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Do you avoid certain foods? Are you lactose intolerant? (Giveaway ends 8/23/14)

 

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If you read my blog on a regular basis you might recall the posts I did about the new Beano + Dairy Defense. In case you missed those posts here are the links.

Are you Lactose Intolerant?

Now you can enjoy the foods you miss with new Beano + Dairy Defense

In the second post I described my experience with the product.

I have used Beano + Dairly Defense several times since and so far, so good. I have not had any issues while using the product. In fact I ran out of it and plan on purchasing more. It’s great to keep on hand.

I like that the bottle is small and fits easily inside your purse or pocket. No one even needs to know that you need to take the product.

I LOVE cheese and ice cream and those are my two “problem” foods. I love them – they don’t love my stomach. Often they make me feel crampy and dare I say gassy. Thanks to Beano + Dairy Defense I can enjoy the foods that I love the most and not have to deal with the discomfort afterwards.

This will come in handy with the holidays fast approaching. You know there is A LOT of yummy foods available around the holidays.

Of course you can use Beano + Daily Defense during the summer months. It helps me to enjoy yummy barbecued cheeseburgers and ice cream from the local ice cream shop.

Look for Beano + Dairy Defense at grocery stores, drug stores and other retail locations.

To learn more visit www.BeanoGas.com. Check out the brand’s Facebook page for more product information and some great recipes.

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Beano would like to give five lucky readers Bean + Dairy Defense to try out for themselves. Each winner gets one bottle. Thanks Beano!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on August 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what your “problem foods” are (foods that you love to eat but cause you discomfort).

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I’m participating in a sponsored campaign for Beano. I received free product sample and compensation in exchange for my participation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Beano will be providing the prize.

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Going back to school with KIND snacks

 

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As much as my kids try to deny it the first day of school is rapidly approaching. It’s almost time to trade in bathing suits and camping with loaded backpacks and chapter tests. Sigh… It seems like summer just began and here we are nearing the end.

I’m already thinking about how things are going to be when my kids go back to school. My daughter is a senior and taking college courses at the high school this year. She also goes in late and leaves early. Meanwhile my son is a sophomore this year. He has a full schedule and has to catch the bus at 6:45 AM and he gets home after 2:30 PM. That means I have to put him on the bus, come home, drive my daughter to school, go to work, leave work, pick my daughter up from school then get back to the bus stop to pick up my son. Yikes! That is going to be crazy!

I’m always thinking about lunch for my kids this year. Last year my son had an early lunch period so he never ate at school (he simply wasn’t hungry). By the time he got home from school he was famished and eating everything he could find.

This year his lunch is still early, but not as bad. To prevent him from eating us out of house and home when he gets home I want him to pack a snack or a light lunch (if he doesn’t feel like he wants a full lunch). I don’t care if it’s some cheese & crackers, a piece of fruit and/or another healthy snack.

Here are some great things to consider as you’re planning for your children to go back to school.

Breakfast Checklist: If your kids are in too much of a rush for breakfast, their school performance could suffer. This study found that kids who eat breakfast miss less school, average higher math scores, and 20% are even more likely to graduate! Easy, quick and nutritionally dense options are best to ensure they can at least grab breakfast as they run out the door in the morning. Make sure you check off protein, fiber, and healthy fats for this meal for energy and brain power. 

Pack a Snack: Packing healthy options is the best way to help your kids avoid all the unhealthy choices lurking around their school. Between vending machines, bake sales, candy fund raisers and the snacks in the lunch line, who knows what they’re eating throughout the day! If they keep some healthy snacks in their locker or school bag, they’re less likely to fall prey to all these temptations, and they’ll be getting the brain food they really need.

Lunch Punch: Did you know that in school lunch lines, pizza and french fries are considered vegetables? It might be the safest option to pack a school lunch to ensure your kids are getting the real vegetables they need, as well as fruits, proteins and whole grains. Make it interesting with some bold flavors to ensure they actually eat what you pack!

