Brands with a Cause, Fashion, Parenting, Tips and Tricks

Bleuet First Bras for Girls – Shopping for her first bra

Comment: I received a package from Bleuet for this post. Thank you to Bleuet for partnering with Paenting Healthy

Bleuet First Bras for Girls - Growing Up with Confidence

We all remember the pressures of growing up, experiencing puberty and constantly comparing ourselves to others. Sadly, tweens and teens do that especially as kids hit puberty and experience change sooner than others or later than most. How we talk to our tweens (boys and girls) through puberty is important. If we feel awkward so will they. If we avoid the topic they may get the wrong information elsewhere from others.

Finding tools, advice, books and videos help tremendously. Then there are brands like Bleuet who know how to help us through the ‘firsts’ with our tweens such as their first bra. Bleuet knows that girls bodies are unique. Their apparel should give them both comfort & confidence and they offer sizes for all girls. Now they can feel good in a bra that works with their bodies = confidence!

girls bra

Each bra comes packaged with beautiful colors and extra touches. But it’s in the bra itself and you have to feel it to know its comfort. I immediately wanted one for my adult self. The material of this Bleum Bra for everyday wear is made of 90% Polyester / 10% Spandex and so soft and double-lined for smooth coverage.

organic cotton

For your girls first bra there is the Bleum First Bra. The sizes start at 7/8 up to size 18. When she starts to bud and is looking for self-confidence in her changing body, it’s time for a Bleuet First Bra. 

  • Double-lined for smooth coverage
  • Reversible: two colors in each bra!
  • Adjustable straps for the perfect fit
  • Minimal seams and tag free for comfort
  • Performance, moisture-wicking fabric
  • Ultra-soft and stretches to fit her growing body
buying a first bra

Because we need to get to know and feel confident in our bodies there may be trial and error in finding the best fit for her body so Bleuet offers free returns and exchanges. You will find that they want to stay in this all day. It is minimally stitched and no tags for comfort for that reason.

best first bra

Aside from finding the best bra for your daughter, Bleuet offers Parenting Resources for you both. Their blog, Blueprint is for her also. If you are ready to take her bra shopping, take her to Bluet online and she will love all the organized information and images to guide her into shopping for her first bra and you get that topic help you need.

I also love this book, Love Your Body: A Self Love Book for Girls. We need all the tools we can get to make sure they become confident in their bodies and with the subject of change and growth.

Visit today!

Brands with a Cause, Healthy Living

Wander Puzzle is making connections with women through their designs

Comment: I was sent a Wander puzzle. Thank you to Wander Puzzle for collaborating with Parenting Healthy

Wander Puzzle is making connections with women through their designs

In today’s world we lack real connections. We yearn for chances to connect, communicate and uplift our moods. There is nothing more uplifting and fulfilling like completing a puzzle and when the design of that puzzle supports women and International female artists that adds an extra special element to a favorite past time.

Wander Puzzle Co. is a new puzzle company dedicated to inspiring women and supporting female artists through multicultural puzzles that promote a sense of space, comfort, and confidence.

Roadtrip puzzle

My Wander puzzle is called Roadtrip. With the virus travel plans were cancelled for spring and summer but we did take our son on an RV coastal road trip and every detail in this artwork is so fun and inspiring. Don’t you just want to grab some good music and a girlfriend and hit the road as you stare at this design? I like to start my puzzles looking for the 4 corners first!

500mpiece puzzle

They are beautifully designed by female artists. During the time of COVID-19, Wander Puzzle Co. chose to give back to support women’s issues as household quarantine sets the stage for many women to be stuck with their abusers under extreme measures of uncertainty and stress. These factors exacerbate gender-based violence. Additionally, they gave back to Feeding America as well as African Social Enterprises. A cause dear to me.

making connections

There are 4 designs and each are 500 pieces. Three for Tea, The Movement, Just Chillin’, and Road Trip are available at They will soon be adding 2 new designs including a 1,000-piece puzzle for the best challenge. Head over and see these amazing designs! Send one off with your student as they leave for school, what a fun project as they connect with their new roomate!

Brands with a Cause, Giveaways

Do you shop GOODWILL for a good cause? 2020 Bring Good Home Award Wa. Giveaway

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Do you shop GOODWILL for a good cause? We want to hear about it!

Pam Nelson, a Librarian at Pacific Christian Academy in Federal Way, Wa does! Here is her story:

Pam turned an old closet and just 1,900 books into a full library with over 8,000 books. When the school had to let go their Librarian years back due to budget cuts, the kids lost their reading space. Pam took to scouring Goodwill on weekends to find new books that would revive the space and give the kids a library space again.

Goodwill’s Olympics & Rainier Region annual “Bring Good Home” donation of $500 for her good will will allow Nelson to purchase up to 1,000 more books for her library.

Pam Nelson Goodwill award

I have partnered with Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region
to offer ONE OF YOU a $50 Goodwill Gift Card if you have a do-good story of why you head to Goodwill. Maybe someone you know shops Goodwill for good deeds? You can nominate them here.


Goodwill giveaway


Not only does the winning story receive the $50 Goodwill Gift Card so you can further your good deeds, but you also are recognized by Goodwill and are a semi-finalist for the yearly Bring Good Home 2020 award! So share your story by entering via the giveaway widget below. Open to ages 18+ and Western Wa. State residents!

In exchange for the $50  gift card, Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region Thrift Store Gift Card prize, winner agrees to let Goodwill share their story to encourage others and agrees to be a semi-finalist in the major annual award to be awarded (as we did with librarian Pam Nelson) at the end of 2020.  Award will fit the winner’s story such as what we did with giving the librarian an additional $1,000 books.”

Brands with a Cause, Home, Mother's Day, Reviews

Back to Roots DIY Herb Grow Kits

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With Mother’s Day (and spring) approaching, we all want a little time in our yards and gardens. I don’t mean the daunting tasks like lawn mowing and weeding, but the space in our front yards that all who pass by see and as Mom’s most of us want that clean and pretty appearance. But, what if Mom likes to garden and doesn’t have a garden space?

Not all properties or apartment life offers a space to do some garden and growing DIY. This is why Back to the Roots is a brilliant gift idea for Mom or a cook who likes an easy way to grow fresh herbs.

Right now I am growing mint and basil from the DIY Herb grow kits from Back to the Roots. From herbs and mushrooms to the new lavender and soon-to-arrive hemp grow kits you can feel satisfied when you successfully grow foods in the provided jars. You will grow them successfully because it is so easy!

I cannot wait for my Lavender Grow Kit to arrive and actually grow my own! I have a planter out back where I put lemongrass and lavender because mosquitos don’t like the sweet scented plants I keep them around the deck. It worked out well last year. They are available for pre-order!

Plus, each kit sold is part of the Grow One, Give One program supporting schools all across the country.