Prepare for School. Prepare for a Cold

Prepare for School. Prepare for a Cold


It should happen any day now. One of us will probably get sick. DH and I have an ongoing joke about how two weeks from the start of school, one of us has something.

We can only do our best to ward off germs by cleaning, washing well and get a flu shot when the season approaches.

No matter what we do to prepare, the kids always bring home some bug or virus that our bodies just aren’t prepared for. It happens every… single… year. Sure, we are required to send anti-bacterial gel and sanitizing wipes to school with the kids along with the usual crayons, markers, glue and other traditional school supplies. But there’s only so much that a teacher can do within the four walls of their room. Germs are there and they are bound to spread.

Thanks to a promotion through MyBlogSpark and Seventh Generation, I received a few additional tips about how we can avoid what we’ve determined was inevitable… colds and the flu.

According to Dr. Alan Greene, families can take additional precautions at home that help prepare their immune systems for the upcoming battle. Some suggestions are – getting plenty of vitamin D, eating the proper foods such as those containing probiotics as well as plenty of sleep and staying physically active.

In addition, it’s important to teach kids to wash their hands after they cough, sneeze, use the restroom and before they eat.

I’m glad to say that MyBlogSpark on behalf of Seventh Generation sent along a “Back-to-School” package for us that included Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes, disinfecting multi-surface spray cleaner, facial tissues and paper towels so we can kill some of the germs that find their way into our home.

So we’ll work on warding off colds using common sense, health tips and cleaning advice. How about you? Will you put Dr. Greene’s tips to use and disinfect with Seventh Generation? Hopefully it doesn’t take a contest to nudge you in that direction but just in case it does, here you go…

The Prize: Seventh Generation “Back-to-School” kit (includes Seventh Generation backpack, two canisters of Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes (one for home and one to donate to your child’s classroom), disinfecting multi-surface spray cleaner, facial tissue and paper towels.)
Participants –

…must provide a US shipping address
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile.

Sometime on September 19, 2010, a winner will be chosen at random from all valid comments left. Winner has 72 hours from posting/notification to respond. If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the next random selection.

How to enter: <Giveaway Closed>

Thanks to MyBlogSpark and Seventh Generation for providing us with the tools to stay healthy during back-to-school time. For more information and coupons on Seventh Generation, stop by their blog, check out their website, join their community or visit their various social media outlets as noted in the giveaway above!

Nicole Brady

About Nicole Brady

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

81 comments on «Prepare for School. Prepare for a Cold»

  1. Phoenix says:

    E-mail subscriber. The 7th Generation disinfecting wipes would be great for cutting down germs. I'm so glad they offer a natural alternative to the chemical wipes.

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  9. Romapr says:

    Subscriber to the SAHM Reviews feed via email. I went to the Seventh Generation website and I think the Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes would help me out the most. Also, the Just Clean hand wash would help too! It would help me keep germs away!

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  26. justicecw says:

    I am an email subscriber and I would like to try the disinfecting spray because it kills 99.99% of germs naturally. Thanks for the chance,

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  35. I'm an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.

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