Don’t get caught unprepared for cold and flu season!
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You know that feeling don’t you? The kids are acting weird, losing their ever-loving minds one minute, trudging off to bed without a fight the next, and you have that weird tickle in the back of your throat. Yep. It’s cold and flu season, and a germ has infected your family.
It might be that nasty thing that’s been going around, or maybe it’s a new something your husband picked up at work. You make a grab for your go-to remedies, but the cupboard is bare. You forgot to stock up, and the yuck just got yuckier.
Homeschooling goes a long way toward keeping my family healthy during the winter, but since my pastor hubby shakes hands with and/or hugs at least 100 people every Sunday, I know those germs are going to get us eventually.
That’s why I like to stock up in the early fall before cold and flu season hits, so I have what I need before I need it. I don’t have to wait for my oils to ship or worry if they’re out of stock. I don’t have to track down the farmer who makes that great local honey or worry about how I’m going to get to the store without dragging sick kids along.
An ounce of prevention
- Thieves household cleaner and hand purifier to help keep the baddies away.
- Ningxia Red to support overall wellness.
- Vitamins, probiotics, etc.
- The best quality food we can afford.
When the Germs Strike
Easy, healthy food.
Homemade soup stock in the freezer. Frozen veggies. Pre-made dinners, and other things to feed us well even if the main cooks are out of commission.
Tea and local honey.
I swear by this stuff. I can’t give you all the scientific reasons, but I’m sure there are some. It makes me feel warm and comfortable, and the more I drink, the faster I feel better. That’s all I can tell you.
Tissues, toilet paper, paper plates, paper towels.
Regarding the plates, cups, and towels, we don’t usually use throw-aways, but when nobody wants to do dishes when they’re sick. The tissues and toilet paper explain themselves, right?
A few special coloring books, magazines, and a fully charged tablet help kids stay calm and resting when they really want to run around and play.
If your brood is sick on a Sunday, check here for how to get the most of a Sabbath spent at home.
This is really just more of the same, but I do make sure I can get the main germ centers clean with my Thieves cleaner and spray. I also drop some Peace and Calming in the diffuser to help everyone stay relaxed and lessen the temptation to do too much too soon.
What do you do to keep your family healthy during cold and flu season?
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