Winter is here and guess what?
So is every demonic bacterial and viral infection preying and lurking around just waiting to pounce and attack!
So as the head of your estate it is only natural that you would want to protect your loved ones from such debilitating vermins called germs.
Am I right or am I right?
So before you break out the hand sanitizer and /or bleach your whole house here are ways that are cost effective and time saving you can keep your family safe.
Bear in mind, the cold and the flu is annoying but every once in awhile you or one of your children (yes, hubby included) may get caught unawares and that’s ok. Your immune system is always down for a fight so let them have it but that’s not what we’re discussing.
I’m just trying to help you survive the man-cold (yes it is very real! *insert eye roll*) and all the other ailments.
DISCLAIMER: Before you start trolling me, I’m NOT a doctor/nurse/health practitioner just a new mom trying to help new moms manage their homes and keep their sanity doing it. If that’s you, then pay attention you might like these tips.
1. Vicks Vaporub
I don’t know what it is but that stuff makes breathing easier. The menthol vapor just penetrates the skin and provides soothing comfort. Also, everyone likes to be massaged so why not comfort them with your loving touch?
*when addressing the man-cold no matter how much you want to hurt him be gentle and loving. Remember the term used is loving touch
2. nasal spray
Spray that bad boy in your nostril and all of a sudden the breath of life returns. Saline solutions have been around forever and there’s nothing new about it but believe me I want to hug the genius who figured out that spray saline solution in your nose puts breath in your nose.
3. breast milk for the babies
I know that not every mother can breastfeed or chooses to breastfeed and that’s ok. Your baby will still live. I was not breastfed and yet I live, healthy like a beautifully melanin-coated goddess that I am.
But if you do (breastfeed), DON’T STOP. You literally have your baby’s medicine in you. LITERALLY! See just how incredibly awesome you are?! YOUR BREASTMILK GENERATES YOUR BABY’S MEDICATION! (Am I the only one freaking out over how amazing and awesome women are?)
*Your breast milk has your white blood cells that help your baby fight the cold.
4. soup for the man cold
Your man has a cold, so get him some soup. To be honest he needs his liquid replenished. He’s using a lot of energy which requires water so keep him hydrated (don’t water him, he’s not a plant even if you think he deserves it). He needs liquid. Make it for him. Bless him with water, soup and tea. Make him feel special. Make him feel loved.
*in all honesty, I struggle with this because I know it’s not as bad as he makes it seems but…yea…I will make a conscious effort to understand his pain
(Lord help me!)
5. LOTS (I mean it literally) of patience, love and KINDNESS(<-the last one is for the man cold)
At the end of the day, they need you. They trust you. They depend on you. You are their WONDER Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl *insert whatever superhero you like*. You are their world. Keep it together and take a breath. It won’t be long until things are back to normal.
Remember, it’s ok and it’s going to be ok.
If it gets worse and/or you are unsure don’t be afraid to get help. In other words, get help.
You are a warrior and you are made to conquer the toughest of storms. You birthed lives and dreams into your home and survived years of monthly bodily discomforts, you can do this!
To MOTHERS everywhere, go on wit’ yo bad self, ma!
Did I miss something? Let me know how you keep your family safe.