Is Your Family Protected Against The Flu This Year? #NoTimeForFlu @MinuteClinic #Ad

    The past couple of weeks have been extremely stressful in our household.  Our younger son has sever asthma and it is usually aggravated by the change of seasons or any weather changes.  I had to run with him to the emergency room two weeks ago when he had an acute asthma attack and then again last week when he tested positive for strep throat.  Those of you with kids know this all comes with the territory when kids go back to school in the fall and are exposed to all those germs from other kids.     I've been waiting for him to get better so I could take our whole family to get our yearly flu shots because I'm concerned about all of us being protected during flu season.  We've had the flu in this house years ago and, believe me, it was horrible and we were all very ill for a long time.  Since we are all asthmatics, I worry even more about any of us getting sick and having our breathing problems triggered.     A flu … [Read more...]

How Can I protect My Family Against The Flu? #FluPlus @MinuteClinic @CVS_Extra #Ad

    We've been hearing a lot of things in the news lately about our health and how to protect ourselves from contracting various diseases and viruses that are currently threatening the population.  What many people don't realize is that the flu kills thousands of people every single year.  It is definitely a serious health threat, especially for seniors, young children, pregnant women and those with certain health conditions like asthma or diabetes.     For the past few years, my sons and I have always gotten a flu shot because we are all asthmatic.  In my case, it is very important that I get the shot because I am also a leukemia Survivor.  As someone who has a compromised immune system, I am vulnerable to getting sick from the flu.  The only member of our family who has been resistant to getting the flu shot has been my husband.     My husband's excuse for not getting the flu shot previously was that he never gets sick and didn't need it.  All of this changed when he got sick as … [Read more...]

Help Your Family Stay Healthy This Winter With LYSOL®! #Lysol #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Lysol®. I received a promotional item to facilitate this post and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.     It never fails, every winter, my husband manages to escape unscathed from colds and the Flu while the rest of us in the house quickly infect one another.  Unfortunately, it is inevitable that germs eventually make their way into our home since I teach in a school and both of our boys are in school.  No matter how hard we try to ward off getting sick, one of us always starts that chain reaction where we get sick one after the other.     The question then becomes how Hubby manages to keep those germs at bay while the rest of us suffer miserably until the infection in the house runs its course.  Here are some of his tips for helping your family to stay healthy this winter and giving those germs a run for their money: Wash your hands with soap and water often.  He really loves using Lysol® Touch of … [Read more...]

Find The Best Cure For Those Sick Day Symptoms! #NetflixKids #StreamTeam @Netflix #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Netflix.  As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.     It’s flu season, which means it's only a matter of time before the kids are home sick from school and siblings are being quarantined.  What is the best cure for those sick day symptoms? Laughter. Netflix has compiled a list of hilarious titles that will turn sniffles into giggles. They've also pulled a few episodes featuring under-the-weather characters, showing little kids they're not the only ones who catch the occasional cold or have to visit the doctor.     Check out our list of Netflix titles to watch when the kids are home sick. You can all snuggle up on the couch or get propped up in bed because these TV shows and movies make for perfect sick day entertainment.  After all, it's hard enough to be sick and miserable which is why it's so important to keep kids entertained and in good spirits while they are resting and … [Read more...]