Dramamine for Kids Really Works!

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We are back from Hawaii! We had an amazing trip, and we can’t wait to go back. We ate delicious food (mom and dad even enjoyed some local adult beverages like a Lava Flow and Kona Brewing Company beers), we swam in beautiful warm waters, and drove through the gorgeous windy roads from Kona through Waimea and to the other side of the island to hike to incredible waterfalls.

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Akaka Falls, The Big Island of Hawaii

It was our first “big” family trip, and it’s one we will never forget. The kids had a blast, Jason and I had a blast, and we are all wondering when we can go back.

Remember I mentioned I was worried that the kids or I might get some motion sickness? Mia and I both seem to be affected by it, and so I dreaded the possibility. We had plans for a trip to the other side of the island (and those roads are windy.) That’s when Mia normally gets sick, in the car. So I was worried that the other two might as well.

We also had a trip to take a boat out a few miles off shore to snorkel with dolphins. We went out early morning – when the dolphins come in from feeding all night – and hoped to catch them in their resting spot for the day. I was concerned about Mia being on a boat since she gets sick in the car. She was also concerned that she might get sick and told me that her tummy hurt from the car ride. So before we headed out on the boat, I gave all of the kids Dramamine® for Kids in the hopes of staving off any potential sick issues and having to help her puke over the side of the boat!

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There are other over the counter medicines out there, but we choose Dramamine® because it’s the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for treating and preventing motion sickness. I like the ability to be proactive and give it to the kids before, but if they start experiencing motion sickness when we aren’t expecting it, I can still give it to them if they get it and it helps mellow out the symptoms.

Dramamine® for Kids is the only medicated motion sickness relief product just for children ages 2-12. Since I have three in that age range, it’s perfect for our family. Just like the adult Dramamine®, it can treat symptoms of motion sickness on the spot, or you can use it before an outing to prevent nausea, dizziness, vomiting and queasiness. One of my favorite things about Dramamine® for Kids is the convenient travel case that it comes in that I can just toss in my purse or bag. Each tablet is a precise dose (no measuring needed) and the kids said that the grape flavor was really good…no complaints about taking yucky medicine!

And we got to see, hear, and swim with the dolphins! Bear with the terrible underwater pictures; they were taken with a $13 underwater camera and dolphins move FAST!

Mia didn’t want her picture taken underwater, but you can see her watching the spinner dolphins as they spin out of the water. They put on quite a show! The first (blurry) dolphin picture shows a dolphin who thought it was fun to zip past me – look how close we were! The bottom picture was of a mom and her baby. The baby was doing all kinds of spins in and out of the water. As a scuba diver who has often heard dolphins while diving but never got to see them, this was a really special experience for me. And it was made more special because the kids got to be a part of it as well.

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Now that we are home and out of vacation mode, I still keep Dramamine® for Kids in my purse for those “just in case” moments we decide to take another adventure! The L.A. Fair is here…I’m sure we’d all need some Dramamine® for all of the roller coasters and fast rides!

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We were so happy with how well that Dramamine® for Kids worked, that Mia and I have given it the Mommy of a Monster stamp of approval!

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Save Yourself From Motion Sickness With Dramamine!

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We are getting ready to go to Hawaii soon, our first big family vacation! There be lots of snorkeling and driving around exploring the island, and maybe even a few boat rides.

But I always worry about is motion sickness. I have had a couple of major motion sickness experiences that still make my stomach turn when I think about them.

Like the one time I was a kid and was reading in the car up the windy roads of a mountain. Although I didn’t vomit, I have never been so nauseated in my life…not even when I had morning sickness! I never read in the car anymore, and I try to keep my eyes closed when we are on windy roads or lots of hills. Because the thought of experiencing that feeling again terrifies me.

Then there was the time as an adult that my uncle took us for a ride on his sailboat. Before we left, he asked if anybody wanted some Dramamine® so as to avoid getting sick on the boat. I passed, because I hadn’t experienced motion sickness for years (though I had never been on a sailboat before, either.) Well, of course I got motion sickness and this time I did vomit. A lot. I ended up lying down below deck for the entire sail. It was absolutely miserable.

Do you or a family member experience motion sickness? If so, try Dramamine! Dramamine not only prevents motion sickness, but it also treats symptoms, too.

So anytime we travel, I always dread the possibility of motion sickness. Which is why I started taking Dramamine® for motion sickness as a preventative measure. Dramamine® is the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for treating and preventing motion sickness. Until I decided to learn more about the brand, I never knew you could take it to treat motion sickness!

