Thursday, February 16, 2012

TV appearance and a giveaway

So, this morning I was up bright and early and headed to Saginaw, Michigan, to the WNEM TV-5 studios. I was contacted a couple weeks ago and asked if I would be interested in hosting a spot on the news as a "mommy blogger."

I was sent a bunch of products that were designed to help moms get their kids through cold and flu season a little more safely and naturally. I blogged about it yesterday.
So, I showed up at the TV-5 building and was led into this studio. I set up my products and was informed that it was a three-minute segment. What?!?! I had been told it would be six minutes long, and was prepared for that.

Anyway, I met Catherine Bodak, a meteorologist for TV-5, and chatted with her while I set up the stuff I had brought. She was very warm and personable (not to mention absolutely gorgeous) and made me feel comfortable.

Except... I was looking out at THIS.

Nothing like cameras, prompters, monitors and gigantic spotlights to make you feel secure.

But anyway, we got to it. I had to stop her as she started the first take, because she pronounced my last name as Jones. We just started over, though. I am hoping I didn't do anything completely ridiculous on camera. It was kind of difficult because I was trying to pack my information into a much shorter time slot than I'd anticipated, but hopefully I was able to get it across. Catherine did have to rush me a bit by telling me we were almost out of time.

So, it's supposed to air at 9 a.m. March 5 on Channel 5. We don't even GET that channel at my house thanks to DirectTV's oddball boundaries. They should be sending me a link to a video of the spot, though.

Honestly, I'm glad it's over with.

So, here's an idea of what it will look like, except Catherine and I were switched around.

Here comes the exciting part for you, my lovely readers... See all that stuff on the table in front of me? One of YOU will win it all! You can learn more details about all the products in my blog post from yesterday. You'll win a Mobi Dual Scan Ear and Forehead thermometer, BabyGanics The Germinator hand sanitizer, Hyland's Cold n' Cough 4 Kids and Xlear Kids xylitol/saline nasal spray.

I would like you to leave me a comment and tell me the best advice you have for making your kids feel better when they're sick (or just share something your mom did for you when you were a kid).

Don't forget to leave your e-mail address in your comment, so I can contact you if you win!

I will end this contest on Wednesday.

Good luck!


mary smith said...

My kiddos like a warm bath with vaporous bath poured in.

Anonymous said...

You looked beautiful and professional for the interview Krystal! When we have a cold coming on we use airborne. It seems to work for us :)

LaDonna said...

We use airborne also. We also take a vitamin daily to avoid colds in the first place.

likestocook said...

My kids just like to cuddle when sick, and a little warm broth.

Mommy Of 3 said...

My munchkins like to take a nice warm shower, get into their "comfy" jammies, then we break out the vicks plug ins & settle down for some cuddle time with Mommy <3

Anonymous said...

GREAT job Krystal! I rub baby vicks on my boys chest and feet, helps them sleep a little more comfortable when they have a cough.

Mrs.Ruffner said...

We are in the midst of the sickies at my house. :( We have been using a warm mist humidifer with vicks inhalant, cool baths to keep the fever down and if needed, we use our bathroom as a "Steam room" to help break up the congestion. I love Hyland's Sniffle 'N Sneezes for my daughter (she is 5).

carlyhan78 said...

My little guys like Vicks on the their chest and a steam vaporizer in their room. Sometimes I'll even run the shower really hot and just stand with them in the bathroom. It's definitely not fun being the mommy of two asthmatics during the winter :-(

Becca said...

We make a little bed on the couch with their pillows and blankets and then they get to watch way more tv than usual. That helps take their mind off of being sick.

p.s. I hope I win!! My ear thermometer just died on us!!

Sarah M said...

When MP is stuffed upan congested, I put our super firm pillow under the head end of her matress. It creates a sole so that her head isn't flat in line with her feet. Of course, this works only because she is still in a crib.

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linguamecca said...

The cold and flu season is a tough time! Thanks for taking a look at these products. I'm sure they appreciated your expertise and professionalism while on the set. I look forward to seeing the video!

Kimberly said...

When my kids are sick we usually start with a hot shower that they can handle then it's comfy pjs. I usually put a vaporizer on and if congested I rub Vicks on their chest. Then its warm broth a movie and then cuddle time. I hate when my kids are sick but I love the cuddle time.

Anonymous said...

Krystal, send your address to and we'll send you the DVD.