Batwoman: The Complete Second Season – Arrives on Blu-ray & DVD September 21, 2021

We got the BLU-RAY Digital code package free in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are our own

 

The second season is out and I am ready.  I missed most of the second season due to a DVR that needed to be replaced.  Now I can catch up on one of my new favorite series.  I love the Dc comic series they have been coming out with and I love when they have a cross over.  Its a great way to get to know all the new charters.   In this season we are still holding out hope that our hero is ok.  When the bat shows back up many think she is back but is it really her?  Is it someone else and will they be able to handle the pressure of the bat suite?  Make sure to catch up on the new series with the Blu-Ray and digital code pack.

 

BATWOMAN:
THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
Contains All 18 Exhilarating Episodes from the Second Season,
Plus All-New Special Features!
Available on Blu-ray™ & DVD September 21, 2021
BURBANK, CA (June 23, 2021) – Watch as Javicia Leslie takes on the mantle of DC Super Hero Batwoman, when Batwoman: The Complete Second Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on September 21, 2021 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Strap yourself in for a thrilling ride with all 18 episodes from the second season, plus never-before-seen bonus content including deleted scenes and a gag reel. Batwoman: The Complete Second Season is priced to own at $39.99 SRP for the DVD ($44.98 in Canada) and $44.98 SRP for the Blu-ray ($49.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (U.S. only). Batwoman: The Complete Second Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers, and to stream on HBO Max starting July 27, 2021.
At the end of the first season, Crows Commander Kane (Dougray Scott) has declared war on Batwoman, forcing everyone around them to choose sides. Season two kicks off with a major game-changer that alters Gotham City and The Bat Team forever. A new hero emerges from the shadows. Relatable, messy, loyal, and a little goofy, Ryan Wilder (Leslie) couldn’t be more different than the woman who wore the Batsuit before her, billionaire Kate Kane. Living in her van, Ryan has been made to feel trapped and powerless by the system her whole life and believes the Batsuit is the key to breaking out of it. But what she’ll come to discover is that it’s not the suit that makes Ryan Wilder powerful, it’s the woman inside of it who finds her destiny in changing Gotham City for good.
With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Batwoman: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. Featuring all 18 episodes from the second season in high definition, as well as a digital code of the season (available in the U.S. only).
Batwoman stars Javicia Leslie (God Friended Me), Rachel Skarsten (Birds of Prey, Reign), Meagan Tandy (unREAL, Teen Wolf), Nicole Kang (You), Camrus Johnson (The Sun Is Also a Star) and Dougray Scott (Departure, Snatch). Based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, Batwoman is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Smallville), Geoff Johns (DC’s Stargirl, The Flash, Titans), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), James Stoteraux and Chad Fiveash (Gotham, The Vampire Diaries).
BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
  • Deleted Scenes (Exclusive to Blu-ray and DVD)
  • Gag Reel (Exclusive to Blu-ray and DVD)
  • Villains Analyzed
  • Never Alone: Heroes and Allies
18 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
  1. Whatever Happened to Kate Kane?
  2. Prior Criminal History
  3. Bat Girl Magic!
  4. Fair Skin, Blue Eyes
  5. Gore on Canvas
  6. Do Not Resuscitate
  7. It’s Best You Stop Digging
  8. Survived Much Worse
  9. Rule #1
  10. Time Off for Good Behavior
  11. Arrive Alive
  12. Initiate Self Destruct
  13. I’ll Give You a Clue
  14. …And Justice For All
  15. Armed and Dangerous
  16. Rebirth
  17. Kane, Kate
  18. Power
DIGITAL
Batwoman: The Complete Second Season is available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others.

Why I Fell In Love With EVXO Cosmetics

We got these EVXO Cosmetics Free in exchange for an honest review all opinions are our own.

As most of you know I am very picky about the makeup I use.  I don’t want heavy makeup, but I want the cover up look.  If the makeup I am wearing is heavy I will never use it again and I break out like crazy.  The EVXO Cosmetics gave me great coverage and it was not heavy at all.

I used the Brandy Mineral foundation.  I love that they had a ton of colors to choose from and even looking on the internet I could tell the color I would need.  It matched my skin perfectly and I did not have to cake it on to get the look I wanted.  It glided over my skin and was not melting off half way threw the day.

