Holy Germ Season!

Happy New Year everyone. I’m back from my little holiday break. Not back completely though because I’ve been home with my sick little guys. OMG can we talk about the nasty germs this season. Sheeesshhh I feel like this is worse then ever.

2 out of 3 of my guys were home sick with a “flu like” cold. They tested negative for the flu thank god but it’s “viral” which means NO ANTIBIOTICS. I’m not a medicine pusher but I thought my guys needed it. After 4 days without the fever budging we went back in and our pediatrician decided to give us antibiotics and a nebulizer treatment. Woohoo! So with that being said I wanted to fill you in on some of the things that are getting us through this week.

  1. Vicks Vapor Rub: When my now 7 year old was about 18 months old he got his first nasty cough the one that keeps the babies up all night coughing instead of sleeping. I remember googling all night natural cough remedies and came across an article about putting Vicks Vapor Rub on their feet with socks on top. It worked like a charm and I’ve been preaching this tip to everyone ever since. It really works. Even for adults! It stops the cough! So when my pediatrician told me at our visit about “the new thing” she’s promoting I was taping myself of the shoulder and made sure to call my sister who always thought I was crazy when preaching this. Ha! Yes even doctors are telling their patients to do this now! Have this on hand for those nights when the post nasal drip acts up. 
  2. Netflix and Amazon movies
  3. My moms homemade chicken soup
  4. Camomile tea ☕️ im totally surviving on this right now!

Right now in my sons school the ever loathed STOMACH BUG is in full force. Kids are dropping like flies. I over heard the pharmacist talking today about how 20 kids were sent home from school in one day. It’s bad and parents are terrified. I myself am absolutely terrified of the stomach bug. Two years in a row after my son got it I got it and we all know that when mama goes down we ALL go down. After that horrific experience I again took it to the internet and researched and researched remedies to prevent getting this horrific bug and I got this…. GRAPE JUICE. Yes you heard correct grape juice. It has to be Welch’s 100% grape juice. Once you’ve come in contact with the bug keep sipping it throughout the day and the acidity in the juice basically makes it hard for the bug to find a place to latch on in your tummy. I keep it in my house all the time now. I pray it works this year! Here’s the scoop so you all can try too! 

Next on our list of things spreading like wild fire… lice. I don’t know much about lice besides what our townships mom group has posted but I figured I’d share this as well. LICE likes clean hair and crawls from head to head quickly. You can stop by your local Beauty supply store or even buy buy baby and target to pick up Fairy Tales products to prevent your child from getting lice and they also have a kit for if you’ve found lice present.

I hope you all have found this helpful and that the weekend finds you all healthy. Now go stock up on Vicks, Welch’s 100% grape juice and Fairy Tales now to be safe.

Please feel free to comment below and useful information you’d like to add.

Happy Saturday friends. Stay healthy.

xoxo

Love Always,

Tara

** I’m NOT a doctor, these are just recommendations from my personal experience you should always consult your doctor. **

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  1. What a great article! Thanks for all the info! So helpful!

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