Natural Cold Remedies: The Secret Way Europeans Have Been Treating Colds for 40 Years! AD

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Natural cold remedies are my love language. I recently learned a few things about common ways of getting rid of a cough or cold that bothered me. Now my family almost exclusively uses natural cold remedies instead of OTC products.

What have I learned that made me make the switch? Two things:

  1.  The active ingredient found in almost every over-the-counter decongestant is basically useless.
  2. Honey has been shown to be just as effective as common cough syrups in treating coughs (be sure to check out my recipe for honey and cinnamon for colds).

While I have little faith in traditional cough and cold medication, I still get sick.

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Free Culturelle Kids Chewables Daily Probiotic

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Be one of the first 2,000 to sign up and you’ll get a free package of new Culturelle® Kids Probiotics Daily Probiotic Formula!

I just signed up and it took less than two minutes to complete the form.

While you’re there you can also get this Culturelle Kids printable coupon to save $5 on your next package!

Why Should Kids Take Culturelle Kids Chewables?

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My experience with probiotics: Personally, I’m a big believer in probiotics for kids. When they were younger two of my nephews had digestive issues that totally turned around after their own doctors ordered them to start taking probiotics!

Culturelle Kids Probiotic Chewables are a safe way to populate your child’s intestinal tract with good bacteria to help keep her healthy and support her immune system.

It also helps alleviate occasional digestive upset, including general discomfort and occasional diarrhea.

When is the worst time for a kid to get sick? Ok, there’s never a good time for a sick child but one of the the worst is when you travel, right?

culturelle kids chewablesCulturelle Kids can help digestive upset and occasional diarrhea. Children 3 and older can take Culturelle Kids berry-flavored tablets before and while traveling to help build up their healthy supply of good bacteria. That will help reduce digestive discomfort!

Can kids eat yogurt instead of taking Culturelle Kids Probiotic Chewables? Each tablet of Culturelle Kids contains five billion live active cultures of the #1 clinically-studied probiotic in children.

A child would have to eat over four probiotic-enriched yogurts (not just your child’s favorite yogurt brands) to get the same number of live cultures that’s in Culturelle Kids Probiotic Chewables.

Culture Kids Probiotic Chewables are the #1 pediatrician recommended probiotic brand. Sign up today to try a package for free!

Be sure to check out these Culturelle Kids Probiotic Chewables reviews found on the Culturelle website:

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Do You Have an Everyday Emergency Kit in Your Purse?

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Last month, I was out of town and preparing to leave my hotel room for the entire next day. I had somewhere to be at 9am and I wouldn’t be returning until after 10 at night.

As I was getting my bag packed up and organized (I didn’t want to be dragging around unnecessary weight all day), I realized I could take it a step further:

If I tossed a toothbrush, bandaids, bobby pins and a some other items into a little pouch, I’d have a personal “emergency kit” that would help me feel prepared and ready even later in the day.

When I returned home after the trip, that little pouch remained in my purse. Having it there has given me a sense of security that I can handle a few more curveballs that might come my way.

As a woman, feminine care has a necessary place in that little emergency kit. But there’s something else that I recently added to make sure my clothing is protected: Poise MicroLiners.

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I’m a mom and I’m female. I have light bladder leakage and I’m not afraid to admit it. But I’d be terribly embarrassed to admit that my bladder leaked in the moments immediately following when it happens, so Poise MicroLiners keep that secret for me.

I’m here to tell you that, if you’re using feminine care products to protect against your own bladder, you should stop. That’s not what they’re made for, and you can do so much better!

Poise Microliners instantly absorb the occasional leak, they protect against odors and wetness and they’re so thin you’ll forget you’re wearing them!
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Best of all, they’re available at Walmart and there’s nothing embarrassing about buying them. You can grab a pack of Poise Microliners while you’re picking up produce and popsicles, meaning you don’t need to go out of your way like you might for a specialty product.

What’s in my Personal Emergency Kit?

Since I’ve been carrying my personal emergency kit around for a few weeks while running my everyday errands, I’ve been adding and removing things to make it perfect. Here’s what’s in it right now:

  • mints
  • nail clippers
  • tweezers
  • bandages
  • bobby pins
  • dental floss
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • tampon
  • Poise Microliners

All of these items now stay tucked away in their own little pouch in my big. They don’t get mixed up in the things I must have in my purse, like my wallet and phone, but they’re ready if I happen to need them.

Do you have a personal emergency kit in your purse? What’s in it?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written entirely by me on behalf of Poise and Acorn Influence. All opinions are my own. 

