I’ve been doing this whole Mom thing now for 5 years. And while I’m by no means a parenting expert, it is definitely true that no one knows my kids better than I do. I can look across the room and instantly realize one of them just doesn’t “look right” and sure enough they will have a fever, allergies or some other fun bug caught from one of their buddies on the playground. The whole “momtuition” thing is real!
As a family, we’ve been using CVS for years for it’s pharmacy, beauty aisle, as well as stops for just about anything on the errand bucket list. It’s the place where I’ve been managing self-care for the family for years now. Which is why I was excited and curious to go to New York City with Kristin recently to learn more about what CVS has coming. Let me tell you, it’s great! Here are 5 things from CVS you won’t want to miss!
5 Ways CVS Pharmacy Is Evolving
Self-Care – As parents, we often manage more than we realize in terms of self-care. I try to keep-up with staying healthy for both myself and the rest of the family. From vitamins to healthy foods, I want to make sure that we are all as healthy as possible. No one ever has time for being sick! I love that CVS has a great range of products to help me easily make those choices. I got to see and try several items at their event. One of my favorites was the protein smoothie mix in, especially since I’m always keeping one eye on my Jake’s protein intake.
Healthier Food Options – Every parent knows the struggle of the checkout line. The kids begging for treats that aren’t necessarily healthy. CVS now has even more healthy food and snack options throughout the store that make saying yes easy. I get to be the superhero while they happily win the checkout line battle. My boys just love the “That’s It” bars!
More Health Offerings – Ok this one got me really pumped up. CVS has greatly expanded on the CVS Health branded items, which have become my go-to. For instance, there is a wide array of dye-free medicines that are very clearly marked. Such a relief as I have been navigating the world of allergies with Max for the first time!
Plus, knowing how many of us have used and loved the Minute Clinic offerings, CVS has expanded in 50 locations to offer hearing and optical services. Anyone who has moved frequently or battled with a loved one to get his or her hearing or vision checked knows that anytime we can remove a barrier to health the better. Having the ability to use these services in an environment that they are already comfortable in and trust is GREAT! You can look for a hearing center or optical center online.
Discovery Zones – The new CVS store format makes finding your health items easier than ever. With selections grouped together and simple clear signage, the right solution is a breeze to find. Plus there are so many over the counter products that come in on-the-go convenient packaging, perfect for slipping into your purse. As team mom, Kristin was psyched to see the boxes of single pack antibiotic and pain relief ointment. She creates first aid bags for all the baseball kids and the individual packets are perfect!
Beauty Trends – Kristin and I both really obsessed over the upcoming beauty trends that CVS is offering. They are expanding their beauty selection to include all of the latest trends with a focus on natural ingredients. The Korean beauty section really had Kristin and I transfixed and we can’t wait to try more (LOVED this Vitamin Mist!) Keep your eyes peeled for the “trend wall” that is now displayed at over 2,000 stores!
Experiencing all of these offerings and more really showed me one thing loud and clear. That CVS is working hand-in-hand with me to help manage my family’s health and self-care as easily as possible. And this busy mama will take all the help she can get. Along with some fun beauty too, ha!
Here’s to a great family summer full of self-care and healthy moments spent together!
Disclosure: I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about #BetterHealthMadeEasy and how to #FindYourHealthy. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.