Smiling it Forward Through Cold and Flu


This is a guest post by Jessica from I Heart-Motherhood – check her out there!

The following post is sponsored by TYLENOL®.

Last winter when my little ones both came down with colds at the same time, I wasn’t prepared. They had both been up all night with runny noses, coughing & fevers. I found myself at the drugstore early the next morning grabbing supplies to help them get through their colds & to help prevent myself from getting sick.

My children are my little warriors, even when they aren’t feeling their best, they are still playing, laughing, high-fiving & this day wasn’t any different – they weren’t going to let a cold slow them down! After a few days home from school, lots of hand-washing & fluids, & being fever-free, my children were smiling & happy to be over their colds & headed back to school. There is just something special about that “feel better smile” after a cold that makes me smile too – knowing that my babies are finally feeling better.

Unfortunately, the dreaded cold & flu season is right around the corner. Ever since the kids started school I’ve been waiting for one of my children to come home with a cold. I just know it’s going to happen, so this year I’m going to be prepared! I’ve already starting stocking up on cold & flu supplies so I’m ready when sickness strikes!

So who’s ready to Share a Smile to help a child feel better? Join TYLENOL® – a brand relied upon by moms for nearly 60 years – by SMILING IT FORWARD™. Upload a photo that makes you smile and $1* will be donated to Children’s Health Fund to help ensure a doctor’s visit is always within reach for children in need.

Also be sure to mark your calendars for the #SmilingItForward Twitter party on November 5th at 11am PST/ 2pm EST. More info on ModernMom coming soon!

I have received information and materials from McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post.


* Between June 23, 2014 and November 30, 2014, McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL® is inviting anyone 18 and older to upload a “smile” photo on the TYLENOL® Facebook page. Each approved “smile” will trigger a $1 donation from TYLENOL® to Children’s Health Fund, with a minimum donation of $75,000 and a maximum donation of $100,000. Review Terms and Conditions for complete program details. For information about Children’s Health Fund,



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