 

The Red wine Lip Stick  had great color.  Not this is not smug proof, so it does come off on my water glass.  Even though it was not smug proof I did not have to re apply all day.  It was bright and it was not drying on my lips.

The Mascara Was not chunky at all.  My lashes looked huge after using it and at night it came right off with a Little face wash and water.

 

I loved this collection and will continue to use any of their products.  I was truly impressed that none of it meted off in the Arizona summer heat and it really gave me great coverage.  My skin looked smooth and not dry at all.

EVXO Cosmetics Offers High-Quality, Organic, Vegan, Gluten-Free Makeup Products

With EVXO Cosmetics’s line of high-quality, organic, vegan, gluten-free makeup products, customers don’t have to choose between high-quality ingredients and healthy skin.

 

EVXO Cosmetics is on a mission to provide makeup products that offer high-quality ingredients and improve the look and feel of skin. Their organic, vegan, gluten-free product line uses sustainable packaging and contains ingredients that provide multiple skin benefits for a lush and youthful look.

EVXO Cosmetics was created by ethical founders who champion animal rights and advocacy. They wanted to create cosmetics that were organic and vegan using only natural, sustainable ingredients. EVXO is Leaping Bunny certified, meaning their products are cruelty-free. No products are tested on animals, and the company is committed to always remaining cruelty-free.

The company offers a wide range of vegan products, most products contain organic ingredients, and a large portion of the products are gluten-free. The company’s top-selling foundation is an organic, liquid mineral foundation formulated to even out skin tone and texture and doubles as skincare with ingredients like thyme, chamomile, and gluten-free vitamin E. Other top sellers include the organic blush sticks available in four shades, Strength ‘n Length Mineral Mascara, and bamboo velvet reusable makeup remover pads.

In addition to cosmetics for the face, eyes, and lips, EVXO offers a line of body products, including an exfoliating, unscented loofah bar, succulent shea butter soap, and a green tea bath bomb.

Livingston says, “EVXO Cosmetics saw a gap in the market when it came to healthy cosmetic and body products. We made it our mission to offer products that range from vegan, gluten-free, organic or all of the above! With EVXO Cosmetics, you’ll get cosmetics and bath and body products that heal your skin while helping you look your best.”

 

Easy Ways to Revamp Your Style

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Have you suddenly found yourself stuck in a style rut? Every now and then, many people experience that moment of realization when they discover that they have not changed their personal style for many years. It is scarily easy to get into the habit of washing and wearing the same clothes every day. After a while, you may feel that you are wearing a uniform rather than showcasing your own style. 

 

When you feel that your look is tired and dated, it can make you feel the same way. Feeling like you have lost your sparkle and your style has become outdated can be a massive knock to your confidence, and you may feel like you have lost your way a little. Often, the way people dress reflects how they feel about other areas of their life, so you may be at the point where you are ready to make further changes in your life too. If this sounds familiar, and you want to start refreshing your look, why not see if these ideas work for you:

 

Seek Out Some Inspiration

 

After becoming used to wearing the same clothes so often, you may be wondering how on earth to decide what you should be wearing. There is so much choice out there that you may feel tempted to stick with wearing your existing clothes and settle yourself into your style rut for good. But, the fact that you think you are in a style rut means you are ready to change; you just need to know how to get started.

 

Looking out for inspiration and browsing style websites and magazines is an excellent place to begin. It is helpful to people-watch while you are out and about and think about the styles you are drawn towards. You will likely find that you start being drawn to particular types of clothing and the look of the people wearing these clothes. You may be surprised by the styles of clothes that capture your interest as you may not have previously considered them. So, once you have thought about the type of clothes you like, you will need to see where you can buy them from. For example, you may have fallen in love with gitman vintage clothes and wondering where you can shop for them. Once you have found your chosen style and purchased a few new clothes, you can road test these and experiment with wearing them in different ways to find the best way to style them.

 

Have a Closet Detox

 

If you are investing in a new style for yourself, you will probably need to clear some closet space. Having a closet detox and decluttering your wardrobe is an excellent way to make your new style choice a reality. Freeing up room in your closet by getting rid of clothing that you no longer wear is helpful to stop you from falling back into your old habits. If your old clothes are no longer in your closet, it removes any temptation to wear them and slip back into putting them on every day.

