Feelin’ Yucky
Categories: Dawn

Yeah…so I am sick.

Ugh.

It is so HARD to be a mom and be sick.  Right?!? And it’s even worse when the kiddos are sick too. This past week, out of the 4 of us all but my hubby have been sick.

I suspect he will come down with it in the next couple of days.

And unfortunately, in my house, when I am sick, it is pretty rare that I am able to sleep in or rest on my own.  Since I stay home, I have to deal with the kids and then on the weekends my husband is exhausted from his work week and he wants to sleep in too.

So yeah, I am dealing with it.

Got any tips for feeling better?

I can tell you what I’ve found helpful.  First, in this week’s podcast, I mentioned using Burt’s Bees Miracle Salve on my dry, winter hands.  Well, I discovered today that it also works wonders on a sore nose. You know, when you are blowing your nose constantly and sneezing and it gets all red and irritated? I’ve been putting a little of the salve on my nose after every sneezing episode, and it is feeling a lot better.

Also, when I am sick and there is a sore throat involved (or if the drainage is bad and it is irritated) the LAST thing I want to drink is water.  For some reason, it seems to irritate my throat even more.  But, being the best thing for me, I force myself to drink it and I hate it.  I don’t want to drink sugary juice or sodas all day either.  I have found that iced tea is a little better (I don’t enjoy hot tea), but yesterday when making my iced tea, (I make a blend of decaf green and decaf black teas) that if I throw a little something extra in the brew, I drink it a lot faster and enjoy it more. Yesterday I was peeling a Clementine (trying to get my vitamin C!) while the tea was boiling on the stove, and on a whim I tossed the orange peels in the water.  The tea was soooo good!  Today, I added a little cinnamon and some ground cloves from my spice cabinet – YUM! Give it a try!

I would love to know if you have any other feel better tricks.  I need all the help I can get!

Stay healthy,
~MuMo Dawn

2 Comments to “Feelin’ Yucky”

  1. Carrie says:

    Dawn,
    Have a little cold myself… will tell you though, as soon as I feel one coming on, I push the water (or Crystal Light)…..like 5 liters a day or so, and it really seems to cut it short most of the time. I also avoid dairy scrupulously when I am sick. This works best for me when I feel a sinus infection coming on. It’s not foolproof, but it does help.
    I hope you feel better soon. It is very hard to take care of kids while you feel bad. I know of which you speak :)
    Love, Carrie

  2. Deanna says:

    No rest for mommy..ever. I hear you!

    Following from MBC

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