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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blissed Out Thanks to LeadCheck

I spent the past few days at the Blissdom Conference in Nashville. It was inspiring and informative...and a whole lot of fun.

What you realize from meeting all of these wonderful women in person is that each one of us has a story: each one of us has our successes, we all have our own struggles that we have overcome or are working to overcome.

We're all very real.

My own personal story has been affected by my middle son who has lead poisoning.  Those of you who read me regularly know that I blog about all aspects of my life and not just about lead poisoning, but that is a part of my life.  A very real struggle.

While at Blissdom, I was able to share more about my son's lead poisoning and talk about LeadCheck, which has at-home testing kits for lead.  Lead poisoning is not something to be taken lightly and many people are not aware of the damage that it can cause; I wish that I didn't know all of the details about it, but unfortunately, as a mom of a child with lead poisoning, I've learned.

LeadCheck did sponsor me for the conference and I thank them very much for doing so.  I very much believe in their products and feel like our partnership was a natural one.

I would encourage you to check out their at-home testing kits for lead; you can also check out my review of their products.  They are definitely worth buying. You do not want any of your children to have to deal with lead poisoning.

I wish mine didn't.  And that is where my passion for this product comes from.

LeadCheck did sponsor me for Blissdom, however, all opinions of their company and product are my own.

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Anonymous Melissa said...

It was wonderful to meet you at Blissdom and get to chat with you. I'm so glad I got to talk to you about LeadCheck also.

I will definitely check out their website and talk to my son's pediatrician also.

January 30, 2011 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Oka said...

I think it is amazing that you had the PERFECT sponsor to Blissdom.

January 30, 2011 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger natalee said...

I'm glad you had a great time.. Leadcheck was blessed to have you in their corner...

January 30, 2011 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

A perfect example of a great fit between blogger and brand.

you're an example to us all, Shell!

January 30, 2011 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Emmy said...

So glad you had fun, can't wait to hear all about it

January 30, 2011 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger MiMi said...

So awesome that you got to go and share your story!

January 30, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Glad you enjoyed your little break :)

January 30, 2011 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Awesome that you found a great fit in a sponsor. Hope you had a great trip!

January 30, 2011 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger kc said...

LeadCheck is awesome!

I am glad that you were able to go and had a good time :) {wanna share how many of those post-its were dealt with lol}

January 30, 2011 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Goose Poop said...

Shell, I've haven't totally been in your shoes, but when my now 5 yr old son was 2, he had a lead test come back with elevated levels. Come to find out my house was engolfed in lead. I had to completly guy my house...new walls, new windows, new ceilings, the whole nine yards. Thankfuly, his lead levels are now to a normal level, and he has no lasting effects.
I commend you! I know how scary it can be! Glad you had a good time in Blissdom!

January 30, 2011 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

We bought Baby a cute toy while on vacation. Just as I was going to pull it out, clean it up, and give it to her today ... I thought: no, wait. I'm definitely going to order an at home testing kit first. Who knows what is in that paint. It was made in Jamaica. Maybe. I know nothing. And, Baby still crams everything in her mouth. Thanks for making me more aware about lead. :)

January 30, 2011 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

You couldn't have found a better match for your sponsor. Glad that you enjoyed your time at Blissdom and you were able to put faces with the blogs you read. :)

January 30, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger RN Mama said...

I'm glad you had a great time! :)

I'm also glad you've posted about your son and his Lead poisoning. Just a few weeks ago my husband and I were watching House Hunters and the couple buying a house was doing a lead test...my husband commented that "nobody actually gets lead poisoning anymore!" To which I told him, he was wrong! But, only thanks to you, did I know that!

January 30, 2011 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

You and LeadCheck are a perfect match! You represented them well at Blissdom.

January 30, 2011 at 8:56 PM  
Anonymous heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

wonderful! so happy you were able to go and represent such a worthy cause as well!

it would be so fun to go to a blogging conference one day! :)

January 30, 2011 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger FreeFlying said...

What a perfect sponsor for you! I really want to go to a blogging conference one day. Hopefully Blogher '11...

January 30, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I have been a longtime follower but have to admit that with my own blog and so many things going on in my life daily - that I don't often get a chance to actually sit down and read a lot of posts by other bloggers. I go through and read maybe 5-10 a day of the hundred plus I follow. I've read many things of yours in the past that I liked...but I never realized nor had read anything regarding your son having Lead poison. Reading this now - I too am thankful you got to go to Blissdom with a great sponsor - but also am way more educated in the last hour simply because I just took the time to go back and read some of your past blogs as well as other info on lead poisoning. Thanks for sharing your life and journey!

God bless you and my prayers are with you and your family as you continue to always deal with repercussions of this in your life.


January 30, 2011 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger From Tracie said...

I was not even aware that you could buy a at home lead testing kit. That is wonderful.

January 31, 2011 at 1:29 AM  
Blogger bigguysmama said...

That is so great you were able to share about LeadCheck! What an important message to share. I'm so glad you were able to go to Blissdom!


January 31, 2011 at 1:44 AM  
Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I'm glad you had a good time and even more happy that you found a sponsor that so naturally supports your cause.

I'm even more sad I didn't go... I just found out The Girl Child's godfather relocated from The Great White North to Nashville... I haven't seen him in forever!

January 31, 2011 at 6:09 AM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great blogger/sponsor match! I didn't remember your son had lead poisoning.

January 31, 2011 at 6:43 AM  
Anonymous Megan (Best of Fates) said...

That's such a great sponsorship - something that you can relate to and personally endorse.

January 31, 2011 at 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Brittany at Mommy Words said...

I totally relate in that my kids regularly get lead tests given the age of our home and the number of renovations we do! It's awesome that you are getting the word out there and I'm so sorry your little one had lead poisoning. I hope your message spreads far and wide!

February 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM  

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