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. The virtual world does a great job of engaging with them and great to have so much educational and stimulating content from the comfort of our own living spaces. I hear a lot of businesses are using this kind of headset for VR Training as well, for the exact reasons I’ve stated above.

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? It’s so simple to get this kind of assistance in your life, simply download alexa app for pc and for your other devices, it is really that simple. 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. We’re currently looking into vitamin c powder because it’s meant to be good at fortifying the immune system so it’ll be a good way to prevent sickness. 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. I’ve picked up quite a few different hacks over the years to help make flu season more manageable. One of the humidifier benefits is reducing flu symptoms so we’ve always got ours on during the holiday period. My mom also makes a soup that instantly makes you feel better so that’s our go-to whenever someone is feeling under the weather. All of this is because 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.