Face the Holiday Hustle and Bustle with Confidence

by Heather


The holidays are coming and I couldn’t be more excited. We have our meal planned for Thanksgiving, a portion of the necessities have already been picked up, and almost daily we share a group text on anything that still needs planned, purchased, or perfected. Once a feast filled with turkey, mashed potatoes, corn pudding, and cranberries have been finished off by homemade pumpkin pie and whipped cream has been enjoyed, it’s time to get ready for the main event.

Now, I don’t know what your December looks like but for us, it is the busiest month of the year by far. And when I say month, I’m not exaggerating. The month starts with a trip up north to see family and celebrate the holiday season. Then we fill our calendar with holiday gatherings, fun, and school events. There are presents to be wrapped, plays to attend, more presents to wrap, shopping for necessities and goodies, themed baking days and cookie exchanges, wrapping some more presents, loading up in the car to enjoy lights throughout the city, wrapping more presents, and everything in between. December is filled with total chaos and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, every year, I am grateful to be a part of it.


While being busy, enjoying time with friends, and being out and about is great, our main focus has always been family and will continue to be. I have two sisters, this was much easier when we were younger, now that we are all grown up and have families of our own, it can be difficult to find time when we are all available to get together and celebrate the reason for the season. On the flip side, now that we are all grown up and have families of our own, it is even more important that we set aside time when we can get together, enjoy family, and keep traditions alive. A couple of years ago we made a pact and agreed to set aside a week to celebrate together as a family. Instead of counting down to December 25th, as our family celebrates Christmas, we countdown to December 18th or December 20th, depending on the year and what everyone has going on. It is on that day that our family celebration begins. My daughter calls it Christmas Week.


During that five to seven day time period, we make a point of doing things that we did together as a family when we were growing up. So what does this time consist of? Enjoying the holiday lights and riding the train at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, baking cookies, wrapping presents, coloring in Christmas coloring books while watching Christmas movies {yes, even as adults}, making dad’s famous oyster dressing, mom’s sticky buns, and grandma’s yeast rolls, driving around different neighborhoods and singing Christmas carols as we enjoy the lights, stringing extra lights on the tree to make sure it glows with perfection, and anything else that we can squeeze in! We laugh, we cry, we reminisce, and we create new memories to last a lifetime. It’s amazing but a few years ago, it became stressful.


After having my daughter and aging a number of years, I started noticing changes in my body. Sometimes this meant taking at timeout from the fun which meant missing a funny joke, not being able to lick the spoon, or wondering if people noticed that something was different because my confidence level had changed. There were nights when my husband had to coax me to participate because I didn’t feel like myself. By now you are likely wondering what exactly changed? Now, I am able to say it was just a little pee. Before I was introduced to a new “friend”, it didn’t seem so simple. The truth is, it was, thanks to Impressa® and Walmart®.

Thanks to adding a new item to my grocery list, I’m back to living life with confidence. I’m not afraid to laugh at a joke, bounce around the kitchen dancing while baking, or lean over to get the tape when wrapping presents. I’m able to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the holidays without taking a timeout or feeling uncomfortable thanks to Impressa.  I’ve shared this with friends and family, and now I’m sharing with you. If you or someone you know suffer from light bladder leakage, please don’t let it impact your holiday season. Impressa truly is the gift that keeps on giving! Will you be doing any of your Holiday shopping at Walmart this year? I will! Seriously, they offer amazing weekly deals so now is a good time to check them out if they aren’t part of your regular stop.


Next time you are at Walmart, I invite you to pick up a Poise Impressa Sizing Kit. Prefer to do your shopping online? No problem, simply go to www.walmart.com/impressa for more information.

Take hold of the Holidays and your confidence, so you can get back to entertaining and enjoying, let Impressa and Walmart help!

Disclaimer: This post is written in collaboration Acorn Influence. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own.

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Linda Manns Linneman November 13, 2016 - 9:55 am
I cannot even believe the holidays are here again. I am really having a hard time wrapping my head around this. Thank you so much for this great article. I wish you a great holiday season
aad3431 November 16, 2016 - 11:24 am
its so encouraging to read this article. i know holidays are soon coming and lots is there to be done too. my kids are fun to be with they get all excited and want to do lots of fun activities and shopping too.
Alicia January 20, 2017 - 11:47 pm
This looks like a great product to help with leakage. I've heard good things from those who have tried it!
Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest) January 20, 2017 - 11:48 pm
It is nice to know you can buy poise at walmart online. I think that might be the way to go if I need to buy!
Terri Ramsey Beavers January 21, 2017 - 12:15 pm
I need to check this product out and will add it to my shopping list. I have trouble that it could help me with so I can face the holidays with confidence too.
ThirtySomethingSuperMom.com January 21, 2017 - 4:56 pm
Poise is such a wonderful product that makes an embarrassing problem very discreet and much easier to deal with. I love that women have this option!
Amanda Seghetti January 21, 2017 - 6:02 pm
Everyone loves to feel confident and worry-free during the holidays. I'm sure this will help many people!
Jacqui Odell January 21, 2017 - 8:24 pm
This will be good to remember. Holidays always stress me out. Lots of traveling and with four kids...lots to worry about!
uprunforlife January 21, 2017 - 9:25 pm
I probably could use Impressa. I get some LBL thanks to my kids. They were worth it though.
Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz (@paulabendfeldt) January 22, 2017 - 1:14 pm
The holidays can be so stressful, so much to do and so little time! This sounds like a great product if you have issues with leakage, which many of us moms due.
Dogvills January 23, 2017 - 2:41 am
Good to know that Poise Impressa now has a sizing kit. I need to tell mom about this.
The Trophy WifeStyle January 23, 2017 - 4:46 pm
Oooo now this sounds great! The holiday definitely bring on a ton of unnecessary stress! I'm sure this will help a lot!
smile789 January 24, 2017 - 2:28 am
I totally wish I would have seen this before Christmas, lol! With 2 babies (14 months and 3 months) I had the most hectic holiday season yet!

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