According to a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin, 44% of parents say they expect to get a headache during the back to school season. And if I can be frank… I think that 56% of you all are lying! I would bet my right arm that a headache will be brewing for me during that first week of school. HANDS DOWN NO QUESTIONS asked. There’s just so much to do and with three kids of my own… a few things ALWAYS fall to the waist side.
Take last year for example, my second child was heading to Kindergarden and I was pregnant with my third. It was a very crazy time for the entire family and somehow we forgot to get Liam’s medical forms in order. Needless to say, we were scrambling the day before school started to get to the doctor to have it all sorted out. Thank goodness my friend happened to mention that she did the same exact thing in passing to us because it was the reminder we needed for Liam.
If we hadn’t had that simple conversation, Liam would have missed his first day of school and I would have regretted it for the rest of my life! Bill and I were pretty much in a panic until all of the papers were in order and then I couldn’t calm down until the nurse had the packet in her hand.
Even now – just thinking about the whole mess is elevating my heart rate. LOL!
Excedrin realizes this is a stressful time for all parents and is currently running a contest on Facebook I wanted to share with you. The “Help Your School Excel with Excedrin” sweepstakes can be accessed by visiting Facebook.com/Excedrin. Five lucky winners! Parents just have to name at least one thing that might cause a headache during the back to school. Um… easy!
NOW FOR OUR CONTEST!!!
In keeping with the back-to-school theme, this month’s giveaway package is meant to help parents stay organized, hydrated and headache-free as they adjust to hectic schedules and spend increasing amounts of time on-the-go. One (1) lucky Lady and the Blog reader will receive a 2013-2014 academic planner and pen, a magnetic memo board and an aluminum tumbler.
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Want more info on that Exedrin survey?? I have a few more statistics I thought were fun to share:
According to a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin®, more than one-third of parents* cite getting themselves (41%) and their children (43%) back on a schedule at the top of the list of things that might cause their headaches during the back to school season.
In addition, more than one-third (35%) of parents* say shopping for school supplies might give them a headache. With all the pencils, folders and notebooks, parents should remember to put Excedrin® on their back to school shopping list.
According to a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin®, a large majority of parents (85%) think their schools are in need of new or upgraded supplies such as pencils and paper and computers or software and gym/sporting equipment. And that’s because with every purchase of Excedrin®, parents can enter for a chance to win $10,000 for their child’s school.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Runs 8/15/13 at 9:00:00 AM CDT to 9/15/13 at 11:59:59 PM CDT. Must be 18+, a legal resident of the 50 U.S./D.C., & have a valid email address & Facebook account. See www.facebook.com/excedrin for rules. To enter for free, hand-print your full name, address, phone number, date of birth, email address, and name of school, and mail to: “Help Your School Excel With – Free to Enter”, PO Box 11387 South Bend, IN 46634-0387, postmarked by 9/16/13 and received by 9/23/13. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.