Great reminders for all Moms, or anyone else sick out there!
Stayed in all day today, my Amy girl brought Jenny and Audrey by to see me. Had another friend stop by and so it was a slow and low impact day to say the least. As I have talked to other friends, I realize that there are a lot of people who got this way worse than I did. I need to count my blessings. Hard part is ( which is not like me at all ), I have no desire to do anything. Jeff and I were just sitting watching a movie tonight, I didn't have anything in my hands to work on...I just sat there ( I never do that ever ) and I wondered when I was going to start feeling better so I would do something. I told Jeff " I can't believe that you can just sit here like this over and over and just watch a movie doing nothing?" He just started laughing really hard, not sure what that meant... but I can guess!
Hope this post is a good reminder for us all to have these things on hand during the cold and flu season.
Good night dear friends!
10 Things Moms Need to be
Prepared for the Cold and Flu Season!
I think most people would agree that being a
busy mom is a tough enough job as it is, and it takes a wonder woman to
make it through the cold and flu season every year while still keeping up and
being on the go.
Even though my kids are pretty healthy and we can
normally trudge through minor sniffles, there is usually at least once a season
that a cold, or even the flu, gets us down, and the little ones just need to
stay at home to recover and get well.
Here are 10 things that I always
keep on hand and think that every mom needs to have standing by during the cold
and flu season:
Kleenex : I don't know what we would do without plenty of
Kleenex tissues nearby. They are gentle on tender noses and come in handy
strategically placed in every room! I always stock up at the beginning of fall
so that we always have enough on hand. Right now if you head over to Target you
can get a $1.00 off of a 4 pack of Kleenex if you use the coupon HERE.
A thermometer. Most of the time the kids will just need a day or two of
rest and they'll bounce back. But sometimes with the flu that nasty fever will
hit, and its important to monitor it and make sure it doesn't get too high.
Electrolyte drinks. Electrolyte drinks are very important to have on hand,
especially if your kids are having any vomiting or diarrhea. Monitoring
temperature and encouraging fluids are super important!
A humidifier. Sometimes, its just an upper respiratory infection going on,
and a humidifier can help de-congest and aide in comfort while breathing, thus
creating a better nights sleep for your child, and you. Sleep is very important
when you are sick because your body needs rest to heal!
Books. No matter what kind of sickness your kid has come down with, a new
book to read is something that will keep them occupied. Try and have one stashed
away that is a special book or buy them a new one to help keep them entertained.
Tea with honey. Wonderful for sore throats, and if your kids are too young
to appreciate the flavor (and the health benefits) of tea, keep it for you and
sip on some to sooth your tired body.
Throat Lozenges. If your kids have a sore or itchy throat, having throat
lozenges on hand is a wonderful lifesaver. Word from the wise with kids, none of
mine will touch the ones with menthol, so you might have to opt for the
non-menthol vitamin C ones.
An activity box. Keep a little box or container with simple and quiet
activities that sick kids can do while lying on the couch. Fill it with
crossword puzzles and coloring books with crayons. Perhaps little toys other
activity books to keep them occupied in between periods of resting.
A simple soup recipe. Chicken noodle, Chicken broth, Chicken and rice...you
need a light go to meal recipe to keep everyone fed. If you don't have one you
can check out our family's HERE.
Patience. It's exhausting having sick children, and its even worse when you
are sick too. I've learned that if I start to get short tempered or crabby, I'll
take 5 minutes to myself and literally lock myself in the bathroom to regroup.
It helps - believe me.
Raising a family is one of the toughest jobs in
the world out there when they aren't sick, just always remember that you are
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