No time for sickness


Already this year Atti had a surgery to put tubes in his ears, now he’s having surgery to fix his cute little wonky eyes, and he’ll have two more surgeries in the upcoming months to fix other things that don’t work right when you have cerebral palsy. Of course, working around surgeons and specialists I don’t have the luxury of waiting until school is on a break. So he misses a lot of school. Which means that I have to do everything I can to keep him healthy the rest of the time. When he’s missing weeks at a time recovering from surgeries, there’s no way I can let some sniffles slow us down. I’ve got to use everything I’ve got to keep him well, and when he does get sick, get him better fast.

I’m excited to be partnering with Mucinex to share some ideas to get through this cold and flu season with a smile. I don’t often have an excuse to slow down and take a whole day to play, so I want to get through the whining and the discomfort as quickly as possible to use that sick time to create some special memories. In future posts I’ll be sharing some great sick day activities to make this time count, but for today I want to talk prevention. Since Atti was born in February and with significant respiratory issues, I was that mom that wouldn’t take her child in public for the first six months of his life. I got some grief over that, but he never got sick and I don’t regret it!

Nowadays we wash our hands religiously, maybe a little too religiously. I have walked in on Atti pulling wipe after wipe out of the container as he sings, “This is the way we wash our hands..” and laughs his head off. Apparently he thinks Mama’s a little crazy. We’re also big juice drinkers around here. Whenever I hear Atti start to sniff I pump him full of orange juice and stop that sniffle where it stands. And of course we’re big believers in the power of snuggles.

I always say it in the disclaimer, but let me emphasize here that I only work with companies I can wholeheartedly support and that I spend my own money on. I turn down a LOT of ad partnerships. But I jumped on this one because I actually do use Mucinex for myself and my family. I first tried Mucinex when my doctor recommended it to me, and it’s now as much a staple for sickness as tissues and ginger ale. This is a product I would recommend to anybody, whether I was being sponsored or not.

When your child has a bad cold, you both can feel miserable. Children’s Mucinex is the #1 children’s brand for relieving congestion* and provides fast acting relief from your child’s worst cold symptoms. Try Children’s Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold if your child needs relief from stuffy nose and chest congestion. Always use Children’s Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold as directed. (*Based on IRI unit share data for the 52 weeks ending November 2012)

Mucinex is offering a $2 off coupon so you can try it for yourself. Just click the link and you can start saving.

But if you leave a comment you might get to save a whole lot more with a $100 gift card to CVS! We wanna hear how you keep those sick kids entertained, and one lucky commenter will get to win! So good luck, and tell me: What activity makes your child smile when under the weather?


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