I know a lot of you out there have already shipped your kids off to school, but here in VA, we have a few more weeks to go until school begins. I’m equal parts excited and scared. Excited because I will FINALLY get my house back- peace and quiet! Time to work and write and actually get things done. Scared because I know the kids going to school means they’re going to be bringing junk home. And I don’t just mean artwork and homework and projects- but GERMS! The school year is basically 9 months of biological warfare.
Kids are GROSS, and they’re forever passing things around and those things find their way into my house. My family is pretty healthy, but I swear we spend more time sick with sniffles and bugs and viruses than we do healthy from September to June. No one is safe! This year, though, I’d like to at least try to lessen the amount of time we spend hacking our heads off.
How? I haven’t completely nailed down all the things we’ll be doing differently- but for starters, there will be hand-washing. Oh, yes, yes there will. It’s seriously one of the most simple ways to keep sickness away and we don’t do it nearly enough. I remember HAVING to wash my hands before sitting down to eat meals growing up, and while I always swore I wouldn’t become my parents, it’s happening. They were onto something there! Though, I won’t go whole-hog and serve lima beans. I’m not that far gone!
We’re FOR SURE going to work on COVERING MOUTHS when we cough & sneeze. For some odd reason, even after years of being reminded to do so, they still fail to do so on a regular basis. Ew. Keep that mess to yourself!
I know these are two simple things and you’re like “okay, so you’re gonna wash your hands and cover your mouths… big whoop. Why are you writing a blog about it?” and it’s because I have something ELSE to share with you that isn’t so “duh”- something I think could actually help boost the immune system, AND- BONUS- it’s delicious!
“I don’t know how they make these things taste so good when they’re so healthy!”
The magic of Ricola, kid.
Now, these aren’t just your standard (fabulous) Ricola drops- whoa-ho-ho-no! These are NEW!
New new new! Ricola Herbal Immunity lozenges! In honey herb and citrus herb flavors will be available in early September at your local Walgreens, CVS & Ride-aid.
Ricola Herbal Immunity harnesses the power of herbs, ginseng and vitamins B6, B12 and C to boost immunity strength and fight fatigue- and we absolutely LOVE them! (Citrus Herb is our favorite). These deliciously amazing little guys are going to give us the barrier I’ve always dreamed of- developed by master herbalists in one of the healthiest & happiest countries in the world: Switzerland!
As you can see, we’re seriously excited
You gotta try them for yourself!
I’m sharing #Ricola in my life as part of a Ricola sponsored series for Socialstars™
Frying pans. Who knew, right? pic.twitter.com/usSQcFGpmI
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When I file for divorce and people ask why I'm gonna say "I told him I felt bloated & wanted donuts and he replied 'that's not gonna help'"
Me usually: Lunch time, kids! So much to choose from! Me before a trip: You're gettin' a bread sandwich because I'm not going shopping again
How to Convince Your Fam to Watch ANYTHING you want on Netflix! goo.gl/fb/H6iZrR
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