Retail Therapy Round-up for June 2022

Jennifer "Jay" Palumbo
5 min readJun 30, 2022

Well, this was a noteworthy June. The Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial, the House committee investigating the January 6th attack, Kate Bush’s music is back, and guns currently have more rights than women. So if there was a time to eat your feelings and retail therapy shop, this is it.

In this month’s Retail Therapy Round-Up, we’ll look at a wide array of products that include food (for both the children and meat-eating people in your lives), beauty products (to help diminish the stress that may be showing up in your skin) and items perfect for the sunshine coming in July.

But first, as always, my disclaimer: Some of these products were sent to me to try out. Others, I ordered solely on my own and loved them. No one has paid me to include these products in this piece. I don’t work for or make a profit off of any of these companies. This is just one consumer speaking to another, saying, “Hey there! These products don’t suck! Check them out!”

And with that, let’s dive into the Retail-Therapy Round-Up for Sleep Awareness Week!


Dino Bars

The Rise of Gru is coming out this weekend — a perfect time to have some movie treats for the kiddos. These all-natural fruit bars for kids one and up are healthy, yummy, and mess-free! Wrapped in edible paper, all bars are non-GMO, USDA certified organic, and free from nuts, gluten, soy, and dairy. You won’t find artificial flavors, preservatives, or refined sugar either. My oldest son is the pickiest eater in the world, and through nothing short of a miracle, he loves these. Trust me — that’s saying something.


Maximize your productivity with SideTrak! For YEARS, I’ve had friends scoff at my one-monitor workspace. As a die-hard laptop user, I like things you can easily move around to Starbucks, the bedroom, or on the train, and lugging around a second monitor isn’t always easy. So then, I started using SideTrak, which adds a second screen but one that’s not huge or clunky and can be easily added or removed.

Jennifer "Jay" Palumbo

CEO of Wonder Woman Writer, Freelance Writer & Women’s Health Advocate. Has written for Parents Magazine, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, and ScaryMommy.