Sticker Giveaway from Stickii Club

Sticker Giveaway from Stickii Club

 

Stickii.Club is a monthly sticker club with the coolest stickers for kids and adults of all ages.  I personally get their stickers shipped to me every month. They are offering the readers of YourOrganicChild.com a 3 pack giveaway.  The winner will receive the Retro pack, the Pop pack and the Cute Pack.  Check out their site to see the stickers styles they offer.  Stickki.Club is the cutest monthly shipment and is the perfect gift for kids from grandparents, aunts, friends whoever..  They are great for decorating your planners, folders, lockers, whatever. 

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Make Your Baby Dreams Reality After Infertility

Make Your Baby Dreams Reality After Infertility

Make Your Baby Dreams Reality After Infertility

 

Creating a family is a joyous experience and a life goal for many people. In the modern world, we are fortunate to have many possibilities to make this dream a reality. While some people are able to conceive in a traditional manner, others – such as women unable to conceive naturally, LGBTQ families, and single parents – may seek alternative methods of procreation.

One such method is in vitro fertilization (IVF) using donor eggs, where a young and fertile woman donates her eggs for others to use. Some people choose to use a fresh donor, such as a friend or family member, while others acquire frozen donor eggs through an agency like Donor Egg Bank USA – A California Cryobank Company. If you are curious to find out if donor egg IVF is right for you, further exploration at donoreggbankusa.com can help you choose with confidence.

There are many options for creating a family when struggling with infertility, including adoption and surrogacy – however, prospective parents are increasingly electing to bring children into the world via IVF. Donor egg IVF constitutes twelve percent of all IVF cycles in the United States of America. Moreover, the donor egg IVF process has the highest rate of success of all fertility treatments; in fact, top clinics in America report success rates of more than 75%.

Beginning the Journey

Embarking on the IVF journey means parents must be physically and emotionally ready for an often-challenging process. It can be daunting but, for many, proves to be pricelessly rewarding and valuable.

The process begins with parents making the momentous decision to move forward with donor egg IVF. Often, this choice is presented after one of the toughest conversations in their lives; finding out they cannot conceive in a traditional manner. Doctors make sure to guide hopeful parents through the process, ensuring both parents and the egg donor are in peak physical health. Tests can include a cervical culture, a hysteroscopy and a hysterosalpingogram, or a saline sonogram to assess uterine health. Additionally, male counterparts or sperm donors undergo testing to make sure their sperm is healthy and viable. Healthcare professionals at fertility clinics also ensure everyone involved is emotionally and psychologically ready for the journey.

The process may be slightly different depending on whether prospective parents hope to use fresh donor egg or frozen donor egg; however, each method has its benefits and can help fertility clinic patients achieve their baby dreams after infertility.

Choosing a Frozen Egg Donor

Both processes begin with medical assessments. For those who choose frozen donor egg, a mock cycle may begin once assessment is completed. This is an optional step, but allows doctors to assess if the recipient’s body is prepared to carry a pregnancy. After successful endometrial lining development is observed, the chosen eggs are thawed and then fertilized with the partner’s or a donor’s sperm. After 3 – 6 days of development, one or two embryos are implanted. A pregnancy test is required two weeks later to confirm successful treatment. While this process can be a little nerve-wracking, it’s also incredibly exciting for the parent(s)-to-be.

Choosing a Fresh Egg Donor

For those who elect to use fresh donor egg, they may choose their egg donor from a local database or ask someone they know to donate her eggs. Legal paperwork is involved to ensure the donor consents to the donation of her eggs and the recipients are the rightful parents. The donor is tested for infectious diseases and assessed by doctors, social workers, and psychologists (with frozen egg donation, the process is quicker because these steps are already completed.) The recipient’s menstrual cycle also must be synchronized with that of the donor to ensure the recipient’s uterus is ready to receive the embryos at the same time the eggs are retrieved.

