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Stress Relief with C3* for Stress and SpaFinder GC Giveaway

Stressed? Who isn’t? In fact when I did a search of the word stress on our blog, 84 posts came up. That’s a lot of mentions on one blog. Wow!

stressed momThere are so many factors that contribute to stress; daily errands, children, work, finances, family. The effects of too much stress run the gamut from physical to emotional to mental such as;

  • Lack of motivation or focus
  • Headache
  • Sadness or depression
  • Muscle tension
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Overeating
  • Anger
  • Social withdrawal
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness

As parents we must find ways to relieve the stress so everything around us doesn’t suffer. Finding ways to relax need to make it on our priority list. Personally I like to turn off the tv, get a hot cup of tea and leaf through a magazine. Since the weather has been so beautiful lately I’ve been parking myself on the deck to enjoy the fresh air while watching the kids play outside.

C3* for Stress ( is an all-natural, lemon-lime flavored drink mix of healthful botanicals and replenishing vitamins and minerals that helps relieve the symptoms of stress by keeping you calm, cool and connected to your natural energy.
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C3* for Stress can be used after a hectic day or in anticipation of a busy one. A nutraceutical approach can be safer than a pharmaceutical one in some cases. Using healthful vitamins, minerals and plants is how C3* for Stress results in a calming yet alert result. C3* for Stress came naturally for it’s creators, Jeff Stein and Edgar Veytia. In 1996 they started with Elixir, a store known for its natural beverages. Then came C3* for Stress because it was something they personally needed.

Jeff summed it up: “We really believe in our tagline: ‘Calm, cool, connected.’ That’s exactly how I feel when I’m at my best. Who can argue with that?”

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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Achieve the ultimate stress reliever; a month’s supply of C3* for Stress (two 15-packs) and a $75 SpaFinder Gift Card. Enter to win here at LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! by just sharing your best stress reducing techniques or tricks.

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Your entries must follow the rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, Friday, April 13, 2012. The winners will be emailed and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. This contest is open to Continental US residents only. For complete rules please read our contest rules page.
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How Does Everyone Find Time?


When and how does everyone find the time to blog, tweet and Facebook? I barely have time to blog and feel like I am letting Melinda down. Being the other half of our blog means that I should provide half of the content but that hasn’t been the case lately.

Between work, kids and the new dog I feel like I have zero time for extras like our blog or anything social media related. I get home from work around 6:00 – 6:30pm and shortly after I get home we eat dinner. After dinner I get a few minutes to relax with Melinda and the kids before they go to bed. Shaun and Shae go to bed at 8:30pm so Melinda and I get some time to ourselves to maybe watch a TV show on DVR before bed but not much and the last thing I want to do is spend it blogging or tweeting.

On the other hand I feel so guilty when I don’t blog because I then feel that our blog is suffering and I have commitments that I need to keep. Our weekends tend to be full so there isn’t much time there either. It is hard to believe there is 24 hours in the day and I find it hard to squeeze in an hour or two to blog. I guess in my head there are more important things to do with the little bit of extra time I do have so blogging takes a back seat.

Sorry if this seems like a bitch and moan fest which it probably is but seriously when do people find time to blog because I need to find the time but I just don’t know when.

When do you typically tend to do your blogging and social media work?

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Keep Your Cool Mom

No, I’m not talking cool as in trendy fashion or style. I’m talking keeping your frustration and stress at a manageable level so not to blow up at the kids or pets or spouse or the innocent cashier where you get milk. Early mornings, late nights, jam packed schedules and little time for yourself can set off the baddest of moods which is reflected in everything else you do and everyone you come in contact with. There are methods and tools you can implement to give you a more relaxed inner peace thus resulting in more peaceful parenting and everyday living.

Minimize Stress for Moms

Just Say NO!
The neighbors are leaving town and ask you to pet sit, check their mail, feed their fish and mow their grass. All of these chores on top of your already busy day is just too much to ask. Be upfront and tell them while you really want to help out all of those things are too much for you to take on at the moment. Getting their mail may not be a problem so go ahead and say you can do some but set limits. Don’t let your kind heart take over and put you in a situation you can’t possibly maintain.

Shut Up and Do Something
I know my to-do list is long as well as my pending projects lists. I’ve been known to be so overwhelmed with everything I want to do that I don’t get anything thing done. When you finally have some free time to work on that half finished craft, book or recipe just do it. Enough with the complaining that there isn’t enough time in the day, make those bitchin’ moments more productive.

You Only Have 2 Hands
Multitaking is probably the number one descriptive word for moms. We say we’re good at it but let’s be serious; how much quality can you put into something if you’re distracted by 3 other things. Make a schedule, allot a certain amount of time to a task and stick to it. I bet you’ll get those phone calls done faster if you knew the clock was ticking down.

Go Easy on Yourself
Moms are held up to a different standard. We are expected to accomplish everything on the list each day. If things get skipped oh well; there is always tomorrow. Get done what’s most important, the things that need the quickest attention but don’t sacrifice your family time and sanity for the things that can wait another day.

An Organized Environment leads to an Organized Mind
Ever look around a room and see so much stuff you don’t know what to do next. My kitchen is often the culprit of my anxiety. The dining table is the dumping ground for everything and the kids forget how to put dishes in the dishwasher. Staying on top of the tornadoes really helps keeping me relaxed and feeling less stressed. Find a place for everything even if it’s not the forever home.
Ways to Keep Your Cool
I’m am NO expert in any field but I think 15 years of parenting makes me knowledgeable in some matters. These tools sometimes work or sometimes don’t work or work in conjunction with tears, threat of bodily harm and bribes. Life is a series of experiments in trial and error.

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Where can I drop them off?

My kids that is. We are about a month into summer vacation and I’m spent. They have literally broken me down so that I just say WHATEVER to anything they ask.

Mom can we have s’mores for breakfast?
Mom, can you pick up my friends from their houses and then drive us all to the mall?
Mom, can I get a Mohawk again?
Mom, can you tell Shaun to stop biting his lip, it’s annoying me.

This is all day. I’m not exaggerating. By 9am one of them is crying, another is banished to their room and the other is getting backlash just for being in my line of sight. I try to take a breathe, calm down and engage them in something exciting or new or fun. I take them to special lunches, we do activities and crafts, we play games but it’s never enough. It doesn’t matter. They are just trying to suck me dry. Each day I daydream about running getting away. I research discount car rentals, little cottages on the beach and fancy new umbrella drinks, anything that will get me away from the chaos. Then I wake up look around and see they they’ve transformed into sweet cuddly mini-me’s just craving attention. I love my babies, no matter how big they get but damn I can’t wait for school to start.

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Stressful Year End – Ready To Ring In The New Year!!!

The month of December for me has been a pretty stressful month to say the least.  You would think Christmas and shopping are the reasons for my stress but to be honest those two things were the least of my worries.  I have been going through some personal issues along with Sabreena’s surgery and also add on top of all of this a new job and I am at my stress limit.

I have been flip flopping on a new job offer since the beginning of December.  The offer is like anything else in life as it has its positives and its negatives.  Unfortunately I have been extremely unhappy at my current job that even with the negatives of the new position I still feel I am better off then staying where I currently am.  I hope I am making the right decision but I guess there is no turning back now.

I am so looking forward to the New Year and hoping things start to look up and things start to pan out like they are suppose to as I can’t deal with to many more months like this December.

Come on 2011 I am ready for ya!!!!

Are you ready to ring in 2011???