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Live leak free like me with Depend Silhouette Active Fit

DISCLOSURE: I am participating in a VIN campaign for Depend. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Depend and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.


Live leak free like me with Depend Silhouette Active Fit

I have been married for 25 years, am a mother of two sons in college and have a full time job in Corporate America, I lead a very busy and active lifestyle.  I can’t let a little bladder leakage stop me from from doing what I need to do; whether it’s traveling long distances on the weekend or just commuting back and forth to work on a daily basis, and thanks to Depend Silhouette Active Fit I can live leak free!

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I’ve had an overactive bladder my entire life, even as a young girl I was constantly running back and forth to the bathroom.  It had gotten to the point that my grandmother needed to write notes to the teachers advising them of such. They thought that whenever I raised my hand requesting permission to go it was because I was just trying to get out of class.

As I aged, had children and then a surgical procedure in 2009, my bladder became weaker. My daily commute is 3 hours so I have to time myself before drinking that first cup of coffee…praying that there are no major traffic tie-ups.  I also keep an extra Depend Silhouette Active Fit in my purse just in case “pee happens”.

Depend in my purse


I can’t have a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, instead I must wait until there is less than 30 minutes of travel time remaining.  I wish I could take just a sip, but I can’t…to simply cross my legs and pray that my bladder cooperates is not an option.

In the afternoons, the cut off time for drinking any beverage is 3:00 p.m., hours before I begin my evening commute home.  In addition to my full time job I also teach Blogging and Social Media classes as well as present at various workshops and seminars throughout the state of Delaware.  In these instances I definitely have to limit my liquid intake or not drink at all to ensure my bladder is empty before the sessions begin.  I would hate to have to run out in the middle of one to use the restroom.

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At work, when I have to go…I have to go…there is no swirling in my chair. Oftentimes, I’ve had to put callers on hold or simply hung up on them and rushed to the ladies room which fortunately isn’t far from my office.  When attending local events I make sure that I know where all the restrooms are located; I’ve even used a men’s bathroom (empty of course) because the lines for the ladies’ were too long.

Being over the age of 50 isn’t a mandate for having a leaking bladder, as a matter of fact a few of my younger blog followers have also experienced bladder leakage, either from coughing, laughing or sneezing too hard.  They initially found it to be embarrassing but have since come to realize that ‘pee happens’ and that they are not alone because bladder leakage affects over 51 million people both men and women.


pee a little

Throughout the years I have tried various types of pads but the Depend Silhouette Active Fit are by far much more comfortable than any of them.


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When I purchased my first box of Depend Silhouette Active Fit from Walmart, I was a bit apprehensive about wearing them.  I thought that they would be big and bulky and very noticeable under my clothing, even my husband gave me a look like “REALLY!”  

But once I put them on, I found them to be very comfortable, they didn’t ride up my leg and there were no panty lines which is a definite plus.  I wear dresses and skirts to work everyday and jeggings on the weekends and you can’t see a thing, I am still styling and profiling in my OOTD blog posts.

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The Depend Silhouette Active Fit not only gave me confidence and comfort during my long flights from Philly to California, but I even felt sexy strolling through the airports.  I can honestly say, that I love the Depend Silhouette Active Fit because they contour to my body, shapes my curves and come in my favorite lingerie color, black!


LAX - bathroom selfie


Now I don’t mind shopping at Walmart for the Depend Silhouette Active Fit because I know they look and feel good on me – just check out this video and you’ll see what I mean.

Live leak free like me with Depend Silhouette Active Fit!


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Headed to Hollywood – Part I – Pinch Me Please!

Headed to Hollywood – Part I – Pinch Me Please!

Hello friends and welcome to Thankful Thursday. Today’s post is Part I of my fabulous trip to Los Angeles. I am still in awe and total amazement to think that I was chosen to be a Brand Ambassador for a Kimberly-Clark campaign. I think I read the email 5 or 6 times before it actually sunk in…and when it did – wow it was a wonderful experience!

Headed to Hollywood

I was one of three bloggers chosen for this particular campaign; Pam of over50feeling40 and Alexandria of Fun and Fit were the other two.  We had a fun, fantastic time and our individual quirky personalities really meshed, we are definitely “Reality TV” material! #3boomerswhoblog

3 boomers who blog

It was an early morning flight from Philly to Atlanta and then from Atlanta to LA but I was so pumped with adrenaline, I couldn’t sleep a wink on any leg of the trip. Upon arrival at the airport I took a shuttle to the hotel, The Standard, which is an eco-friendly downtown LA hotel with a few quirky room amenities, however, I will dedicate a separate post with pictures about it at a later date.

waiting for the shuttle at LAX

Meeting Pam for the first time was like greeting an old friend, we hit it off immediately and due to a mix-up with the room reservations we were able to spent hours in the hotel lobby talking and taking pictures before dinner with Alexandria and our agency contacts Mendy, Sarah, Maria, Jake and Kay.

Pam and I in the hotel resturant hanging out in the lobby of The Standard Hotel

pam and me

Bright and early Friday morning, we all headed to the beautiful Veterans Memorial Park in Sylmar for a video shoot which was preceded by a great breakfast then followed by an awesome lunch from Beezoo catering before heading to Melrose Place in West Hollywood. It definitely was an awesome day, makeup and hair, followed by a wardrobe selection, which for me was this Diane Von Furstenberg Freya Silk Shirt dress and Steve Madden flats which I was able to keep!!

Sunny Day in LA

Beautiful Day in LA

having fun early in the morning

Pam and I at the truck

Hair and makeup by Erika

hair and makeup

After hair and make up


BeeZoo's chocolate tart

Camera Ready

It was a gorgeous day in Hollywood and at one point during my shoot, a PAP (paparazzi) stopped his car to take pictures of me. Not knowing who I was but obviously impressed by all the cameras and crew he must have thought I was someone famous, that really made my day! I laughed, thinking, “just wait until he finds out who I really am and what I was there for”.  Too bad he along with you will have to wait until April for the big reveal. Hollywood, California is definitely the place where dreams are made!

Hollywood, California


Stay tuned next week for Part II of Headed to Hollywood ~ Scenes from the Shoot

Selfie in LA


Just think, this time last week…Pinch Me Please!