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Monday, July 22, 2019

Summer Survival Necessities for Moms

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Summer is in full swing, and moms are officially in survival mode! I love having my kids home for the Summer, but there are definitely days that are very long. We are having fun and making memories, but my plate is very full right now. Some days are a win, some days I'm treading water, and some days I can barely stay afloat!

Surviving each day with minimal stress is always my goal! Every single outing takes a lot of preparation, and my house has to be stocked with snacks for those rainy days when we're trapped inside. With five busy kids, there are a lot of bumps and bruises along the way, and some headaches (for me) at the end of the day!

CVS sent me a box full of their favorite products for Summer. Even though I was instructed to treat myself, I did end up sharing with my husband and kids! We found a few new favorites along the way!
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CVS has everything I need to stay healthy, and eat healthier, this season! I'm on the go so much, so portable snacks are a must. It's even better if they are healthy AND tasty! Not only did CVS launch their Tested to be Trusted program, which requires third-party testing of all vitamins and supplements sold in-store and online to confirm the accuracy of ingredients, but they also expanded their assortment of healthy, affordable options for you and your family!

Summer Survival Necessities for Moms

Gold Emblem Abound Peanut Butter Puffs No Artificial Preservatives, Flavors, Sweeteners, or Colors, and No High Fructose Corn Syrup. They have a light Peanut Butter flavor, and 5 grams of protein in each serving. They are a hit with my kids, and I love them, too!

Gold Emblem Abound Dried Organic Pineapple I love dried fruit, and these did not disappoint! Each serving contains 1 cup of fruit, and there is no added sugar. The product is also USDA organic, and Non GMO verified. The resealable bag makes this snack perfect for on the go!

Gold Emblem Abound Dark Chocolate Chickpeas This healthy snack is a good source of fiber, and gives me the chocolate flavor I often crave!

Love Corn Habanero Chilli  These crunchy corn kernels had a slightly spicy flavor, and they are Gluten Free, so I can share them with Liam! They are also Non-GMO, Vegan, and Kosher!

KIND Fruit Bar Mango Apple Chia This delicious fruit bar has 2 servings of fruit with no added sugar. I loved the flavor, and it's great for on the go!

Square Organics Chocolate Coated Mint Organic Protein Bar This protein bar is little, but very flavorful! It's Non-GMO, Gluten Free, and USDA organic. I love all the yummy gluten free options for Liam!

Made Good Chocolate Banana Granola Bars These granola bars are delicious! They are school safe, because they are free of peanuts and tree nuts. They are organic, nut-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, USDA organic, Vegan, Kosher, made with whole grains, and contains the nutrients found in one serving of vegetables. These yummy granola bars are perfect for my entire family, and great for life on the go! I'm a big fan of anything chocolate banana flavored!

Gold Emblem Chipotle BBQ Pistachios The pistachios had a great flavor, and came in a resealable bag. My husband loves pistachios, so he quickly claimed them for himself!

Gold Emblem Tender Cuts Peppered Turkey Jerky My husband and kids were all over this turkey jerkey! They all thought it tasted delicious!

Gold Emblem Everything Bagel Seasoning At first, I wasn't sure what I was going to use this seasoning for, but it makes buttered toast taste extra delicious!!!

Gold Emblem Everything Bagel Cashews I love regular cashews, and the seasoning makes them taste extra delicious. They are a great on the go snack, thanks to the resealable bag!

Healthy snacks for on the go

Beauty 360 After-Sun Aloe & Green Tea Hydrogel Sheet Mask We spend most of our Summer outdoors, and even though I wear sunscreen on my face at all times, the sun sometimes gets to me. After a particularly hot day, my face felt like it was on fire, and wouldn't cool down. I used this mask, and it instantly soothed my skin!

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CVS Health Maximum Strength Probiotic Along with my daily multivitamin, I take a probiotic each day. I'm a big fan of CVS Health products, and they are very budget-friendly, too! This probiotic supports digestive health and the immune system, is formulated with 4 strains of healthy bacteria, and contains 20 billion live bacteria cells per capsule.

CVS Health Women's Daily Multivitamin I take a vitamin each day, and make sure my family members do, too. Lexie is currently making the switch from children's to adult vitamins, so she started taking these ones recently. CVS Health products are great quality, budget-friendly, and have a money back guarantee!

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CVS Health Tea Tree Wound Gel My kids seem to be accident prone, especially during the Summer! We've had lots of scraped knees from bike riding this year! I keep bandaids and wound gel in my house and in my purse at all times. This wound gel is free from antibiotics and petrolatum, and helps reduce the appearance of scarring.

CVS Health Pain Relief A busy life with five littles + hot weather can lead to headaches These acetaminophen tablets are mom's best friend. They also help with teenage headaches, and hormonal tween aches and pains! I never leave home without them!

CVS Tested to be Trusted program

Summer Survival is much easier when you are stocked up with the necessities! What's one of your Summer Survival must haves?

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  1. I go to CVS at least once per week; they have me hooked on their products--probiotics and all. I'll have to try that after-sun mask! Sounds like you're having a great summer!

  2. Thanks for sharing! That sheet mask sounds awesome.



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