Pharmaceutical Profession and You! Drugstore

For most people, pharmacies are completely different than any other type of shop. Most of them exuberate with cleanliness. It is only to be expected given the importance of hygiene in such places. Medicines need to be kept in certain temperature, humidity and light otherwise; they could turn bad in no time. Nevertheless, even though pharmaceutical shops are quite specific, same rules apply to them as any other type of shop.

Have in mind that profit is what drives any company. Pharmacies and pharmaceutical industry in general are regarded as one of the most profitable undertakings. However, there is always a price to success. The fact that companies are achieving high profit means that it will attract more competition. This is at the same time, the biggest problem within this industry. Companies are forced to constantly think of new medicines so that they can remain relevant. Anyway, this makes research and development the most important branch of any organization. Under this pressure to constantly provide new drugs (and more importantly to invent new drugs in order to compete with other companies), pharmaceutical giants often disregard some general rules sending volatile medicines on market. Due to this, there is a great mistrust towards them in last couple of decades.

Similarly goes for supplements. These products are some of the newest and most popular items which you can purchase in every pharmacy. Unlike regular drugs, they can be called ultimate product because they can be used by both sick and healthy alike. Fast growth of this market led to appearance of numerous vitamins and minerals that do not fulfill their function. There is public debate in USA as to how to regulate this market and allow only proper medicines. Specialists from You! Drugstore warn consumers not to rush when it comes to shopping. Instead, they should check each product individually and decide whether the thing which is being purchased is fulfilling its role.

Back in the days, pharmacies were local undertakings that meant to provide patients with drugs. Nowadays, they are similar to any other store when it comes to marketing. Pharmacists are willing to force drugs with high profit margin upon user, whether they can perform well or not. In a sense, your average pharmacist is very similar to any other salesmen, which is not necessarily positive. Additionally, pharmacy owners invest good money into training of these individuals. Adequate skillset is needed in order to properly promote and sell products.

But, even with all its downsides, pharmacies have seen certain improvements. Online shopping was recently introduced into this business that allowed more comfort for patients. Even though most pharmacy owners will claim that internet had negative impact on their profit (because patients will buy only the drugs which they need) it allowed them to do business with less expenses. At the same time, today it is possible to cover much bigger area and to store all your medicines in one place. This makes logistics better, especially for pharmacy chains.  


Honest Toddler Food for My Honest Toddler with Sprout® Organics

My two year old... Oh man, is she funny!  She takes everything so literally, and doesn't miss a beat when it comes to sharing her opinion with the world.  Her most recent challenge has been potty training, and we're still working on making it a more regular thing.  Yesterday, we had this conversation:

Me:      Kaya, do you want to go poop on the potty?
Kaya:   No, Momma.  I will poop IN the potty.

I mean, seriously.  How cute is that?  She's one of those unabashedly honest, pure kids that doesn't realize how funny she is, but has me cracking up all day long.  

I'm so happy to be working with TapInfluence and Sprout® Organics to let you all in on my little secret when it comes to making sure she gets the nutrition that she needs, without all of the chemicals and preservatives.  She's my honest toddler, so I want to make sure she's eating honest foods.


Available at Publix, Sprout® Organic Baby Food offers nutritious and delicious baby and toddler foods.  USDA certified organic, it is the only baby/toddler food with no additives, fillers or flavors in any of its recipes.  Honest ingredients that match the flavors on the front of the package, Sprout® makes food that I'm happy to give my little one.

Our favorites are their Superfruit blends.  With combinations like Apple, Apricot & Strawberry; Pear, Cherry & Acai; and Plum, Apple & Blueberry, I know my Kaya is getting beneficial nutrients without any of the chemicals or preservatives.



Sprout® Organic Food  provide a balance of wholesome and organic vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and proteins to encourage a love of healthy foods right from the start. Their foods are also less acidic, since they don't use harsh acid preservatives, like citric or malic acid, in their purees. And they honestly name our recipes, so we know exactly what we're feeding their children.

real.honest.pure.  That's what my daughter is, and that's what I want to give her to eat.

Do you have an honest toddler?  Tell me one of your favorite stories in the comments below!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sprout® Organic Baby and Toddler Foods. The opinions and text are all mine.

