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All can be well with Amwell online Doctor Visits #sponsored

As a busy work at home Mom of two busy teen daughters, it can sometimes be a challenge to find the time to visit a doctor when I’m not feeling well.  If it’s my daughter’s or my husband- I make the time, but for myself? 

This is a sponsored post with Mums the Word Network and Amwell. All opinions are my own.

Amwell #online #doctor #visits

The internal dialog starts- how will I find the time- or make up the time I’d spend waiting to be seen at a traditional doctor or urgent care office? What if I get somebody else sick for what could be “just a cold? What about the cost? I’m sure this internal dialog sounds familiar to several of my readers. I may have the perfect solution so all can be well for you and your family- online doctor visits with Amwell.



I recently was asked to try out Amwell and share my thoughts with you here and I must confess I was pleasantly surprised with how fresh and responsive the Amwell website is. It is very easy to navigate, which is a huge plus if you aren’t feeling your best- or worse- you’ve got a sick kiddo and you want answers ASAP.


set up an Amwell account



After you set up an account, Amwell will remember your information for your next visit. You will be prompted to enter your insurance on the next screen. I did run into a bit of a hiccup here- they didn’t list my exact Insurance carrier. I was able to skip that until later; which was such a relief because if I’m not well, or I’m in a high stress situation, the very last thing I want stopping me from getting help is an insurance number.


On the next screen, Amwell lets you choose who in your family has the problem. Once you choose an option, another screen will come up allowing you to either use their symptom checker (which I found very helpful), or move forward and choose a doctor to speak with.



Before you’re able to connect and talk with an online doctor, the site will ask you to check if your computer is able to see and hear the doctor. Please note- you may have to update your browser at this point, like I did, to get Amwell to work! That was a bit of a time set back, but a necessary one. 


Amwell diet and nutrition doctors



Once you have your computer set up to ensure an optimum doctor visit, you’ll pick your doctor from the ones listed for your area of need. All Amwell doctors are board certified and educated in the United States.  I had a nutrition question, so several nutritionists were made available for me to choose from. You can read about each doctor’s expertise, education, and more.


Here’s a video to show you just how an online doctor visit at AmWell may work for you. 





I was thoroughly impressed with the process from beginning to end and think having an online doctor visit is an excellent option for those times when getting to your regular doctor isn’t a convenient option, like if you are your child has the flu, or your super senior has an ache or pain that they would like to discuss .



Another thing I really like about Amwell is their upfront pricing. They show you right on the homepage, what you can expect to pay for each of the services they provide. 


Amwell upfront pricing

I invite you to learn more about Amwell, and their mission to provide quality medical advice online by visiting their website here and following them on Facebook.


As we enter the dreaded cold and flu season, I’m pleased to be able to offer my readers a code for a $1.00 visit to an Amwell online doctor of your choosing. Just enter this code CARENOW14 at check out and you are set. 


Please share in comments: Who would you most likely use this service for- yourself so you don’t miss work, or a loved one?

Boys & Girls Club of America helps teens be #CyberSafe #sponsored


 I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for BGCA.  I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. However, all opinions are 100% my own.


As a Mom of a teen and a tween, I found this cyber safe initiative compelling because keeping them safe in this rapid fire, digital sharing age is a bit daunting. Teens tend to communicate via electronic devices exclusively. Phone calls are almost extinct. With all their texts, tweets, selfie sharing and snap-chatting, our kids build solid friendships- but there is also lot of room for clichés excluding peers, misinterpretation, hurt feelings and bullying.  

Even though I consider myself a socially savvy Mom who has open relationships with her daughters, I found a wealth of helpful information at BGCA’s website for parents and teens.



About BGCA’s #CyberSafe Futures:

Talking to your kids about online safety is the first step.” BGCA understands that growing up in the digital age is tough on teens and parents. That’s why BGCA, in partnership with Sprint put together a #CyberTribe of expert teens to help answer questions facing kids online. 

The first thing I did when I visited the BGCA cybersafe site was take the “Are you a Cyber Smart Parent?” quiz .


The good news?  I am a socially savvy Mom.


 BGCA#CyberSafe button



Go here to take the quiz yourself. 


After taking the quiz, I checked out the Resource Page. Resource Topics include: Cyberbullying, Social Networks, Mobile Technologies and Online Privacy. 

Here's the link to the Teen Resources page.  Once there, your teen can explore life skills, arts, health, programs and more. 


Next I asked a #CyberTribe Question because if you want insights on teens- who better to ask than a teen. This is a weekly Q & A session,  so head on over and submit your questions.  Plus,  when you ask a question, you are entered to win an IPad mini!


CyberTribe IPad sweeps


Navigating this site is super easy for parents and teens, so I invite you to check it out and forward the link to your teen because as BGCA says: “Every teen deserves a #cybersafe future.”


Please share in comments: Have you or your child experienced cyber bullying or felt unsafe online?


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Learn a new craft from home with #Craftsy

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive monetary compensation should you click through the links and purchase an online class or join their referral program. Thank you in advance for your support. 



Have you ever wished there was an easy way to learn a new crafting skill? Every time I go into my local craft supply store I see the sign-up sheets for at least one or two classes I'd love to take but the timing never seems to work out. Now, thanks to my new sponsor Craftsy, I can take a class anytime I want to!



Craftsy online classes
Courtesy: Craftsy.com
         


About Craftsy:

Craftsy is the leading online social crafting platform. We offer full-length, professionally-produced HD video courses in quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, food, jewelry, paper craft, and more. Custom interactive features allow students to connect directly with each other and with award-winning instructors.

You are see the whole list of classes available by going HERE.  There is a how to on Jam & Marmalade that I have my eye on. And I also want to take a refresher class on sewing, because honestly, my 7th grade home economics class skills leave a little to be desired!

Speaking of sewing, Craftsy offers several free classes like this Free Online Quilting Class! Just do a quick search and I'm sure you will find a free or very affordable class in your area of interest because there are
several classes on sale right now. So go ahead and indulge your desire to learn something new, or perhaps join me on brushing up on a skill that's a little rusty!


Another great feature of Craftsy is the Gift any class feature. 


craftsy
Courtesy: Craftsy.com

"Want to give someone a Craftsy class, but not sure which one to pick? With our "Gift Any Class" cards, you can buy a loved one any Craftsy class of their choosing for $30! Just fill out the form with their contact information and we'll send them a link to choose whichever Craftsy class they've got their eye on, for free. It has never been easier to give the gift of crafting fun!" 


I think Craftsy has come up with a wonderful solution for us time crunched crafters! I hope you'll visit them soon. Not only do they offer classes and a vibrant community, Craftsy also offers you a way to earn a little money with their referral program. Join Crafty's affiliate program today by clicking HERE.


Are you a crafter? What project are you currently working on?