And while most of us know about regular Dramamine® , you can also find Dramamine ® Non-Drowsy Naturals. To make sure that motion sickness won’t ruin our trip, I’ll be taking them with me. Better safe than sorry.

Do you or a family member experience motion sickness? If so, try Dramamine! Dramamine not only prevents motion sickness, but it also treats symptoms, too.

What I like about the Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals is that it can prevent and treat nausea and vomiting without the drowsy side effects through a clinically tested dosage of ginger. Other sources of ginger that you can find in candies, gums, or ginger ale may not contain a full clinical dose and may not work as well to alleviate symptoms. And because it’s made from natural ginger, it’s safe to use anytime you need it (but don’t take more than 4 capsules in a 24 hour period!)

Do you or a family member experience motion sickness? If so, try Dramamine! Dramamine not only prevents motion sickness, but it also treats symptoms, too.

I’ll keep you posted on whether or not it works for me and if it’s really non-drowsy. I’m hoping I don’t have to use it, but I know I will be taking it before I step foot on any boats or in a car on any windy roads!

Do your experience motion sickness? Next time you travel, you can try Dramamine® too! Sign up for the latest news and promotions, and receive a $1.00 coupon towards Dramamine® products.

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Sunscreen Tips To Avoid Sunburns & More Summer Skin Care Tips

A couple of years back, I wrote a post about the best sunscreen tips and how to get it on the kids without too many complaints. I thought since 4th of July is right around the corner, it was a good time to revisit them. So I’m going to share some sunscreen tips to avoid sunburns and other tips for keeping your skin healthy this summer.

Lots of sunscreen tips to avoid sunburns, how to get sunscreen on kids without (too many) complaints, and how to keep your skin healthy all summer long!

While my first post was aimed towards sunscreen tips for kids, they really apply to adults, too! These sunscreen tips to avoid sunburns work, whether you’re a kid or an adult.

Sunscreen Tips To Avoid Sunburns

Lots of sunscreen tips to avoid sunburns, how to get sunscreen on kids without (too many) complaints, and how to keep your skin healthy all summer long!

NO Sunscreen Is 100% Waterproof or Sweatproof

This is a great tip because lots of people make the mistake of only applying sunscreen before the kids get in the water or are running around. Once is not enough. “Water-resistant” and “sweatproof” sunscreen will last longer than regular sunscreen, which tends to come off faster when it gets wet.

Did you know that water-resistant sunscreens have a time limit? Sunscreens that claim to be “water-resistant” must state on the label whether they remain effective for 40 or 80 minutes. After that, it’s like you don’t have anymore on. That means you need to reapply, reapply, reapply! Anytime the kids take a break I try to reapply more sunblock.

Tip: I know that the spray sunblock has gotten a bad rap, but…

I slather on the sunscreen lotion before the kids hit the sun, pool, or beach. Then as the day goes on, I spray them. It’s much quicker and receives less complaints than rubbing in lotion. It works for us!

Another tip for applying sunscreen: Get a sunscreen stick for the kids’ face. It’s less likely to get in their eyes.

Make Sure You’re Applying Enough Sunscreen

The Skin Cancer Foundation (skincancer.org) recommends that adults use at least an ounce (that’s a shot glass) of sunscreen, but don’t set an amount for growing children. The important thing is to cover all exposed areas.

You’ll want to pay special attention to those easy-to-miss spots like earlobes and any body part that will stay submerged, like feet (Fun Fact: UVA rays can penetrate water.) I found this fun way to help you remember these areas: Teach your child to spell BEENS to help you remember to cover forgotten spots: Back of knees, Ears, Eye area, Neck, and Scalp.

Lots of sunscreen tips to avoid sunburns, how to get sunscreen on kids without (too many) complaints, and how to keep your skin healthy all summer long!

Sunscreen Alone Doesn’t Guarantee Safety From the Sun

Whether the kids are out playing or running through the sprinklers (remember they should get 60 minutes a day!,) or hitting the pool or beach, sunscreen is definitely a great way to block them from the sun, but that’s not all you need. Hats, sunglasses, bathing suits with built-in SPF coverage, and swim shirts are also a must. Take an umbrella to the beach or pool Avoid midday sun. All these things will help prevent skin damage and sunburns.

