Comfy Shoes For Mama – Reebok Skyscape Review #sponsored #MC #skyscape

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Reebok. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. 

Reebok Skyscape Review at #sponsored #mc #skyscape

I’ve been working out. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning for months now.

Why, yes. I am rather proud of myself.

Thankfully, I have good workout shoes, but consistent hard use has taken its toll on them. Aesthetically. I was getting to the point where I felt funny wearing them for non-workout outings. I’d started dreaming of some newer, cuter shoes. Preferably, something in a bright color.

So when the opportunity arose to review the new Reebok Skyscape shoes, I jumped on it!

I’m the mom who goes around town wearing jeans, t-shirts and tennis shoes. But I wanted a cute version of tennis shoes to wear that were still comfy.

These are.

I ordered the (HOT) pink ones from I debated about the pink, but couldn’t resist. Anything goes with pink, right?

I really love these shoes. They aren’t workout shoes, but they are the perfect comfortable shoes for doing the things I need to do. I’ve run errands, gone to choir practice and directed a play in them.

So how to describe them?

Cushy is a good word. These aren’t like normal comfortable shoes. They’re made out the same type material as molded foam bras (but stronger) so they really do hug my feet. This also makes them very flexible. And they’re lightweight! Only five ounces!

I don’t think of my other shoes as heavy, but there is a noticeable difference.

My only complaint-but-not-really-a-complaint is that I can’t slip them onto my feet. I actually have to . . . bend over and put them on. (Gasp. I know!)

Every time I’ve worn them, someone has complimented them. It helps that they’re bright pink and hard to miss!

And . . . they’re machine washable.

Reebok Skyscapes

These really are great for my lifestyle when I need shoes that can help me last through a day when I’m on my feet for a long period of time.


I also reviewed my new shoes over on!


Does a Dishwasher Need to Be Cleaned?

Does My Dishwasher Need to Be Cleaned at

Y’all, I had no intention of writing this post. I was planning to write a post about how nice it is to be able to run an extra load when I need to. Y’know, as long as I’m rocking the run-the-dishwasher-every-night-and-empty-it-every-morning thing.

I wasn’t planning to review a dishwasher cleaning product. But I am, because it works.

I’ve heard that sometimes dishwashers need to be cleaned. That made no sense to me. It’s a cleaning-thing.

But I suppose that could be the same philosophy that helps me justify procrastinating on tasks like cleaning the bathtub . . .

Anyway, I had noticed that the inside of my dishwasher looked not-so-great. It was still cleaning my dishes awesomely, but some of my white plates were getting discolored in the places where they are chipped. And the inside was looking brownish. And just recently, even though the insides of my glasses were still perfectly clean and sparkly, there were dirt deposits in the indentions on their upturned bottoms.

I decided to try some (affiliate link alert!) Affresh Dishwasher Cleaner that Maytag sent me a while back. I thought it would be good for the dishwasher.

After I Cleaned My Dishwasher at

Oh my word, it worked. I know the lighting is different, but can you tell how the middle bottom section was quite brown but now it’s not? And best of all, the three loads I’ve washed since using the Affresh haven’t left ANY dirt deposits in the indentions on my glasses! I don’t have a before picture because it never occurred to me it would help that problem.

Have you ever used a dishwasher cleaner?


I’m a Maytag Mom, so Maytag sent me the Affresh Dishwasher Cleaner a while back, but not for a product review. I decided to review it because I was truly astonished by what a positive difference the cleaner made. Oh, and I’m also using my Amazon affiliate link to the Affresh Dishwasher Cleaner.




Survival Mode (I Know It Well)

Affiliate links? Check. Bragging? Check. Photo of a book with cover design colors that makes me happy? Check.

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Review at


Isn’t that fun cover?

I’m currently reading Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life, but before I even received the book, I had a very favorite page.

Page 145.

Page 145 of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode at

Why? Well . . . maybe because that’s MY page! I’ve met Crystal Paine (the author) before, and she is an amazingly encouraging person. But she and I are rather different. So it meant a lot to me when she asked (last year around this time) if she could interview me for her book. She respects that we have different approaches to things and wanted my perspective.

I really like this book. Crystal is extremely flexible but also encouraging as she gives strategies to move out of survival mode in various areas of life. She’s honest about her own struggles with postpartum depression, overcommitment, and people-pleasing-tendencies.

Sometimes survival mode is necessary, but when it’s a constant, something needs to give.

Ultimately, this book is Crystal’s story of being purposeful about creating a life and a home where she and her family can thrive. I’m all about that!

The only thing I’d change? I would say I’m a reforming pack rat instead of reformed!


Crystal sent me a free copy AND I’m using my Amazon affiliate link to the e-book. I’m an opportunist.


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