Parent’s Lunch Crunch: Don’t forget mom or dad! During back to school it can be all too easy for parents to forget about taking care of themselves when they’re taking care of their kids. When you’re in a time crunch, make sure you too have easily accessible, healthy foods to snack on and reach for when it’s lunch time. Maybe pack your own lunch at the same time you pack for your kids so you can ensure a healthy meal is ready when you are!

The “Lunch Punch” tip made me laugh (but not because it’s funny). In our school district they consider nachos smothered in greasy cheese and mozerella sticks as LUNCH menu options. Seriously? Since when have appetizers turned into “healthy” lunch options. It’s no wonder my kids won’t buy lunch at school. I don’t blame them. I wouldn’t either.

I work for a few hours in the morning (9:00 AM – 12:30 PM). Around 11:00 AM I start looking for something to snack on. I try and bring in something healthy. Lately I have been enjoying KIND bars. Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond is my new favorite. I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE that flavor. It combines a sweet chocolate and rich dark roast coffee with the crunch of nutty almonds. Mere words cannot describe just how delicious the KIND Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond bar is. Caramel Almond Sea Salt is also delicious.

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I knew KIND made bars, but I didn’t know that they also offered Healthy Grains Clusters which are bits of granola and other healthy goodies that you can enjoy “as is” or put on top of yogurt, oatmeal, cereal or even ice cream.

I tried the Raspberry Clusters with Chia Seeds. I enjoyed it “as is” straight from the bag. I also enjoyed it on some Greek yogurt. Mmm.. it’s so good!

The Healthy Grains Bars are great too. In fact I had one this morning at work but I accidentally knocked it when I removed it from the wrapper and it broke apart and fell into the garbage. I probably couldn’t do that again if I tried. At least it landed in the garbage and not all over the floor. LOL.

Vanilla Blueberry is very good. I can’t wait to try another flavor – Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt. Doesn’t that sound delicious?

If you want to keep your children from snacking on “not-so-good-for-you” snacks be sure to stock up on plenty of “better-f0r-you” options like KIND products. They are great to keep at your desk at work to keep you from hitting the vending machine.

What I like about KIND products is that they are all delicious (I never met a KIND product I didn’t like). Aside from being flavorful I also find them satisfying. They are like a mini-meal as far as taking the edge off when you are hungry.

All KIND Healthy Snacks are made from all-natural whole nuts, fruits and whole grains. No secret ingredients and absolutely nothing artificial here. Just a delicious way of getting your body essential nutrients like fiber, protein and antioxidants (to name a few).

KIND products are sold by many retailers around the country. You can also purchase KIND products online.

To learn more visit www.KINDSnacks.com. You can also find the brand on the various social media sites.

Have you tried KIND products before? Do you have a favorite?

Do you have any healthy back to school tips you’d like to share?

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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I’m taking the 30-Day “Get Picky” Challenge

 

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Do you get enough fiber in your diet? Let me ask that question again – do you HONESTLY get enough fiber in your diet?

From what I have read that adults need between 25 grams to 30 grams of fiber per day. As per the American Dietetic Association most American’s get only half the amount of recommended fiber in their diets on a daily basis.

Fiber is found in a lot of foods including peas, chickpeas, beans, raspberries, dark leafy greens, popcorn, pasta, oranges, bananas, lettuce, sweet potatoes and carrots, do name a few. When I look at the list of foods that contain fiber I do enjoy most of them -just not on a daily basis. It’s hard even for the healthiest eater to get the recommended amount of fiber into their daily diets. That is why I take a fiber supplement.

Fiber is important to help maintain and support a healthy digestive tract. It helps to move food through our system. It’s also important for your immune system.

I won’t mention the brand but the fiber I’ve been taking comes in chewable tablets. They are not the most tasty things but they are tolerable. They are much better then the fiber you mix in with water. Blah! Have you ever tried that kind of fiber supplement? It’s like drinking a glass of water with sand in it.

I was offered the opportunity to take the 30 Day “Get Picky” Challenge from Fiber Choice. As part of the challenge I replaced my chalky chewable fiber with FiberChoice Fruity Bites. They come in a gummy form. I enjoy taking gummies.

