Thrifty Mom: Saving for Family

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hyperbiotics Probiotics; PRO-Women, PRO-Kids, and PRO-Immune

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I can't stress the importance of having a good probiotic as part of your daily routine. Probiotics help improve the function of your digestive tract, which in turn will keep you healthy. Not only that, but probiotics can help create a strong immune system, as well as help our children battle a host of childhood illnesses. Each member of my family takes a form of probiotics, and I have seen a difference in each of us, since we started using them. Hyperbiotics gave me a chance to try a few varieties in their line, and I am so glad I did!

The one I tried is this PRO-Women, this formula has 15x more beneficial flora, to help keep our system in check. It aids in balancing the bacteria in our bodies, and that helps keep yeast and candida under control.

Since I started taking this probiotic, I have noticed that I am less bloated, I am not getting stomach aches or pains, and I am actually healthier all around. There are no ill side effects, and I have even been able to take control of UTI's, which unfortunately run in my family.

For my son, I gave him this PRO-Kids, which is a small pearl that tastes like citrus, and is very easy for him to swallow. This formula allows for up to 60% of the beneficial flora to make it deep into your child's intestinal tract, which is huge considering that most only get an absorption rate of about 4%.

My son has been taking this daily, and the fact that it is both sugar free, and all natural, pleases me as a mother. I have seen a change in him, starting most notably with a decrease in UTI's. He will continue to take these, as will my daughter when she turns 4.

Both my husband and I have been taking this PRO-Immune, and so far, neither of us has fallen ill. Usually by this time of year, we have both experienced several colds, and/or the flu. 

My husband has a weakened immune system, but for the life of me, I can't get him to sit down or sleep long enough to make it stronger. So, I give him a probiotic everyday, and I have been amazed by the difference.

Using controlled-release technology, this formula delivers a powerful punch of bio available Vitamin C (500mg), Echinacea (100mg) and Chelate Zinc (100mg). That combination of the good stuff, has allowed my husband to stay active, and healthy, despite his current issues.

I think that everyone should take a probiotic, and any one of the three I just told you about would be a good place to start, you can find all three on Amazon. PRO-Women is $23.95, PRO-Kids is $19.95, and PRO-Immune is $19.95.


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

StyleWriter 4 Review.

 As a blogger, I do a lot of writing, and most people would think that it doesn't take much to be good at it. However, grammar and punctuation are just as important in the blogging world, as it is in anything else you do.

It is easy to run a spell checker, and even run a program that checks for grammar, even then, it is easy to have a blog post that is confusing to read, simply because of how it was written.

That's were StyleWriter4 comes in, this is a program that will help anyone start writing like a professional. You simply open the program, then open the writing sample that you want to review, and stylewriter will pinpoint your writing style, faults, and how to improve your style, clarity, and readability.


This program is great for anyone that has to do any amount of writing; students, teachers, writers, job-applicants, etc. Clear and concise writing, seems to be a lost art, but with StyleWriter4, you can be a great writer.

There are three versions of this program; Starter, Standard and Professional. Each of my readers will have access to a 14 day free trial, and during that time, you can see if this program is something that would be useful to you, then which version would be the most valuable.

To start your free trial, click here. Meanwhile, here is a little more information about this program:

  • Starter Edition: Popular with students and others on a budget. StyleWriter Starter takes what you have written and shows you how to edit it into a plain English document – clear, concise and flowing.
  • Standard Edition: StyleWriter Standard as all the features to improve your writing, including a powerful style checker with advanced editing techniques, style writing graphs and customization.
  • Professional Edition: StyleWriter Pro adds a powerful Editor’s List to the Standard Edition. This is the most popular choice for our users, especially academics, lawyers, accountants, engineers, technical writers and journalists.
"StyleWriter4 shows you how to simplify, cut and rewrite everything: advertising copy, essays, business and academic reports, contracts, manuals, newsletters, web pages . . . the list is endless" (Stylewriter4)

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The Healthy Me Team Ebook Review

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Have you ever tried convincing your kids to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and less of the sweet stuff, only to get that look that says "whatever mom"...well, then you need this book! The Healthy Me Team, is a great book, that teaches kids all about the battle that takes place inside their bodies, when they fill it with too much of the sweet stuff!


