7 Ways to Welcome a New Year as a Family

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I’m proud to be partnering with ScriptSave® WellRx in the New Year, as my family has used them for the past six months. We’re excited to welcome a new year and find all of the ways you can stay active, healthy, and close for your 2018!

Are you looking to make great New Year's resolutions and stay active and healthy and happy with your family? Here are 7 ways to welcome in a new year as a family! AD @ScriptSave

It seems like only yesterday that I started using ScriptSave® WellRx back in the summer before school started.

I got such a great perspective of how to get organized and inspired for a new school year. It was Des’ first year in elementary school, and Scarlet was starting third grade. I was almost unbearably nervous at the thought of two in school. Two sets of paperwork, two little immune systems to help protect, two new wardrobes, two backpacks, two lunch boxes, two water bottles, etc. You get the idea! I needed to get organized in order to feel less nervous about the transition.

I’m happy to say that it worked.

Now we’re four months into the school year, which I honestly can’t believe, and I’m happy at the way my family has rolled with the punches. Now we’re at the eve of brand new changes! Next month, our long-term home renovations will finally be over. Cassidy and I will have a finished bedroom and bathroom, and we’ll be splitting up the kids and giving them their own rooms. These seem like such big changes! At work, Cassidy is as busy as ever and has big resolutions for his own health and for his company. Me? I’m still managing the family and my three jobs and focused more than ever on taking care of myself, and thus, taking care of my family even better than before. It’s time to welcome this new year of 2018 as a family.

Here are 7 Ways to Welcome a New Year as a Family:

1 – Get your medical info organized, schedule your annual medical appointments, and learn all about our favorite time and money saving app for your prescription medications. And that’s with ScriptSave WellRx. When I used their website to search for discounts where we live, in Northampton, MA, I couldn’t believe the opportunities I found to save time and money. I had been skeptical when I first downloaded the app onto my phone, but I soon realized how wrong I had been.

This (below image) is a functioning savings card from ScriptSave WellRx! You can save the image on your computer or even take a screenshot on your phone to show at the pharmacy when you go fill a prescription! It’s so easy. Don’t wait!

Want to hear more? The ScriptSave WellRx card/app is free to download – so nothing ventured and nothing gained. It requires no credit card details to be entered, and there is no membership fee. Also, there is no way to pay more than you would have done without the program. In the worst case, you get no discount, although you’ll be getting no discount with the peace of mind that you KNOW you’re getting the lowest price available in your area. It can be draining and time-consuming to price shop, especially for something as important as medications. We also made our annual wellness appointments in advance. I had already downloaded the ScriptSave WellRx app, so we were already saving time and money on prescription medications. I feel more prepared.

Are you looking to make great New Year's resolutions and stay active and healthy and happy with your family? Here are 7 ways to welcome in a new year as a family! AD @ScriptSave

Recently the ScriptSave WellRx website and mobile app were updated to include brand-new functionality that I find useful for my family. They have “Medicine Chest Pricing” that allows a patient to enter the details of multiple prescriptions at the same time, and then click the “Price-check” button to see either the one single pharmacy that offers the lowest “one-stop price” OR the specific combination of pharmacies that will provide the lowest individual price for each single prescription. Amazing! You can also save all of your prescription to a secure “virtual medicine chest” for easy repricing every month. Using this will unlock access to pill reminders and refill reminders right within the mobile app. I’m astounded at both the money and time I’ve saved since the summer with ScriptSave WellRx. And that’s much more time and money to use for doing what matters.

Think about how fast, easy and free it is to unlock savings. Just the way you do that with flights or hotel rooms, you can “unlock” all prices at your local pharmacies on one screen. It’s important to know the cash price for your prescriptions, regardless of whether you have insurance or not. Sometimes, your insurance copay can be more expensive than buying medications without insurance. Knowledge is power in this case. Be informed and it won’t cost you a thing! Also, prescription prices can change daily and can vary in price at different pharmacies. You’ll have the best info.

I love how the arrival of a new year motivates us to make better choices and renew our commitment to self-care. The ScriptSave WellRx prescription savings program helps my family immeasurably. And here are our 6 other new year tips:

2 – Catch a sunrise together! You’ll have to bundle up for it, but we make a point to do this every January.