Fiber Choice is available in other enjoyable varieties - Fiber Choice® chewable tablets; Fiber Choice® Fruity Bites; Fiber Choice® Weight Management; Fiber Choice® Plus Calcium and Fiber Choice® Plus Antioxidants.

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Fiber Choice products can be taken every day as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Fiber Choice is a great choice in fiber supplements because they contain 100% soluble natural fiber. There are two types of fiber – soluble and insoluble.

Soluble fiber dissolves in water. It may help to slow digestion and help your body absorb vital nutrients from some foods. Insoluble fiber helps foods pass through the digestive system and adds bulk to the stool, which is particularly beneficial for those who struggle with constipation, because bulkier stools are easier to pass. Both types of fiber are important for digestion and overall health.

Fiber Choice also contains inulin, which is the soluble fiber found naturally in fruits and veggies.

Fiber Choice supplements contain 3 grams of fiber per serving (2 tablets/gummies).

Fiber Choice products can be consumed by people ages 6 and older (for the weight management product you must be 18+ years old). My teenagers don’t get enough fiber in their diets either. My son especially has an issue with irregularity. I’m going to see about picking up a bottle for my teens.

Fiber Choice products are also gluten-free.

I chose the gummies because I take other gummy supplements and vitamins. I find that I am more likely to remember to take the supplements when they are fun and tasty – just like the fruity Fiber Choice supplements. Plus they are made with both natural colors and natural flavor and are the most preferred gummy among consumers – myself included.

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I started the challenge more than a week ago (my apologies for not posting this sooner). So far, so good. I enjoy the taste of the gummies which makes them easy to remember to take in the morning. They are more like a “treat” then a supplement because I love how they taste. They are fun to eat too. :-)

I’ll post again in a couple of weeks and share my thoughts about the “Get Picky” Challenge. Keep an eye out for that post.

For more information about Fiber Choice products visit www.FiberChoice.com.You can also find the brand on Twitter (@FiberChoice) and Facebook.

Fiber Choice products are available at mass merchandisers, drug store and grocery stores across the country.

Have you tried Fiber Choice products before? Do you have a favorite?

Do YOU honestly get enough fiber in your diet?

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Kimberly

*I received a free product sample in order to do this review as well as compensation from the makers of Fiber Choice. Although compensated the opinions expressed are entirely my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Join Auntie Anne’s & Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help fight childhood cancer

 

Childhood Cancer

Cancer is an ugly word. Unless it’s your zodiac sign no one ever wants to utter that word. Cancer is cruel. It has no limits and knows no boundaries. It doesn’t care if you are young or old, black or white, Italian or Irish, rich or poor. Cancer can strike anyone, anywhere at anytime.

Cancer has touched my life over the years. My grandfather had breast cancer, my great-grandmother died from ovarian cancer, my mother-in-law died from pancreatic cancer, my brother-in-law had cancer and a family friend died from brain cancer at the young age of 11. I recently went back to work and learned the site’s director had a cancerous tumor on her ovary. She’s only 24. They removed it and thankfully she’s doing OK.

Cancer is difficult for anyone to deal with. I think it’s even harder when it strikes children. They have their whole lives ahead of them. No one wants to watch a precious, innocent child deal with this sometimes fatal disease. It breaks my heart when I hear about a young warrior who is battling this cruel disease.

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One such Mini but Mighty Hero is Victoria. Victoria lives in Houston, Texas. Victor’s battle began when she was only six months old. Now four years old, she’s happily in remission. Her mom proudly writes, “Victoria is my hero because she has been through so much more than I could imagine going through myself. She has always been a positive and happy person.”

It’s wonderful to hear that through it all Victoria has remained hopeful and happy. That is very important not only for the child but also their families.

I hope and pray that Victoria’s cancer forever remains in remission and she goes on to have a long, happy and healthy life that she deserves.

Victoria is just one of many Mini but Mighty Heroes.

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Auntie Anne’s and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation have joined forces to help raise awareness and funds to fight childhood cancer.

