Friday, November 28, 2014

Wearever Incontinence Mattress Pad with Wings (not just for seniors) {Review & Giveway}

Babies are incontinent. Toddlers can be incontinent. Sometimes young school age children can be incontinent. Granny and Grandpa can be incontinent. That doesn't mean that all of these are incontinent or that if they are they are incontinent all the time. It is simply a fact of life. Sometimes incontinence happens. It can also happen to that lovely lady or strapping virile young man. It can happen because of illness or surgery. This is the stuff of life and life happens. So when life happens, what do we do about it?

I can remember the little pads placed under babies to protect their bedding. My babies were babies a long time ago. I can remember, too, that we bought plastic "rubber" sheets to go under the bedding (mattress cover and sheet) to protect our mattresses.They worked - at least up to a certain point. If an accident happened, we still had to change the sheets and mattress cover, wipe down the "plastic" sheet, remake the bed, and eventually go back to bed.

Now we have a nice solution. Wearever has products for incontinence that make life so much easier for those dealing with some of the little life issues. They make a number of bed pads that provide an easy solution that is comfortable to use. Today we're looking at their winged bed pad.

Sized large enough to use on a hospital bed, a twin (or bunk) bed, or even can be used for half of a larger bed. The 19" wings will tuck over the sides and a bit under the mattress to help secure it in place.

The pad I received launders nicely, folds compactly for storage, and is priced so that if more than one is needed you can afford it. I am delighted to add this to my linen closet for those occasions that call for a waterproof pad. You never know when that day will come (or little ones will visit who need one).
Product description: The Mattress Pad with Wings surface is soft and comfortable while protecting from wetness. It is complete with large, fabric wings to help secure the pad in place. It is washable and reusable making it far more economical than disposable bed pads used for incontinence.
This is a specially designed, reusable, and washable mattress pad that ensures protection for you or your loved one and the bed! The bed pad is 36 inches by 32 inches with three layers of protection. The 19 inch long wings attached to either side of the bed pad are long enough to tuck under one side of a bed or both (if twin or hospital type bed). The wings tuck under the mattress and prevent the pad from slipping or moving.
 The top layer of the bed pad is made from an 80/20 cotton/polyester blend called IBEX. This top layer is quilted to a top quality, 8 oz poly soaker which holds the moisture. The third, and bottom layer, is the moisture proof layer; it is made from a knitted, vinyl, barrier fabric. The bed pad is finished with double bound edges for a long life of many washings. This amazing mattress pad will hold up to 60 ounces of liquid.

More products by Wearever.....

Wearever Socks by Buster Brown: Wearever offers 100% cotton socks made by Buster Brown for maximum comfort and durability. Appropriate for those with poor circulation, easily irritated skin, or diabetes, Buster Brown 100% cotton socks are made with no elastic or synthetics. The seamless design of Buster Brown cotton socks with cushioning improve comfort, reduce binding, and eliminate skin irritation. Wearever currently offers three comfortable styles of socks. 
Wearever Men's and Women's Underwear: Choose Wearever Underwear for maximum protection and reusability. Our selection of absorbent male and female incontinence undergarments feature sewn-in Unique-Dri™ pads that trap liquid and are treated with odor eliminating Agion™ antimicrobial fibers. Wearever offers various styles to meet every preference. More economical than disposables Wearever incontinence underwear is recommended good for hundreds of washes. 
Wearever Bed Pads: Made with absorbent materials and a waterproof liner our bed pads keep furniture and fabrics dry while protecting against wetness. Our selections of incontinence bed pads are perfect for every night mattress use or on household furniture. The Unique-Dri™ inner core and IBEX Cotton Polyester blend incontinence pads are washable and reusable for long lasting lifetime use. Cost-effective and absorbent bed pads by Wearever let you sleep easy knowing you're protected by one the most trusted name in incontinence supplies.

