Flunada’s Helping Me Nurse This Family Back to Health #DRHealth #shop, #cbias

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Rohan was fighting a cold for over a week. His little nose was runny and red, and he was coughing and sneezing. It was pitiful.
I had a bad cold that I feared was the flu that finally went away just has Rohan’s cold was hitting it’s peak. Not cool timing. (PS Pregnancy colds are seventy thousand times worse than non-preggo colds. That’s a proven fact. Scientifical and whatnot. ;))

John got over a cold and then after just a few days of good health, started to come down with a little something again.

Sneezing, sniffling, runny noses, coughing, copious amounts of tissue usage. Ugh!
For Roey I gave him extra loving, orange juice (mixed w/ water), nose wiping, hand washing, steam treatments, extra snuggles and extra patience.

For John (who’s almost as much of a baby as Rohan when he’s under the weather) I gave Flunada.


I picked up a box at Duane Reade a little over a week ago and had John try it out.

The box said it was homeopathic, and treated all the symptoms John had so it sounded like a good pick even though we had never tried it before.

I figured it would be perfect for John, especially now that he’s just getting back to work. He’s more susceptible to catching another yucky winter cold now, and definitely can’t afford to have the flu sidelining him either.

I wish Roey and I could use it too and shorten our cold symptoms. John said he was really happy with it. With colds it’s so hard to say that something nipped it in the bud, but he feels it may have. His symptoms didn’t last nearly as long as they usually do. That annoying lingering set of sniffles, or the lingering itchy throat didn’t happen at all this go ’round either!


 Good stuff about Flunada:

  • It’s non-drowsy, and has loads of natural goodies in it like Eucalyptus and Elderberry
  • In lab tests it has 99% efficacy against cold and flu strains
  • It’s not a pill to choke down! (that’s my own personal bias)

Thinking of trying Flunada? Click HERE to get a coupon for $3.00 off!

Are you dealing with a winter cold these days? How is your family faring?

Potty Training, Pull-Ups® and a Coupon! #ad #pottytrainingpants

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pull-Ups® Training Pants.


Well it’s official. We’re starting the potty training process! I’ve got a few potty related books, I’ve got the potty (that Rohan calls “pot pot” hehe), I’ve got the patience (kinda), I’ve got some Pull-Ups® Training Pants for later, and most importantly, I’ve got a cute lil 18 month old man who comes to me after he poops giving me the sign for “change me.”

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In the Holiday Spirit with @Glade and @Ziploc #spon

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Niche Parent Network. I am a Kmart SC Johnson blogger, though all opinions are my own.

Glade Candle (10.13, 11.3, 11.18, 12.8)

You already know I’m excited about the holiday season. I’m really looking forward to so much:

  • The piney scent in the house after we get our wreath
  • Decorating the house even more
  • Seeing my little brother who’ll be back home from his first semester at college
  • Christmas Cookies!! (they taste better than year round cookies lol)
  • Having everyone open the gifts I got them
  • Watching Roey open presents, ripping the paper off n stuff
  • Taking Roey for Pics w/ Santa (yes, even tho he won’t believe in him)
  • Eating a yummy Christmas dinner…and leftovers for days!

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Decorating with Duane Reade Holiday Items #DRHoliday #shop #cbias

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.   


I love the holidays. Christmas is just one of the best days of the year. The whole season is awesome. I love the music, shopping for the tree, decorating, giving presents I know my family will enjoy….all of it. I’m really excited once halloween ends, every year. And girls, I’m so excited that my little decorating has begun!

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Daylight Savings, Sleep + Pampers Giveaway

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Why is Rohan waking up at the crack of dawn again? Oh blast you, Daylight Savings!!! ::shakes fist:: We’ve already spoken about the importance of sleep. Why must he wake me!? *cries*

I’ve gotta say, I love watching him sleep, and although it kills me seeing what time he wakes up, I love hearing the calls of “mama! mama!” for me to come get him. We put him down around 7pm and he wakes around 6-6:30. But with this time change it’s more like 5. Still he usually sleeps right through. Being comfortable during the night in a dry diaper helps him stay asleep and wake up nice and rested.

Pampers Baby Dry is key for getting him through the night without accidents causing him to wake up and ruin my life with shrieks of discomfort at 2:30am. He sleeps through and wakes with a full diaper that isn’t leaking or so puffy that I feel it will explode on contact. They have a super absorbent core with 3 layers of absorbent material versus two layers in other diapers.

In reading about good sleep for children under 4 years old I found some tips from Kim West (The Sleep Lady) very useful:

  • Make naptime a priority (we SO do this)
  • Watch for your child’s sleep cues (One of Ro’s cues is scratching his head)
  • Slowly adjust sleep times before daylight savings day (We SO did NOT do this!)
  • Stick to your flexible schedule (We do!)

#PampersSleepChat Twitter Party:

The Twitter Party will take place on November 7th at 9pm EST.  It’s all about how the end of Daylight Savings Time can affect sleep patterns. Plus you can get tips on easing the transition from The Sleep Lady, Kim West.

RSVP: http://twtvite.com/pamperssleepchat

Prizes include: $50 AMEX Gift Card, $25 Children’s Place Gift Card, Pampers product and book by Kim West, $100 AMEX Gift Card

Grand Prize: $500 AMEX Card to purchase sleep items such as a new crib, video monitor, etc.

To participate, follow your hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, sleep expert @TheSleepLady and our sponsor @Pampers.


Enter below to win a box of Pampers Baby Dry and an adorable pair of pajamas from The Children’s Place!

Similar to the one sharkster is wearing here:

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“This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.”