When your child can’t wake up to use the bathroom, GoodNites® TRU-FIT® Underwear saves the day

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Potty training a little boy was an adventure to say the least, and we succeeded at that a few years ago. Now I struggle with teaching him things like aim and not using the bathroom in the dark for obvious reasons. There’s also one more little thing I wish I could ‘train’ but I know better than to think its possible until it finally clicks for him, and that’s good old fashioned bedwetting.

For many children, bedwetting can go on for many years – I even vividly remember a few of my own experiences with it as a child. What’s worse is that the older a child gets, the more humiliating the experience to even admit it to your mom and dad.

I learned this first hand because one morning I noticed JP wearing a mis-matched set of PJ’s. Usually I try to lay out a matched set for him each night after his bath, so I knew something was slightly off. When I questioned him about his wardrobe change, he looked at me bewildered and stammered, “I don’t know…”. Truthfully, I kinda knew that he probably wet the bed the night before and changed himself in the dark so nobody would know the wiser. However, the wet underwear and PJ’s in his hamper told a different story. It broke my heart that at the tender age of 5, he felt embarrassed over his own accident and tried to cover it up. When I suggested a night time diaper he wailed a loud “noooooooo!” and begged me that he wouldn’t do it again – I felt terrible for him.

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My solution? I got the brand new GoodNites® TRU-FIT® Underwear Starter Pack when I was grocery shopping at Kroger last. It’s perfect for the older child who views disposables as something for babies and is either humiliated over wearing them or flat out refuses to wear them.

When your child can't wake up to use the bathroom, GoodNites® TRU-FIT® Underwear saves the day #GNKroger #Cbias #ad

When your child can't wake up to use the bathroom, GoodNites® TRU-FIT® Underwear saves the day #GNKroger #Cbias #ad

Its basically a pair of cloth briefs that look and feel just like real underwear, except you fit the crotch area with a large absorbent maxi-pad type liner. They’re even machine washable so once you buy the starter pack, all you need are the GoodNites® TRU-FIT® Insert Refill Pack. They can be purchased for both boys and girls (boys = blue briefs, girls = pink panties) and come in S/M for the younger kids and M/L for the older ones.

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When your child can't wake up to use the bathroom, GoodNites® TRU-FIT® Underwear saves the day #GNKroger #Cbias #ad

As it turns out, according to a study conducted by GoodNites® it’s estimated that 1 in 6 children between the ages of 4-12 in the United States suffer from “nocturnal enuresis” which is the fancy way of saying “bedwetting”. Children who occasionally wet the bed at night might not want to partake in fun kid activities such as sleepovers for fear of embarrassment. Sadly, it’s not something you can ‘train’ your child to stop doing either – they just have to grow out of it on their own.

Need some good advice on the topic? Visit the Better Night Network at www.GoodNites.com and the GoodNites Facebook page for more information on bedwetting solutions from a panel of experts. There’s also the GoodNites YouTube channel which provides lots of helpful videos as well!

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Have you ever dealt with his issue with any of your children? I’d love to hear your stories!

Making Popcorn mix and enjoying family movie night featuring The Boxtrolls DVD

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Family movie night is kind of a big deal around here… We watch almost anything as long as its family friendly and its nearly always an animated movie. Sometimes we just rent off our TV provider service and sometimes when we really like a movie, I come home with a little surprise when I do my groceries at Walmart. Those are my favorite instances because that’s when I get to surprise JP with a new DVD for our collection.

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This week I decided to surprise him with The Boxtrolls movie on DVD that was recently released – I wanted to make sure I got it while supplies lasted! Also, I threw in some Pop Secret 10 ct Movie Theatre Butter Popcorn to sweeten the deal.

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There’s nothing I love more than a movie, a blanket, some popcorn and snuggles! It’s so important to spend quality time like this together, because these are the things kids remember about their childhood. Especially since little sister is due to arrive in just a few more weeks, and I want to make sure that JP knows that he’s always going to be my special little boy.

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We had both Pop Secret Movie Theatre Butter Popcorn AND Pop Secret Home-Style Popcorn, I decided to jazz up the buttery movie theatre flavor with peanuts and chocolate to make a yummy mix.

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Family movie night with Pop Secret and The Boxtrolls - #pmedia #BoxtrollsFamilyNite #ad

The Boxtrolls turned out to be a really cute movie and I’m so glad that we got it to add to our DVD collection. Do you have family movie traditions? I’d love to hear more about them!

Making the perfect Caramel Macchiato with McCafé Coffee Pods

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Ever since JP has begun kindergarten in September, I have been forced to start getting up and at ‘em at the ungoldly hour of 6am because he is expected to be sitting in his classroom at 7:30am. I wish I could say I was a “morning” person, but the truth is, I am not – and neither is he. With that being said, mornings can be slightly chaotic with all the coaxing I must do to get him out of bed, brush teeth, eat breakfast, get dressed.. etc.. It goes without saying that by the time I finish making breakfast AND lunch for both him and my husband, I am ready for a cup of coffee and a moment to myself to read my morning email in peace and see what’s going on in my facebook feed.

On certain days hubby doesn’t have to go into work until later, so there’s a few days a week we get to enjoy some quiet time together and have a cup of coffee before he hustles off to work. I usually like to drink my coffee straight up black, but he prefers something sweeter with lots of cream – his favorite? A Caramel Macchiato. I got really inspired to try my at-home version when I saw some McCafé Coffee pods for sale at Walmart. They were even giving out free samples to try!

McCafé is part of the Kraft brand – be sure to check it out on the Walmart Kraft Hub website to hear about new recipes, sweepstakes, loyalty coupons and much more!

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I decided to pick up some coffee pods for use in my favorite coffee machine at home. The store I visited had both pods and bagged coffee in light, medium and dark flavors but keep your eyes peeled for the 8 different flavors they have available at Walmart. McCafé coffee is made from 100% arabica beans and grown from the rich soils and mountainous regions of the foremost coffee-growing areas of the world.

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So to begin making my caramel macchiato, I start with about 2-3 tablespoons of heavy cream depending on how much cream you like in your coffee. Then I add 2 heaping teaspoons of caramel sauce, I used the kind meant for sundaes and it worked just fine. And then add another 2 teaspoons of sugar on top of that – perfect for those people who like lots of cream and sugar!

Then I blend it up with my secret tool…. It’s a portable formula mixer, but it works beautifully at whipping up the cream so its nice and thick before the coffee is poured in.

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Then of course, the fun part – the coffee!!

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So what kind of coffee do you enjoy drinking? Do you have a secret recipe that rivals that overpriced coffee house we all love?

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