 

Your closet detox will also help you to sell off some of your old clothing and hopefully make some money to put towards purchases for your all-new style.

 

Hair Update

 

Have you had the same hairstyle for decades? If so, you may be feeling the same way about your hair as you were about your clothing. You might find that your newly revamped clothing collection makes your existing hairstyle look mismatched and outdated. If so, you may want to think about getting a new cut or color which is better suited to your new stylish look. Completely changing your hairstyle is a significant step, so you may want to discuss it with your stylist to ensure you choose a cut and color that will suit you. But, once you have transformed your hair, you will likely look like an entirely new person. It is incredible how much difference something as simple as changing your hairstyle or color can make, but it can truly breathe new life into your appearance and make you feel like a different person.

 

What’s Next?

 

So, you have changed your wardrobe choices and updated your hairstyle, but what’s next? It is likely that these changes have entirely altered the way you think about your appearance and have provided your confidence with a significant boost. Capitalizing on this exhilarating feeling can be an effective way to make more positive changes in your life.

 

PAW Patrol: The Movie – Buy It on Digital September 21, 2021 with Exclusive Bonus Content

JOIN THE PAW PATROL® ON THEIR FIRST BIG-SCREEN ADVENTURE! 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Get ready for PAW-some action and a PUP-tastic adventure when PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE, from Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies and Spin Master Entertainment, becomes available to purchase on Digital* September 21, 2021 with exclusive, never-before-seen bonus content from Paramount Home Entertainment.  In addition, the film will arrive on Blu-ray & DVD November 2, PAW-fectly timed for Thanksgiving family viewing or holiday gift-giving.

“Filled with non-stop adventure, action, and heart” (Kami Allen, The Momma Diaries), PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE follows the beloved pack as they fight to save the citizens of Adventure City from their rival, Humdinger.  With new headquarters, new gadgets and vehicles, and even a new pup named Liberty, the PAW Patrol is on a roll in an epic adventure that’s “funny, delightful, and heartfelt.” (Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru).

The Digital* release of PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE features hours of entertainment with exclusive bonus content, including a look at the PAW-some team, additional news reports with reporter Marty Muckraker (Jimmy Kimmel), and a sing-along with a reimagined PAW Patrol theme song lyric video. Available with purchase only on participating digital platforms, see bonus television episodes from the wildly popular Nickelodeon series (produced by Spin Master Entertainment), including one never-before-seen episode, and a never-before-seen episode of “Blaze and the Monster Machines.”  Details on the bonus content are listed below.

PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE Digital Bonus Content

  • A Totally PAW-some Team— Join Chase on an off-leash adventure at the brand-new Adventure City headquarters and discover the pups’ upgraded high-tech gadgets and vehicles!
  • ACN: Adventure City News Reports with Marty Muckraker— Become a citizen of Adventure City as you watch the exciting news reports by the city’s #1 news source, gossip columnist, and beat reporter all rolled into one…Marty Muckraker!
  • PAW Patrol: The Movie Lyric Video (Reimagined Theme) – Whether you have four legs or two, howl along with the PAW Patrol gang in this fun and goofy lyric video! An all-new reimagined theme song! (English Only)
  • PAW Patrol Bonus Episodes
    • Pups and Katie Stop the Barking Kitty Crew!
    • Pups vs. a Neon Humdinger
    • Pups Stop an Xtreme Shark –Never-Before-Seen!
  • Blaze and the Monster Machines Bonus Episode
    • The Great Pizza Race—Never-Before-Seen!

PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE Blu-ray Bonus Content

  • A Totally PAW-some Team
  • ACN: Adventure City News Reports with Marty Muckraker
  • PAW Patrol: The Movie Lyric Video (Reimagined Theme) – English Only

PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE DVD
The DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.

PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE Synopsis
The PAW Patrol is on a roll…in their first big-screen adventure! When their rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and the heroic pups kick into high gear to face the most challenging mission of their PAW Patrol careers. Along the way, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty, and together the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City! Can the PAW Patrol save the city before it’s too late? After all, no city’s too big, no pup’s too small!

