Archives for September 9, 2014

The “Unmentionables”… RectiCare® (Lidocaine 5%) Anorectal Cream

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When you’re pregnant, your body may sometimes feel like an unfamiliar place. You may find yourself somewhat out of control when it comes to certain bodily functions…. the “unmentionables.” These can include everything from burping to gas, incontinence, and worst of all, hemorrhoids, which may continue to be more problematic after you deliver.


The good news is that most of the “unmentionables” resolve with birth and rapidly become a distant memory. But, hemorrhoids can linger, leaving you feeling uncomfortable and even unable to sit at times. Yet, hemorrhoids can be a very difficult problem to talk about. That time is over. Especially because there are many things you can do to relieve the discomfort.


“It is not unusual for a hemorrhoid to resolve on its own after delivery,” explains NYC-based Colorectal Surgeon, Dr. Frank J. Lacqua, MD. “But, sometimes they continue to be a problem, especially when they protrude and cause pain. It’s important for a woman who has post-partum hemorrhoids to have them checked. There are topical creams that can help if the hemorrhoid isn’t severe and there are procedures that can help to restore comfort. The important thing is to be evaluated at an early enough stage for good intervention to take place.”


RectiCare® (Lidocaine 5%) Anorectal Cream is a topical, local anesthetic that contains the highest non-prescription lidocaine strength available. It works quickly to relieve pain, itching and burning associated with hemorrhoids and other anorectal disorders. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should check with their Physician before use. 


Each tube of RectiCare® Cream comes with a supply of “finger cots,” little covers that fit over the finger. They promote hygienic application, since the finger (skin) doesn’t come into contact with the product or the area to which it is being applied. RectiCare® Cream retails for $29.99 and is available at Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS stores without a prescription. For more information or coupons, please visit

Self Disclosure: I did receive a free sample to facilitate this feature but honestly did not review because I did not need to use but thought that some of our readers would find this information helpful. Credit: RectiCare®.

The Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, with Smooth Ceramic Non-Stick Coating (100% PTFE and PFOA Free) My go-to pan!


Looking for a pan that food does not stick to? Then the Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri is for you! I received a 12-inch Smooth pan and love how it is non-stick, easy to clean and scratch-resistant.  This has become my go-to pan for cooking! What I like best is that it is non-stick and that it is really easy to clean. I have been using this product for more than a couple of weeks and it is still working very well. Food does not stick to it and it seems to be scratch-resistant. This is a Must-Have and so far is my favorite pan.

More information: (*provided in item description*)

  • Unlike other ceramic cookware brands, the Ozeri pan utilizes an ultra-safe ceramic coating inspired by nature which is 100% PTFE and PFOA free.
  • Delivers unprecedented non-stick performance without releasing harmful fumes or toxins at high temperatures.
  • Features a scratch-resistant 100 percent ceramic coating that is super easy to clean.
  • Made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals.
  • Boasts a comfortable heat resistant Bakelight handle and a magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer.



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Self Disclosure: I received a free product to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are honest.

THE HERO OF COLOR CITY 9/27 Premiere @ Bruin Theater A Special invite for SoCal City Kids Readers!!



Synopsis:  Each night, when Ben falls asleep, his Crayons jump into their magical Crayon Box which transports them to their home in COLOR CITY, a world of dazzling hues, soaring fantasy and the whimsy of childhood. This land is fed by an enchanted rainbow and waterfall that provides the City and its citizens with color.

When YELLOW, our timid heroine, is accidentally left behind in Ben’s room, she inadvertently awakens two Unfinished Drawings: KING SCRAWL, a huge, powerful, mute monster — and GNAT, Scrawl’s motor-mouthed, overactive sidekick. In search of color for themselves, they follow Yellow to Color City, causing panic and concern. If Scrawl and Gnat can claim the waterfall for themselves, Color City will fade, and along with it, our lovable crayon characters will disappear.

It’s up to Yellow and a motley crew of Crayons, bodacious and brave, BLUE, meticulous, fussy GREEN, satirical RED, pessimistic BLACK and overanxious WHITE to save the day. Meeting with fantastical creatures and fun adventures along the way, Yellow discovers she has more courage and strength than she knew and learns to believe in herself and to count on the support of her friends. Replete with valuable life lessons, this enchanting story will entertain and inspire in a stunningly rendered and utterly unique animated world.

Opening Date:  October 3rd!

Our readers are invited to a  premiere for the film at Bruin Theater on 9/27 at 11AM! Here is the link to get a pass! Sounds like a fun one!

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received and is not affiliated with SoCal City Kids but we felt that our readers would enjoy this offer.