Hey Winefam!!! It’s another beautiful #MomTipTuesday, and I’m here to share some wisdom for this week. As the cold season creeps in managing sickness in the family without overextending yourself will be something you deal with, but no worries I got you.
This past weekend, I felt invincible, juggling family activities, festivals, and chores. But lo and behold, I woke up to a new week with a pounding head and a nose that just wouldn’t cooperate. Yes, a horrible head cold had hit me like a freight train. And if that wasn’t challenging enough, 2/3rds of my minions were showing signs of sickness too.
So, how do you handle it all without hitting burnout? Here’s my guide to sailing through the sniffles while maintaining your sanity:
- Self-Care is Non-Negotiable: First and foremost, permit yourself to take a step back. It’s okay to not be at 100% all the time. Rest when you can, and remember, taking care of yourself is taking care of your family. My favorite is a hot shower. If you have small ones and no help put the pack-n-play next to the shower
- Pace Yourself: As moms, we often put pressure on ourselves to do it all, especially when sickness strikes. But it’s crucial to pace yourself. Break tasks into smaller, manageable chunks and give yourself grace. Those dishes in the sink will be OK I promise you, friend.
- Stay Hydrated: Water is your best friend during the cold season. It helps to flush out toxins and keeps your body functioning at its best. Keep a water bottle by your side and sip throughout the day. I will sometimes add an EmergenC to my water or Liquid IV for some extra razzle-dazzle.
- Vitamin Boost: Don’t forget your multivitamins! They’re an essential tool in your sickness survival kit. They fill any nutritional gaps and give your immune system that extra layer of defense.
- Soak in the Sunlight: A little bit of sunlight goes a long way. Today, I found solace on my porch, taking in the gentle warmth of the sun while my kids played. It’s a simple, yet powerful way to recharge.
- Create a Comfort Zone: Establish a comfortable space where you and the kids can relax and recuperate together. Fill it with pillows, blankets, and some calming activities. The kids love making forts have them help you make one or if old enough just give them supplies. When all else fails couch cuddles work for everyone.
Remember, Winefam, it’s okay to slow down, especially when sickness strikes. Listen to your body, nurture yourself, and you’ll be back on your feet in no time.
Share your mom’s hacks for managing the cold season in the comments below, and don’t forget to check out more tips and tricks every Tuesday. Together, we’ve got this! 💪
Read last weeks Mom Tip Tuesday here