3 – Be a tourist in your own city, or one close to you. I love to read the articles of tourist attractions in Northampton (our city) and then go do those things with my family – either for the first time, or as if it’s our first time!

4 – Get outside as a family. Find a mild day or bundle up safely and go for a family walk, a family hike, family cross country skiing, or family snow tubing. It’s important to get that outdoors time together, even in the winter.

5 – Have an impromptu dinner party with neighbors. We had one just the other day with our neighbors three doors down. Our daughters were having an epic play date while we had tea and coffee together. That led to a delicious dinner.

6 – Make lists and check them off. It feels so good to be productive! Write down your appointments, schedules, renovations, shopping lists, etc. And don’t forget the wonders of using the ScriptSave WellRx app on your weekly to do list.

7 – Be intentional, of course, and go easy on yourself too! Self-care doesn’t mean to stop doing what you have to do – but it means doing it with more feeling and smarts. Enter the Invite Code: Camera when registering for your ScriptSave WellRx card or installing their mobile app. Link to do so HERE.

How do you welcome a new year?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ScriptSave® WellRx.

A Sore Throat Solution This Cold and Flu Season

This post is sponsored by Lolleez™ as a part of the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Winter is nearly here! Are you ready? You will be with organic, worry-free, throat-soothing lollipops for kids. Simple #ad #LolleezOrganicThroatSoothingPops

It happened today, in fact!

Scarlet, my normally always-healthy child, woke up with sniffles and a scratchy throat. She said, “Oh no, not this again!” Which is honestly what I think every fall. We can go up to seven months with nary a sniffle, and then the new school year hits. It does get better, at least for us, but Des just started kindergarten so he’s already been sick three times. Scarlet’s in third grade so it happens less often, but that just means it’s worse when it happens. And it takes away from her busy schedule! Not to mention, being sick can feel so awful to a kid (and adult) and you just want to make it better for them.

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That’s where Lolleez™ come in!

It’s no surprise that they were created by a mom for parents. The thing is, I was feeling a little scratchy myself the other day and I helped myself to a strawberry flavored one. It was SO good and soothing. So you’re probably wondering what Lolleez™ are. They are organic, worry-free, throat-soothing lollipops for kids – that offer a simple solution to a simple problem. They’re made from USDA Certified Organic ingredients, as well as ingredients you can pronounce and understand. They contain things like natural fruit pectin and organic honey. The yummy, flat lollipops are also Non-GMO, dairy free, nut free, and available in three flavors – Watermelon, Strawberry, and Orange Mango. They are kid and parent approved here.

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For a little background, Melissa Evans – a mom of four and a health coach – couldn’t find anything to “eez” her kids’ throats or her mind when they were sick. That’s how Lolleez™ were born! Last year, Melissa’s daughter came down with a sore throat and there was nothing Melissa could find that made her feel comfortable. She wanted something to put a smile back on her daughter’s face. Cough drops and lozenges posted a choking risk, and for the most part contained chemicals.

Enter in this worry-free, healthier, and more fun alternative.

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Melissa Evans, Lolleez™ Founder, said : “Few ailments cause overall unhappiness to both kids and parents like a sore throat. Whether it’s allergies, a cough or a cold, a sore throat is painful. Every time you swallow, it’s there and it hurts.” “There is nothing worse than watching your child suffer, so I’m really excited to be able to offer an organic and worry-free throat remedy that can help soothe both physical (child) and emotional (parent) pain, with the launch of Lolleez™.

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As I mentioned, they come in three delicious and fun flavors. Lolleez™ are flat and on a stick, versus a round ball potential choking hazard. They surveyed hundreds of kids, and determined that traditional flavors like cherry and grape have a negative association tied to medicines. So Watermelon, Strawberry and Orange Mango it is! They come in packs of 15 pops.

Suggested retail price is $6.99.

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And now it’s giveaway time! So read this part carefully. The prize is Lolleez™ product and a $100 Amazon gift card. To enter, comment on this post with a tip to get through cold and flu season. Also comment the flavor that would be your kids’ favorite. Follow Lolleez™ on Instagram here. Good luck! I can’t wait to read your tips.

Lolleez™ are now available in the children’s medicine aisle at CVS, Stop & Shop, and on Amazon. In November, they’ll be available at Babies ‘R’ Us just in time for cold and flu season. Connect with them on Facebook and Instagram!

Good luck in the giveaway!