*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Well.*
In January, I had the worst month to date. While I was visiting Disney, I developed severe chills and fevers up to 105 degrees F. This all started in the middle of the night and I had no where to turn except going to the dreaded ER, which would probably result in a 5+ hour wait to be seen. The very next day, I went to an urgent care but again proceeded to wait a long time, feeling basically like death. After this long wait, the diagnosis came: I had the Swine Flu! Oh yes, I was also in my second trimester of pregnancy. I remember vividly complaining to my mom that why is there not an easier place to turn to when one is sick and may need advice, medicine, help, or truly anything! Well, it turns out that now there is a place you can turn to get 24/7, 365 day a year medical advice right from the confines of your home or office, without ever having to get dressed to see a doctor. This online office is called American Well and you can talk to trained professionals any time you need medical advice, prescriptions, or to just talk to someone.
What is so convenient about American Well, is you never have to leave your home to subject yourself or your kids to germ filled doctor offices. Truthfully when I go to doctor offices for an appointment, my kids inevitably get sick. Now I can talk to a trained pediatrician or MD for myself right on my computer, iPad, and phone. They are able to write a prescription (if they deem necessary) and have it ready for you to pick up at your local pharmacy of your choice in minutes. It is pretty awesome to be able to search out the doctors in my area who are U.S. trained, Board certified, licensed and credentialed and typically have been practicing 10-15 years in private practice. They also have specialists, who are there to meet the requirements of patients.
I really wish I knew about this service when I had the flu. It would have made things a lot easier on me and I would have been able to get my medicine in about half the time. However, now that I know about American Well, I plan to use it every time I have a medical problem or need advice with anyone in my family. American Well is there to provide convenient care for acute conditions and/or chronic conditions, triage, refills on prescriptions, and general advice. They are also developing speciality care, wellness, and and chronic disease management offerings.
Just last week, Zane came down with a horrid ear infection. He was hysterical crying most of the night and was in severe pain. My husband was adamant we take him to the ER (he was inconsolable) but I suggested we try American Well. We were able to find a great physician in our area and talk to him online via our computer. Thanks to American Well, I felt a lot better about what to do and he went on the right medicines to make him feel better. It was a tremendous service and a caring doctor that turned our night completely around! I would completely recommend American Well over and over, and plan to use their services for the future!
The best part is you can access American Well through basically any technological device such as your smart phone, tablet or computer. If 2 Am hits and your computer is not readily available, do not fear as they have a free app, where you can talk to a doctor right through it. This has and will be a real lifesaver when the new baby comes too and I have lots of questions. While I tend not to be neurotic, I still have lots of medical questions and babies do get sick. This will be an easy way to talk to a trained doctor, without having to bring the baby in. You can get personal and dedicated face time with a doctor, where you are able to get all your questions answered.
The best part is all the information you input to your registration and all the advice they give, is kept strictly personal. They are HIPAA-compliant which means all of your health information will always be safe and available only to you and your doctor. Do not worry that any of your information will ever get leaked out! Also, do not worry that your regular physician will ever be left in the dark about your online visit. All of the information can readily be transferred to them, so they will have access to your online visits to American Well. As an added bonus, many insurers are beginning to cover these telehealth visits for the same or lesser co-pay than a traditional in-person visit.
Being online is the way of the world and what better way to receive medical advice and help then to bookmark American Well now, so it will be there when your next medical problem arises. American Well offers convenience, reliability, and security to all its patients with trained physicians ready to assist. Be sure to check out American Well today to see how great their services are!
*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Well.*
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Let me break it down for you how my days have been lately! Between working as a dentist and as a blogger, all being 29 weeks pregnant, I am seriously struggling by the end of the day. My husband works late most nights so I am also in charge of cooking dinner, bathtime, and then putting the kids to bed. It makes for pretty long days so I am always looking for some great dinner ideas that are quick, healthy, and most of all easy. That is why I am so thankful that Campbell’s came out with amazing dinner sauces, which are currently available in Skillet and Slow Cooker Sauces. Now I can provide my family with a delicious meal without sacrificing any family time. This makes for some easy nighttime routines and even allows some fun in the sun with my kids.
I have been using the Campbell’s Skillet Sauces for quick dinners for quite some time now. I simply have to add chicken, fish, or meat to the sauces, cook, and have a delicious meal in no time at all. Since I love cooking this way, I thought it would be some fun to spice things up a bit and try to recreate a Thai Sweet and Sour Chicken dish that we learned to make while visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand this past summer. We took a cooking class there and made an unbelievable Thai Sweet and Sour Chicken. I figured if I could do it there, why not try it in the confines of my home using the recipe I learned there, with the Campbell’s Skillet Sauces.
