This disclosure is basically my blog code of ethics. I think it’s important to be upfront with both readers and potential partners about how things operate here at Honest Mom.

HonestMom.com is a personal blog written and edited by me, JD Bailey, its creator and owner. Occasionally I do reviews and sponsored posts, and when I do, I make it clear in the blog post. Any reviews or sponsored posts that I do will always be honest and unbiased. This means that I will not write a 100% positive review if I do not have a 100% positive experience.

Sometimes I accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. Any compensation received will never influence the content, topics, or posts made in this blog. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine.

All sponsored links – including links in reviews – will automatically carry the NoFollow attribute so as not to affect search engine rankings. This is designed to protect HonestMom.com and its partners from search engine penalties based on paid linking. Links that are not compensated, such as in my blogroll or site/product reviews where I do not receive compensation, will not have the NoFollow tag.

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for Honest Mom to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. This means sometimes I will use special “referral links” to Amazon. If you click on them, I can earn a commission on purchases you make during your Amazon shopping session. This little bit of cash helps me pay the bills that keep Honest Mom running (like website hosting), so thanks!

HonestMom.com uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

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2 Replies to “Disclosure”

  1. If you feel depressed, please get help. There is no shame to be taking medication and/or talk therapy.

    In my family, we are pre-disposed to depression and anxiety. I started in my late teens with panic attacks after surgery for hyperthyroidism. I did not find out I needed a thyroid supplement until my mid-thirties. This probably contributed to my bouts of sadness, anxiety. I was adamant about taking medication at the time. Also, any mention of mental illness, depression was not talked about.

    It was not until my mid-forties I sought counselling. Two years later, after 3 traumatic events in my life, I started medication. I am still taking meds 30 years later. At times, I want to stop, but with family history,
    don’t want to experience those symptoms again.

    I strongly urge any young person struggling, please seek help.

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