I love the Spring. The flowers are blooming, the sky is blue, the trees are green…and the pollen is everywhere. While in theory this is my favorite time of the year, it’s also a time of the year that I struggle with thanks to seasonal allergies. I’m one of those lucky ones who walk outside into the blanket of yellow that covers North Carolina during the Spring months and all of a sudden, my nose is running, my eyes are watery and I’m just a mess in general. Now, generally I can manage this pretty well simply by doing most of my outdoor activities solo so that I don’t have an audience to laugh at my pollen faced glory. But this year, my littlest did the unthinkable….he joined a baseball team. Yup, my little guy is a slugger and he’s actually pretty good which means Mondays (and Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at baseball practice and all day Saturday at the baseball field. Now, for those of you who are not baseball mamas (I’m new to it, I’ll admit), apparently an important part of the sport is keeping the outfield mowed which just happens to make my allergies go crazy! Knowing that for this now official baseball mom, missing a minute of action is not an option, I’ve come up with my Baseball Mom Spring Survival Kit that is helping to ease my allergies and keep me looking like the cool, calm and allergy-free mama I want to be!
So, I know you’re wondering how I’ve missed the pleasure of sitting by a freshly cut baseball field for all these year and I’m gonna be truthful…I’m a basketball mom. My oldest plays INDOOR ball year round so I never have to worry about the blaring sun, the whipping wind or those pesky allergies. But my little guy has always been one to do things his own way. So, when he asked to play baseball this year, I cringed a little and then agreed. Maybe he wouldn’t like it, right? Then I could enroll him in indoor basketball and all would be right with the world again. Well, I was wrong there because the minute he picked up his bat he was hooked. I’ve learned so much about bases and outfield and helmets and gloves and GAH! But the truly hard part of all of this has been managing my allergies. After all, I don’t want to distract my little slugger by the sneezing fit that I happen to have every time he’s at the plate! So, after a few weeks of looking like Rudolph the teary eyed mama, I got smart and put together a survival kit that’s helping me rock my baseball mama duties all while actually enjoying the sport that my little guy loves! So I guess all you other allergy suffering mamas who want to be outside want to know what’s in my Baseball Mom Spring Survival Kit, right? Well, here’s your easy list!
Zicam® Extreme Congestion Relief Spray
OK, so let’s talk first line of defense here! The thing that makes me most uncomfortable during allergy season is the nasal congestion and sinus pressure that accompany allergies. Trust me when I say a Southern drawl is charming…a nasally Southern drawl yelling “GO NUMBER 15!” is decidedly less charming. Know what I mean? At last week’s practice, as I heard my own voice with that horribly congested sound to it, I shuddered. My hubby may have actually motioned me to the car. But this mama WAS. NOT. GOING! I am many things but a quitter on cheering for my kids is not one of them! Thankfully I had the trusted power of Zicam® that’s gotten me through cold after cold this winter to help me battle allergies as well! That’s right, with one squirt of Zicam® Extreme Congestion Relief Spray, I was back to my charming way of yelling “Beat their butts y’all!” in no time at all!
With an easy-to-use (even at the baseball field) No-Drip Liquid® Nasal Gel™ that helps knock out nasal congestion and sinus pressure due to colds or allergies, Zicam® Extreme Congestion Relief Spray is the Spring essential that this baseball mom doesn’t head to the game without!
Plus, with soothing aloe vera in each spray that helps deliver relief that lasts up to 12 hours, it was the perfect way to help me get my better back fast so that allergies didn’t stop me from enjoying the game! But the best part is (wait for it) the No-Drip Liquid® Nasal Gel™ of Zicam® Extreme Congestion Relief Spray won’t drip down your throat, causing that totally gross moment when you’re not sure if you’re going to be able to keep your game face on!
For me, nothing relieves congestion better when compared to this non-drowsy, over-the-counter decongestant. Time and time again already this baseball season, it’s helped ensure that I’m cheer ready at each and every game so that my son continues to know that I’m his biggest fan!
While congestion is 99% of my allergy induced discomfort, I’m not gonna lie and say that watery eyes aren’t pretty. But I’ve found the perfect solution….a great pair of sunglasses. Rain or shine, I can pop those babies on and within seconds, I look like I’ve got my baseball mom game face on! Since the Zicam® Extreme Congestion Relief Spray takes care of the congestion and red, Rudolph nose, these two essentials alone are pretty much a sure fire way to make sure I’m always game day ready!
I do have one final item that is always with me at Baseball games and that’s my water bottle. Perhaps it’s my over-excited cheers or maybe it’s just a side effect of Allergies but having water on hand ensures that my cheering is always on point when my little guy is anywhere on the field.
So far this season, I haven’t missed one practice or game and for this Allergy suffering mama, that’s quite an accomplishment! Even though I know that the minute I go outside, allergies are going to attack, I can rest assured that I don’t miss one minute of the season thanks to the ability to get my better back fast with Zicam®!
All season long, you’ll find my by the ball field, cheering my heart out and knowing that I’m able to savor and enjoy each and every moment of my little slugger’s first baseball season with the help of my trusted Zicam®.
Now it’s your turn! Whether congestion from allergies or the common cold are keeping you from getting out and being involved in all your family’s activities this Spring, you can combat congestion and sinus pressure with help from Zicam® Extreme Congestion Relief Spray! Add it to your purse, your car or create your own Baseball Mom Spring Survival Kit to ensure that no matter where this Spring takes you, you’re ready to feel great along the way!
Tell me, what outdoor Spring activities will you enjoy more with help from Zicam® Extreme Congestion Relief Spray?