5 Tips For Walking in a Germ-Free Wonderland

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Everyone, what’s the number one thing that can really ruin your holidays?

If you said sickness, you are correct! I can’t think of anything worse. A few years ago, our beloved house guests were just about to call off their trip to see us after all four of them got a stomach virus. At the holidays, sickness is passed back and forth as if in a game, and large gatherings of loved ones can help spread that! It’s hard to control the world out there. We can’t tell people not to send their sick kids to school, and we can’t always protect ourselves from others. When Scarlet was a baby, our friends’ older kids had colds and thought it was no big deal, but Scarlet wound up getting RSV from them then!

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Since then, and really since she was born and then Des, I’ve been on high alert around the holidays. Before I had kids, I barely got sick at all. It would be normal for me to get one cold every two years, and to be able to fight it on the off years. These days it’s not the same so I feel that it’s time now, more than ever, to be aware of what I can do to help us all – especially around the holidays! We have two new babies within our family and we’ll be seeing them for Christmas. I believe you can never be too careful with kids, pets, and food! Here are our 5 ways for walking in a germ-free winter wonderland.

All through the holidays – and beyond them too.

1 – Prevention is key. Many doctors stress the importance of a flu shot. I always tell my kids to wash their hands, especially before eating, and to “catch” their coughs and sneezes in the crooks of their arms, and not their hands!

2 – Don’t share food with your kids during cold and flu season!

3 – Order your holiday gifts and groceries online. This will allow you to avoid too much contact with other sick people.

4 – Work out outdoors. This will get you some vitamin D and will protect you from germy gym equipment!

5 – Use PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant for disinfecting your precious spaces.

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Soon you will be able to get it in store at Shop Rite and Wakefern Food Corporation.

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What do you do to protect your family?

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.

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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!