I Was Diagnosed by a Yale-Educated Doctor Online. Here’s What Happened

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I don’t know anyone who thinks it’s easy to go see the doctor.

First, there’s the most basic challenge: scheduling. Even before I was married with a husband and kids it was hard to find time for an office visit. Now that I have a family, I usually start with denial and avoid all thoughts of finding time for an appointment.

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How to Make Pedialyte: Natural and Homemade Recipes


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How to make Pedialyte. I had no idea so many of you were wondering how to make Pedialyte at home! Now I’ve met so many new readers just because my post for Homemade Pedialyte is so popular.

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 Since I wrote that post, I’ve received tons of emails from people sharing their own instructions for how to make Pedialyte plus more homemade Pedialyte recipes.

Most of what I received were pretty similar to those that I listed, but there were a few new Pedialyte recipes that I wanted to share. Scroll down to see them 🙂

Before getting to the recipes, I wanted to discuss one point that has come up a few times.

There were a few comments in the other post about real Pedialyte and vitamins. Those same comments stated that my homemade Pedialyte recipes don’t have vitamins. According to the corporate website, Pedialyte does not contain vitamins.

Keep in mind that the purpose of Pedialyte and other electrolyte-replacement beverages is to prevent dehydration, rehydrate, and/or replenish vital minerals and nutrients lost during diarrhea and vomiting. It is not to provide vitamins.

Of course, if you have any medical concerns about your little one or yourself, please don’t hesitate to seek the advice of a doctor!

How to Make Pedialyte Recipes

Back to learning how to make Pedialyte! When you make homemade Pedialyte you should store it in a pitcher in the refrigerator.

I prefer an airtight glass pitcher: this one for large batches, and this cute little glass pitcher for the Pedialyte recipes that only require 2 cups of water.

Another nice perk of making it in a pitcher: it’s easy to pour into ice pop molds if you want to make DIY Pedialyte freezer pops. Any of the Pedialyte recipes below can be used to make popsicles, too!

Need ice pop molds? I’m happy with my Tupperware popsicle molds, and I know a lot of people who love their colorful silicone ice pop molds.

Here are more homemade Pedialyte recipes:

How to Make Pedialyte

Pedialyte recipe #1:

  • 2 cups water
  • Juice from 1-2 fresh lemons or 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar (or honey if your child is at least 1 year old)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Pour the hot water, salt and sugar into a pitcher and stir until dissolved. Stir in the cold water and lemon juice. Serve in small amounts. Refrigerate up to 3 days.

Pedialyte recipe #2

  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup juice, any kind
  • 1 liter water (1 liter = just over 1 quart)

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Serve in small amounts. Refrigerate up to 3 days.

Pedialyte recipe #3:

  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon clear light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch of baking soda
  • pinch of salt.

Combine all ingredients and stir until it’s thoroughly mixed. Refrigerate up to 3 days.

See the original list of homemade Pedialyte recipes!

Did you already know how to make Pedialyte? Share your recipe in the comments!

Poise Impressa: What You Need to Know

This post brought to you by Poise. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Babysavers.

You know you’re a mom when you can’t laugh or sneeze without crossing your legs. 

A friend of mine recently shared this on Facebook and I totally agree with that statement. In fact, thirty-five million women experience stress urinary incontinence, or SUI. 

If you’d rather learn about SUI via video, you can check out this quick video I made about Stress Urinary Incontinence and Poise Impressa Bladder Supports: 

What is Stress Urinary Incontinence? It’s a common type of bladder leakage that can be triggered by coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting objects or exercise. 

I think the interesting thing about women and SUI is that we generally believe there’s nothing that can be done about it. Throw in the fact that it’s a private subject some people may not want to talk about with their doctors and it can feel like we’re stuck with this condition. 

But the truth is that we’re not! While you can talk to your doctor about medical procedures to help with SUI, there’s also a revolutionary new over-the-counter product designed to stop bladder leaks before they happen from the inside. 

Poise Impressa Bladder Supports can help prevent leaks for up to 8 hours every day. Considering 81% of women surveyed by Harris Poll on behalf of Poise “want the freedom to live their life without worry about their next leaks”, that’s a big win for our peace of mind! 

How do Poise Impressa Bladder Supports work?

Poise Impressa Bladder Supports are inserted like a tampon, but they don’t absorb leaks like a tampon would. Instead, it gently lifts and supports the urethra to help stop leaks before they happen. 

In order to try Poise Impressa Bladder Supports and have them work effectively you need to get them in the correct size. Because of this, you can get the Poise Impressa Sizing Kit to find the size that helps stop your leaks with the most comforable fit. 

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