Auntie Anne’s makes those delicious pretzels you often see sold at the mall. Their Sweet Almond is my favorite. My family and I often enjoy an Auntie Anne’s pretzel or another one of their yummy snacks when we go to the mall.

The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has been helping to fight childhood cancer for many years. It was started by a four year old cancer patient named Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996 – 2004). She told her family that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to help raise money to find a cure for all children who had cancer. Her selfless act of kindness and good will towards others helped shaped her simple idea of a lemonade stand into the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Thousands of volunteers across the country carry on her legacy of hope. To date the foundation has raised over $75 million dollars and helped fund 375 research projects nationwide. Alex would be very pleased. If only she lived long enough to see her idea bloom and grow like it has.

Please check out this brief video to see how Auntie Anne’s and the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation have partnered to help find a cure.

 

There is something YOU can do to help. From July 28, 2014 – September 15, 2014 you can donate to the Join the Mighty Fight Campaign.

Here is a little more information about the campaign.

This summer, our goal is to find cures for children who are in the mighty fight of their life against cancer. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these mini fighters. How can you help? By donating, you’re helping Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation fund potentially life-saving cancer. Here is what your donation could fund:

  • $5: Supports Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation one cup at a time.
  • $15: Provides a gas card to help a family drive to a hospital for treatment
  • $25: Funds a half hour of childhood cancer research
  • $50: Funds one hour of childhood cancer research
  • $100: Enables a family to reside at a nearby hotel so they can stay close to their child receiving treatment
  • $400: Funds one day of childhood cancer research

If we reach our goal of $35,000, we will help fund 700 hours of childhood cancer research! In appreciation of your donation, Auntie Anne’s will send all donors a $1 off coupon, valid at participating U.S. stores, within 7-10 days.

We also believe a small donation goes a mighty long way. For every share of the Mighty Fight, Auntie Anne’s, Inc. will donate $0.25 (the cost of a cup of lemonade!) towards childhood cancer research.

I hope you will consider joining the fight and help the campaign reach it’s goal. Every little bit helps. Even if you can only donate $1.00 it will help.

Perhaps the next time you are waiting on line to get your morning mocha latte you might consider giving it up for just one morning and donate that $5 to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

For more information or to make a donation visit the Join the Mighty Fight campaign page.

Has cancer touched your life? Do you know a Mini but Mighty Hero?

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Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I am posting this to support this charitable campaign. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Are you ready for a Summer Shape Up? (Giveaway ends 8/9/14)

 

BALANCE BAR WELCOMES SUMMER WITH SHAPE UP CHALLENGE

I know that I’m seriously out of shape. Being overweight is a dead giveaway, but not all overweight people are out of shape. I know plenty of overweight men and women who are in awesome shape and can accomplish things that people half their size can’t do.

I realized I was really out of shape when I started back to work. I recently started working part time in a daycare setting. I work with a lot of children from newborns to teens (teenagers rarely, if ever, show up but they are welcome there). I find myself doing a lot of bending over, picking up, crawling on the floor and having to sit on those itty bitty toddler chairs. Almost every day I come home achy.

The parking lot situation is also crazy. Often I have to park far away from the entrance to the building.

I really get a work out at work. LOL!

What I need to do it get in shape. The summer is a great time to do that because the weather is good for walking (except those super hot and humid days) and we have access to our condo complex’s pool. Swimming is an excellent workout. It’s low impact and it cools you off at the same time.

I headed off to Walmart with my family to pick up some essentials to help me shape up this summer. As soon as we walked into Walmart we headed straight to the section that holds exercise equipment and the like.

My kids REALLY wanted me to get a treadmill. I would in a heartbeat if we had the money and the room for one. One day I’d like to get one.

My daughter tried to convince me to get an ab roller. That was not what I had in mind. I was specifically looking for some hand weights to help me tone up and build muscle and something I could use to help me work out while I was walking.

I found a walking DVD which I almost bought, but my husband question why I would need a DVD for walking. I guess he has a point.

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I did want to get some weights so I can tone up my flabby arms and build some muscles. I had thought about a kettle ball, but in the end I opted for a pair of 3 pound hand weights.

