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Healthy Essentials from CVS: Find Your Healthy!

They say that having a baby and moving are amongst the top few major stressors in life. Well, luckily for me, I’m doing both. At. The. Same. Time.

Hooray for change!

In just a few days, we move into a new house. What started as a teeny renovation– a little paint here, some new tile there– has turned in to a full blown remodel (minus any tearing down of walls). And since we’re on a budget, (and did I mention, we’re on a budget?), I’ve been designated the general contractor. Hi, no idea what I’m doing. This means that a few times a day, I’m back and forth between our current home and our new home, overseeing and managing certain jobs. While I’m admittedly having a little fun doing this, it’s definitely stressful as I work full time, have a 7-year old on the verge of a school year ending, and a baby on the way (I did mention I was pregnant, right?)

I’m so excited to be working with CVS  on their #FindYourHealthy campaign as I am one busy mama who isn’t willing to blow my entire diet and overall health on bad choices just because there’s more on my plate than I’ve ever experienced before. Bottom line, in order to keep this train moving, I need to stay healthy – from inside out and top to bottom. Between construction, and conference calls, playdates and playoff games, I need to make sure I’m being mindful of what’s going in my body. Sure, a pregnancy splurge is totally permiteable every now and again. But because I’m in constant go mode, making sure I have the right snacks on hand has become as important as my routine visits to my doctor.

Did you know CVS has a line of snacks and food called Gold Emblem Abound that is free of artificial preservatives and flavors? From a probiotic trail mix that I keep in my car for those moments I’m stuck in traffic and absolutely starved, to chia and chocolate chunk granola bars that have become a fast hit with Jonah and his friends after school, I’ve found myself at CVS many times this month, stocking up on some fantastic items. Raw almonds, rice crisps, even a stevia blend… I feel good about what I’m grabbing on the go.

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Image 10 On my last trip to CVS, I actually couldn’t believe all the different Gold Emblem products. Who knew that I could go to CVS and buy quality cooking spray and coconut oil?! Here were some of the awesome products that caught my eye.

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Image 12 But finding “My healthy” isn’t only about food. With pregnancy, vitamins are essential. I’m really impressed by the CVS brand vitamins, which includes their line Radiance Platinum, certified organic and preservative free. They even sell Turmeric which so many of my friends swear by for inflammation and digestion help. I’m certainly taking my prenatal vitamins daily, but I’m also making sure I stock up on essentials like B12 and Vitamin C on days I’m feeling really sluggish or sick. My son has also been taking his vitamins, and probiotics which really help keep his digestive system on track.

Image 11 Of course, stress of moving can definitely take it’s toll on the beauty front. I won’t show you a picture of my hands right now, because, well… it ain’t pretty. We are moving in 3 days!! What’s the point of a manicure? But I will say, thanks to really good hand lotion, I have been able to avoid that snake-like, cracked skin you get from packing cardboard box after box…

Screen Shot 2015-06-03 at 7.53.41 PM Bottom line, I’m committed to staying healthy and feeling good… Even if we’re moving in 3 days and the tile isn’t in yet, we don’t have toilets in either bathroom, faucets in the sink… Oh, wait. We’re talking about healthy. I suppose that includes breathing. I’m breathing. I’m breathing. This is me inhaling and… exhaling. Ahh. (And a little Ugh. Because, truth is healthy too).

How are YOU finding your healthy this summer?


I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the #FindYourHealthy campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at or with the appropriate manufacturers. 

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  1. Auntie Laurie
    Thursday, June 4th, 2015
    Hey Jen, you also might want to suggest to CVS shoppers to pick up a can or two of formula and drop it off at their local food bank. There are many new moms who use the food banks and because their nutrition is poor are unable to feed their babies. CVS has moved the formula in front behind the registers now that they don't see cigarettes. But the fact that the formula has to be guarded is a strong indicator that people don't always have the $$ to purchase it.