My first stop was to head to my local Stop and Shop to pick up the Campbell’s Skillet Sauces. The sauces were readily available in the vegetable aisle and of course, I was elated to see that the sauces were 2 for $4. I stocked up my cart because the prices were unbelievable! If you have never tried the Campbell’s Sauces, now is your chance to at your local Stop & Shop or Giant Supermarket because they are having an easy meal demo In-store on May 3. 2014. Just be sure to call ahead to make sure your local store is participating!
Once I picked up all my necessary ingredients, I headed home to start cooking my Thai Sweet and Sour Chicken. Since it is an easy dinner, I was able to play outside with my kiddos (love me some family time) and still have plenty of time to get my dinner on the table.
Thai Sweet and Sour Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts cut into 1/4 pieces
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- 3/4 cup of sliced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup of sliced tomatoes
- 3/4 cup of chopped pineapple
- 1/4 cup of chopped white onion
- 1/2 cup of sliced cucumber (or broccoli or cauliflower)
- 1/2 cup of sliced chicken (or tofu)
- Campbell’s Skillet Sauces in Sweet and Sour flavor
- 2 tbsp. of olive oil
- 1/2 cup of broccoli or cucumber
- 1.5 tsp. of brown sugar
- pinch of salt and pepper
1. Chop up chicken into 1/4 pieces. I generally buy 4 chicken breasts, so I will have a total of around 16 pieces.
2. Chop up onion, garlic clove, tomato, onion, cooked broccoli (or other vegetables you like to add).
3. Pour olive oil into pan and heat on medium.
4. When pan is hot, add chicken, garlic, onion, and salt/pepper. Stir the mixture.
5. When chicken is almost cooked thoroughly, add tomatoes, cucumbers, and brown sugar. Then pour in a package of Campbell’s Sweet and Sour Sauce to the mixture.
6. Turn down the heat and stir. Let sit for one minute and then add pineapple. Cook another minute and then turn off stove.
7. Let cool and serve with broccoli or rice. Enjoy!
This recipe using Campbell’s Skillet Sauces was so easy to do and was a great family meal that everyone enjoyed! Now instead of cooking all night long, I can actually enjoy the rest of my pregnancy playing with my kids more and getting the house ready for the baby. However, everyone will still have a delicious and nutritious home cooked meal on the table. What could be better?! Don’t forget to call your local Stop & Shop or Giant to make sure they are having the demo on May 3rd to try out the Campbell’s Skillet and Slow Cooker Sauces now!
So, what dishes would you make with the Campbell’s Skillet Sauces?
*This review and giveaway was made possible by DoubleDuty Divas and Mr. Clean. I was provided the featured product free along with a gift card to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.*
I have to admit that cleaning is my least favorite chore to do in my home. Being 29 weeks pregnant, the very last thing I want to do is clean! I need to find ways to automatically press a button and have everything cleaned but until that point comes, I rely on great products to help make cleaning easier on me. One of my favorite cleaning products to use is Mr. Clean! Mr. Clean now has the Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle, which performs as one of the highest action cleaning products on the market.
The new Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle is a multi-purpose, multi-surface cleaner that has 2.5 times more power in every drop, delivering superior cleaning performance in a compact bottle. The way it works is it is a concentrated gel formula that serves all of your cleaning needs, on and off the floor. It penetrates dirt easier, fights grease tougher, and lifts stains faster, with a specifically designed cap so less is wasted.
You can easily apply Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle directly to the tough stains on hard surfaces such as tables, countertops, sinks, and floors. You can also use Mr. Clean Liquid by diluting it in water for more general floor and surface cleaning, with no need for rinsing. The unique auto-stop delivers the right amount of product every single time. This is a huge advantage of Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle, because you know you are not wasting any extra. So many times I fill the cap, just to throw half of it away. With this feature, I don’t need to worry about this.
With 2.5x more power in every drop, Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle penetrates dirt and lifts it away easier than ever before, meaning you’ll need to spend less time cleaning your home this weekend and more time enjoying some free time within it! This is huge for me because it allows me to spend actual time with my family, rather than put in hours upon hours of cleaning time. Who wants to do that anyway?! With Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle, you no longer have to do that! I know I plan to spend my extra time away from cleaning to get the baby nursery ready, play with my two kids before the third comes along, and enjoy outdoor fun while the weather is nice. All those extra days of just playing with my kids, rather than cleaning- what could be better?
Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle comes in a variety of scents and also includes a kitchen formula and a special formula that’s specifically tough on bathrooms! The bathroom is always my least favorite area to clean and now it is made easier with Liquid Muscle. Who doesn’t want a house to smell nice after?! Smelling nice and easy to clean…need I say more!
