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Dealing With Sickness In A Busy Household

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So much sickness going around.

Flu season. Stomach bugs. Terrible colds and coughs. Everyone hates this time of year. Flu shot or not, you can still catch the flu. We can wash our hands all we want but we still can end up catching a virus. Our children bring them home to us from school. Every once in a while you notice the virus is spreading around in a circle in your house, getting each family member 2-3 times. Why? You’ve disinfected everything EVERY DAY , you’ve cleaned, you have basically done everything you can to keep those pesky viruses away.

You’ve even made sure your little one washes their hands at school constantly and still it manages to get through. Lysol disinfectant wipes are my favorite go to in these cases. I can’t ever have enough on hand.

It’s life.

And boy, can it get frustrating with multiple children.

It can be hard dealing with constant sickness.

It can be emotionally draining and frustrating cleaning up after others, still preparing meals when you’re not feeling well enough to eat yourself, and physically exhausting.

Here’s a few tips to help keep you sane during this tough time.

  • Relax. Quit cleaning when you feel ill. There’s no point. Your children need you most right now & they need mommy well rested. Take a few deep breaths whenever you feel anxiety creep in over the now cluttering messy home, and continue caring for yourself & your babies.
  • Stock up on meds and household supplies. It’s always a pain to run out to the store when you aren’t feeling well. Even harder with multiple children to go out with them to get something at the store you forgot. Does anyone like going to the store sick and with sick kids? Not me. I’d advise to stock up ahead of time with some necessary supplies.

  • Ask for help. There’s nothing wrong in asking someone to help you out, especially when you’re ill and so are your children. My husband and I depend on each other & constantly help each other out. In a real tough emergency, I ask my mom for help or my sister. It’s okay to ask for help, hopefully you have someone who is willing to help you out for a day or two, or bring you groceries.
  • Remember this won’t last forever. Trust me, repeating illnesses can be a headache. I know the feeling. Stay strong. Even if you can’t physically, you’ll feel better eventually. Do the best you can, and if you’re reading this chances are you are doing the best you can. And you’re an awesome mom for taking such good care of your babes.

I know it can get tough, mentally dealing with taking care of small children. Just caring and being there is more than enough. Keep doing you, supermom.


Mrsplanahead <3


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  1. Liz says:

    Great post

    1. admin says:

      Thank you Liz!

  2. Sarah says:

    Yes! My two kids and husband all had the flu and I was flaring with my autoimmune disorder… It was awful trying to scrub everything clean as well as try to cook healthy sick food…. Ugh.

    1. admin says:

      Ugh i am so sorry mama! I feel awful right now and trying to cook dinner

  3. I know the feeling as this happened alot in the past. Kids bring infections from schools and daycare and then everyone at home is sick. Being a sick mom , we need to standup, do cleaning chores and cooking. But we are supermoms. we get better soon

    1. admin says:

      Thank you. With the help of coffee today I’m trying. This cold is intense! Thanks for your well wishes.

  4. Poovanesh says:

    It can be really tough if the family is sick and you have to take care of them. All you want to do is crawl into bed but someone has to do it especially if your kids are young.

    1. admin says:

      Ugh I know. I hate that feeling! Thanks for reading <3

  5. Great post and advice. I like the idea of allowing and accepting that it’s ok for the house to become a mess sometimes. Releasing that anxiety would go a long way to creating a healthier dynamic. Thanks for sharing.

    Mind and Love

    1. admin says:

      Yes very true and thank you!

  6. It’s so important to ask for help! Loved this post!

    1. admin says:

      Yes i wish i had more help,lol !! Thank you

  7. I’m a newlywed and don’t have children at the current moment, but hopefully when I do have kiddos, I’ll be able to relax when we get sick!!

    1. admin says:

      I’m sure you will, it is easier with one! Thanks for reading

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