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Hi everyone!

Happy Summer!!! I can’t believe JRB has finished 3rd grade! It seems like just yesterday we were starting Kindergarten. Now that it’s June and summer is in full swing, I wanted to share ways I am totally taking care of myself, JRB and Tucker this summer!

  • Travel: I try to block out days for travel with JRB this summer. That can mean going to SF, CO and maybe even Wisconsin for another round at our favorite Miniature golf spot in Madison
  • Exercise: JRB and I have made a pact to go hiking at least once a week, bike once and week and play golf once a week.
  • Take Tucker to the Dog Park: Now that summer is here, I don’t have any more excuses for skipping the dog park with Tucker. He needs the exercise and I need the fresh air so here’s to a summer at Glenview Bark West.
  • Eat Healthier! Popcorn and Pretzels are going to make way for fresh cherries, berries and baked Chick Peas.
  • Skip Soda: Swap out soda for fruit-infused water such as this delicious concoction made with mandarin oranges and blueberries…

Mandarin, Blueberry Water

This infusion adds some much needed vitamin C and disease-fighting antioxidants, making it the perfect drink this season.

You need:

1-Cup Blueberries

4 Mandarin Oranges

3 Cups of Ice


1-Quart Pitcher


Place blueberries in a pitcher.

Use the back of a spoon to muddle berries slightly to release the flavor.

Add one cup of water.

Slice 2 Mandarins in half, and squeeze the juice into the water.

Peel and separate the remaining Mandarins and place in pitcher.

Add ice and remaining water.

Let steep in refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.

  • Lastly, I am TOTALLY taking care of of me and my family by incorporating  LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE into our family’s oral care routine. Helps prevent cavities, fights germs, protects enamel, freshens breath, strengthens teeth. It’s one of the easiest, fastest and most efficient ways to take care of me and my family!

Remember you only have one smile so make the most of it and totally take care of it with LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE.

Listerine and its family of products are available at Walgreens where you can buy other wellness products that will help you and your kids have a healthy and happy summer!


Disclosure: “I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Brand Totally Taken Care Of program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.”