a healthy holiday {and a little spending money too -win $100}

When do you define "the holidays" as starting?  Is it Halloween? Is it the first trip to the pumpkin patch?  Or Thanksgiving?  Now that I have kids in school it feels like "the holidays" start with the school year.  A change in schedule and rhythm of the day and week kind of spark us into a whole new direction, totally different from the lazy summer days we were just getting used to enjoying.  "The holidays" means dinners and parties, visiting and traveling, sharing and giving.  Sharing and giving everything.  Including germs.
My kids and family are sick more from September through December than any other time of the year combined.  As my kids get older we learn more and more to "beat" the germs at their own game.  As much as we try to incorporate "please" and "thank you" we try to incorporate sneezing in the elbow and washing hands. We also drag them in for all their shots as needed, including the flu vaccine!   All of these little acts of germ defense add up you know and we have seen improved results every year!

My boys are also getting old enough to make some real contributions around the house in terms of cleaning.  With my oldest being seven and my youngest being four we have found that the easiest way to get the job done is by using Clorox disinfecting wipes!  We don't have to worry about spraying or using up paper towels since the wipes are ready to go! Clorox makes it easy to tame the germs as people cycle in and out of our house for the holidays!  Less germs: less sickness: more holiday fun!      

I'm also in the habit of carrying travel packs of wipes in the car, giving the handles a good wipe down here and there.  They are inexpensive enough to keep handy everywhere.  In the car, under every sink and in a cabinet or two.  None of my guys has a good excuse not to pitch in when it comes to keeping everyone healthy!

Kids are germ magnets and it's a full time job to keep them healthy.  With a good diet, exercise and Clorox disinfecting wipes I feel like I have an effective game plan place!

How about you?  Have a trick up your sleeve you'd like to share? How do you stay healthy during the holidays?  Leave me a comment telling me and you'll be entered to win a $100 gift card! 

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