My new walking buddy! (+ a giveaway)


Man I used to LOOOOOOVE to walk. For real. I was like Forrest Gump. When my 9yo was born, I walked five days a week like it was a full time job. And man, oh, man was I in SHAPE!!!! lol  Fast forward to nine years later, Breast Cancer, a second child and did I mention I was nine years older too?!

I recently became unemployed and when you don’t have a job, you don’t have a paycheck and thanks to my former employer I can’t work in my previous industry for six months so that gives you alot of extra time! lol Thankfully I am a firm believer in taking big fat lemons and making some big fat awesome lemonade! (maybe even with a splash of vodka, I kid, I kid…sort of) While I sit out this time, I have decided to focus on being healthy again. Being unhappy at work for the last year doesn’t do well for your stress level or health and now I that I have the time to change that, I am going to ASAP. For starters, I am going back to walking. I always feel rejuvenated when I walk. Not only does it physically make me feel good but it also does alot for your mental peace of mind.

bottle3This time around I get to bring my 2yo Luna on walks with me and she LOVES it. And let’s be honest…so do I. I have outfitted her with a new water bottle thanks to the folks at MAM. Part of the fun in writing this blog is being able to highlight products I love and that in my opinion, you might love too. That being said, the MAM Easy, Spill Free, Drinking on the Go sports cup is perfect for my little Luna who is still learning to manage the whole drinking out of a normal cup thing. lol

Anyway, besides the MAM sports cup and their awesome pacifiers, I looooove that they have a whole oral hygiene line. Thankfully, loving MAM as much as I do, they have so sweetly said they would hook up one of my Surviving Mommy readers with a $30 MAM gift pack that include the sports cip and this training toothbrush.  Just follow the super easy giveaway details below. Good luck!

What do you do to sneak in some exercise??? I would love your tips!

XO Surviving Mommy

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Some oral care tips from MAM:

When to schedule baby’s first visit to the dentist?

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), babies should complete their first visit to the dentist by age one. In fact, all babies should see a pediatric dentist once their first tooth comes in, usually between 6 and 12 months of age. At the first visit, dentists check for signs of early tooth decay and review proper routines and behaviors with parents, such as not letting baby fall asleep with a bottle of milk or drinking juice from a cup instead of a bottle.



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  • Michele says:

    My exercise involved walking my 5lb Papillon. She loves getting out. Since the weather has gotten colder I have gotten less motivated. The beginning of January I took a fall and basically blew out my back. I had an existing problem but it was under control. I thought I would get back on track and that is when I came home to find my baby Papillon had been attacked by another dog in the house. Luckily I came home shortly after it had happened so off to the vet we went. They had to cut her neck completely open. 30 stitches and 2 drain tubes later we were on the road to a long recovery. She just had the drain tubes out and stitches will be out on Sat. She loves being outside so my goal is to start walking her again very soon. She is my love and I’m so fortunate to still have her. She is my motivation and we will be enjoying the outdoors together!

  • Julie Warholak says:

    Can’t afford a gym membership (don’t feel comfortable in one anyway) so when we go to the playground, I play with them instead of sitting on a bench. We also play tag, soccer or frisbee in the backyard or play silly games…mother may I, Simon says, etc.

  • Kelli says:

    I get up at 5 AM (which is mid day for you 🙂 ) and run on the treadmill. H has even made the comment that on the mornings I do, I’m much nicer. Unfortunately, I work too many hours in the office so by the time I get home at night it’s dark. And, on the weekends we’re at the ballpark. I try to walk when I’m there, but I don’t want to miss any of the boys’ games.

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