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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Keeping Kids Healthy (and You Too!)

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Kleenex but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #KleenexTarget  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

As the weather cools down everywhere, we know we're heading into cold and flu season.  You're not doomed to be sick every other week though! Here are my top 3 tips for keeping cold and flu germs at bay.


Easy Tips for Staying Healthy | Crafting in the Rain




1--Everyone must wash hands as soon as they come in the door (from school, shopping, playing outside, etc)
2--Get plenty of sleep. Our kids are 5, 7 and 9.  The 5 year old goes to bed at 7 and the older two go to bed at 8.  This means they're totally in their recommended ranges of 11-13 hours and 10-11 hours of sleep each night.  Tired bodies are much more susceptible to getting sick.
3--Wipe door knobs and light switches with disinfecting wipes once a week.

But, because we're dealing in reality, we still do get sick around here occasionally (just last week even!)  When that happens I make sure we keep up on the sleep, have plenty of Kleenex around, and serve up lots of hot chocolate to soothe sore and scratchy throats.

Make it a little special too when someone's feeling icky.  This is a caramel hot chocolate that's super easy to put together.


Easy Caramel Hot Chocolate | Crafting in the Rain


Mix a hot chocolate packet with warm water or milk and add a couple teaspoons of caramel syrup. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with a little more caramel.


Caramel Drizzle Hot Chocolate | Crafting in the Rain

To help you be prepared, Kleenex is providing this coupon to take with you to Target to get $1 off a 4-pack or larger.  Click here to print coupon.


So I hope you stay healthy this winter!  What are your best tips for staying healthy, and then feeling better when you're not?


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