Once the eggs are ready, the donor triggers ovulation using an injection of the pregnancy hormone hCG. After 38 hours, the eggs are surgically retrieved. The eggs are then fertilized with the sperm in vitro and finally implanted into the prospective new mother after 3 to 6 days. Both donor and recipient are monitored for several days to ensure full health. After two weeks, the recipient returns for a pregnancy test to confirm pregnancy.

Priceless Relief and Reward

After confirmation, hopeful parents continue their pregnancy just as they would for a pregnancy conceived naturally. After a long and arduous path through the IVF process, this gives parents much-needed hope and respite. Though the donor egg IVF process is difficult, successful recipients are overjoyed with the outcome – their very own bouncing bundle of joy.

 

 

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Pumpkin Carving Contest and Product Discount Sponsored by VitaForHome

Pumpkin Carving Contest and Product Discount Sponsored by VitaForHome

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Decluttering the Earth-Friendly Way

Decluttering the Earth-Friendly Way

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Most people have a tendency to collect and hold onto things long after they love them or even still find them useful. It is a human trait that seems almost universal. However, it can pose a problem, especially if you live in a small home or you value your space because those things we all accumulate can take up a lot of space and become the kind of clutter which can stress us out and make us feel embarrassed about out homes. Such clutter can even prove a health and safety risk, especially if you have children, once it reaches a critical point.

If you’ve reached the point, for whatever reason, where you want to free  yourself and your family from your accumulated clutter, here’s how you can do it without harming the planet unduly:

Take it Room by Room

First of all, if you want to successfully declutter, you need to ensure it’s not too overwhelming. The easiest way to do this is by taking it one room at a time, not trying to do too much at once. Just doing one room on each day of the weekends will ensure you get rid of your clutter pretty quickly, and that you actually get it done.

Recycle Electronics

If you have a lot of old electronics that you want to declutter, please do not throw them in the trashcan, where they will end up at landfill, leaking poisonous chemicals into the land which could harm wildlife and make the future tougher for our children. Recycle them instead. It’s possible to recycle everything from smartphones to batteries, and in some cases, you can even earn money for yourself or a favorite charity by doing so.

Decluttering Old Clothes

If it’s old clothes that you’re wondering what to do with, you have a number of options. If they are still in very good condition, you could sell them on eBay, Craigslist or similar or donate them to a local charity for resale. If they aren’t in the best condition, you could reuse them as cleaning rags or even to create your own rag rugs, sell them to a consignment store or have them recycled. There is no need to ever trash fabrics especially because companies like dirtcheaprubbishremoval.com.au will recycle as much of your rubbish as they can for you. That means, even if there are no textile recycling options available in your local area, your clothes won’t end up in the trash and eventually at the dump where they do absolutely no one any good.

CDs, DVDs, and Books

The best thing to do with these media when you’re recycling is to simply sell them or donate them to a charity dvds4vets.org/donate. Depending on what they are, local libraries or schools may also be happy to have them, and it will keep them from going to landfill.

Medications

If you happen to have a lot of expired medications and supplements that you want to declutter, first check if your local area has a medication take-back program. If it doesn’t, you are going to want to either incinerate them or ask a local pharmacist if they can dispose of them for you because, if you simply throw them in the trash they could be eaten by pets or wildlife, and if you flush them, they will end up in our oceans.

It may take a little more thought to declutter in an earth-friendly way, but it is so worth it for the sakes of our children and our planet,

 

4 Burglar-Deterring Garden Plants

4 Burglar-Deterring Garden Plants

It’s fair to say that the threat of home invasion is a major one for every family. The idea of losing your possessions and having your home be raided by thieves is one that sends a shiver down even the sternest of spines.

Technology has allowed us to make our homes safer than ever, of course. We can all take our time selecting the best from https://homesecuritysystem.co, installing it, then sitting back and feeling more secure in our home. A good home security system is essential, but it needn’t be the only way you keep your home as safe as possible.

Sometimes, the oldest methods for home protection still have a lot to offer in the modern world. For example, the plants we choose for our gardens. If you choose the right plants and shrubs, then a burglar won’t want to tangle with them, instead moving on to other, less-well-protected homes. While these plants cannot replace your overall home security system, they can enhance it.