Keep Everybody Hydrated

Make everybody take a hydration break. Water, water, water! Watermelon, grapes, berries, carrots and celery are all great ways to keep everybody hydrated. So pack a fruit salad or some veggies with ranch dressing. Ice in the ice chest to keep everything cold is also a great way to get the kids some hydration…kids love chewing on ice.

Since my kids complain about drinking water, I found some fun ways to wake up water!

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So we know how to keep everybody sunburn free, but what about your skin after being in large amounts of sun, water, and chlorine? It’s needs some love too! After showers, using Hawaiian Tropic Lime Coolada Lotion with Shea Butter & Aloe Vera is my favorite lotion to slather on the kids and I! It smells so good and it’s like a party for your skin. It leaves it feeling cool, soft, and tingly.

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Not into fancy lotion? No worries. Just don’t forget to moisturize!

And for all you busy moms out there, I’ve got some tips on how to keep your skin healthy all summer long.

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What sunscreen tips to avoid sunburns or other summer skincare tips do you have to share?

Lots of sunscreen tips to avoid sunburns, how to get sunscreen on kids without (too many) complaints, and how to keep your skin healthy all summer long!

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Mom Stress Sucks, But NIOXIN Can Keep You Looking Great!

This post was sponsored on behalf of NIOXIN. All opinions stated are my own.

I’m gonna be honest: Between the kids being home all day, every day and hearing “I’m bored” at least 500 times a day, I’ve already had it with summer break. Mentioning this to a group of friends lead to a conversation about different things all moms experience at some point during the motherhood journey. Things like hearing “I’m hungry” every day of summer break or daydreaming about having more “me time.” Mom stress, y’all

When you bring home your first bundle of joy, your idea of motherhood is picture perfect, though that idea is quickly crushed as you realize that motherhood is nothing like what you thought it would be. It’s wonderful, absolutely. But it’s also messy and a ton of work and frustrating and often takes every bit of of patience that you have.

So I thought it’d be fun to share some things that lots of moms I know stress out about on a daily basis.

Being Tired. Beyond Belief. New moms quickly learn that what they thought “tired” was before kids is nowhere near what tired really is. Oh, and say goodbye to sleeping peacefully throughout the night, like ever again.

Going To The Bathroom Alone Actually Is Me Time. Kids will follow you everywhere, even into the bathroom. So if you want to poop alone, you gotta shut (and lock) the bathroom door. I’ve got an 8 year old and two 6 year olds and this still holds true. Shutting and locking the door when I use the bathroom or take a shower is sometimes the only time during the day that I get a few minutes alone.

You Will Ignore Your Kids. When you hear “Mom” a million times a day, you start to tune it out. The funny thing about this is that if your kids say it, you’ll ignore them. If someone else’s kids say it, you’ll respond.

You Have To Let Go, And It’s Scary. Kids want independence. They want to do things on their own, without your help. They want to pick out their own outfits and do their own hair (and sometimes in doing so they’ll end up looking ridiculous, but you’ve got to let them do it anyways.) They want to get on the computer without you standing over them watching what they’re doing. They want to walk down the street to a friend’s house, alone. It’s hard to give them independence, but it’s something we have to do.

Some Days, They’ll Make You Want To Pull Your Hair Out. We all have those days! And guess what? After having kids, some moms like me literally start losing their hair. It thins out and becomes hard to manage. After brushing your hair, you’ll be surprised you have any hair left in your head and wonder if you may be going bald.

Thinning hair affects men and women of all ages. Sometimes the cause is genetic, but it can also be triggered by certain life stages, like after having a baby (or in my case getting older.) But there is a solution…NIOXIN.

Why NIOXIN?

NIOXIN uses advanced technologies to deliver thicker, fuller, denser-looking hair. NIOXIN provides a real solution for making the most of the hair you have, and they help make it even better. There are 6 different systems to chose from, depending on your hair type and the condition it’s in. Each  3-part System Kit includes Shampoo, Conditioner & Treatment. Each kit includes an easy to use daily regimen consisting of just three steps. Use the kit for 30 days and you’ll get thicker, denser-looking hair, guaranteed.

I put NIOXIN to the test by taking the 30 Day Challenge. For the last month, I’ve been using the #5 System for normal to thin looking chemically treated hair. I also used the Night Density Rescue as well as the Bodifying Foam.

Momming is hard! These 5 things are some of the things that makes being a mom hard. Mom stress can make your hair thin out, but no fear! Nioxin can help.

