Soothe That Scratchy Throat with Softish Pine Bros + Giveaway

Pine Bros

Oh winter, aren’t you a generous soul this year? You’ve given me not one, not two, but 5 colds so far! Maybe more. I’ve lost count. And yes, as a former nursing student, I know that you don’t actually catch a cold from being in the cold. You get it from a virus, end of story. Still, you’re more likely to catch one in the winter because we spend so much time all squished together. While most of my colds consist of a super stuffy nose and ear ache (what’s up with those? I never had them as a kid?), […] Read more »

Your Story Could Help Make Medication Affordable to Everyone

SIRUM

This post is brought to you by SIRUM. All opinions are my own. I’ll cut right to the chase, because time is limited. Right now, sharing your story by February 28th about a time that you had to leave your medicine at the counter of the pharmacy because you couldn’t afford it could help prevent that from happening to others in the future. How? Actually, it’s quite an awesome idea, and I’m really proud to be working on the campaign to support it. Share Your Story to Help Millions of Americans Get Access to Medications SIRUM is a service created […] Read more »

Give Yourself a Healthy Break with 100% Florida Orange Juice!

100 Florida Orange Juice

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Florida Department of Citrus for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Break time is my favorite time of the work day! Why not lunch? Well, lunch is too hurried. I have to rush to make my food, sit and eat it, then rush back to my computer to get back to work. Yes, even though I work from home, I’m on a tight schedule! During break time, I get to relax with a tasty beverage and a little “pick-me-up” snack, catch up with some news, check in on my […] Read more »

Look Your Best During Cold & Flu Season #PassThePuffs

Puffs look your best

I participated in the Pass The Puffs blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own. This winter has been brutal for those of us in the mid-Atlantic and New England states! As most of you know, I live in the Poconos. For those of you not familiar with the area, it’s smack dab in the middle of the journey between Philadelphia and NYC, about 90 minutes from Philly and maybe 75 minutes from NYC, depending on traffic.  So basically, I’m right in the middle of two areas on high alert for […] Read more »

Are You Ready to Be More Active in 2015? Viactiv Can Help! #BeActiv

#BeActiv with Viactiv

I received Viactiv products for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.” Did you make a resolution to be more active in 2015? While I don’t really make resolutions, I do try to set goals for myself. One of them involves getting out of my chair more often! I work 10+ hours a day on my computer. As a result, my chronic back problems are even more, well, chronic. I hurt all over all the time. My doctor told me that one of the best ways to help myself is by getting up at least […] Read more »

Peppermint Chocolate Milk Bath Recipe for Beautiful Silky Skin

Chocolate Mint Bath Soak

Before you slip into that gorgeous little black dress and slide on that stunning red lipstick, get your skin super silky soft with an awesome peppermint chocolate milk bath recipe! I think that a big part of looking beautiful is feeling beautiful. When my skin feels soft and smooth, I feel like I am so much more ready for date night. I mean, dresses are gorgeous, but when it’s time for them to come off (wink wink, nudge nudge), I want to make sure that I still look and feel beautiful! I love making my own bath soak recipes. They’re […] Read more »

Say it With Me: No More Fad Diets! Take the Great Grains Pledge + Giveaway!

Great Grains up close

Ready? Repeat after me: “I will not succumb to the hype of any more fad diets. Instead, I pledge to try to change my overall eating habits to include more wholesome foods and enjoy a normal, balanced diet.” Doesn’t that feel good? Oh, and by “normal, balanced diet,” I mean one that factors in our evolution as a human species, not one designed for our ancestors that lived so long ago, they actually used their appendix for important things! You know what I’m talking about, don’t play coy! Today I’m sharing the Great Grains Fad-Free Pledge. I received some delicious granola treats from […] Read more »

How to Talk to Someone You Love About Their Drug Problem

Drug Problem

There are so many articles out there that promise to teach you how to talk to a loved one about drugs and alcohol. Most of them are filled with good information and useful tips but most of them also approach the issue from the perspective of prevention. The idea is to teach your kids and teens about addiction before it happens so that, hopefully, it won’t. Nobody is ever going to say that this is a bad idea. Unfortunately, not every kid or teen comes from as open and supportive an environment as yours. So what should they do? How […] Read more »

Get Back to Being Mom with Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief #RealRelief

Get Back to Being Mom with Chloraseptic Sore Throat Relief #RealRelief

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chloraseptic®. All opinions are 100% mine. As I write this, I’m battling one of my worst colds of the season. Alas, it’s not my ONLY cold so far, but it’s definitely the worst. Along with the usual suspects, this strain has brought its good friend sore throat to the mix. Fun, right? Not when you’re a single mom and you have a million things left to do before the holidays! I simply don’t have time to be sick. Everyone keeps telling me to rest and I look at them […] Read more »

5 Clever Tips to Avoid Colds in School Kids #ChildrensMucinex

Mucinex

This post on clever tips to avoid colds in school kids is brought to you by Children’s Mucinex. I was not compensated, however I received complimentary product and other goodies in exchange for an honest post as part of a Smiley360 campaign. Deck the school halls with sneezing kids, fa la la la la, la la la la. Tis the season to be snotty, fa la la la la blah blah achoo. Don we now our bright red noses, FALALALAAAA…oh, you get the point. It’s cold season. Want to know how I know this? Not because I’m a former nursing […] Read more »