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PARAMOUNT PICTURES and NICKELODEON MOVIES and SPIN MASTER ENTERTAINMENT Present
A SPIN MASTER ENTERTAINMENT Production “PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE”
IAIN ARMITAGE MARSAI MARTIN YARA SHAHIDI KIM KARDASHIAN WEST RANDALL PARK
DAX SHEPARD and JIMMY KIMMEL introducing WILL BRISBIN
Music Supervisors DAVE JORDAN and TRYGGE TOVEN Music by HEITOR PEREIRA
Executive Producers RONNEN HARARY ADAM BEDER PETER SCHLESSEL
Co-Producers LAURA CLUNIE TONI STEVENS Produced by JENNIFER DODGE, p.g.a.
Based on the television series created by KEITH CHAPMAN
Story by BILLY FROLICK Screenplay by BILLY FROLICK and CAL BRUNKER & BOB BARLEN
Directed by CAL BRUNKER

Bake Me A Wish Chocolate Mousse Torte Cake Giveaway

It’s my birthday month and I want to celebrate it with you!

 

Bake Me A Wish has so many beautiful and delicious cakes that can be shipped to you or anyone you love quickly.  Each cake comes packed in a cooler with ice, boxed and bagged and ready to serve.  Just open the cooler, pull out the bag and you’re ready to take your cake anywhere you want to go.

I received a beautiful Chocolate Mousse Torte Cake from BakeMeAWish.com for my birthday.  It is rich and delicious chocolate cake layers that are filled with chocolate mousse, then covered with milk chocolate frosting and dark chocolate glaze.  It’s a chocolate lovers dream!  This is one of the best selling cakes on the website 

Each cake includes a greeting card and elegant gift box.   These are perfect for sending to loved ones you can’t be with to celebrate.  

Did you know that Bake Me A Wish has exclusive licensed character cakes? 

 

Be sure to check out all of the delicious  birthday cakes available from Bake Me A Wish, including their new Hello Kitty cakes, Mickey Mouse, Red Velvet, Coconut Creme, Cupcakes, Disney’s Frozen and so many more!

 

GIVEAWAY 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

One winner will receive a Bake Me A Wish Chocolate Mousse Torte Cake. (RV $49) 

See below for terms and conditions. Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 10.4.21

All entries will be verified—only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Any person who has won an award (or whose household has won a prize) in any promotion sponsored by the Sponsor in the thirty (30) days before this contest start date is not eligible to win a prize in this contest. Entrants who have created social accounts purely to enter Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. Void where prohibited by law. One person entering per household, please. Chatty Patty’s Place and Tabbys Pantry are not responsible for the shipment of the prize.

 

 

Fall Favorites from National Geographic Kids Books Review and Giveaway

 

 

With Labor Day in the rearview mirror (how did THAT happen??)  I’m excited to turn the page and welcome a new season AND a new school year with a “Fall Favorites” giveaway from National Geographic Kids Books.   Whether you are looking to add to your family’s bookshelf, in need of quality resources to supplement distance learning, or starting on your holiday gift lists, these books are guaranteed to ignite imagination and bring the world to kids’ doorsteps.  

These books are filled with big, vivid, beautiful photos and tons of awesome facts and knowledge to keep your little one’s minds inquisitive and entertained for hours. Your child will love learning about the world around them from the land to the sea.

 

 

Ultimate Book of African Animals by Emmy Award-Winning Filmmakers Beverly and Dereck Joubert (ages 8-12, hardcover)
Ready for an adventure of a lifetime? With National Geographic photographer-filmmaker duo Beverly and Dereck Joubert as their guides, readers are transported to the plains of the Serengeti, the sands of the Sahara and the shaded nooks of the rainforest. Dereck and Beverly are eight-time Emmy award-winning filmmakers, National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence and wildlife conservationists who have been filming, researching and exploring Africa for over 35 years.  By sharing their stories of life on safari and Beverly’s jaw-dropping photography, this dynamic duo gives the reader unique, behind-the-lens access to Africa’s wildlife, how they live, play and hunt and how they have adapted to their wild, one-of-a-kind environments.  A big, beautiful guide to animals that roar, race and “totally rule,” this gift-worthy book is overflowing with facts, stats and photos of animals of all behaviors, shapes and sizes — including the tiny bombardier beetle, the sneaky desert viper, mischievous monkeys, elusive Ethiopian wolves, as well as fan favorites like lions, elephants, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, hippos, gorillas, rhinos, and so many more.   
 