Kettle ball

While we were there we checked out some bikes. I REALLY want a bike. I would love for my entire family to have bikes so we can ride around the lake where we live, or even just around the condo complex where we live. Currently my son is the only family member with a bike. Our daughter outgrew hers.

Getting bikes for my whole family is on my “Bucket List”. Bike riding is not only a great workout it’s also fun and a great bonding family experience.

Bikes everywhere!

Bikes everywhere!

We also picked up a new basketball. We had one but we lost it. I think we left it at the park one day. My family enjoys shooting hoops together at our local elementary school. Ever since we lost our basketball we haven’t been able to play. My kids are excited that we have a new ball now. The weather has been “iffy” this weekend so we’ll shoot for next weekend (no pun intended – LOL).

Basketballs

While we were at Walmart I swung by the health section to pick up some more vitamins. Now that I work around a lot of little children I have a feeling I’m going to be exposed to colds more often. I wanted to pick up something that would help boost my immunity so that I don’t get sick, or bring home anything to give my family a cold.

The health section is where I found some Balance Bars that I tossed into our shopping cart too. Someone must have stocked up on them because there were hardly any available and only in two varieties. I wanted to get an assortment of Balance Bars.

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The reason why I wanted to stock up on Balance Bars is because I want to participate in Balance Bar’s Summer Shape Up Challenge.

Balance Bar® Summer Shape-Up Challenge kicks off to help consumers move more, eat healthier and feel great while enjoying summer. The 40-day Challenge will be filled with 30-minute workouts, healthy eating tips and multiple social media giveaways on FacebookPinterest and Twitter. Holly Del Rosso, an NASM certified personal trainer, created the exercise program which includes 18 different 30-minute workouts focused on different parts of the body such as abs, legs and back.    

I want to participate because I am interested in the 30 minute work outs, especially ones that can help me with my “problem areas” like my legs and arms.

I have blogged about Balance Bars in the past (they are so yummy!).

Balance Bars are made with ingredients and nutrients specifically formulate to keep you in “balance”. Balance Bars are available in 20 different flavors. Each one is based on the 40/30/30 nutrition model – 40% calories from carbohydrates, 30% from protein and 30% from dietary fat. This ratio helps to provide your body with long lasting balanced energy, maintain blood sugar levels and helps satisfy your hunger.

Balance Bar is hosting a Twitter chat on July 31, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EST). The official hashtag is #BalanceShapeUp. I’ll be there and I hope you will be too. I’m excited to see what tips and tricks I can learn to help me with my Summer Shape Up.

For more information about Balance Bars please visit Balance.com. You can also find the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The links are above (in the quoted section).

For more information about the Summer Shape Up Challenge please click on this link – Balance Summer Shape Up Challenge.

Be sure to check out the delicious recipe section while you are there.

For a Walmart location near you visit www.Walmart.com.

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Balance Bar would like to give a lucky reader a variety pack of Balance Bars and a $10.00 Walmart gift card to pick up any summer essentials you might need. Thank you Balance Bar.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on August 9, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell what is your favorite way to shape up?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with Balance Bar to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Balance Bar will be providing the prize. 

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Puracyn – Your first step in first aid to protect your family’s “summer firsts”

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Do you and your family have special things that you look forward to doing each and every summer, like the first time your family gets to go to the beach or the first time you get to fire up the barbecue.

My family enjoys visiting our local and state parks often. One park we go to every summer is Bear Mountain State Park. We always go for a picnic and then head over to the zoo (also located at the park) to visit all the animals they have at the zoo which are indigenous to this part of the country. We do it every year.

This year our first trip to the state park for a picnic and visit to the zoo was a few weeks past our normal time. We usually go the beginning of summer. Now that I am back to work part time we can’t just head out to the park any time we want. Now we have to wait for the weekends which can be very crowded. It’s hard to enjoy the paddle boats on the lake when the park is crowded.

At the entrance to the park zoo there is a big rock. We like to have our kids sit on that rock so we can take their picture each year and compare it to other years. It’s fun to see how they’ve grown.

