Being Sick Along With Your Child

The only thing worse then being sick, is having your child sick with you at the same time. About a month ago, while daddy was out of town, both I and my 2 ½ year old got the stomach flu. Not only are you exhausted from running to the bathroom yourself, but assuring your toddler that she will eventually quit vomiting is even more work. Now on top of all of this, I was over 6 months pregnant. So how can a mother remain sane after 3 days of complete chaos?

1) Some people will shoot me down, call me horrible, you name it, but I'm sorry I had a beer while I was pregnant!!

2) Get someone, a parent, friend, family, etc to come over and help or at least give you a couple hours to get some sleep or just time to yourself.

3) Release your stress somehow. Whether that means you go outside and scream as loud as you can, cry for an hour straight, talk to the dog, pound a hole through the wall, etc.

4) Take a nice hot bath after the kids have gone to bed. If you're pregnant, not too hot!

5) Find something to do, once the kids are sleeping to completely distract your mind from everything that has been happening. I like word fill ins or watching a couple of my long list of Tivo’d episodes of the Young and the Restless.

Happy Motherhood!

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Poverty - Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day. This year bloggers united to focus their efforts on poverty. With the economy in crisis, job losses growing and financial turmoil everywhere, this year poverty will be more of a concern than other years past. More families will need our help.

When poverty and financial problems arise, children seem to get hurt more than anyone. So today I am simply asking that everyone take some time to find a way to help a child this week. Whether it be donating a coat to Coats for Kids, volunteering with an organization like Big Brothers Big Sisters or donating toys, school supplies, clothing and baby supplies to local shelters and distribution centers.

Take a step back and look at how things may seem to a child in need and see how you can do something small to bring a big smile to their face.

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Familyfun.com Count Down to Halloween Calendar

Family Fun has got a Count Down to Halloween Calendar in which each day they post a new printable project. Whether it be a coloring page, pumpkin carving template or other. So far they have posted pumpkin carving templates for a cute spider and a pirate. There have been craft templates of pumpkins, a witch and bats. Plus coloring pages too!

I definitely recommend checking out. Plus the rest of the web site is loaded with kids’ activities. It's my new addiction!!!

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