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5 Things That are More Fun Than Puking in a Car

This post was sponsored by Dramamine® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

Gracelynn gets car sick just like I do, so I told her she could help with this post. While my idea for the post was something like "How to Prevent Motion Sickness", we agreed on "5 Things That are More Fun Than Puking in a Car'. So basically things that aren't necessarily fun, but things she'd rather do than get sick.

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Do you remember when my mom puked in a kayak on our last family vacation? Yeah, that was fun, I was in the kayak with her. I wish she would've taken a Dramamine® before we went on that trip.

Apparently she passed that trait down to me and to Jenelle, too. Sapphire seems to have escaped the motion sickness 'gene'.

I love to read and I love road trips but those two things don't mix together very well. I also don't like taking pills, so I was really happy when my moms showed me these new Dramamine® Motion Sickness Relief tablets FOR KIDS! They're chewable, you guys!

5 Things That are More Fun Than Puking in a Car

1. Staying home to babysit, instead of going somewhere fun.

2. Going to the doctor, because peeing in a cup is so awesome.

3. Dog sitting. This one isn't so bad, just a lot of work.

4. Going to the gym. I prefer running outside.

5. Eating brussels sprouts. Yes, still more fun than puking in a car. Maybe.

Ways to Prevent Motion Sickness

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5 Ways to Prevent Motion Sickness

I don't know if my tips will work for everyone else, but here are a few things I do to prevent myself from throwing up in the car. When mom puked in the kayak, we learned that it not only ruins your fun at the moment, it can ruin the person's fun for the whole day. I know if I get motion sickness, it lasts pretty much all day.

1. Look at things outside the car, but don't watch the trees go by and don't try to count the dashes on the road while you're driving by them.

2. Take a nap if you can. Taking a Dramamine® first can help make it easier because you won't be feeling as anxious about the trip so then you can sleep.

3. Don't eat anything spicy or greasy, which means skipping most fast food joints. Eat some cheese and crackers before your trip, snack on some pretzels or other bland foods during the trip.

4. Drink something that won't upset your stomach. My mom swears that soda makes her sick because it reminds her of every time she got car sick as a kid. Her parents would give her clear soda and that would just make it worse. It helps for me but if it makes you sick, try juice. Mom likes juice with ice, like apple juice or cranberry juice.

5. Sit near the air vents. If I'm not feeling so well, I need to have some fresh air. If you can't get A/C blowing in your face, roll the windows down a little.

Get a Coupon!

If you head over to the Dramamine® website, you can print a $1.00 off coupon.

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Amber - Dramamine always makes it so that we don’t have to do the seat shuffle for the person who is feeling the sickest. For some reason, the front seat always makes you feel better (probably because you aren’t looking at everything moving on the side). Dramamine keeps mommy her seat!

Rachel Smarda - Kia Dramamine is a lifesaver for us on long car rides. My 4 year old has been getting carsick since she was around 18 months old.
I give her a quarter tablet for our summer road trip 5 hour drive and that’s enough to make it enjoyable for her, and no puke to clean up for me.

Anarii Hakala - Great tips, thank you for sharing them! My grandson also gets carsick and has to take Dramamine.

Colorwear Party: Time to De-Stress

This post was sponsored by Colorwear as part of an In-Home Party Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Everything stresses me out. You see the title of this blog post? It stresses me out, because I'm like "Is it de-stress? Destress? Distress? No, not distress... de-..stress...yeah, go with it, Sadie."

Everything. Stresses. Me. Out.

With that being said, you'd think hosting a party would stress me out, too, but it doesn't. Don't get me wrong! It can stress me out to an extent, but this party was an informal get together with a few friends and the main focus was de-stressing, so I tried to stay chill. I'm glad I did because the party was planned, cancelled, and rescheduled three times before it finally came together.

Colorwear Party

Tonight, we finally had our Colorwear party. We drank fresh lavender lemonade (Rach has the best recipe), noshed on pretzels and fruit, and finished up with brownie sundaes. The coloring portion of the party took a lot longer than we thought it would, so we sent the t-shirts home with each guest (plus an extra for their kids!) along with the Tulip Fabric Markers.

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Jen Marshall - I love your coloring

Veggie Loaded Mac N Cheese (Weight Watchers 6 PointsPlus, Gluten Free)

Macaroni and cheese is a classic staple in our house. When we went gluten free, and I started Weight Watchers, I originally thought it was something we couldn't eat anymore. However, because there are some amazing gluten-free noodle options, and Weight Watchers assigns 0 PointsPlus to all veggies, we can enjoy veggie loaded macaroni and cheese for dinner!

gluten free macaroni and cheese

This is also a good potluck dish. Most people don't think about allergies (or calories!) when it comes to family gatherings. Bringing a gluten-free dish that is also something those on Weight Watchers can eat is a win-win.

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Bujo Mojo Week 4

Welcome to this week’s BuJo Mojo: a weekly planning & organization linky party!

We are so excited to have all of you amazing bloggers linking up with us.

Our party starts every Friday at 7AM EST and runs until Sunday evening at 7PM EST so we welcome you to join us and link up all weekend long.

BuJo Mojo Week 4 features

See what your hosts have been up to this week:

BuJo Mojo hosts

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Liz @ Productive & Pretty - Thanks for the feature ladies!! Love your link party :)

How to Dissect Owl Pellets: Homeschool Project

The awesome thing about learning how to dissect owl pellets as a homeschool project is that everyone can participate. Rachel and I were just as intrigued as Gracelynn was when it came to picking the owl pellets apart. She was excited to show her sisters when they got home, and saved them each a pellet so they could join in on the "fun".

How to Dissect Owl Pellets

Grace works through things rather quickly, so I create a Google Doc each day with several assignments for her to do (here's ours for today). She also has a 4" binder full of worksheets she can do if she gets bored. Our big project for this afternoon, though, was learning about the food chain and how owls digest their food.

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