Thursday, September 19, 2013


Mags: "You sound like Snuffleupagus, Mama."
Me: "I know. I'm stuffy and have a bad headache." 
Mags: "At least you don't LOOK like Snuffleupaugus. That would make you feel worser."

One full school week. Five "business days." Monday through Friday. Three "A" days and two "B" days in a high school block schedule. 

That's exactly how long it took me to get sick once the school year began. On top of that was also sending my own children back to school; my daughter going for the first time to full-day kindergarten. Never mind the after school activities that began in full force. Like everyone else out there, it became a sprint straight out of the gate. I left my immune system in the dust, coughing and choking wondering what the heck just happened. 

But a week? Really? With the stuffiness (or Snuffy-ness) came the headache from H-E-double hockey sticks.  I quickly text Michele in between each of us taking a few breaths. We both were able to empathize with each other's craziness and ailments that were the results of it. Lucky for us, we met a company at BlogHer13 called Boiron. 

Boiron is a company that is a world leader in Homeopathic Medicines. You may know them for their well known product that Michele and I would dare you to say three times fast, Oscillococcinum®, that provides relief for flu like symptoms. In fact, at BlogHer13, we dared the poor woman who was at the booth to do just that. And she did it...without skipping a beat. 

The thing is, I had never heard about this company past that medicine that tongue tied me in CVS. But, guess what? They have a website that will knock your socks least it did mine. When you visit the Boiron site, they have so much to offer beyond relieving flu symptoms and cough. They have blue vials full of homeopathic goodness that offer relief for things such as allergies, digestive issues, headaches, joint and muscle pain, oral care, stress, sleep and women issues. You can locate a store near you to purchase their products.  

Over the past few weeks, with lots of changes going on in our house, the headache has reared its ugly head almost daily. Immediately, I made a change. I doubled my intake of water. Hydration makes a huge difference. I also tried something new. Boiron sent me some of their homeopathic "blue vials" that targeted relief in headaches above the eyes. Since I have been having those frequently for over a year now, I decided to give it a shot. I've combined the "single medicines" from Boiron's line for headache relief with my new hydration routine and have seen some improvement. The pain seemed to be kept at bay throughout this week. 

But, I noticed something else about my stuffy nose. The pressure and congestion was relieved in only a few days (which of course helped the head pain). I was actually pleasantly surprised. 

Now, if I could just fall asleep...and stay asleep...that would be fantastic. Oh! It seems I'm in luck because Boiron also have something for that, too. I'm hoping to try it soon. VERY soon! 

So, since cold and flu season is moving in faster than the frost warnings, we have a special treat for you. Michele and I are giving away a gift pack from Boiron including their products,  Oscillo, Chestal cough syrup and Arnicare, plus coupons and an Easy Guide to Homeopathic Medicines. 

Simply enter in the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win. Good luck! 

Oh! One more thing. Don't forget to cover your mouth when 
you cough or sneeze. And wash your hands frequently. 
Stay healthy!  


  1. Oooh! FREE MEDICINE! Who doesn't need FREE MEDICINE?!!? And from such a nice company, too. :)

  2. Hockey headaches are the worst!
    Did you get hit with the stick? Is that what happene-


  3. Whenever my family is coming down with something, cold, flu etc. I always give them Boiron homeopathics. Cold Calm and Oscillo are always in our home just incase!

  4. We use a lot of Vitamin C (think Emergen-C)

    entered as Davis in Rafflecopter

  5. You can rely on basil, lavender oil and spinach and few healthy foods to get rid of headaches.