Friday, October 30, 2009

Cold & Flu Season

Wow! It seems like Cold and Flu season really hit hard and early this year. With all the hype about H1N1, there's never been a better time to focus on all the little things you can do to keep yourself and your kiddos healthy (FYI - These are only my opinions based on past experience. I am not a health care provider, nor do I play one on the internet). Here's the list of things I tell my kiddos. First things first . . . WASH YOUR HANDS! Wash them frequently and wash them well. Use plenty of soap and warm water. When you are out and about I like to carry a hand sanitizer with me. From Purell to Bath & Body Works just about everyone makes their own version and they all seem to work fine for me. DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE. When you touch your face with germy hands you are giving the germs direct access to the rest of your body. Even if you think your hands are clean it is always better to be safe and keeps your hands away from your face. EAT RIGHT & DRINK WATER. Keep yourself hydrated and healthy by eating right and drinking plenty of water. If your body is already in prime operating condition it seems less likely to me that you will get sick. GET PLENTY OF REST. This goes right along with eating right and drinking water. Give your body plenty of rest so it has time to recover from any possible germy invaders. Now, here's to hoping that this works for me and my family this year. Cross your fingers for us . . . Like I said, I'm no doctor and I'll even resort to superstitions to keep my family healthy. :o)

FYI - While trying things to stay healthy I'm going to give Boiron a shot too. One2One is providing me with samples for linking to this coupon (upper right hand side of the page). I've not heard of it before this opportunity, so I'm not endorsing it, but hopefully it will work for us.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Harry Connick Jr.'s "Your Songs" have become mine!

My love of Harry Connick Jr. began in high school with his album "Red Light, Blue Light", so when One2One asked me if I wanted to review his "Your Songs" album I jumped at the chance. When I received it in the mail I looked at the songs on the CD and was a little disappointed. I don't generally like when people do cover songs, but thought I should at least listen to it before casting judgment. I am more than happy that I did. Since receiving the CD approximately two weeks ago it has not left my kitchen CD player. Whenever I'm cooking, doing dishes, helping my kiddos with homework, or working on the computer it is playing. The smooth sounds of Harry Connick Jr. make some of my favorite old songs even better. It is relaxing and somehow seems to relieve the stress I normally feel while doing my daily stay-at-home mom work. I often find myself humming and dancing a bit while I put the dishes away. Even better, my kids don't complain when I have it on. If a CD can make my entire family listen without complaining, then it must be great!