If you said sickness, you are correct! A few years ago, our beloved house guests were just about to call off their trip to see us after all four of them got a stomach virus. At the holidays, sickness is passed back and forth as if in a game, and large gatherings of loved ones can help spread that! It’s hard to control the world out there. We can’t tell people not to send their sick kids to school, and we can’t always protect ourselves from others. I always get super sensitive when this season rolls around again, but I’ve also gotten calmer and savvier about it too. We’ve ready for it.
Sick Day Checklist to Get Through Fall and Winter:
You can’t change the time of year, but you can be prepared now! It hits us all. There was a brief period in my 20s in which I never got sick at all. Maybe once every two or three years. That all changed after I had kids, and I got subjected to daycare, preschool, and elementary school germs. Not to mention birthday parties, play dates, and anywhere in public! Not to mention that Cassidy’s office passes around viruses a lot. We’ve gotten hit and so we have our checklist.
1 – Chicken Soup. We have a special family recipe, as I’m sure you do too! Or a vegetable version of it. I don’t know what it is about that soup recipe, but it always helps us all.
2 – Of course, tissues are something you need to stock up on. You can grab them when you grab Lolleez! More on that soon.
3 – Water. How does water help? Let me count the ways. It helps you feel more alert to be hydrated, and it helps to flush out the sickness.
4 – Vitamin C. How to get it? Lots of ways, and not just juice. My kids love little oranges and tangerines, but another thing I do is make fruit smoothies for them.
5 – Coffee or tea, please! If you’re the sick one, try tea. If your kids are sick, try coffee!
6 – Cozy clothes. This is a great chance to lounge around in the coziest, fuzziest clothes. Scarlet likes to put on her footie pajamas and I like to put on my warmest socks.
7 – A cozy blanket. Luckily, we got ours from Lolleez and it comes with an awesome elephant stuffie too! Lots of cuddles.
8 – A streaming movie/TV subscription service, OR, a DVR full of classics. Last time I was sick, I couldn’t help but notice that taking the time to REST with a holiday movie when the kids and Cassidy were at school and work, made me feel better than most things.
9 – Sleep, of course. Rest and sleep are right up there with water as what’s going to get you better the quickest.
10 – Our favorite Lolleez. You’ve heard me write about Momeez Choice – and their Lolleez product line – because they’re some of our favorites. It’s not just that they help make the kids feel better, but they’re yummy too. I remember once when I ran up to the corner store to get medicine for Scarlet and they didn’t have Lolleez and Scarlet was in tears! That’s why we make sure to always have them now. And you can get them in the children’s medicine aisles at CVS, Target, Walgreens, Kroger, and on Amazon too. I’m also a fan of the taste/benefits.
More about Lolleez:
It’s a must-have essential for cold & flu season. Mom of four, Melissa Evans, couldn’t find anything she felt comfortable giving her kids for sore throats without worrying. So she created Momeez Choice, the makers of Lolleez Organic Throat Soothing Pops For Kids. And this is a fun, delicious, and effective way to make a sick day a little “eezier.”
As you can see above, Lolleez comes in three delicious kid (and adult) friendly flavors – Watermelon, Strawberry, Orange Mango – and as I mentioned, you can find them at CVS, Target, Walgreens, Krogers, and on Amazon. They also recently launched a new flavor – Mixed Berry with Elderberry – which is available exclusively at Walgreens. There’s hasn’t been much you can do to make a kid with a sore throat smile, until now. Honestly, Scarlet asks for them all the time. And she also loves Tumeez, which comes in Apple and Grape!
Lolleez are a cold and flu season essential because they are organic throat soothing lollipops for kids, and adults too. They’re made from USDA Certified Organic ingredients, and these are ingredients you can pronounce and understand, like organic honey and natural fruit pectin. Plus, they’re Non-GMO as well as gluten, dairy, and nut free. And they’re made in a worry-free shape – they’re flat and on a stick versus a round ball.