History of "Wearever" - I lived in the Triangle area of North Carolina, near Durham, for over 40 years. I now live a bit distant from the Triangle but still in North Carolina. I was so excited when I discovered that I was given the opportunity to review a "home grown" product! North Carolina is well known for its manufacturing, innovation, discovery, educational institutions, and entrepreneurs. Prime Life Fibers, makers of Wearever, is a prime example of that. The following is from a news promo from 2012 upon their 10th anniversary:
Prime Life Fibers was officially founded in the Triangle area of North Carolina in 2002 under the direction of Bob Deerin. Its history, however, began about 10 years earlier when Bob first started research and development to create a reusable incontinence undergarment that would provide a better solution for Americans. Today, the company continues its philosophy of innovation through ongoing development of new products that address common wellness concerns by offering practical and stylish solutions.
“Not many companies, especially in this economy, get to celebrate 10 prosperous years,” said Deerin, the founder and President of Prime Life Fibers. “Prime Life Fibers is thrilled to reach the one decade mark and without a doubt this success is due to our loyal consumers. We’re honored to thank them with this discount, and we’re looking forward to another 10 years of innovation and product development on their behalf.”
 One of Prime Life Fibers’ most recognized lines, Wearever, and its sister brand Eversures, offer alternatives to adult diapers that are more comfortable, affordable and environmentally friendly. The washable, reusable men’s briefs and women’s panties come in a variety of styles and sizes to meet the needs of active seniors, women who have birthed multiple children and others with health conditions such as prostate cancer or multiple sclerosis that can lead to incontinence. With its innovative Unique-driTM three-layer absorbent fabric, Wearever undergarments help reduce the stress and anxiety caused by incontinence so people can continue their normal lifestyle without worry.
Prime Life Fibers is also the exclusive manufacturer of the Buster Brown® sock line. They are designed for maximum comfort essential for the elderly and anyone with poor circulation, easily irritated skin or diabetes. The 100 percent cotton socks are made without seams, elastics or synthetics to improve comfort and reduce binding. Additionally, the popular loose-top socks feature cushioned foot beds, and moisture-wicking and odor-fighting fabric for optimal all-day wear.

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DISCLOSURE: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Giveaway open to USA addresses only.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nidra Patented Contoured Sleep Mask - Review


A study from Sleep Medicine showed that one night of interrupted sleep is enough to make you more depressed, confused, and tired. (Nidra Facebook pg.)
If someone needs to sleep during the daytime, a sleep mask could assuredly be beneficial. Closing the blinds or other window treatment does not totally close out the light.

The Nidra sleep mask is very lightweight, thin, foldable, and the domed area for one’s eyes is wonderful in that it doesn't rest on the eyelids and push against the eyelashes (which would be a terrible annoyance). The nose area is cut out so that the nose is not covered. This is a plus because it could prove claustrophobic if it interfered with one’s breathing.


I can see advantages to having this lightweight mask along on long trips simply tucked away for a quick retrieval for a nap.

It is soft, lightweight, has a strap to go around the head that adjusts and fastens with Velcro. Hand washable is a real plus, too.

If you're a side-sleeper or a tummy-sleeper, you won't have a problem using this mask as it is comfortable in any position.

Very inexpensively priced so that you can travel with one and keep one in the bedside nightstand at home.
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DISCLOSURE: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Furry Logic, 10th Anniversary Edition A Guide to Life's Little Challenges Jane Seabrook

ISBN: 978-1-60774-716-1
About the book: The adorable and high-profile Furry Logic series celebrates its 10th anniversary with a menagerie of illustrated animals and hilarious sayings about life, love, and everything in between.
     No one understands the ups and downs of life's little challenges better than the frisky critters of Furry Logic. The inspirational and tongue-in-cheek advice from series creator Jane Seabrook and her plucky animal characters will tickle the fancy and the funnybone of readers everywhere. Each intricately illustrated spread features a member of the animal kingdom with a unique take on life, from the adorably grumpy owl who advises "Smile first thing in the morning. Get it over with" to the fluffy hawk who admonishes, "If at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished." So join the original flock of penguins, bears, frogs, and more in celebrating a decade of wit and wisdom with ten new illustrated spreads for fans looking for fresh inspiration.

