FYBF – The Name That Tune Edition

by mamagrace71 on July 18, 2014

Following last week’s discussion on songs and the ones that leave powerful, emotional memories, I had this mad idea to play the guitar and sing my version of a current hit.

Mad because, I haven’t taken a guitar lesson since the 4th grade.  Even madder still because the only songs I can actually play are “Kumbaya” and “Michael Row Your Boat Ashore”

So in the better interest of not making a complete dill of myself and protecting your hearing, I’ll be parking that project for a while until I teach myself some more guitar chords (preferably the ones for the song in question) and when the tips of my fingers toughen up.  Ouchie…*big sulky pout*

Of course there’s one instrument that doesn’t hurt my fingers.  No, not that one…Ahems.

For this week’s FYBF we’re going to play a game called “Name That Tune”

FYBF Name That Tune

For your leisure and entertainment, I have specially picked 3 songs for you to guess.

Watch the vlog and guess the songs I’m playing.

Your answers have to have both the song title AND artist/band/movie it came from). Feel free to get creative in delivering your answers, ‘k? I’m a sucker for funny.

Email them to: grace@withsomegrace.com

The lucky winner will be receiving a little something’ from moi!

Good luck! And look forward to seeing your “Soundtrack of Life” posts!

1. Follow With Some Grace.

2. Sign up to the awesome Digital Parents community ( if you haven’t already done so). DP was created by Brenda Gaddi who happens to be the creator of FYBF. She’s also created 4 gorgeous kidlets. In case you’d like to know. Or maybe not. But we’ll share that info just the same.

3. Add your post URL to the FYBF linky. Please only link up one post.

4. Grab the funky FYBF button and post it on your sidebar. Help spread the blogfloggin love.

5. Visit the blogs of your fellow FYBF’ers and share the comment love

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Getting to the Core and the Pelvic Floor

by mamagrace71 on July 15, 2014

***This is a sponsored post for The Continence Foundation of Australia. All opinions are my own, just like my bladder control issues.***

Speaking to my personal trainer the other day (“Hi, Elle!”) about the mind and body’s connection to self-confidence, she made an interesting point.

Our confidence doesn’t come from the heart or head.

The heart is too emotional; our head can be too clinical. Too much of one or the other doesn’t do anyone, least of all, ourselves justice.

We are at our most confident, making the best decisions when they’re based on intuition; what our gut tells us; from the source of our core.

When you think about it, your gut instinct never or rarely, lets you down.

Yet, our core is the first to go kaput once we’re pregnant and have children.
Our pelvic floor – the muscles that control our bladder and bowel – becomes non-existent.

Something like this…

Boing Boing on Make A Gif

Cannot be done without a sudden urge to rush to the toilet or the need to wear a Tena.

1 in 3 of us who have given birth have this problem. Eek!  That’s a LOT of rushing to the loo…and not making it.

And that’s where our confidence went, girlfriends…with our pelvic floor.

Good news is like with any other muscle, the solution in getting them back is to exercise. The even better news is you don’t have to lift a single bar bell. Yeah, baby…


I guess it’s about remembering when to do them.

The Continence Foundation of Australia have released Pregnancy Pelvic Floor Plan, a resourceful and free app to be used during a pregnancy or post-natal journey.

Pregnancy Pelvic Floor App

If you are expecting, you can enter your due date, tracking weekly milestones. Also there are helpful tips on health, diet, exercise and general well being.

I wish this app was around when I was pregnant. I would’ve saved so much time, money and freaked out moments avoiding all those outdated, overwhelming pregnancy books.

I can set daily reminders to do my little down under work out, 3 times a day for a couple of minutes. At home, in the library, while I’m having a cocktail…

If only I looked this sexy while doing them…
Pelvic floor exercises on Make A Gif

For one lucky reader, I have a beautiful pamper Perfect Potion package (valued at $150) to giveaway!  Filled with bath, body and skin care goodies,  guaranteed the organic products will get you right back to your core and feeling fabulous!

All you have to do is:

Subscribe to With Some Grace by Email

Leave a comment on this post telling me:
“When was the last time your gut instinct was spot on?”

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