 

Attention Percy Jackson/Greek Mythology Fans!:
Zeus the Mighty Series: The Trials of Hairy-Clees  (ages 8-12, hardcover) 
 

 

“Readers will appreciate the overlay of this mythological world atop the real-life operations of a pet rescue center and how Boyer manages to fit all the plot pieces together perfectly. Great characters, action, adventure, and lots of humor” — School Library Connection

 

 

 

“A treat for proto–Percy Jackson fans.”  Kirkus Reviews

 

 

Welcome to Mount Olympus, a pet supply and rescue center that sits high on a hill in Athens, Georgia. The overconfident hamster Zeus, wise cat Athena, and other rescued pets live there under the watchful eye of their caretaker, Artie, who’s obsessed with Greek mythology. The pets overhear her favorite podcast, Greeking Out, and believe themselves to be the actual megastars of mythology! Get ready to laugh, cheer, and learn with Zeus and his minions in their rollicking romps through Greek mythology and unforgettable adventures. Check out the Zeus the Mighty website for books, fun printables, games, fun Greek facts and episodes of the real life Greeking Out podcast.
 

 

Little Kids First Big Book of Rocks, Minerals and Shells (ages 4-8, hardcover) – This new addition to the wildly popular Little Kids First Big Book series introduces a fascinating variety of Earth’s rocks, minerals, gemstones, fossils, and shells — from granite to gold, marble to malachite, and conchs to clams. Discover how rocks are formed, the three kinds of rocks, and the difference between rocks and minerals. Learn how rocks and minerals are used in art, architecture, industry, and science. Then journey to the oceans to explore seashells and the amazing animals that once inhabited them. Packed with more than 200 stunning photos, including closeups of each specimen, this colorful book showcases breathtaking natural sites such as the Giant’s Causeway and human-built structures like the Great Wall of China. Filled with fun facts, this book is designed for interactive learning, the Little Kids First Big Book of Rocks, Minerals, and Shells.

 

 

 

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2022 (ages 8-12, paperback) – The number one selling kids almanac on the planet!

 
‘”…this gathering of upbeat, vividly illustrated, browser-friendly dips into topics ranging from black holes to blue-footed boobies to Bolivian street food is hard to put down, and the pop quizzes and research guides at each chapter’s end will give studious sorts a leg up, too.”  Kirkus
 

The latest installment of the New York Times best-selling almanac features amazing animal stories, explorer profiles, and outrageous attractions that kids know and love, plus more of the incredible inventions, awesome games, and fresh challenges for curious kids who want to learn all about the world and everything that’s in it.  Tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, conservation help kids keep up with our quickly changing world and is why this is the number one selling kids almanac on the planet.  There’s a whole chapter full of fun and games, including activities, jokes, and comics and the colorful compilation also includes an Almanac Challenge 2022 — which inspires kids to reduce their plastic waste.  

 
NG Kids World Atlas 6th Edition (ages 10+, hardcover)
 
“No one does maps or atlases with as much panache and knowledge as National Geographic” – Washington Post
 

This Fall, the map experts at National Geographic debuts the sixth edition of their Kids World Atlas — the perfect reference for kids to learn about lands close to home or oceans away. This title is an authoritative and well-designed with completely updated maps, stats, and facts about the people, places, trends, and developments of our world.  Highlights include the latest geographic and political information, a new map on global migration that introduces kids to the movement of people around the world, new graphics that present facts in an easy-to-read format, a place-name index with more than 3,000 locations, colorful photography that shows the beauty and diversity of our world and more than 120 maps, each one telling a story.   Now more than ever, kids need to understand the world from a global perspective — this is an invaluable resource for using in the classroom or reading at home.

 

 

NG Kids Why?:  Over 1,111 Answers to Everything (ages 8-12, hardcover, 192 pgs) – The concept is simple. Got a question? Well now you have an answer! 1,111 of them, in fact. Want to know why your snot is yellow? Flip to the human body chapter. What’s on the inside of a turtle shell? The animal section’s got you covered. What’s in the deepest part of the ocean? Why doesn’t Earth just float off into space? Check, check, and check. With hundreds of topics ranging from silly to serious, this book has the expert information kids need in a fun and entertaining format that will keep them digging for answers. 
 
