Parents always try to keep their little ones happy during the cold and flu season, but sometimes the inevitable happens and unfortunately they get sick.
In this three-part series, bloggers share their best tips and tricks in order to keep their children healthy and happy. Bloggers also share the joy they get from spending time with their children despite those sick day blues!
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I am so delighted to have been chosen to participate in a three part series for Children's Mucinex. Being the mom of 5 kids I know a few things about coping during the cold and flu season. My first post in this series focused on the ways I try to keep my kids healthy during the sick season. Today's post is all about what I like to call the Sick Day Busy Box. Even though I hate when my kids feel miserable with the sick day blues I must admit that I do enjoy the extra one-on-one time I get to spend with them. ...more
I fully admit that I am a mess when I’m sick. I don’t get a lot of practice, so I’ve never quite figured out how to quietly rest without making everyone around me miserable. There is whining and complaining I generally just feel the need to bring everyone down to my level of pitifulness. Alexis is, in many ways, my clone. She doesn’t get sick often and when she does? LOOK OUT. The whining flies around all over the room as she tries to continue on with life just like normal and discovers that it’s not possible....more
Our sickness tally this month has risen. I finally caught the illness the boys had, and then we went on a trip with sniffly friends, and Alrik succumbed, again. The good news is that having a minor cold doesn't have to mean being miserable. I'm pleased to be writing a three-part series on the topic of sick days and kids for Children's Mucinex. My first post offered my go-to tips for helping your family survive cold and flu season, and this post and my next one will share some of the fun home activities we've indulged in while under self-imposed quarantine. ...more
In a previous post I shared our tips and tricks on staying healthy during the cold and flu months. Sometimes they don't always work but you do your best and hope the kids stay healthy. I suppose my tips and tricks aren't working so well this year because we've had lots of opportunities to stay home from school due to all kinds of illnesses. I thought I'd share what Ainsley and I did recently when she was home with me. I have to admit it is nice to have one on one time with the kids....more
This cold and flu season has been miserable for our family. In the past month it's been passed around... back and forth. ICK! We are ready to be well. But I will admit we certainly enjoyed those snuggle filled, quiet sick days. Children’s Mucinex is running a three part series helping parents prevent illness and then keep their kids smiling even on sick days! This is part two of the series... check out Hand Washing Fun (and learning) if you missed it. At the end of the last post I asked readers what they do to keep their little ones smiling on sick days....more
A few weeks ago I shared my on how I try to keep my family healthy during the winter months. And I also talked about how even when I try my hardest at some point it's inevitable that one of my kids will come down with a cold. Having sick kids during the winter means lots of being cooped up inside. Too cold to go play outside. And we don't want to be spreading around whatever little bug we do have. All that to say I have found that I have to get extra creative with the time that is spent indoors. It's easy for everyone (including me!) to get fussy from boredom. ...more
When I was 14 I was in a serious car accident. I broke my pelvis in multiple places, plus a few other bones. I was in the hospital for two weeks until I was stable enough to be transported home. The hospital stay was hard. It was an hour away from home so I didn't see my siblings regularly. My parents would come and try to include me in family life as much as they could. We even celebrated my little sister's birthday in my hospital room. I remember the hubbub of the party and somehow I fell asleep in the middle of it (which, if you know me, is very telling)....more
I'm happy to be back with Part 2 of our "Surviving Sick Days" series with Children's Mucinex! In our first post we talked about staying healthy (we all try SO hard) but when the cold or flu does hit I definitely go into full blown Mom mode. I love being a mom and I love being able to take care of my kiddos. A great way to put a smile on your kids' faces is with a Sick Days bucket. Fill a bucket/basket with activities, crafts, games, etc. so that in addition to the tv, your kids have a lot of options at hand....more
This is the second installment of my posts for Children's Mucinex. Once again, you will have a chance to enter to win $100 at the conclusion of this post. If you remember, I posted here about here about what we do when we are down and out with a cold. You guys shared some great ideas of your own! I think we would all agree that even with the extra snuggle time and lazy afternoons, having a cold just stinks! The week after I wrote about our experience with Children's Mucinex, this is where I found myself...Both Lucy and Jack were down for the count. It was a hard week for sure....more
Can I confess something? I almost like when my boys are sick...just a little sick though...not the coming out of both ends sick. I prefer the "just sick enough to slow them down, but not so sick we need to worry" kind of sick. You know, the kind of sick that doesn't need a doctor other than myself. The kind of sick that Children's Mucinex is perfect for. Maybe it's because I have two boys. Who are active from the moment their little eyelids peel open in the morning to the moment those same lids force themselves closed at the end of the day....more