In light of the news about swine flu, Julie over at MomsToWork wrote a terrific idea filled post on 9 ways to get your kids to wash their hands.
As a Mom of twin boys, she's been there and done that.
The swine flu is all over the news today, with good reason. We've all heard the stories of the potential pandemic spreading quickly throughout the United States as well as the problems the flu is causing so far in Mexico. So is there anything we can do to avoid it? Absolutely!
For nearly the past month, my family and I have been battling a doozy of an upper respiratory infection, also known as a cold or the flu. It started with my daughter and quickly spread to my son and husband and finally to me all within about a week's time. The coughing, the phlegm, the runny nose, the aches, the fever, the gastrointestinal issues - we shared it all. Isn't family great?!
The CDC recently held a blogger webinar to educate us about the flu. Before becoming a parent, I thought the flu was a stomach bug, not realizing that no, it's actually a really horrific respiratory thing that sucks, sucks, sucks. And I've now had it, in all its glory. And so has my daughter.
I am still not so sure about flu shots.
Papaya helps promote digestive health with natural enzymes. And a body with strong digestion has a stronger immunity because of its ability to remove built up waste from the body.
Did you know that strong digestion increases your metabolism? It's true...And an increased metabolism can help promote weight loss.
Papaya is also great for the immune system. The vitamin C and A in papaya are both needed for proper function of a healthy immune system, making it helpful in the prevention of colds and flu.
Sunday, Mach 23, 2008
Sunny and cold
Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it! May you have a family-filled day of joy and renewed hope.
I’m feeling a little better. I have to get my act together because I’m invited to dinner tonight and can’t cancel. I’ll just eat, um, cautiously.
Back in August, when I started to once again volunteer at the hospital, I was offered the gift of a free flu vaccine. I turned it down because I was told that the injection site would be extremely sore for several days and well, enough said, I'll pass.
Hello, world. It’s still flu season. According to the CDC, 5-20% of the U.S. population gets the flu each year, with a higher percentage of that number being children. That translates into around 15-60 million people. This is my favorite description of a sick family thus far.
…the children’s school holiday activities have mostly consisted of barfing, coughing, wiping snot on their pajama sleeves, tossing phlegm-soaked tissue balls into waste baskets and profuse night-sweating.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
The flu shot received last October provided hope that the infamous cold and flu season would not land anywhere close to where I was standing. That hope has now vanished, replaced with chills, a heavy chest, bouts of coughing, a fleeting earache, and of course the runny nose and headache associated with the culprit.