I wasn’t able to find all the photos (they are all over on various hard drives and CDs) but I do have the current one from our first trip to the park/zoo this year as well as three other photos from over the years. You can tell they were not amused this year by my son’s non-smile and my daughter’s cheesy smile.

Kids at Bear Mountain

Sadly we had a “casualty” at the park that day. It’s a long story but our daughter went to snatch her phone from my husband’s hand and instead hit the phone and it went flying and smashed on the ground shattering it. Needless to say that put an end to our park time. We had to call it an early day to get the phone to the Apple store to get fixed.

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It’s not the first time we had an accident at the park. One year our daughter was running down the concrete trail where the zoo is and fell and messed up her knee and hands. Thankfully we had a first aid kit in the car but the car was parked far from where the zoo was. We had to get her to a bathroom quickly to wash it off before heading out to the car to retrieve the first aid kit. As you can imagine she wanted no part of being in the park after that.

I happened to take pictures of her “boo-boos” that day. I don’t know why. I’ll share the photo of her knee. Her hands were really messed up and gross looking.

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Our son did something similar after falling off his scooter at another park.

Both first aid kits in our cars (one in my car, one in my husband’s car) needs to be updated. All we really have in them are bandaids and a few odds and ends. We really don’t have anything to clean and disinfect wounds like we should. We also should think about carrying a few first aid essentials in our bag just in case an injury happens.

There is a product on the market that would be ideal for your family’s outings just in case “boo-boos” happen. It’s called Puracyn®.

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Puracyn® is a wound care product that is ideal for cuts, lacerations and abrasions. It’s also good for minor skin irritations. The product does not contain any steroids, alcohol or steroids. It’s over the counter so you don’t need a prescription.

This unique, patented solution of electrochemically treated saline for cleaning and healing wounds. The solution mimics compounds naturally produced by the body. It’s also less painful than peroxide or alcohol wipes.

Puracyn® has been tested by doctors. It’s non-irritating, non-toxic and non-sensitizing . It’s easy to apply and “mess free”.

Puracyn® is an on-the-go wound spray in a convenient, portable bottle that helps to clean wounds without the need of running water or messy ointments. It can be tucked inside your purse, pocket, tote or in our case our picnic basket. There is no need to carry around your entire first aid kit. A bottle of Puracyn® and a few bandaids should be all you need to tend to most minor cuts and abrasions. You don’t need to lug around your entire kit. Keep that in the car in case you need further aid. Puracyn® is all you need for most superficial wounds.

Ironically our daughter DID get hurt on our first visit to the park for our picnic and zoo visit – she got glass in her thumb from continuing to try and text with her phone shattered (it still worked). Puracyn® came in hand for that. We removed the glass bits and applied the Puracyn® to her thumb.

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Did you know that 39% of all outdoor, recreational related injuries happen during “summer-type” activities such as biking, hiking, surfing, horseback riding and scuba diving? (Source: http://bit.ly/1rzdlyS). Even something as simple as running on a concrete sidewalk (downhill no less) could have consequences (as pictured above).

Injuries, aka “boo-boos”, can happen anytime whether you are camping, swimming in your backyard pool, roller blading or simply playing at the playground on the equipment. As a parent you need to be prepared for anything. Therefore you should pick up a bottle of Puracyn® before you head out to experience your “firsts” this summer. Puracyn® should be your first step in first aid.

Puracyn® is hosting a sweepstakes where they are asking consumers to share their summer “firsts”. Until July 24, 2014 you can enter for your chance to win one of four summer prize packages (approx. value $400).

To enter please click on this link. You can also enter on the Puracyn® Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/Puracyn.

For more information about Puracyn® visit www.Puracyn.com.

Check out what others are saying about Puracyn® by searching for the official hashtag #PuracynFirst.

What “firsts” have you experienced – or yet to experience – this summer?

Do you carry around first aid supplies in case of injuries?

Have you tried Puracyn®? If not do you think you will include it in your family’s outdoor first aid kit?

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with Puracyn® and Tapinfluence to bring you this post. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received one 4 oz. spray bottle of Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care and a branded first aid kit. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.

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