Momma Told Me: That's not a cold- it's allergies!
Having spent over a quarter century in sunny Southern California, just minutes from the beach, and surrounded by farms and fields, I am no stranger to the 'A' word. Growing up, it was almost forbidden to use the term in our household. In a similar sense to one coming down with a 'cold' or 'flu' Momma, and especially Pop, would adamantly maintain they were not succumbing to this treacherous pest, but simply 'had something in their eye, or were coughing from the dry Santa Ana winds. Yes, living in a year-round utopia of mild, sunny, climate, is as much a curse as it is a blessing. Those who boldly go out to explore Earth's playground need to be well armed with some vital information and a few secret weapons. I'm talking, of course, about allergies.
Pollen Count alerts can be sent directly to your phone for a daily breakdown of the top irritants and a weekly outlook of conditions. When you live in a region of the country where dry and windy conditions can result in a brush fire at the turn of moment (see my lovely editorial photo from earlier this week, above); the sky is subject to rain ash and a myriad of external allergens. Knowing the projected air quality forecast is vital to making family plans that are healthy and positive experiences for the entire family.
MyAllerGenius portal and decided we'd brave the Pick-Your-Own farms about 30 minutes away.
Twitter party at 1PM EST on May 14, 2013 to share allergy busting tips and learn more about how Allegra can keep your family happy out and indoors all year long. For more behind the scenes photos from our day on the farm, and how I shop for my family's allergy needs visit our Google + album.
What Daughter Says: Wrestle with colds, not allergies; thanks to Allegra.