If you caught my lifestyle segment that aired on the KTVK “Your Life A to Z” show today and you want to see more of what I discussed, it is all here. The fantastic massage deal that is being offered, how to determine which power of reading glasses you need in just 3 seconds, the healthy online recipe tool for family meal planning that I love and more. It is here, so take a look…
Segment Topic #1 – Readers: Styles, Strength & Shopping
When I first bought a pair of readers, I mistakenly didn’t do the research first. Our show host, Suzanne suggested that I research a bit about reading glasses for my segment and I am glad that I did. I purchased a pair that was too strong and my eyes started playing focus tricks on me and I would get headaches. So this research is important. The good news is that it is quite simple, too.
Check out a great website called Readers.com because this site has a simple one sheet guide that helps you discover what strength is needed. With the strength range going from +1.00 to +3.25 with lots of numbers in between, it is very useful to know which exact strength is needed before readers are purchased. I showed the chart in my segment.
You can read more about what I learned about reading glasses here in my blog article that also shares where to buy them in bulk for less.
Segment Topic #2 – Empty Nest Syndrome Adjusting
Since my first born went away to college, I found my heart took over the keyboard and several honest posts published in my blog became very popular…and I am told helpful with a lot of my readers. The first one I blogged was a 1 minute video that shows the dorm move-in day.
Then I wrote a piece about how it felt 7 days after he went away to college.
And I chimed in again at the one month mark, which is when it truly sank in and I had a bit of a half empty nest syndrome (still have one left at home hence the word, half) breakdown. Well it wasn’t really a breakdown, but it was a good hard cry. And I needed to have that. That article called Half Empty Nest Syndrome Harder & Happier Than I Expected is here.
The best thing about writing these articles is the love and support I received both in the comments section, with private emails and some social media comments, too. Thank you to all of my readers who gave me support, who shared their own empty nest experiences and who have cheered me on…and my son, too.
I can say that the gal pal support is HUGE. The family support is so helpful (I am blessed with an incredible mom and mom-in-law). My husband has also been good to go through this with and we are working on reconnecting with date nights. When one leaves the busy nest, many couples do have to work to reconnect.
I also found that exercising has been a big help, too. Please share your thoughts with this empty nest experience. We love to hear from other mothers going through the similar stages that parenthood serves up!
Segment Topic #3 – Stress Relief Deal on my Blog – 35% off of a very good massage!!
And speaking of needing help dealing with life changes, one of my favorite and very helpful stress relief practices is to get a massage. Movement Restoration, located in Scottsdale, is offering a 35% discount for a 60 minute massage to my readers! So be sure to take advantage of that before it expires at the end of October. A lot of pro athletes get their massage treatments there. I used my blog’s discount code and had a great experience…twice now! And yes, that has helped me with my transition as I adjust to one of my kiddos leaving the nest!
The awesome discounted price that we receive through my blog is only $49.99 for 60 minutes!
The regular price for the massages that are being discounted for my readers is normally $85 each, so this is a great savings! The awesome peeps at Movement Restoration are offering a special introductory rate to my blog readers of only $49.99! Just call Movement Restoration at 480-612-5090 or visit their website link hereto book using the discount code, managedmoms to receive the introductory rate of only $49.99 for one of several fantastic services. And this offer is good through the end of October, for those of us who may want to pamper ourselves with a healthy massage over the upcoming Fall Break, too.
Segment Topic #4 – Online Meal Planning Tool- Mealgarden.com
I do still have one kid left at home, but trust me I am still feeling the half empty nest syndrome! But with one child still at home, I am not off the hook having to plan larger meals yet. So I recently found a very cool online meal planning tool called Meal Garden and it works great. Meal Garden gives readers a free 30 day trial, which is what I am doing now. I have found this site to be super easy to use with healthy meal ideas that are easy to prepare. Plus this site organizes my own personal meal calendar and then helps me to create a grocery list that checks off items that I already have on hand. So far, I love this site. I have used it for a crockpot chicken dinner, a yummy oatmeal breakfast recipe and snacks, too. I will probably purchase the membership after my 30 days expire. At that time it will cost me $5.95 a month and I think that is worth it since I get a ton of nutritious recipes to choose from, an organized calendar and grocery shopping lists. I recommend Mealgarden.com!