Warning from physicians and the CDC: Take your child’s flu symptoms very seriously


Children regularly come down with sniffles and other symptoms of colds or flu during the winter months, leading many parents to assume these illnesses will pass without any complications or long-lasting effects. Contrary to what many people think, however, flu is often deadly for children, and a particular strain that reached epidemic proportions in December […]

Colds and flu: A seasonal guide to painkillers

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It is never pleasant to have either the cold or the flu. While the two may have similar symptoms initially, the two sicknesses differ in terms of severity. Here is how you can differentiate between the two and how you can treat it. Cold vs. Flu – What Is the Difference? A cold usually starts […]

My unexpected trip to the ER while on vacation


During our recent vacation to Destin, Florida last week, I found myself in the ER. Not the place I expected to be the night my mom was going to watch the kids so Sean and I could finally get that date night we have desperately been needing. After an amazing day out on the beach […]

A Truly Radiant Smile In One Week

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant #TrulyRadiant. All opinions are 100% mine. I brush my teeth after every meal, and I have for years. I like my teeth to be clean, but I could never find a toothpaste and brush that did everything I needed it […]

Stay awake and alert until it’s time for bed

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #ThisIsMySecret Most days, I do not have enough energy to get past about 4 o’clock. When the clock strikes 4,  it’s time to start thinking about what to make for dinner, homework needs to be done, and […]

Look Good to Feel Good: It’s a Real Thing


New parenthood is hard enough—adjusting to being absolutely in charge of a new life is intimidating even for those whose hormones aren’t all over the place and whose bodies haven’t been put through the proverbial ringer. As a new Mom, though, there is this intense pressure to somehow give birth and then inexplicably bounce right […]

5 things you need to know about Nutrisystem Fast 5


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrisystem . All opinions are 100% mine. During the holidays a lot of us eat more than we should, induldge more, and when it’s all said and done, we jump on the scale. The numbers we see usually shock us and the dieting plans […]

My favorite Five-Alarm Chili recipe is my slow cooked chili


With most of the country suffering from freezing cold weather, it’s nice to have comfort food to warm up not only your body, but your spirits as well. Most of us can’t enjoy the foods we love to eat because of  heartburn and acid indigestion. My husband and I suffer from heartburn, but we never […]

Sudafed OPEN UP and share for a chance to win $5000


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sudafed. Sudafed OPEN UP and share for a chance to win $5000 #SudafedOpenUp. To take your pain and turn it into cold hard cash, keep reading. We have been dealing with the flu and sinus conjestion at our house since the beginning of October. […]

Fresh and Sexy intimate wipes from Playtex: for whatever comes next #FreshNSexy


I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. For all of us who are either married or in a long-term committed monogamous relationship, it’s safe to say, you just never know when “it” […]

Vicks DayQuil & NyQuil give me relief when I’m not feeling well


Vicks DayQuil & NyQuil give me relief when I’m not feeling well, which was actually just last week. One minute I was fine, the next I had a sore throat, my neck was stiff, my head was pounding and I couldn’t stop sneezing. It’s crazy just how fast a cold can creep up. I felt […]

Walgreens Heart Health Month and remembering my Dad


Walgreens Heart Health Month and remembering my dad. A very sad thing happened to my family 20 years ago. My dad passed away from a massive heart attack, the kicker, he was only 43 years old. Heart health is so important to me because of what happened to my dad. I don’t think any little girl […]

Keep your child hydrated with these 5 easy tips


Last year I was having a hard time keeping my 5-year old daughter hydrated. I started noticing she wasn’t drinking enough when I noticed she never had to urinate during the day. Jasmine is old enough to remember me being hospitalized when I was 32-weeks pregnant with her baby brother. I was first admitted for […]