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A Mom’s Remedy for Fall Allergies

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The changing of the seasons can be such a beautiful time of year in Michigan. The leaves on the trees are changing, roadside farmers markets are offering delectable fall squash, and pumpkin patches are sprouting up everywhere. We spent last weekend driving up the coast of Lake Michigan taking in the fall scenery, indulging in fresh baked pie and finishing out Sunday at a Pumpkin Patch.

Hay Jumping

The weather was beautiful! We couldn’t resist some face painting, pumpkin picking and even a romp in the hay. It was such a lovely fall day, the antitheses of what Monday had in store. With it came a cold, drizzling rain and bone chilling wind.

Maddilyn Kleenex

I wasn’t the only one with a red nose.

The combination of weather and hay did me in. I spent Monday suffering from allergy face, with itchy eyes, a scratchy throat and a nose that would. not. stop. The mountain of growing tissues was pretty disgusting but worse were the times when I couldn’t get to a tissue fast enough. I’ll spare you the details.

As gorgeous as Michigan is in the fall, the combination of frequent changes in weather and allergy season being in full swing is a recipe for runny, raw noses that inevitably lead to the dreaded sinus infection. Thankfully mommy has the remedy.

Pulling ourselves together we made a quick trip to our local Target to pick up some supplies. Like Ultra Soft Kleenex tissues. I love how soft and strong they are. We don’t have to worry about “blowing through” or rubbing our nose raw as we try to contain it’s running.


Thanks to this handy Target coupon – Buy 1 Kleenex 4 pack, get 1 free wallet pack (2-pk) or 1 pocket pack (3-pk) while supplies last. I was able to get free Kleenex Pocket Packs to keep in my purse and the car.



While we were out we also picked up my second remedy for battling allergies: my “homemade chicken noodle soup.” Can I let you in on a little secret? My “homemade” chicken noodle soup isn’t homemade it all. On days my allergies are at their worse I walk around in a fog. Not to mention I’m constantly chasing after a running nose. Not exactly my best day to be cooking anything. Chicken Noodle Soup

So instead I order in this delicious chicken noodle soup from a nearby restaurant and call it homemade. My family is generous enough to play along. It soothes my aching throat the way my soft tissues soothe my dripping, Rudolph nose.

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Kleenex but all my opinions are my own. #KleenexAllergy #pmedia

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  1. October 21, 2013 at 7:31 am — Reply

    That is great to know. The kids and I have awful fall allergies! No fun!

  2. Shawna Stewart
    October 21, 2013 at 8:38 am — Reply

    I couldn’t live without my Kleenex, I keep them in my car for the family, each room has a box. You never know when your going to need one…

  3. October 21, 2013 at 8:54 am — Reply

    We love Kleenex! I will have to grab up that coupon. Thank you :)

  4. October 21, 2013 at 6:57 pm — Reply

    We stockpile Kleenex in bulk with my Hubby’s allergies. Great deal.

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