My thoughts: This book is FUN! The innuendos and sly humour are absolutely terrific. Droll expressions on the critters drawn by the artist are so apt to the "logic" of the expression. 

I really can't wait to share this book. I'm thinking it will make someone on my list a super gift. What better gift than logic, especially subtle and apt. 


The watercolors and detailed line drawings are beautifully done. Some pages leap at you with brilliant color. Others are done in the subtle shades of nature.

Each page is infused with wise yet funny logic, beauty, joy, and "tickle your fancy" fun.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Blogging for Books on behalf of the publisher and author in exchange for my review. I received no compensation for this review.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Foxbrim Vitamin C Lotion [Natural & Organic] Review


I've used several products by Foxbrim and they have all been nice. The Foxbrim Vitamin C Lotion is a true winner, though, bringing a feeling of luxury and richness to skin with the use of this mild, silky lotion.

Dispensed via a nice pump bottle, a generous and adequate portion is provided for application to one's face, neck, and chest. It glides on and is absorbed quickly. I really like the feel of this lotion either without makeup or with makeup applied after.

It is encouraging to see that Foxbrim is using natural and organic ingredients to create this lovely lotion. It is my understanding that much of what is applied to our skin is absorbed into our body's system. We certainly don't want anything but good ingredients to be rubbed on our skin - our body's largest organ. (check out the list of ingredients below)

Foxbrim has indicated that this product is good not just for our face but all over or body. While certainly affordable for a face, neck, and chest, it would, however, be rather pricey to use full body. But I have applied it to my hands and arms and it feels absolutely lovely.

Product Description - It Starts With Quality Skin Protection With Proven Vitamin C. Moisture and More. All The Benefits In A Single Bottle. (product description provided by Foxbrim)

  • Effectively lighten spots and discoloration
  • Reduce wrinkle formation and existing wrinkles
  • Refine and even skin texture 
  • Promote skin cell turnover

Key Ingredients include:

  • Vitamin C (15%)
  • Aloe Vera
  • MSM
  • Shea Butter
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Green Tea
DISCLOSURE: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Brothers' Keepers by NLB Horton

About the book: A friend's deception. A family's dilemma.

While cataloging looted antiquities in Brussels, archaeologist Grace Madison learns that her daughter has disappeared in France, and daughter-in-law has been attacked in Switzerland. But before the Madisons can save themselves, they must rescue an old friend---if he'll let them. Navigating a deadly, four-thousand-year-old artifact trail that crosses three continents, they jeopardize hearts and lives against a foe as old as time---as time runs out.

Because choosing what's right is all that's left.

My thoughts: This was a different style read and required effort on my part to get through 200 pages. The book tops out at nearly 400 pages.  First of all, it was somewhere around 150 pages before the gist of the title stuck me. Ahh. It was beginning to come together for me. But I digress...

NBL Horton, author, has a way with words and phrases that makes a read enjoyable, that is, up to a point. But when words and phrases and oblique meanings cloud the plot, then it becomes tedious. And I really hate that because I do love when an author has the skill and wit to weave beautifully the tapestry of words.

Grace, Mark (her husband), their son and daughter with spouse or intended, plus an entourage of CIA, M16, Mossad and other types cavort all over Europe ending back in Israel tracing the meaning of a carved rock dating back thousands of years. These multiple locations, descriptions of scenes, beautiful phraseology, and two old geezers in their 80s are the genesis for a meandering tale.

It would have helped tremendously to have read the first book in the series. I had not done so.

Frankly, I've had to put the book down. I may come back and finish it one of these days because as I said, I do enjoy beautiful use of words. But for now, it is being laid to rest.


DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Good Morning, God! by Kathleen Long Bostrom & illustrated by Tammie Lyon {Review & Giveaway}

ISBN: 9780824919399
Boardbook $6.99

About the book: A delightful look at a child's morning activities.
This sweet little board book follows a child through her morning routine from the time she jumps out of bed to when she goes outdoors to play. In simple rhyming text, the author gives relatable examples of a child greeting God as she greets the day.

