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Big plans this weekend! We’re dropping off used and unused Epi-pens at a drug drop I’ll share a story soon about the “used” ones. Aurgh…
As we’ve all heard at one time or another, prescription drug abuse is on the rise. Young people steal it from the medicine cabinets of unsuspecting parents and grandparents, people “mix” cocktails of whatever they can find to see the result, expired medications sit in cupboards until they are tossed in the trash (and then sometimes dug through to find while trash bins sit on curbs).
While working in tobacco control years ago, I learned the best way to dispose of medication is through a drug drop. Drug drops are set up throughout the country and are usually a no-questions-asked safe place to drop off old medications, needles, and even controlled substances. The mediations are disposed of safely so they don’t end up in the wrong hands, landfills or our water supply.
Find the closest National Take Back Collections site to you and safely dispose of anything (prescriptions or OTC) you have on hand.
When you’re done collecting all the old meds from your house, enjoy some of the most fantastic online finds. Click the blue “Fantastic” link to go directly to the source page.
Fantastic Hi: I think this would make me smile in a bathroom or an entry way. Any location where a little cheeriness might be needed
Fantastic Empowerment: Having a daughter reminds me of every moment I hated being a girl and every moment I loved being a girl growing up. These are some great tips to help you be the best mom possible while relating to all that comes with a little girl. Build her confidence now!
Fantastic Fish: Fresh fish tacos? Yes, please!
Fantastic Yum: Homemade “better-for-you” Twix bars. This is what is right in the world!
Fantastic Baby Foods: I get asked all the time about what I made my kids when they were starting to eat solids. While I didn’t find this site until recently, it has a lot of great ideas for ways to incorporate new flavors and textures based on your babycakes age. A link worth saving if you plan to make your own baby food.
Fantastic Fall Decor: While I love Christmas decorations, I really love fall decorations. I don’t know what it is, but the warm colors seem like “they” are literally happy. Have I had too much wine or do you know what I mean? This tree, for instance? Oozing happiness!
Fantastic Fall Hair: I think I’ve cone to terms with the fact that if I cut my hair, life will become more complicated as I will actually have to style it instead of wrapping, looping, twisting, and braiding it into a style where it appears I have worked tirelessly to perfect. That said, I could stand to lose a little length and this seems like such a fresh, fall look.
Fantastic Clean: Slowly, I’ve been trying to convert cleaning supplies in our house to more natural options that aren’t so hard on the nose/lungs or our water supply. For as often as we are throwing things down the disposal and I’m convinced something is stuck and our house smells like old food (it doesn’t – I’m smell paranoid), this would be a great “treat” for the sink!
Fantastic Taps: I love tapping. I love people who can tap brilliantly. Finn and Evie were in AWE of this dance, as will you!
Have a fantastic weekend!