Why Sam’s Club Rocks (plus a giveaway!)

why sam's club rocks

Chances are you’ve heard of Sam’s Club. I’ve actually been a fan basically my entire life. I remember going with my mom when I was a little girl and thinking it was so fantastic. As a mom, I have an entirely new appreciation for the large store. Sam’s Club is a great place to go for bulk items, great deals, and even new tires. What?! But seriously, you can get crazy big boxes of diapers and wipes at a great price. (This can eliminate the late night store runs when you run out.)

I also love the bakery department. Check out this gorgeous cake we got the twins for their birthday this year! Gorgeous and DELICIOUS!

What Is Sam’s Club?

So, what is Sam’s Club? Sam’s Club is a chain of retail warehouse clubs that are “member only”. This means that not just anyone can walk in and shop. You must have a membership. You can get great values on so many things.

  • TVs
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Prescriptions
  • Electronics
  • Auto/Tire
  • Mattresses/Furniture

You name it, you can probably find it here and at a great value. You can now shop in-store and online, so it’s even more convenient in case there isn’t an actual location near you. You can still get a membership and enjoy all the perks by shopping online and having it delivered to your door.

What’s So Great About a Sam’s Club Membership?

So what’s so special about having a club membership? Becoming a Sam’s Club member has so many benefits for everyone.

Benefits of Being a Sam’s Club Member:

  • Warehouse Prices: Get all your bulk items, top brands and more for less.
  • Exclusive Instant Savings Offers: Enjoy extra offers on top of already low members-only prices.
  • Guaranteed Value: Love your membership or your current yearly fee will be refunded in full.
  • Faster, Easier Shopping: Ship the checkout lines with Scan & Go, order ahead with Club Pickup or shop on the go with the Sam’s Club app.
  • Remarkable Quality: Find a large selection of fresh and organic produce, USDA choice meats and fresh-baked goods.

Perks for New Moms:

  • Everyday low prices on everything needed for babies & toddlers, including diapers, food, toys, and gear.
  • Convenient options like Scan & Go, Club Pickup and a subscription service to make getting all of the essentials as quickly and simply as possible.
  • Check out the awesome Baby & Toddler selection that Sam’s Club offers!

Sign up for your Sam’s Club Membership here and enjoy all the perks and offers available to new members!

Why Sam’s Club + Giveaway!

Now you clearly know why Sam’s Club rocks! Now, for the giveaway! Don’t forget to enter here for your chance to win 1 of 25 $100 Sam’s Club Gift of Membership Gift Cards! Good luck! I also highly encourage you to join the #NewMomsLoveSams Twitter party for a chance to win $1500 in prizes (the party is 11/6/18). The RSVP page can be found here.

How To Focus On A Healthy Recovery

Focusing On A Healthy Recovery

Whether you’ve been injured or had an operation, or you’re currently working to overcome some kind of bad habit or addiction, you’re going to want to do all you can to make sure you’re recovering in a healthy and happy way. You want to be able to wake up in the morning and smile, at the very least, knowing the day ahead is going to bring you one step closer to the lifestyle you want to live.

So with that in mind, here’s a couple of the best tips for focusing on a healthy recovery, and how you can shape yours to be perfect for the person you want to be on the other side.

Air Your Concerns

It’s not healthy, during a recovery period especially, to ignore all the negative thought processes. You shouldn’t have to handle anything like this on your own.

Even if you don’t want to worry your partner with what’s going on in your head, be sure to write your thoughts down in a journal, or speak straight to your doctor about them. Maybe you don’t want any more fuss, maybe you just want to sit easy and rest on your own – no matter your personality or temperament, you shouldn’t do it alone. You need to get this kind of energy out of your system, as it can really pile on the stress, and that doesn’t do any of your recovering organs any good!

Be Sure to Reach Out

Reaching out for some tangible support or practical solutions is another great option for a healthy recovery. Maybe you’re needing to focus on how well you can walk or maybe you’re trying to gain better control over your arms. Maybe you’re battling some kind of bad habit or addiction. Either way, there’s a professional out there who can offer advice or a center you can enter to try new activities.

Let’s say you’re looking for something like a cocaine addiction treatment – you can already think of all the relevant centers in your own hometown that could take care of something like this! You don’t have to suffer in silence, especially if you’re worried about your own progress. There’s always another treatment plan you can look into.

Focus On a Healthy Recovery

Your recovery is one of the most important times of your life. You shouldn’t let anything distract you away from making a healthy one. Talk to people, reach out for some practical support, even just open your day with some therapeutic journaling! Help yourself and you’ll be better in no time.

Don’t Let a Health Condition Take You Over

Don't Let a Health Condition Take You Over

It’s just so easy for this to happen. Once you get labeled with a health condition, you feel as though that is all you become known for. But who really knows you for only having a health condition? Think about your friends, family, the people you work with. Do you really think that as soon as they see you, the first thing they think is, ‘oh, that’s the girl with a ____.’ No, they don’t. But of course, when there’s something wrong with you and you just don’t feel right, you’re never going to feel as though people aren’t judging you. Or are you? We don’t think anyone should live a life where they feel different because of an issue. We think people should be able to live freely, shine brightly as they always should do, and live a full and happy life. If your illness is taking away your shine away, then have a read of our post, and see if we can put some of that shine back into your life.

Don’t Let Your Illness Win

This is the first thing that needs to be made clear. If you’re letting your illness control you, then there’s no way that you’re going to be able to let your shine come through. To ensure your illness doesn’t win, you need to make sure you’re focusing on the problem at hand. So, think about what it is that’s wrong with you, and think about all of the things that you might be doing to make it worse. For example, let’s talk about stomach disorders. It’s so common for people to have a simple stomach disorder, such as IBS, but for it to turn into something serious.

Some people suffer so seriously with IBS that they’re not even able to go about their daily lives without suffering in pain. It can cause bloat, stomach ache, and a nasty stomach. But, we don’t exactly make it easy for ourselves. A lot of people with IBS still eat a varied diet, with aggravating foods such as takeaways. If you have any form of stomach disorder, you need to make sure that you’re sticking to a clean diet and exercising. For conditions such as IBS, it has been proven that exercising can actually help to reduce symptoms!

Don’t Feel Different

If you’re letting it take your shine away, you’re probably letting it back you feel different. As soon as you let it make you feel different, you’ll begin to feel like you’re isolated from the rest of the world. But think about how many people know you have your medical condition, and what they actually know about it. Even if they do know, think about what they might actually be thinking.

Do you think they’ll be thinking negative thoughts, or do you think they’ll be feeling a lot of sympathy for you? Don’t ever feel different just because you have something wrong with you. Chances are, pretty much everyone around you has a little something going on with their body that’s different to the norm.  Don’t act any different, and don’t do anything different with your life as much as your illness will allow. This will help to ease you into social situations and make you happy with who you are as a person.

Find A Way To Shine

Finally, you need to find a way to shine. If you’ve been suffering for a while now, chances are that you’ve pushed yourself away from social situations. Or perhaps, you haven’t been as willing to participate in things that you’ve always wanted to do. Take sports as an example. Sometimes, playing sports is the last thing that you want to do if you’re feeling run down.

But, there might be so many benefits to it if you actually give it a go. Even if you are feeling a bit down, put yourself out there. Doing something you like is going to be so uplifting for you! Just think about anything that you find uplifting and fun, and find a way to turn it into a hobby. It could even be something that you’re able to do from the comfort of your own home, such as blogging or Youtubing!