National Infant Immunization Week

We’re so grateful to Kelsey of Doing Mom Things for partnering with us to share her story. 

Staying healthy is something we’ve learned a ton about when we became parents a little over 10 years ago. We knew very little when starting out, but one thing we did know was that we wanted to make sure we gave our kids the best chance at staying healthy.

Like many families, we are always on-the-go. Enjoying our Sunday Fundays, time with friends and family, after school and weekend activities, be out in our community, and taking as many vacations as our budget allows us, right?! With all that said, keeping everyone healthy is essential.

This past weekend in particular we did the whole “divide and conquer” thing where one parent goes one way with one kid and the other with another kid because simply, we can’t be in two places at once. It just shows how busy our lives are and how staying healthy is uber important if we don’t want to miss an event.

Our 8-year-old son is involved in football and baseball this spring and can’t wait! He is ready to practice and play with his teammates. We know that so many obstacles can get in the way, like last year he attended one baseball practice, and the next day broke his arm on the playground. He was ultimately bummed that he had to sit on the bench while the rest of his friends played. That is why this season seems way more important than the last.

Our 10-year-old daughter works incredibly hard August through March learning and perfecting routines in order to be stage ready for spring competitions.  She has three over weekends in the spring that her team and her look forward to.

Our 3-year-old son attends preschool that he loves and grows in during the weekdays. And our 7 year-old son loves to be with his friends and attend swim lessons weekly.

This is just a snapshot of all the things our family looks forward to. I’m sure you can relate.

In order to do all these things, we need to do as much prevention as possible to stay as healthy as we can. This is why we wash our hands often, take our vitamins, and make sure all of our vaccinations are up to date. If one person in our family isn’t feeling well, it can change an entire day or week, keeping us from all of our adventures.

Vaccines are safe, effective and help protect everyone. When deciding to vaccinate our four children, we never hesitate because we are active in our community and want to keep those around us safe, including ourselves. We know that vaccines protect our children from 16 preventable diseases, and we are just on-the-go way too much to be down with preventable diseases.

We know how important it is between all of our adventures, to take all four of our kids to their well-visit checkups and receiving all recommended vaccinations.

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