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My Love of Books

My Why to Becoming an Usborne Books and More Consultant

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I am so in LOVE with books! I was the kid growing up who loved to read books, and would get so lost in the story that I wouldn’t notice the hours passing by! This led me to getting yelled at a few times for not having chores done (I still joke with my parents about them having to yell at me to stop reading when most parents have to yell at theirs to start!

To this day I still love reading! It is my best form of relaxation! Currently I am reading Rachel Hollis’s book Girl Wash Your Face (along with a few other smutty books that I am to embarrassed to mention here)!

Now that I am a mom I want to pass on this love of reading to my child! I have found that he loves Usborne Books and More, and I finally took the plunge into selling them because I am buying soooo many! Don’t let me fool you I still am a firm believer in TJ Maxxs book section for kids, but these Usborne books are of such good quality with so much educational value!

My sons current favorites are the That’s Not My series! I personally love the How To collection! Are you familiar with Usborne Books? What are your child’s favorite books? What good books are you yourself reading currently? Leave me a comment below!!!

UTIs the Bane of my Existence

Ugghhh anybody who has had a UTI can tell you how annoying and awful they are! Feeling like you constantly have to pee but can’t, having it burn when you do pee, just feeling achy in general! I hate them and how they affect my life! I am lucky in that I didn’t start to get them until my 20s unlike others who have been getting them since they were kids!

The culprit for these episodes! I blame it on my husband! I pretty much know a couple days after intercourse I am likely to get a UTI! Let me tell you this really kills the sex drive!

However I have myself to blame mostly! As a nurse I can recite over and over again the list of items that cause UTIs and what you should avoid! In case you are wondering the list is about a mile long!

I use to be really good about preventing them and then I had my son and fell off the bandwagon! I rarely drink near enough water, can hold my bladder for 13 hours during a nursing shift, and have started to drink caffeine more often again!

My New Years resolution is to make it the rest of 2019 without another UTI!

Things that helped in the past I am going to focus on again!

1.) Drinking more water πŸ’¦ ! (I also really liked adding lemons to my water πŸ‹!

2.) Voiding more often! (See number one to help with this!)

3.) Only wearing Cotten underwear! (Bye VS yoga panties) panties

4.) Not wearing wet or damp clothing (Yes I do change my swimsuits often if it is a beach dayπŸ‘™)!

5.) Not drinking pop! (I do break this to have a mixed drink on occasionπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ I’m human)!

6.) okay so this I have always done but I have to throw in in case people are not aware! Wiping front to back!!!

What are some other tips that have helped you!!! I am sick of paying acute care so much for my frequent UTI visits!!!