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The Solution to Snotty

While we may not be able to help you when your kids act snotty, the Boogie Wipes Nanny definitely has solutions when it comes to snotty little noses. Watch the video to learn more.

#1 - Use Boogie Wipes

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Experienced moms and nannies will be the first to tell you that nothing soothes noses better than a Boogie Wipe. Tissue, paper towels, or even your sleeve are savage on a little one’s skin - especially when you’re wiping 20, 30, or even 40 times per day. Unlike other wipes, Boogie wipes have no harsh or drying chemicals. The natural saline dissolves mucus without irritation - thanks to Vitamin E, aloe and chamomile. Click here to learn more and download a coupon. 
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Experienced moms and nannies will be the first to tell you that nothing soothes noses better than a Boogie Wipe. Tissue, paper towels, or even your sleeve are savage on a little one’s skin - especially when you’re wiping 20, 30, or even 40 times per day. Unlike other wipes, Boogie wipes have no harsh or drying chemicals. The natural saline dissolves mucus without irritation - thanks to Vitamin E, aloe and chamomile. Click here to learn more and download a coupon.

Smart Machines by Brain Crunch

You know how you'll sit for hours watching your little ones, daydreaming about their future occupation?  I've convinced myself that my little Sammy-man is bound to be an engineer.  He spends so much time building his towers and "robots" - that big brain of his in full imagination mode. S.T.E.M. toys are my favorites for my kids, to keep them learning as they play, so needless to say I jumped at the chance to work with Brain Crunch for a review of their Smart Machines.


We received the Smart Machines - Blue Edition, a build-it-yourself remote controlled machine kit that is a blast for the whole family.  Each kit comes with a color step-by-step (with pictures) guide on how to build the machines, making it easy for me to follow along too while the little guys build.  My favorite part is that there's plans and pieces to make four different machines - meaning that they can tear down their creation and make an entirely different one, keeping them busy and having fun.


Each machine's plans shows a difficulty meter, letting you know how challenging it will be to build. I would recommend starting with the easiest one, the duck machine, and gradually working up to the skier robot.  An included remote control means that after their machine is assembled, they'll be able to control it and show off their skills!

The best part?  There's no limitations to what they can make.  The four machines that the kit includes plans for are just the beginning - by the time they've mastered those machines, your kid will have the skills to create their own impressive machines to wow their friends and family.  There's no limit to the amount of learning fun that Smart Machines has to offer!

I'm including this in my holiday gift guide, because there's nothing better than a challenging toy to help your little ones expand their brains and work on their problem solving skills.  You can find Smart Machines on the Brain Crunch website for $59.99.

While I received the aforementioned product free of charge, all opinions are 100% honest and my own. 

Nature’s Bounty B Vitamins Help Me Supercharge the Weekend

This post is sponsored by Nature's Bounty®, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


I don't know about you, but by the time the weekend rolls around, I'm usually worn out from the hustle and bustle of the week.  All I really want to do is turn on the TV for the kids, curl up with a good book, and enjoy some quiet.  With three kids though, it never happens like that.  To be honest, I feel guilty for even thinking that, because I want to set a good example for them on how to be healthy and active.


Vitamin B is a great way to give me the energy support I need.* What I like most about it is how easy it is to add into my weekend routine and it doesn't let me down with any heartburn, bad after taste, or tummy upset like I have had in the past with other vitamins.


It's nice for the kids to see me take my vitamins along side them so I know they are not thinking "Mommy doesn't take hers so I don't want to take mine". I want to be the best mommy ever and let them follow by example.


I don't want to be the mommy at the park that watches the kiddos and holler from afar. I want to play on the swings, play tag, slide, and all that stuff. I want to get dirty.  Every day you strive to be your best. That’s why Nature’s Bounty® supplements are designed especially for you – they’re made with only the best possible ingredients and trusted quality for over 40 years.


I am so happy I have my Vitamin B by Nature's Bounty. It helps me get through my weekend with all of the activities that we have planned as a family.  B vitamins play a role in energy support by helping converting food into energy*. Vitamin B-12 is essential for the normal formation of blood cells and contributes to the health of the nervous system.*




*   These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Always make sure that you consult a professional before you add any supplements to your daily diet plan. Nature's Bounty offers a great selection for anyone.

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