Holiday Survival

I am always looking for shared experiences that my entire family can take part in, and there is nothing like the virtual reality experience.  Verizon makes the Daydream View virtual reality headset and controller for experiencing high-quality, immersive virtual reality.  Which can be used with your Google Pixel or compatible Moto Z phone, simply place it into the headset and the VR mode launches automatically.

Go from being snowed in to swimming with a school of dolphins, virtually visit the Taj Mahal, or stand at the edge of a volcano. As a mom I also love that I can the Verizon Daydream View as an education tool for my kids.  We don’t have to leave the house to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we can explore the Met’s most famous paintings in a virtual museum in our pj’s.

Of course the #1 holiday survival tip that I am sure everyone will agree on is ensuring everyone is fed!  Those of you hosting know the holidays can be very stressful and when guests arrive, sometimes unexpectedly, the last thing we want to do is mess up a neat kitchen.  When I am looking for a simple and convenient solution that is always a crowd pleaser I turn to Pizza Hut.

With the addition of the Amazon Echo into our home, ordering is about to get so much easier. Starting December 15th we can order Pizza Hut using an Amazon Echo. All you have to do is tell Alexa that you want Pizza Hut and you can place an order! How cool is that?  Along with convenience this time of year we also love a great deal.  Right now at pizza hut you can get ANY large pizza for carryout, including specialties and unlimited toppings for just 10 dollars.

With the season and holiday gatherings, also comes many colds, and illnesses.  Our best efforts to avoid getting sick is to ensure we are washing our hands and getting enough rest.  But, sometimes it is just unavoidable, so if you do start to get body aches, headache, fever, chills, or fatigue – don’t wait to see what might happen.  Be proactive.

At my house, we immediately reach for a homeopathic medicine called Oscillococcinum. It’s great because it reduces the severity and the duration of flu-like symptoms.  Meaning, I’d rather have a short and simple flu than a long one.  That’s for sure.  And Oscillococcinum is recommended for everyone in the house — from 2 to 102. My kids love the sweet-tasting, quick-dissolving pellets, which makes medicine time much easier as well.

This post is in partnership with Pizza Hut, Verizon and Oscillococcinum.