KC Live: Modern Mommy Essentials (Pills, Boobs, Booze + More)

The greatest thing happened to me today. Right before we went live, I was asked to “say something” for the mic check and I got to utter the epic words, “The arsonist has oddly shaped feet…what is your name, Lanolin?” in a real life TV studio.

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Here’s my girl-talk with the amazing Michelle Davidson. Everytime I see her I love her more and today was no exception:

 

Here are the innovative modern mommy essentials from the segment and where to find them:

The Innovation award-nominated mifold is more than 10x smaller than a regular booster seat but just as safe. It’s literally small enough to fit in your purse and therefore perfect for travel and ideal for times when you need to fit three booster seats across!

mi fold Booster Seat

Order the mifold Booster Seat HERE

Nanobébé Breastmilk Bottle. Launching in the US now and also up for an Innovation Award, this is the first bottle specifically designed to protect breastmilk nutrients and allow the baby to start self-feeding at an earlier age. This bottle cools breastmilk 7x faster than standard bottles, preserving more nutrients. It also warms 2-3 times faster so you can quickly feed your crying baby without destroying any of the good stuff you worked so hard to pump!

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Order the Nanobebe HERE

Vitasome’s Curcumin-C & Glutasome have energy-boosting turmeric which is a natural anti-inflammatory and promote healthy skin, diminishing the signs of aging (YES!) What’s so different about these supplements is the patented liposomal delivery system. Liposomes surround the nutrients until they penetrate your cells where they’ll have the most benefit so the nutrients are never mistaken for waste.

 

 

Order Vitasome HERE

The Nugeni Steva + is an all in one, easily interchangeable handheld vacuum (cordless and upright), steam mop and a mobile steam cleaner. You can even use it to steam clothes! The steam kills 99% of bacteria so you don’t need to use any harsh chemicals.

Nugeni Steva Accessories

Order the Nugeni Steva + HERE

 

5lbs in 5 days: The Soup and Booze Diet

This post was supposed to be titled something much more glamorous like 20lbs in 6 days: The Master Cleanse.

Turns out I hate cleansing. Also, I found out that it would be super irresponsible for me to do that while in charge of two small humans because it made me EXHAUSTED even more than I already am.

So why post about this at all?

Because I already committed to blogging about it and even though I technically failed at dieting, I still made a couple small changes. And since I’m all about keeping it real here, I wanted to share.

I have an unhealthy obsession with reading about different diets on the internet (looking at you, Pinterest) and telling myself that that’s ALL I have to do and I won’t have to think about my weight ever again. Ever notice how diets start with the phrase, “All you have to do…” or “All you eat is…” like it’s the simplest thing in the world. It’s so seductive.

So I’m not advocating this as a diet plan at all, just sharing my experience on the “Master Cleanse.”

Day 1: This was probably my first clue that I should not attempt the Master Cleanse.

@MrsKansasMommy:

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After the initial cake in the morning, I consumed nothing but the Master Cleanse “lemonade” and then I got super woozy in the afternoon so I ate an avocado.

Day 2: Master cleanse lemonade. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Carrot Soup. It was really good!

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Day 3: Master Cleanse lemonade. Carrot Soup. Caprese Salad. 4 slices of pizza for dinner and half a bottle of wine. I’d say that was the night the wheels really fell off.

Day 4: Thank God for girlfriends.

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Bloody Mary. Water with lemon. Carrot Soup. Then I went to a trunk show where I had champagne and some sort of pumpkin cheesecake brownie. Worth it! For dinner I had a couple bites of the kids organic white cheddar mac and cheese and an avocado.

Day 5: Despite my indulgence I could definitely tell my tummy was less bloated. Scrambled eggs with cheese for breakfast, 5 chicken nuggets from Chick-Fil-A for lunch, an avocado for a snack and chicken noodle soup for dinner. Also prosecco. Then Avery and I were sitting on the couch and my husband was across the room with a bag of pretzels and somehow a game got started where he was throwing them for us to catch so I ate a bunch of those too.

So the grand total weightloss, as you may have deduced, was 5 lbs. I probably didn’t lose any fat, but I did lose a lot of bloat as you can tell from the picture:

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My takeaway is that what works for me as a whole is to generally drink more water, eat more vegetable soup and less meat. Probably good principles for all of us.

If you are one of those rare birds that has actually completed, say, a full day of the Master Cleanse I want to hear your experience! Do tell!