 

 

 

GIVEAWAY 
 
 

Two winners will receive Fall Favorites from National Geographic Kids Books (RV $108). See below for terms and conditions. Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 10.2.21

All entries will be verified—only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Any person who has won an award (or whose household has won a prize) in any promotion sponsored by the Sponsor in the thirty (30) days before this contest start date is not eligible to win a prize in this contest. Entrants who have created social accounts purely to enter Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. Void where prohibited by law. One person entering per household, please. Chatty Patty’s Place and Tabbys Pantry are not responsible for the shipment of the prize.

5 Things That Aren’t True About Going Vegan

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The Internet is a great source for information! You can search any topic online and find a plethora of information to delve into. At the same time, though, anyone can post on the Internet, and so you cannot take the information as law. You need to always act with due diligence. To help you get a better understanding of this, we are going to take a look at some of the biggest myths when it comes to veganism so that you can see what is true and what isn’t. Here are five things that are not accurate about going vegan:

 

    1. Vegan diets are not filling – A lot of people assume that they are going to be hungry all of the time if they decide to go vegan. However, this is certainly not the case. Vegan diets can be just as filling as no-vegan meals. It is all about the ingredients you use!
  • Vegan diets make you weak – This is one of the most frustrating myths that vegans read when it comes to their diets. You only need to do some reading into the superstar athletes that follow vegan diets to see that this is the case. Serena Williams follows a vegan diet, and we are sure you can agree that one thing she is not is weak! Plus, we have seen the superstar Beyonce talk about how she goes on vegan diets before she goes on tour. 
  • It’s simple; vegan or not vegan – Not all products are labeled equally or created equally. Just because one item from one brand is vegan, does not mean the same applies when purchasing the same type of food from another brand. Always read the ingredient list and be diligent. 
  • You won’t get your calcium dose without milk – A lot of people assume that they are not going to get the all-important calcium that they need if they do not drink milk. This is not the case. You can get calcium from leafy green vegetables. Plus, there are a lot of great alternatives to milk as well. 
  • Vegan diets are not healthy – Last but not least, we are sure that this is a risk you have seen people state, but it is simply not the case. There are so many benefits associated with vegan diets. You can reduce your risk of prostate and colorectal cancer, as Thermo Fisher Scientific will attest. Plus, eating vegan can lower the risk of arthritis, your skin may benefit, and it can help with preventing type 2 diabetes. Further benefits include being able to achieve your goal body weight, as well as being able to boost your mood and giving your body the nutrients needed.

 

As you can see, there are a lot of myths out there at the moment when it comes to going vegan! This is why it is important to make sure that you always clarify your source and that the information you are reading is factual before you take it as gospel! Research is key. 

 

The Main Early Parenting Difficulties & How To Deal With Them

If you have just had a baby, you are likely very excited indeed, and very scared all at the same time. This is a very common experience to have, and it is a sign that you are probably thinking about things in the right way. After all, it should be a little frightening and also very exciting! One of the things that you will likely want to know about and have help with is the major early parenting difficulties that can crop up with having any baby. In this post, we are going to take a look at some of these in particular and offer some advice on how to deal with them. You should find that you are going to feel a lot more ready to face these issues after reading this article.

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Breastfeeding

 

One of the main difficulties that a lot of mothers have early on is breastfeeding. It can often seem as though everyone else is having no trouble at all, and yet you and your baby are struggling with it a lot. This isn’t a true reflection, and that is the first thing to be aware of: all mothers struggle with this, and there are many babies who just don’t want to latch on at all. But there are some things you can do if you want to make breastfeeding easier and start doing it a lot more easily and quickly.

 

First of all, you should find out as much as you can about breastfeeding before giving birth, as that is going to put you in a much better position when you do then need to do so. Antenatal classes usually cover this quite well, so it is definitely worth going to those. You will learn about positioning and attachment, expressing and how to increase it where necessary, and how to tackle other common problems that people have with breastfeeding early on. If you are struggling to express, you might want to look at what you are eating. There are even some foods that make lactation more likely, such as the best lactation cookies, so it’s worth thinking about those too. You’ll find that really helps.

 

The main thing here, however, is to take it slow and try not to stress too much, as that won’t help at all. And remember that it can often take a long time, which is perfectly normal and natural to happen.