So which burglar-terrifying plants should you be selecting for your yard?

 

Creeping Juniper

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Also known as Juniperus horizontalis, this progressive and extremely prickly plant is perfect to cover areas that a burglar might see as an entry point — and its green/blue shades look pretty good too. For extra decorative appeal, the female plants produce berries — though you wouldn’t want to eat them!

 

Holly

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Ask anyone to think of a prickly plant they wouldn’t want to wade through, and holly would probably be number one on the list. Holly is synonymous with Christmas, but actually needs to be planted in spring for the best results. If you want berries, you’ll need to plant a female holly close to male bushes — this guide https://www.thespruce.com/ will ensure you can tell them apart. Best of all, any burglar that sees this easily-identifiable plant in their way is going to swiftly change direction.

 

Blackberries

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Not only are blackberries delicious, they also grow on prickly, painful shrubs that are easy to grow. As with holly, another benefit of blackberries is that most of us can recognize a blackberry plant, so any burglars will know they should turn in the opposite direction. Blackberry shrubs usually grow wild, but they’re easy to grow by hand and turn into a garden-protecting force to be reckoned with.

 

Roses

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Every rose has its thorn, and it’s the thorn that is going to keep burglars away from your home. Most of us know roses for their beauty, but there’s no denying their appeal when it comes to keeping burglars firmly on the outside looking in. A good option is climbing roses which you can train over gates, fences, and even the wall of your home, perfect to prevent burglars from leaping a fence to gain access to your property.

Planting any of the above will guarantee that your house is unattractive to burglars, helping to ensure your house is as safe as it can possibly be — so you and your family can sleep easier.

 

This is a collaborative post with the yourorganicchild.com 

How To Save Money As A Modern Family

How To Save Money As A Modern Family

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Saving money in the 21st century is more important than it’s ever been, keeping in mind how much things cost nowadays it’s important to be able to keep ontop of your finances to make sure that you’re going to be covered incase anything happens. But to do this, you need to know the best ways to keep everything afloat! So if you carry on reading, you’ll not have to wonder about it anymore.

 

Using Coupons

Coupons are the newest way to save when you’re doing the shopping. Coupons are basically discounts, they allow you to get items from a certain retailer for a fraction of the price, provided you have one! This is the problem with coupons, however there is a way to circumvent this drawback. Websites like DontPayFull.com allow you to redeem coupons online from many different retailers, meaning you can spend less of your money and still get the same amount of things, saving you the money you need!

 

Get A Smart Meter

This is an excellent way to chop down on bills that might be creeping up on you! A lot of us spend way too much money on gas and electric bills, and if you want to start saving money you have to cut this down! It can be hard to know how to do this, but if you get a smart meter this gets a lot easier for you. A smart meter allows you to see how much money you’re going to have to pay on your utility bills each month, allowing you to adjust your gas, electric and water use so you can cut everything down! This can be just simple things like not using the heating as often or turning everything off after you’re done with it, but i can save you a lot of money!

 

Cook Everything From Scratch

This may seem slightly odd as a lot of people do this already, but it can save you a lot of money if you’re willing to put the time into it! Cooking food that you’ve not purchased already prepared can save you a lot of money because you’re not paying for the convenience of it being already prepared, you’re doing it all yourself! Some people’s lives are too busy to do this, and though you may think that this is you, but if you give it a try you’ll find that it’s doable! If you’re looking for some ideas to feed the family with that you can do yourself, go no further than thesimpledollar.com.

 

Doing all of these things is going to save you a lot of money, giving you more to save or play with! If you cook your own meals you’ll save a substantial amount on your food bill, you’ll know when to cut down on your water, gas and electricity usage with a smart meter saving you even more money and if you try to shop with online coupons as often as you can you’ll find that you’ll have a surprising amount of money left over!  It can be hard to know what to shop for when getting food as they are seasonal, but if you read this you’ll not have to worry!