What’s the difference between the flu and a cold?

Sound familiar?

It’s 4 A.M.

My child wakes with a fever.

What do I do?

As the sleep fog clears, I run the mental check: thermometer, Vicks rub, humidifer?

Where did I put them?!

Thankfully, this time I was prepared.

Thermometer, check.

Vicks rub, check.

Humidifier, check.


In my confused state, I was thankful to be prepared and armed for the long night ahead.


What’s the difference between a cold and the flu?

Local Utah bloggers attended a Winter Warm Up hosted by Vicks Behind the Ear thermometer. The event was held at Log Haven where guests were treated to a mountain retreat. Dr. Meg Meeker gave a presentation and shared tips on the difference between flu and cold. Dr. Meeker is also the author of “The 10 Habits of Happy Moms”. She has been traveling to several cities about how to keep our kids (and ourselves!) well this cold and flu season.

Dr. Meeker

Dr. Meeker gave tips on the Behind Ear Thermometer. I like that I don’t have to jab my sick child’s ear and that it won’t distrub them in their sleep. I also like that it has colored lights. My vision is terrible and cannot see with out contacts or glasses. So, knowing that the light is green makes it a lot easier than fubling for my bottle-cap glasses (no-joke) and sticking a thermometer up their wazoo.

Vicks Behind the Ear Thermometer



One lucky ready will win a Vicks Behind Ear and Vicks Starry Night Humidifier:

Vicks Behind the Ear Thermometer

Vicks Cool Moisture Starry Night Humidifier

If you’re interested in keeping up with the latest on cold & flu, you can ‘like’ our Cold & Flu Central page on Facebook.

The dedicated Behind Ear website is BehindEar.com.

Dr. Meeker can be contacted on her website and on facebook:



Thank you Vicks Behind the Ear Thermometer for sponsoring this post and giveaway! I received product at the event and am passing along the knowledge I learned. All opinions are my own. 

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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

There are 3 Comments

  1. Posted by Summer

    What a neat event to be able to participate in. Great giveaway!

  2. Posted by Lolo

    Sounds like such a fun event.

  3. Posted by Jill K

    Seriously, I’m sad I didn’t sign up for this event in time. I need to stop procrastinating!

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