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Sleep

 

Sleep can suddenly become a big problem for you when you have a baby – and for the baby too, of course. As a new parent, you might be constantly worried about whether or not your baby is getting enough sleep, or whether they are getting too much. The truth is that babies do need to sleep a lot, but they also have short cycles, so they are going to be up and down many times throughout the day. This of course means that you are going to struggle to get much sleep, and that in itself can be very difficult to deal with for many new parents.

 

To make it a little easier on yourself, try to limit your activities throughout the day and don’t over-exert, so that you can regain your energy at least. You should also try not to stress about how much sleep you are getting or not getting, as it won’t last for long anyway and your child will soon be older and sleeping more themselves. All in all, sleep is not a huge problem, but it is easier to deal with it if you manage to prepare yourself for not having much of it early on.

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Skin-On-Skin Contact

 

Babies should have plenty of skin-on-skin contact with their mother, as this is a vital part of their ability to develop healthily in the best possible way. But you should try not to worry about it too much if you are not able to do this as much as you would like, or if your baby happens to cry and move around so much that it makes it difficult. All in all, what matters most of all is that you are there for your baby when they need you, and that you are trying to get this contact wherever possible. That is what you really need to think about.

 

In all of this, remember that your baby is unique, and you can never predict what they will be like before they come out. It’s okay if your baby is different from other ones – it’s just who they are!

Here Is A Guide That Will Help You Renovate Your House

Home renovation can be a time-consuming process. It will take time to study all the possibilities and perform each task correctly. Roofing Contractor, Painter, Plumber or Electrician, you’ll either need them or perhaps you can do it yourself. If you are tired of your home’s appearance or want to upgrade its energy efficiency, here is a guide that will help you renovate your house correctly.

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1) Exterior walls

The exterior walls have to be renovated when they are in bad shape, have cracks or leaks that damage the interior fabric of the house, or when you want to increase insulation. You should replace old windows with insulated double glazed units, improve insulation (increase thermal resistance), add rigid foam boards over existing insulation, and add sidings such as masonite or fiber cement panels such as Trex Transcendent Boards. These panels are water-resistant and require little maintenance.

2) Roof

A roof is a critical part of your house. It protects you from rain, snow, and sunlight, so it’s essential to choose a suitable material depending on your needs. You can install an asphalt shingle roof or a metal roof. Still, you can also consider using a green roof that will help insulate your home while providing natural thermal mass that absorbs heat during the day and releases it at night, thus reducing temperatures inside your house by up to 50%. However, if you prefer a green lawn on the top of your home, make sure it does not contain any plants that emit pollen or toxic fumes such as catnip.

3 Flooring

The materials used to build a house’s flooring have changed over time, but the goal of keeping you warm and comfortable is still the same. Depending on your preferences and budget, you can choose from several types of flooring, including carpet, vinyl plank, or ceramic tile. However, if you want to reduce heating costs in winter and air conditioning costs in summer, replace your existing floor with a radiant barrier system, which will stop hot or cold air from seeping into the living space.

4) Interior walls

Interior walls need renovation when they are outdated (light switch coverings), damaged (holes due to nails), or too thin (single layer drywall). This is because old materials and paints are off-gas and could cause health issues such as nausea and respiratory problems, while new products are extremely low emitting. However, don’t forget to remove the old paint before applying the new one! You can improve insulation by using rigid foam boards such as those above for exterior walls; however, you can also consider installing drywall to improve indoor air quality.

5) Windows

New windows are an effective way to increase energy efficiency in your home while changing its overall appearance. When replacing older single-pane windows with modern high-efficiency models, you will reduce heat transfer, which means heating or cooling systems will not have to work as hard. You also gain more control over the ventilation of your house since new windows are often large, allowing for natural airflow throughout your home even when it’s raining outside. Existing window installation is also costly and usually requires a replacement of the entire wall structure.

Worth it

Depending on how many walls you plan to reface, a renovation project will probably take several weeks or months, but the results are worth it. Your roofing, flooring, and windows will be more comfortable as well as energy-efficient. Just remember that home renovation projects come with a steep learning curve, so be sure to consult experts for advice before embarking on your own. And don’t forget to plan, budget carefully, and consider hiring a professional if needed!