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I know Spring is finally here but it is never too early to start thinking about next year and the cooler temperatures, that will inevitably be on us. While I absolutely love the weather we have, we are a ski family and tend to go skiing at least once a week in the winter. The problem is in New England, it is absolutely frigid. I need to really make sure my kids are really bundled up before they hit the slopes. Now thanks to Watson’s, they will have thermal clothing to keep them warm on even the coldest day.
Watson’s innovative collections were created with your comfort and well being in mind. No matter what you decide to do outside this winter, they have the specific garment that was designed to suit your needs. Watson’s makes high quality long johns for the whole family, with sizes as small as toddler size 2. I can buy Watson’s for my entire family to keep us warm in the winter. Kids sizes are XXS – L and adult sizes are S – XL.
Watson’s base layers are available in a variety of weights and fabrics to keep you dry and warm in different winter activities and temperatures. Choose from lightweight bamboo long underwear, mid-weight double layer products, heavy weight micro-fleece, and a mid-weight performance wear for more intense workouts made with quality wicking fabric and an antimicrobial treatment to keep the wearer dry and odor free.
Watson’s high quality garments are made with superior fabrics that are also affordably priced. The kid’s pieces are all under $20 and the adult pieces are under $30. You really can’t beat getting a whole set of garments at such incredible prices. Some of their awesome collection includes:
Waffle thermal underwear is comfortable and warm and it will not hinder your movements while you are skiing, snowboarding or just taking a walk in the crisp winter air.Performance
Our Performance collection is meant for people who like to move. This collection was designed to wick moisture away from your skin, keeping you warm and dry. Each garment was treated with an antimicrobial treatment that controls the growth of bacteria and ensures that the underwear remains fresh and odor free.
Bamboo is a naturally hypo-allergenic and moisture wicking fabric, perfect for the fabrication of thermal underwear. Soft and long lasting, garments made from bamboo will retain their form even after they have been washed several times.
Our Double Layer collection was designed for people who are not afraid of winter. These garments keep you exceptionally warm. As the name of the collection implies, they are created from two layers: a soft inner layer and a durable outer layer. Together, both layers trap air to form a thermal barrier that will keep you warm and dry all winter long.
It is never too early to think about making sure your family is warm in the harsh winter season. Be prepared with Watson’s and your family will stay nice and cozy this winter! To learn more about Watson’s, check them out on their website today.
*I received samples for review. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Millennial Central forSeventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating.*
I have teamed up with Seventh Generation in honor of Earth Day to get the word out about a petition I’ve signed. I’m not typically an active advocate, but do you know there are more than 80,000 chemicals available in this country for use in products that have never even been tested for toxicity? I know! That fact freaks me out too. Especially when scientific studies have linked exposure to toxic chemicals to things like cancer, learning disabilities, asthma, and reproductive problems. The petition urges congress to re-evaluate the Toxic Substances Control Act for the first time since 1976. There are so many chemicals that are already banned in Europe but still used here in the U.S.A., and then others that have just never been tested to begin with, to know if they could be harmful to users or not. That is unacceptable and needs to be changed.
Our skin is our largest organ and substances can be directly absorbed into the bloodstream though skin application (think nicotine patches), and yet many skin moisturizers and sunscreens contain known harmful additives, even the products for kids. In fact known toxins are often used in everyday household cleaning and beauty products. As a mother of two small children it is my job to protect them from harmful substances as best I can, that is why I signed the petition, and why I carefully read all product labels on products we use in our home. We often wonder why there seems to be an increase certain illnesses, and I can’t help but wonder if this has anything to do with it. I feel like manufacturers should be held more responsible, and that I should know for a fact that all products on the market are safe for my family. This is something that should and could be regulated that with proper legislation. This is very important for myself and my family now and in the future, to make sure we are all healthy!
Not only am I concerned about how products affect the health of my family, but the effects of products on the environment as well. We are exposed to the toxins in many everyday cleaning products if we use them in our homes, but cleaning products go down the drain and end up back into our water systems as well. I try to use as many all natural cleaning products as I can, like the ones offered by Seventh Generation, both to protect my families’ health and for the sake of the environment.
The future of our planet and the health of our children depend on the actions we take today. Once I became aware of what was actually in many the products I use, I realized it is not enough to just switch products and accept that companies are allowed to add potentially harmful chemicals to their own. I wanted to join the movement and become a Toxin Freedom Fighter with Seventh Generation. If you feel the same way this petition is an opportunity for you too to speak out, and take action. This Earth Day we can really make an impact by adding our names to the petition agains toxic chemicals.
Please click on the badge below and sign the petition to support chemical reform! Help Seventh Generation reach its goal of collecting 100,000 Signatures by April 24th by signing the petition for chemical reform and urging your friends and family to do the same!