Creating A Self Care Box

One doesn't have warning when an illness is going to hit. ...more

Bad sick policy and the working mom

I was at work yestday and I started sneezing.  Then came the runny nose and sore throat.  Luckily I only had 1 hour of work  left before I was able to come home and crash into bed.  When I woke up this morning, I knew I was now the proud owner of a summer cold. ...more

Tips for Surviving a Sick Day

Since it's Flumageddon Year in addition to all of the normal colds, stomach virii and general sicknesses that make their way around elementary schools, chances are that your kiddo will be home sick at least once this winter. (And if not, man, kudos to you.) On top of already feeling bad for your poor little sickling, it can throw a real wrench into your schedule when your child has to stay home. The Harried Mom recently experienced her Kindergarten son's first sick day and shared a list of things they did to keep busy and resting. It's a good list!...more
I can't wait til my girls get more school work, but even now in Preschool my oldest gets a few ...more

Limping Along

If you’re a working parent and you feel like you’ve been running in place this year, it’s probably not your imagination. Last week my daughter broke her ankle. It’s kind of a long story, but the central event involved a giant flying leap over a pile of backpacks on the school playground. Girls will be girls… I’m trying to look on the bright side. For instance:...more

This is one of my biggest fears right now. I've been working from home for the last 5 1/2 years, ...more

Snapshots from Sick Bay

I've spent the past week knocked flat by a sinus infection and, with few exceptions, didn't venture from beneath my blanket on the couch....more

Do Bloggers Get Sick Days?

Rhonda Fleming Hayes Today's post has nothing to do with gardening or nature, but rather the nature of blogging. Apparently there is a phenomenon called blogger's more at

Response to Swine Flu school closures: Webinars? Try Paid Sick Days

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released a statement calling on schools to "ensure instruction continues should the virus cause high absenteeism or school closings" that result from H1N1 (Swine Flu) outbreaks. ...more

Thanks so much for posting this!  I have been hearing a ton about people's uncertainty ...more

my bed is my domain

I have been locked away in my room hidden beneath a pile of Kleenex and blankets. Wrapped from head to toe in pajamas, furry socks, and toboggan…the only skin visible to the eye is my bright red nose. My bed was my domain. ...more

Do You Take More Sick Days Than Your Male Colleagues?

When you are a consultant working out of your home,debating whether or not to take a sick day is not a huge business issue. Since many of us tend to have unhealthy work habits anyway, a sick day may simply mean working in bed, taking a few naps, and not bothering to brush our hair or get out of our jammies. ...more

When I was reading this, I thought the same thing: Why do people think it's admirable to come ...more