Keeping My Energy Up Despite My Toddlers Best Efforts

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I always get the worst sleep the night before I travel. I think it’s the anxiety of missing my flight or (possibly worse) arriving at the airport late and having to rush through the process. Whatever it is, it keeps me tossing and turning through the night. The night before last was no exception. I woke up yesterday already feeling the effects of sleep deprivation.

By the time I lugged 2 backpacks, a carseat, stroller and a suitcase across the airport parking lot, on the shuttle, back off again and to the checkout counter I was an sweaty, irritated mess. I was really wishing I had gotten more sleep the night before and I still had a long day ahead of me. We didn’t make it to our house in Orlando until nearly midnight and it was 2 am before I got my energetic toddler to bed. Goodness, did that bed feel wonderful though and I could not wait to spend the next 7 hours catching up on rest. NOT. Baby Sleep Positions
Credit: Baby Sleep Positions

Instead, I spent the night suffering through the “RoundHouse Kick,” “H is for Hell” and the “Neck Scarf”. I woke up this morning still dragging. It wasn’t even 11am before I popped the top of what would be the first of many caffeinated beverages.


But I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. A single can of soda has about 150 calories and my trip to the caribbean is just 8 weeks away. On the other hand it wasn’t even noon and my toddler had a full day of swimming and walks planned. Did I really have a choice? I had just finished breakfast when I remembered the samples of ENERGEMS Supplement that had been sent me to review. If you’ve never had ENERGEMS they’re bite-sized, hard coated chocolate gems that contain caffeine, B-vitamins and an energy blend.


I’ve never taken any sort of energy supplement before (except for drinking copious amounts of soda) so I was intrigued. Especially when a look at the label revealed that at 45 calories a serving, they more in tune with my beach body goals than soda. Not to mention they’re far more convenient for on-the-go needs with 3 servings per box (each serving is the equivalent of one energy drink). They run about the same price as energy drinks at only $2.99 per box, but remember – you actually get 3 servings from a box so you are getting more for your buck.  (Even better, you can get 30% off your order at

I took my first serving of the Chocolate Charge ENERGEMS supplement and noticed a mild herbal aftertaste. Not horrible, but definitely noticeable. I then crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. Fast forward to about 12 hours later and I am happy to report that I’m impressed. I got a nice pick-me-up within about 30 minutes and was able to get through our first day of adventure in Orlando. I am also happy to report that I never got that “crash” you can experience after chugging a soda. While I haven’t tried the mint fusion or peanut butter blast yet, our week in Orlando has only just begun and I’m sure I’ll need them by the end of this vacation. At 90 degrees and high humidity, I decided to put my box in the fridge and am looking forward to the cool treat that will get me going tomorrow morning!

Energems are energy supplements that are bite-sized, hard-coated gems made with real milk chocolate. Designed for the modern, on-the-go consumer, they contain caffeine, B vitamins and a proprietary energy blend. Think of them as a great alternative to traditional energy drinks and energy shots!

You can try Energems absolutely for FREE! Just click over to their Facebook fanpage and sign up now:

Energems are a delicious and low-calorie way to boost your energy, focus and concentration! Please visit for more info.

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