To find which System Kit  would best fit my needs, I used the NIOXIN Consultation Tool. Then, I started using the products daily. I love the smell and tingle of the shampoo and conditioner. After my first use, my hair felt softer and I noticed less frizz.

And after just 30 days, WOW! What a difference! I have a head of full, frizz-free hair. Check out this before and after pic of how much hair used to come out of my head when I brushed my hair versus the amount I’m losing now.

Momming is hard! These 5 things are some of the things that makes being a mom hard. Mom stress can make your hair thin out, but no fear! Nioxin can help.

Barely any hair comes out now! And the best part about NIOXIN’s 30 day money back guarantee challenge was that I can now hop out of the shower, put in some bodifying foam, and let my hair air dry. I would never be able to leave the house without blow drying or straightening my hair before, but now I can!

Momming is hard! These 5 things are some of the things that makes being a mom hard. Mom stress can make your hair thin out, but no fear! Nioxin can help.

No frizz, no fuss, and it has body that it’s never had before! I’m hooked on NIOXIN!

I encourage you to give it a try for yourself – you’ve got nothing to lose because if it doesn’t make you happy, you can get your money back. So take the Challenge! Don’t forget to share your results with #NIOXINChallenge on NIOXIN’s Facebook and Twitter.

For more information on NIOXIN products and to locate a NIOXIN salon, please visit www.nioxin.com.

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Pedialyte Uses For When They Aren’t Sick

Disclosure:I have been compensated by Pedialyte for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.

Moms know Pedialyte is great when the kids are sick, but did you know that it can be used to keep your kids hydrated in the heat and after exercise? Get it in liquid, powder packs and freezer pops, making it easy to rehydrate at home or on the go.

Pedialyte. If you have kids, chances are you know what it is and why every mom has it in her Super Mom belt. Moms love it because its the #1 pediatrician-recommended oral electrolyte solution AND the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for hydration. Moms also love it because it works. Kids love it because it tastes good.

When the kids are sick, I always grab some Pedialyte because it has the balance of sugar and sodium to prevent dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea in children (and adults.) I know when we were kids that my mom always got us a citrusy soda to help our tummies, but things like sports drinks, juice, and soda are too high in sugar and too low in sodium, which is an important electrolyte lost due to diarrhea and vomiting.

Pedialyte Uses For When They Aren’t Sick

Moms know Pedialyte is great when the kids are sick, but did you know that it can be used to keep your kids hydrated in the heat and after exercise? Get it in liquid, powder packs and freezer pops, making it easy to rehydrate at home or on the go.

Did you know that there are lots of other times that Pedialyte can come in handy, too! You may have never thought about it, but Pedialyte fights dehydration not only when they’re sick, but also after exercise, too much heat or time outside, and when you’re traveling.

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Living in So Cal, we spend a lot of time outdoors. And in the summer, it gets HOT! We spend time at the pool, in Palm Springs, on the river in Parker, AZ, and the kids play outside in their bathing suits all summer long. One way to keep them hydrated throughout the day is with Pedialyte.

Moms know Pedialyte is great when the kids are sick, but did you know that it can be used to keep your kids hydrated in the heat and after exercise? Get it in liquid, powder packs and freezer pops, making it easy to rehydrate at home or on the go.

Pedialyte isn’t just sold in 1 liter bottles – it’s also available in liquid, powder packs and freezer pops, making it easy to rehydrate at home or on the go.

Moms know Pedialyte is great when the kids are sick, but did you know that it can be used to keep your kids hydrated in the heat and after exercise? Get it in liquid, powder packs and freezer pops, making it easy to rehydrate at home or on the go.

When we are at home and they’re out playing, they like the Freezer Pops. When we go to the river where we spend all day on the boat, I always bring the powder packs which can easily be added to cold water.

Moms know Pedialyte is great when the kids are sick, but did you know that it can be used to keep your kids hydrated in the heat and after exercise? Get it in liquid, powder packs and freezer pops, making it easy to rehydrate at home or on the go.

If you’re a new mom or not sure where to find Pedialyte, you’ll always find it in the baby section at Walmart. You can’t miss it; just look for the rainbow of colors!

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Moms know Pedialyte is great when the kids are sick, but did you know that it can be used to keep your kids hydrated in the heat and after exercise? Get it in liquid, powder packs and freezer pops, making it easy to rehydrate at home or on the go.

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