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Mommies Don't Get Sick Days - Tools for Coping & Caring for Others When You Don't Feel GoodRemember back when sick days really meant something? In my B.C. years (Before Kids),  whenever I would start to feel yucky I would take to my bed and embrace a movie marathon and get all the rest I needed. Then my precious children came along, and sick days are a thing of the past. Motherhood is a wonderful calling that comes with amazing benefits, but a sick and vacation day package is not part of the deal. These days, the illness usually starts with one of my little ones and quickly makes it’s way around the whole house. I know it is only a matter of time before I get whatever nasty virus because I can’t resist little snot covered sweeties who want to snuggle. My kids don’t often slow down to snuggle, so I take it when I can get it.

When mama gets sick, she has to push through. After 6 weeks of various ailments making their way around our house this winter I’ve got some tools up my sleeve to help me survive and care for my babies (and their daddy), as well as myself. We fought sore throats and coughs that lingered forever. The Warming Sore Throat Lozenges from Chloraseptic were lifesavers. Did you know that Chloraseptic is the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for sore throat relief? It’s true. Check out our tips for surviving a mommy sick day.

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Tips for Surviving a Mommy Sick Day:

  • Take it easy. You may not be able to stay in bed all day, but it is totally fine to feel like a success if your kids stay fed and alive all day. No need to expend the energy to do anything extra when you feel like crap.
  • Treat yourself to take out. My go to is wonton soup from my favorite Chinese restaurant. My dad would always get it for me when I was sick as a kid, so it is my ultimate comfort food.
  • Have the right tools in your arsenal. You can’t knock yourself out with cold medicine because you have to be functional enough to care for those kiddos. We keep Chloraseptic Sore Throat Lozenges and Sore Throat Spray stocked in our medicine cabinet because they bring sweet relief but allow me to still function.
  • Call for back up if you can. Every time I get sick I wish I had family that lived close by. I do have a great group of friends I can call on for help, for which I’m super thankful. If you are feeling terrible, don’t be afraid to ask for help. You won’t want to pass on germs to others, but you could ask a neighbor to make a grocery store run, or put the laundry off until you feel better.
  • Use the Cold & Flu Tracker to find out what illnesses are going around in your area.

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