In this book, your kids will be introduced to vitamins and minerals, and the battle that they wage against sugars and food dyes that are put into our bodies. They will learn all about how too much sugar can break down our bodies, and make it hard for us to do things, but how eating fresh fruits and vegetables can put the vitamins and minerals that we need to fight off all the junk, back into our bodies.

This is the first book in this Healthy Me series, and they are geared towards kids ages 2-7, which is the best time to get your kids on the right path! If you are interested in The Healthy Me Team you can find it on Amazon for .99 

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dot&Dot Packing Organizers, and Multipurpose bags!

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Have you ever been packing to go on vacation, and you have everything picked out that you are taking with you, ready to pack into your luggage, but realize soon after, that it wont all fit? You end up with a couple of choices, either reevaluate what you are packing, or have to pay to check another bag...well, if you are like me, neither of these options are acceptable. So what do you do? Visit Dot&Dot of course! They will hook you up with all the best packing organizers, and multipurpose bags.

This multipurpose bag is great, it is a small size, but just big enough for me to carry my phone, money, keys, and hand lotion in. I haven't had to use it for traveling just yet, but it is perfect for when I go to my sons school for lunch, and don't want to carry my purse!

They have other sizes available as well, and they will hold everything from toiletries, to feminine hygiene products, and anything else you can think of!

There are also a variety of packing cubes, and organizers, perfect for making sure everything fits in one suitcase! This is the small size, and you can get individual cubes, or 4 piece sets. I have found that this size works best for socks, and intimate apparel.

The medium sized organizers are great for kids clothes, and for tanks tops, sundresses, nightclothes, Tshirts, or other thin clothing. They are also great for road trips, as each person can have one, that they pack with their own personal items that will help them enjoy the ride.

The large organizers are my favorite, they hold a lot of clothes, I have fit several pairs of pants, complete outfits, even toys and games, inside the large organizers. I also use one for dirty clothes, so that they can be kept separate. I will be putting all of these organizers to the test soon, as we do an out of state move, so I will see just how much these bad boys really fit!

They also come in a variety of colors, so you are sure to find one that matches your luggage. Overall, I think that these are great, and will likely order more. You can find all of these on Amazon, the Multi-Purpose Bagsstart at $9,  the Small Packing Cubes start at $10, the Medium Packing Cubes start at $11, and the Large Packing Cubes  start at $12. 


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The Dark Era Ebook Review.

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When Stanislaw Gombrowicz falls into a coma he finds himself in the strange land of Pileck with a new name and no memory. In this new world, a war is raging between the people of Pileck and their monstrous enemies the Sinistrians and the Curzonians. Danger seems to be everywhere but as Stanislaw’s strength grows so does the threat when it becomes clear that it he is actually the single greatest weapon of the war; a weapon that the enemies of Pileck will do anything to possess in order to destroy everything he has and will ever love.
As this is happening, in the real world his grandson, Jonathon, is attempting to find a way to write a book about Stanislaw’s experiences during World War II. The obstacles he faces are not insignificant. The facts he has are fragmented, distorted by the old man’s Alzheimer’s ravaged memories. Perhaps more significantly though, Jonathon is consistently derailed by an ability to find excuses not to complete the task he has set himself; by the distractions of his life and the twin intoxication's of drink and women.
Separate and almost unknowingly the two of them must find a way to reach the end. To survive long enough to keep the past and present alive even as life itself is slipping away. 

What I thought:
This book has a lot of different elements, there are several stories being told, and they are all from different points of view. In the end they all come together to complete the entire story, but it will take some getting used to at first.
The story was a solid mix of fantasy and reality, past and present, and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. The author did a great job of including enough detail so that the reader can follow along, but without figuring it all out before reaching the end of the book.
We are introduced to a few generations of one family, and we get to learn the intimate details of each mans life.
Overall, I think it is well written, and although it is not my usual genre of writing, I look forward to reading what else this author has to offer.

If you are interested in reading The Dark Era, you can find it on Amazon for $2.99 (Kindle), and $10.46 (Paperback).

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