Being a Mom with a Chronic Illness

 

Being a Mom with a Chronic Illness

Being a mom with a chronic illness isn’t easy.  Nightly you worry that you will let your children down by being too sick to do something the next day. What if you get sick and end up back at the hospital? So many what ifs that you worry about in your own mind.

When I found out I had kidney failure, my biggest fear was that I would leave my children without a mother. My father passed while my mother was pregnant with me. Even now at 38, I wish I had a chance to get to know my dad.

While sitting in the hospital bed for 8 days, I thought about what will happen. Will my kids know how much I love them if something did happen? Would they remember me. (At the time Hayley was 11 and Spencer was 7.) Even now thinking about all this, I have tears fall. I remember the fear I was feeling like it was yesterday.

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Udderly Smooth Review & Giveaway

 

 

I am a BIG fan of Udderly Smooth!

As most of you know, I am currently on dialysis and due to dialysis my skin dries out. Before trying Udderly Smooth, my skin would peel all the time.

Now with Udderly Smooth, my skin is hydrated and smooth.

I was asked by Udderly Smooth do a review of their products. I was excited for the chance.

 

Canadian Basics

 

In the package I received Udderly Smooth Shea Butter, a Dispenser Pump/Lid, Udderly Smooth Body Cream, an Udderly Smooth baseball cap (perfect for when I work in my greenhouse.) , Udderly Smooth Hand & Body Lotion, Udderly Smooth Vitamin E Cream, 2 sizes of Udderly Smooth Hand Cream and a Double-Wall Insulated Tumbler for Hot and Cold drinks. (loving the cow print!)

 

 

I have reviewed a few of these in the past HERE and HERE

Canadian Basics

The two I have tried for the first time are the Udderly Smooth Foot Cream with Shea Butter and the Udderly Smooth Vitamin E Cream.

Udderly Smooth Foot Cream with Shea Butter:

The first thing I noticed about this cream is the smell. I love the smell of Shea Butter. This scent was not over-powering. I could smell this all day long! On the side of the Udderly Smooth container, it claims to be non-greasy, and it lives up to that. I didn’t feel like I had a bunch of lotion on my feet. I am not someone who likes socks on my feet so feeling lotion would probably bother me. Instead, I didn’t feel it after I rubbed in it. Right away my feet felt softer. Even my hands felt softer from putting it on my feet!  I had a few cracks on my feet from dryness and Udderly Smooth didn’t hurt me when I put it on. Sometimes when I put lotion on my feet it burns. This is a MUST HAVE for anyone with dry and cracked feet like me!

 

 

Udderly Smooth Vitamin E Cream:

Later on in the day I tried Udderly Smooth Vitamin E Cream. I get a lot of dryness between my fingers from doing dialysis. When I put it on my hands, I noticed that my hands were smooth right away. But I don’t feel like I had anything on my hands. Sometimes with lotion it feels like a build up of cream on your hands, I didn’t get that greasy buildup feeling like I do with other lotions. Hours later my hands still felt soft and smooth! I am keeping this by my machine to use at night! Another MUST HAVE in your home this winter!

Trying to find out where Udderly Smooth is sold? CLICK HERE 

Canadian Basics

Udderly Smooth is giving one Canadian Basics fan a chance to win a Udderly Smooth Fall Prize Pack! (similar to what I received)

Open to CAN residents only 18+

Ends Oct 8/14

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**Disclosure: I received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.