Sick and Tired? 7 Mom-tested Tips for Surviving the Flu with Your Kids

Photo by: Lacy Stroessner
Baby Comes First
I know it's hard to drop everything and surrender to sickness, but it's necessary. Don't worry if the house is a mess or if you have to miss a meeting. When... more 
Photo by: Lacy Stroessner
Baby Comes First
I know it's hard to drop everything and surrender to sickness, but it's necessary. Don't worry if the house is a mess or if you have to miss a meeting. When your baby is sick, the other things in life can move to the back burner!
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Tue, Mar 5, 2013 5:38 PM EST
I am writing this in the midst of a flu epidemic. Everyone at our house has an ugly dose of the stomach flu. Our baby girl Adair had it first. Then I got it. Like a game of tag, I passed it on to my husband. At 3 AM last night, our older daughter Ingrid joined the club. Our pet fish, Truman, did not survive. (May he rest in peace.) We are one sorry bunch over here. But soon, I know the fog will lift. The stench of vomit will no longer linger and I will be able to see and think clearly thanks to a decent night of sleep. (Maybe not tonight, but soon.) Flu season is my enemy. From runny noses and hoarse coughs to fevers and throw-up, I've had quite enough of it this year... but our family struggles have taught me a thing or two. Here are 7 tips for helping your family survive the flu. - By Lacy Stroessner



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