Little ones will enjoy the engaging verse and bright illustrations as they learn that God is with us throughout the day. Ages 2-5.

My thoughts: Sweet, sweet little
 book. What an adorable way to teach little ones to look to God first thing in the morning and on through the day. Oh, that we adults would be diligent in speaking first to God when we awaken and begin our day. 
I kick the covers off  the bed.
I STRETCH my arms above my head,
put on a shirt that's WHITE and RED.
GOOD MORNING GOD!

And on throughout the day, the rhyme goes with greetings to God. Charming. Sweet. Tender. And delightful, playful illustrations will charm child and adult throughout the book.

GIVEAWAY: Good Morning God! along with a copy of Good Night God! are being reserved by Ideals Publications for one of Chat With Vera's readers. Who will win this to delight a child? Giveaway begins November 20 & ENDS December 10 @ 12:01 a.m. ET. Open to USA addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a copy of Good Morning, God! by Ideals Publications in exchange for my review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review.

Good Night, God! by Kathleen Long Bostrom {Review & Giveaway}

ISBN: 9780824919405
Boardbook $6.99
About the book: A delightful look at a child's bedtime rituals.
This sweet little board book follows a child throughout his evening from the first hint of bedtime to those sleepy moments as his head hits the pillow. The author provides relatable examples of a child saying good night to God during his evening routine.

Little ones will enjoy the engaging verse and bright illustrations as they learn that God is with us throughout the night. Ages 2-5.

My thoughts: Delightful! As the day winds down this little boy prepares for bed and, like many children, wants various things - a treat, a story, a drink. How many parents have gone through the same bedtime ritual? And then, the very final is a Good Night, God! before the child closes his eyes in comforting, secure sleep.

"I've brushed my teeth
and washed my face and put my toys all back in place.
Do we have time for one more race?
Good night, God!"
GIVEAWAY: Good Night God! along with a copy of Good Morning God! are being reserved for one of Chat With Vera's readers. Who will win this to delight a child? Giveaway begins November 20 & ENDS December 10 @ 12:01 a.m. ET. Open to USA addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a copy of Good Night, God! by Ideals Publications in exchange for my review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Look Inside the Time of Jesus: A Lift-the-Flap Discovery Book by Lois Rock; Illustrated by Lorenzo Orlandi

ISBN:  978-0-7459-6398-3 $14.99 Hardcover

About the book: Keep curious young minds busy with these detailed depictions of Bible history, and a glimpse behind the scenes with flaps to lift on every page


Jesus took his message to all kinds of people in all kinds of places—from the shores of Lake Galilee to the bustling streets of Jerusalem. This book takes readers right into the world that he knew, with appealing illustrations and flaps that open to reveal all kinds of fascinating details. Brief text explains the setting, and references events and stories from Jesus' life. The book covers the first Christmas, illustrations of a synagogue and carpenter's workshop in Nazareth, fishing in Capernaum, farming and shepherding in the hills of Galilee, homes of the wealthy and everyday people, the temple in Jerusalem, the way of the cross, and the first Easter.

My thoughts: This is a large, sturdy board book and each spread of pages has several "lift-the-flaps" designed in a variety of sizes that offer engaging educational opportunities for the child. Even though it is a "board book," it will be valuable and enjoyable for young readers as well as non-readers.  Parents can use this as an invaluable teaching tool.  But most of all, it is a very pleasant and lovely book for the child. The child is the important key word here. Engage the child. Educate the child. Help the child to learn of Jesus. This book will successfully do just that.

Look Inside the Time of Jesus is spot-on accurate (not an archeological "dig" type of book, though) to Bible times and Bible events. Each picture is replete with details that the child can engage in seek 'n find activities as well as the lift-the-flaps. I like that the flaps each are designed so that little fingers can lift them without difficulty.

I heartily endorse this book produced by Lion Hudson and distributed by Kregel. Hint: This would make a terrific Christmas gift for a child.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Kregel Publishing in exchange for my review. Opinions expressed are mine and I received no compensation for the review.