Need a Doctors Opinion in a Flash? Check out Amwell

I participated in the Amwell blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own.

Being a Mom of 3 I have spent more than my fair share of time sitting in the Doctor’s office – more of that time spent in the waiting room than actually in with the Doctor’s themselves.  When you have limited hours of PTO time to last you a year, saving a trip to the doctor’s office can not just save you time, but money (and a possible enjoyable PTO day  off work!)

So when I heard about the Amwell app, I got pretty excited. Amwell is the nation’s largest telehealth company that connects you with board-certified licensed doctors -who are dedicated to keeping you healthy -for immediate and live online visits -day or night! You can access Amwell on your cell, or computer,from the comfort of your own home.

Earlier this week my  left eye was itching, and  really sensitive.  I put it off for a few days, but it kept getting worse. Since I wear contacts, I knew it was something I needed to see a doctor about, because it could  spread to my eye.

I downloaded the Amwell app and selected a Doctor and within a few minutes I had one live. I explained my symptoms and my concerns,  and she was certain that it was an allergic reaction or sensitivity to a new make-up I had recently purchased. She recommended some cortisone cream, and Benadryl. Within 2 days  I was back to normal! No long wait at the doctor’s office, and I didn’t even have to take off any time from work – a  complete win/win for me.

It’s really easy to use – you just choose the type of visit you  are looking for, and select a provider. Depending on the issue, the doctor can usually diagnose you, suggest a follow-up, and prescribe (when appropriate).

Amwell is accepted by major insurers, all  you have to do is enter your health insurance information for a low cost visit.

Don’t just take my  word for it, right now you can get your first visit free with promo code: HASHTAGFREE

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Refresh Your Summer with a Bomb Pop Slushie Drink

This is a sponsored post on behalf of BombPop. Though I was compensated for my time all opinions are my  own.


If there is one thing that is always in my freezer that my family can’t live without is ice pops, especially in the summer. Bomb Pops have been a favorite this summer, especially the red, white and blue multi-flavor ones. (I also love the Hawaiian punch ones as well!)

freezer_full_of_bomb_popI can’t tell you how many boxes of Bomb Pop’s we’ve went through this summer. The kids grab one to cool off on the way back out to the pool, or one (or two) before bed.


When the kids are out playing and running around with their Bomb Pops, I’m usually working – mostly on my laptop. Now I don’t know about you, but I haven’t mastered the ability to  type and eat a ice pop at the same time. When I’ve tried, well let’s just say there is quite a mess to clean up!
So..I decided to try my hand at a Bomb Pop Slushie. I took a Bomb Pop (ok, I took TWO of them) and wet them under the sink to soften them a bit. I then took a knife and shaved/cut off pieces of the bomb pop and poured lemon lime soda over it.


Make sure not to add too much soda (it ‘waters’ it  down a bit much) but let me tell you, it was delicious! No worries about dripping or making a mess all over (my hands OR my laptop).

The red,white and blue are my favorite so far, but we still have quite a few other flavors to try. I always pick up a new flavor at Kroger when I do my grocery shopping each week.

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Banana Split Bites

Don’t you hate it when you get a craving for a banana split, but then you start looking at all the calories and realize you’d be using up like 2 days worth of calories???

These banana split bites will definitely help curb your sweet tooth and cravings for the high-calorie alternative. They are also super easy to make, which you know is a prerequisite for me to make anything! =)

-1 Banana
-5 Small Strawberries
-5 Pineapple Chunks
-Chocolate for Dipping
-Nuts for topping


-Cut Banana into small slices
-I bought pre-cut pineapples, but you can cut your own pineapple chunks
-Gather 5 strawberries, find the smallest ones you can

-Start with your banana through the toothpick, followed by the pineapple, and lastly the strawberry

-Get about 1/4 cup of milk chocolate chips and put them into a microwave safe bowl. Melt them in the microwave using 30 second intervals until completely smooth and creamy.
-Dip one side of your fruit kabob into the chocolate

-Sprinkle with your crushed nuts


-Put into refrigerator for about 20 minutes to harden chocolate

-Serve right away, it’s really delicious to throw some whipped cream on top and indulge!

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The Sunday Social Linky Party



  Welcome to the The Sunday Social Linky Party hosted by Candypolooza, Cool Moms Cool Tips, All in a Days Work and me Momma Young at Home. We are looking forward to reading all your favorite posts from the past week. I love seeing all the wonderful additions to the Linky Party over the past week. It was hard to pic just one… We hare half way through summer and I am looking for more fun things to do with the kids. This Kiss The Frog Bean Bag Toss from Sew Travel Inspired would be perfect for the older kids to help me make and for every one to play. Isn’t he cute…

Kiss the Frog Toss Game by Sew Travel Inspired Love Love Love making and decorating cakes. Bride on a Budget made cute little chairs to add as a cake topper. I can think of a few couples that would really fit.

DIY Adiorondack Chair Cake Toppers Thank you so much to all that added their great posts last week. I look forward to reading this weeks posts! How to Play…

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Must Have Summer Fitness Essentials

Hit the pavement this summer and keep your fitness goals on track with  some of my favorite must have summer fitness essentials.
Keeping hydrated during the hot summer days is super important – especially if you are working out. I love the Contigo water bottle to take with me when I work  out, or travel. It’s 100% BPA free, and made out of tritan which provides high  impact resistance and won’t stain or retain odors – plus it’s dishwasher safe. It fits great in your cars cup holder, and it’s spout shield covers silicone drink spout, keeping it clean and protected when not in use.

Another must have is the Mission Enduracool instant cooling towel.  When dry the soft microfiber absorbs sweat and wicks moisture away from the skin – to activate the cooling technology, wet the towel and wring out excess and snap three times. A typical towel cools for up to 2 hours when wet. To reactivate simply re-wet and re-snap the towel. When wet, it usually cools 30° below average body temperature instantly!

Panasonic’s Open Ear Bone Conduction Headphones or the Sport Clip Headphones are perfect for your summer getaway, staycation, or your daily run. Both headphones are water resistant against rain and sweat, and are ideal for running, hiking, mowing the lawn, exercising, and more.

Oh, and the Open Ear Bone Conduction headphones allows you to hear your surroundings while listening to music – perfect for daily runs, for  your safety. They include reflectors which are great for when running at night. ..oh, and they are water and sweat resistant too!

What are some of your must have summer fitness essentials??



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