Feel Good Smiles Are Finally Arriving At Our House!

Over the past month, all of us (with the exception of Ethan) have been sick. Jason started it, followed by Mia, Lila, and ending with me.

Poor Mia always seems to get hit the hardest.

She’s the one that ends up miserable on the couch, wanting to do nothing but sleep and cry. She always gets it worse than the rest of us do.


It’s sad to know how crappy the kids feel and to also know there’s really not a whole lot you can do about it. Mia was complaining about how much her throat hurt, and then when I got sick and my throat hurt, I knew how horrible she must have felt. Throat lozenges didn’t help, warm milk didn’t help…really nothing helped.

And then a couple of days later, I got this great big smile from her and knew she was feeling MUCH better!


Mia’s feel better smile makes me melt every time I see it! It means that life is back to normal, that I won’t have to hear her wake up crying at night because she feels so bad. She can run and play again! She can chase frogs and roll around in the grass. She can be happy again.

So now, I’m SMILING IT FORWARD because all of us are healthy again! No coughs, runny noses, or sore throats. And after being sick and then feeling better, you realize how precious being healthy really is.


Do you have a feel better smile to share? Join TYLENOL®, a brand relied on by moms for over 50 years, by SMILING IT FORWARD. Together with Children’s Health Fund, we can all help ensure a doctor’s visit is always within reach for children in need. And all you have to do is upload a smile!

For every photo uploaded, TYLENOL® will donate $1 to Children’s Health Fund (up to $100,000)* to help children in need see a doctor and get the care they deserve. It’s so simple!

Head over to SMILING IT FORWARD website. Your kids’ smiles will help other children in need.

Disclosure: I have received information and products from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks.

* Between September 17, 2013 and January 31, 2014, McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®, is inviting anyone 18 and older to share a photo that makes them smile on SmilingItForward.com.  Each photo approved & shared will trigger a $1.00 donation from TYLENOL® to Children’s Health Fund, with a minimum donation of $75,000 and a maximum donation of $100,000. Review Terms and Conditions for complete program details. For information about Children’s Health Fund, visit www.childrenshealthfund.org.


  1. I am so glad she is feeling better. You must have been over the moon seeing her smiling again. JDaniel4's Mom recently posted..Counting Hands- Math ActivityMy Profile
  2. It is so hard when our little ones are sick. Seeing their normal energy return is the best feeling. :) Kim@Co-Pilot Mom recently posted..In PiecesMy Profile
  3. I hate it when the kids are sick. Worse when I am, too. Much love to your little one, who sickness hits the hardest. I've got one like that, too. Andrea recently posted..DIY: The Very Best Banana Bread RecipeMy Profile