of their air purifiers, I was intrigued. Why not, right? Maybe it would be helpful!
Toppin’s Comfy Air C2 True HEPA Air Purifier arrived very well-packaged, and it literally took less than five minutes to set up and get going – anyone could do it. Points for sturdy simplicity, for sure. And check out the filter it boasts!
They’re not messing around! The True HEPA is designed to remove up to 99.97% of all particles (as small as 0.3 microns in diameter!) when the nylon pre-filter and activated carbon layer filter out smoke and odors.
The unit itself is about the size of a mini tower fan, so super easy to place anywhere around your home where you may need a bit of air quality control. It runs at an extremely low noise level, and the easy-to-use LCD panel that controls the unit will keep you abreast of the filter status, allow you to create a timer, and also adjust the fan level to different settings.
You may have noticed that there have been several posts about babies here on the blog of late. No, this is not because I am pregnant. (I’m NOT, by the way, not pregnant.) No, this is also not because I have baby fever! But there are many people in my life right now who have just given birth or who are preparing to give birth, so I’m simply trying to be as helpful as possible when it comes to preparation. Even though we all know you can never be fully prepared for a new baby…we can certainly try when it comes to baby products!
It seems like we are always on the lookout for the next great baby product to simplify life as a parent. I’ve been to a lot of baby showers here of late, and there are some really neat items on the market! But what are some of the best, tried and true, actual genius baby products that every parent needs to keep in their arsenal of tools? Take a look at these top 6 favorite baby products that are nothing short of genius.
Owlet Smart Sock
Having the ability to monitor and keep an eye on your child is a great way to give parents some peace of mind. The Owlet smart sock is a fantastic tool, giving parents and caretakers the ability to monitor things such as your little one’s heart rate and blood oxygen level. It’s incredibly easy to use, functioning like a normal sock that you would put on a baby’s foot. Many wonder if it’s truly worth the expense- we say absolutely!
If you’re unfamiliar with Shilajit, now might be the best time to get to know this super food that has been around for centuries.
Shilajit is a sticky and black tar-like substance that is often found in high mountain ranges like the Himalayas. It’s the byproduct of a century-long process of decomposition of plants and minerals. Before, Shilajit was traditionally sourced in India and Tibet but now it can be found in several other countries.
Shilajit has also been at the core of Ayurvedic medicine, which is an ancient Indian medical system that relies on a natural approach to physical and mental health. If used correctly, incorporating Shilajit in your diet can bring you a lot of health benefits!
Life can feel pretty bleak when the days start getting shorter, the nights start getting longer, and it feels as though it’s cold all the time. But maybe the winter blues don’t have to be as regular as the seasons!
It’s common for the change in season to have huge impacts on mental health and wellbeing. It’s estimated that around 10 to 20% of the population experience the “winter blues,” and 1 to 2% of the population are much more severely affected and suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Here are few ideas that you can try to help yourself to cope with these feelings.
Providing for and protecting your family is your number one priority. As a parent or the head of the household, you can maintain your home security in many ways. For example, offering quality food, healthcare, love, education, and a home that’s a secure place.
You can keep your house safe by installing a home security system. We’ve installed one in each home we’ve lived in, and the peace of mind it offers really is invaluable! Many options on the market are easy to set up and are affordable, which is explained in depth in this Amazon Alexa and Total Connect 2.0 Integration Guide.
If you’re still contemplating if you should invest in a home security system, read our top five reasons why you and your family will benefit.