Health Benefits of Cantaloupe

Health Benefits of Cantaloupe

There are so many benefits of cantaloupe.  Yes, that deliciously sweet orange melon that’s typically for breakfast.  It’s not just a sweet morning treat…it’s full of health benefits too!

Health Benefits of Cantaloupe

Uncover the Health Benefits of Cantaloupe

A Simple Step to a Healthier Lifestyle

When I was a kid I would spend the summers with my grandparents in Florida.  We had a routine in place every day of summer….I would wake up and have breakfast, Nana would take me swimming for an hour or two, we’d come home and my grandfather would take us to the pub for lunch, then it was back home for a nap….for my grandparents…not so much for me….oh how I didn’t realize what goodness I was missing in a daily afternoon nap!!  After nap time we would head over to my Aunt’s house for a rousing afternoon of Uno or Yatzee games, then it was back home for dinner, bath, then bed.

Anyway, it was the same every day….and I loved every minute of it.  I remember one of my favorite things about spending the summers in Florida with my grandparents was the fresh cantaloupe that we would have every morning for breakfast. (more…)

How to Soothe an Earache Naturally

How to Soothe an Earache Naturally

These tips for how to soothe an ear ache naturally with items already in your pantry may be your saving grace with a screaming baby at 3am.


How to Soothe an Ear Ache Naturally

How to Soothe an Earache Naturally and Quickly

Using Items Already in Your Pantry!

Disclaimer: I am NOT a medical expert, please consult your own physician before trying the described method on how to soothe an earache naturally.  DO NOT use this method if you suspect the eardrum has been ruptured….this is meant to be used to soothe an earache not cure an ear infection…always consult your physician before trying any techniques described. (more…)

Surviving Allergy Issues with a Toddler #CollectiveBias

Surviving Allergy Issues with a Toddler #CollectiveBias

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Allergy issues survival kit

Surviving Allergy Issues with a Toddler

My Allergy Season Survival Kit & Free Printable

 Allergy issues survival kit

I’m so excited that Spring is coming!  I can’t wait for the warmer weather, fun in the sun, gardening, play time at the park, itchy eyes, runny nose…..WAIT….WHAT???  Okay, maybe not the last two!  Unfortunately with Spring Fever comes hay fever and allergy issues that aren’t nearly as fun as frolicking in the sun!

I have horrendous seasonal allergies, Hubs has horrible seasonal allergies, and you guessed it….Little Man has developed our monsterous seasonal allergy issues!  Every time something new starts blooming we all go into full meltdown….I LOVE Spring…I just HATE the allergy issues!

This year I am prepared though!  I have collected all of our MUST HAVE allergy medications and remedies in one spot and made an “Allergy Survival Kit”!  I’m even sharing the printable label with you so you can make your own Allergy Survival Kit before allergy season hits!  This kit is great– it’s packed full of everything that we need and is compact enough to carry along with us!

allergy issues survival kit

Since we just moved I wasn’t sure where I would find the allergy medications we needed but I was super stoked when I saw that the new Walgreens is set up just like the old one I always went to.  The adult medications were right across the aisle from the children’s– it helped make finding everything oh so simple…..not to mention being on sale!!

Well at Walgreens

We take a daily allergy tablet in addition to other much needed symptom relievers like: nasal strips to sleep, cough drops for a scratchy throat, eye drops for bloodshot eyes, Wal-dryl for stuffy nose and occasional hives, tissues for never ending sinus issues, and local honey because it’s yummy and really does help.

I prefer to buy the #WellAtWalgreens brand medications because 1. they’re cheaper than the other brands, 2. they work fabulously, and 3. Walgreens’ Way to Well Commitment!  Have you heard of the Way to Well Commitment? Not only am I saving money on my MUST haves BUT starting back on February 1, 2011 through the end of the year Walgreen’s  donates 1¢ from  the purchase of every Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness product to support bringing preventative wellness services to local communities through the Walgreens Way to Well Commitment®- up to $3 million annually.  Something to feel good about while going through so many tissues!

allergy issues survival kit

Speaking of tissues…those are a definitely MUST have for the allergy survival kit!  I found these cute little packs with Toy Story characters– Little Man loves them!  I found everything I needed for the kit at Walgreens and the actual box itself came from the dollar store.  It was simple to put together…I bought all my items (itemized list below), printed out the free Allergy Survival Kit printable (you can print it out at Walgreens too)…it’s a 4×6 photo, and bought my box.  I brought everything home and just used packing tape to affix the printable onto the kit case and then loaded it up!

I love that EVERY THING we need for our allergies is now found in ONE spot so I no longer have to hear “hey, where’s the allergy meds?” “Hey, where’s the tissues?” “Hey, where’s the Wal-dryl?” and on and on.  Surely they’ll be able to find this bright and colorful kit easily! Wink

Print out your own Allergy Survival Kit label here.

My list of MUST HAVE supplies:


Cough Drops

Well at Walgreens Children’s saline nasal spray

Well at Walgreens Eye Drops

Well at Walgreens Wal-Dryl

Well at Walgreens Wal-Zyr (take daily)

Well at Walgreens Children’s Wal-Dryl Tablets (dissolve easily!)

Nasal Strips

What are your must haves for this allergy season?