Tips To Help Prepare Your Child For Summer Camp! #ReadySetCamp @MinuteClinic #Ad

    This past week at school, many of my students have been signing up for the summer camp that is offered through our district.  After graduation, last Monday, many of the parents came up to me to ask me if I could provide them with any advice on how they could prepare their children to embark on this new experience.  A lot of my students will be attending camp for the first time and they are nervous about how they will feel once they get there.     Although many of the kids are excited about being on their own for a couple of weeks, the parents are mostly nervous about being away from their "Babies" for such a long time.  I always tell moms and dads that it is important not to stress their children out with their fears but rather to instill a sense of self-confidence in them that will allow them to truly enjoy the entire experience.Here are some tips that parents can utilize to help prepare their children for summer camp:Communicate Often … [Read more...]

How Can You Get Allergy Relief? @MinuteClinic #SneezeFreeSpring @CVS_Extra #Partner

    Did you know that 35 million Americans suffer from allergies and don’t even know it?  In our home, most of us suffer from seasonal allergies so we know exactly what is causing our stuffy noses and itchy eyes.  Allergies are a result of the body's hypersensitivity to substances in the environment.  Mold, dust, pollen, pet dander, and even some foods can cause allergic reactions.     Seasonal allergies are a reaction to small airborne substances. These allergens are small proteins that usually float around in the spring, summer and fall.  Due to this, allergies may last weeks or even months.  Luckily, Symptoms can usually be controlled with treatment. Nasal saline, decongestants and over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines are helpful tools for  relieving symptoms as well.    If you are suffering from allergies, don't despair because MinuteClinic has plenty of relief options at your disposal!  Their knowledgeable and trained nurse practitioners and physicians assistants … [Read more...]

Focus On A New, Improved You For The New Year! @MinuteClinic #HealthYourself @CVS_Extra #Ad

    This is definitely the time of year when everyone is focusing on their New Year's resolutions.  After all, a new year means new beginnings and we all want to start off on the right foot.  Most people's resolutions revolve around becoming healthier, looking better, or just being more fit.  MinuteClinic has all of the support that you will need in the new year to focus on a new, improved you.     Weight loss is something that is definitely a goal for most of us.  Since finding out that I was diabetic last year, I have lost almost 80 pounds and it has certainly made a big difference in the way that I feel and the way that I look.  MinuteClinic’s Weight Loss Program is offered in partnership with the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet which is ranked #1 overall by U.S. News & World Report 4 years in a row!    Losing weight can be extremely difficult since it requires a complete lifestyle change and the modification of your eating habits.  That is why I really … [Read more...]

Protect Your Family This Flu Season! @MinuteClinic @CVS_Extra #Sponsored

*This post was written by me on behalf TBC for Minute Clinic.  I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.    As many of you already know, I am a six-year Leukemia Survivor.  As a result, my immune system is not as strong as that of a healthy person so I have to be very careful about getting sick, especially during cold and flu season.  Additionally, both of my boys and I are also asthmatics which makes us perfect candidates to receive the flu shot every year in order to protect ourselves.    This year, our doctor advised my husband that he, too should get the flu shot to make sure he does not bring the flu into the house and put the rest of us at risk.  We were very excited to find out that we can conveniently get a flu shot at the Minute Clinic at our local CVS pharmacy.  As a matter of fact, it couldn't be easier to protect your family this flu season.  All you have to do is head into your nearest Minute Clinic location … [Read more...]

Take Gold Emblem Snacks On Your Family Excursions This Summer! @CVS_Extra #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CVS/Pharmacy. All opinions are 100% mine.    If you are a busy mom like me, you are going to be on-the-go this Summer with your family.  It is always fun to plan excursions with my boys and to spend quality time with them since I work full-time as an educator throughout the year.  I really get tremendous joy out of finding exciting events and locations to attend with them and we even spend time together grabbing and packing snacks for our special getaways.     When we are looking for snacks to take on our adventures, the two major factors that we take into consideration are taste and convenient on-the-go packaging.  It's important that we be able to pack, carry, and eat our snacks at the beach, during a ball game, or even in the car on a road trip.  It's no secret that my neighborhood CVS/Pharmacy is one of my favorite places to frequent for most of my family's needs including filling prescriptions, picking out just the right … [Read more...]