How to Survive a Mom Sick Day

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As a stay-at-home mom I don’t get a day off when I’m sick. Flu season is upon us and it doesn’t care who depends on you when it attacks.

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A couple of weeks ago, I had the flu and it is miserable. Being home all day with a very energetic, very active and very dependent on Mama toddler, is not easy when all you want to do is sleep all while praying you don’t pass on the flu to your kids. Mama sick days happen, it’s inevitable at some point. This is why I’ve learned to be prepared for these days the best I can.


Stock Up on Bigelow Tea

As I stated before in my post about Detoxing from Summer, I love to cozy up at night with a cup of Bigelow Tea. When I’m sick, this is even more true. There is nothing better than a cup of Cozy Chamomile when you’re feeling under the weather. I always keep my favorite flavors of Bigelow Tea stocked for when I’m craving a hot cup of tea or for when I need a pick-me-up. A hot cup of tea is always what I crave when I’m feeling down with a cold, sore throat or the flu. Something about it is just so comforting.

Speaking of hot tea, Bigelow is celebrating Hot Tea month in January! January is typically the coldest month of the year and it’s right in the middle of flu season. What better time to wrap up with a cozy blanket and a mug of your favorite Bigelow tea flavor? You can even shop by scrolling over and clicking the image above.

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You can find Bigelow Tea at your local Walmart down the tea and coffee aisle. Go ahead and stock up on your favorite flavors like Cozy Chamomile, Green Tea, Plantation Mint or one of the many other delicious flavors. If and when you do come down with the flu or a cold, Bigelow Tea will help soothe and comfort you.

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Stay Hydrated

When you’re sick, especially if you’re running a high fever, you can easily become dehydrated. Staying hydrated by drinking water is more important than ever when you’re sick.

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Hot Shower 

The steam from a hot shower can help clean your airways but it also just feels good. A hot shower can help you feel so much better.

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Crockpot Freezer Meals

Even when Mama is sick, the family still wants to eat. And unfortunately, my husband is not one to cook anything that is not prepackaged and can fit in a microwave.

When I was pregnant I put together freezer crockpot meals. This was a GAME CHANGER. After being sleep deprived and just giving birth to a newborn the last thing I wanted to do was cook and I didn’t want to eat fast food. Luckily I had these freezer crockpot meals readily on hand! I’d prepared all the ingredients before hand – which with a crockpot meal normally meant just dumping all the ingredients in a gallon freezer bag (you can even do this with my Easy Chicken Tacos Crockpot Recipe) and placing in the freezer, thawing and putting it in the crockpot when we were ready to eat. Putting these meals together only took a few hours for a month’s worth of meals. So I thought, why not have a few of these on hand for days that I just don’t want to cook? About once a month of so, I throw a few meals together and place into my freezer until we’re ready to use them. This is perfect for those days that you’re having a Mommy sick day. Just dump in your crockpot and go. It’s so easy, even your husband could do it.

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Self Entertainment

When you’re feeling under the weather, the last thing you want to do is entertain your child all day long. It’s so hard when you’re sick. You want to be a good mom, but you also just don’t feel good. And that’s okay! When we’re sick our bodies need rest and recuperation. We can’t get back to being good, involved parents if our flu or cold is continuing to drag out. On days like this you can get a free pass for having a few tricks up your sleeves to help your young child entertain themselves.

  • Netflix – I’m normally not one to let my child sit in front of the tv all day, but when I’m sick I bring out the big guns. If it keeps my child’s attention, then I’m going to try it.
  • Sick Day Box – Put together a box of new toys or toys that your child will only get when you’re not feeling well. These toys should be things that they’ll easily forget but keep their attention for the day. I have a new puzzle, play dough, crayons and several coloring books stashed away for a “mama sick day”.

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  1. Courtney Buteau | 26th Jan 18

    I really need to step up my slow cooker meals. I always say I want to make them once a week and it’s turned into once a month. But, having those stashed away would really help when I’m feeling under the weather. I do, however, always have tea stashed because I drink it twice a day or more! I love Constant Comment, so that’s always available. 🙂 #client

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