A Tutorial for a Sick Day

Spending a sick day snuggling on the couch. 

This is the second installment of my posts for Children's Mucinex.  Once again, you will have a chance to enter to win $100 at the conclusion of this post.  If you remember, I posted here about here about what we do when we are down and out with a cold.  You guys shared some great ideas of your own!  I think we would all agree that even with the extra snuggle time and lazy afternoons, having a cold just stinks!

The week after I wrote about our experience with Children's Mucinex, this is where I found myself...

Both Lucy and Jack were down for the count.  It was a hard week for sure.  This volatile Tennessee weather is just hard to live with sometimes, especially if you were born with a predisposition to allergies and sinus problems.  But, once again we make the most of it.

For us, that means getting creative when it comes to getting the kiddos to eat!  Have you heard the saying "starve a fever, feed a cold?"  I don't know where it came from or if its true, but it doesn't hold true with my children.  I think all the yucky "gunk" makes their tummies hurt and finding something they will eat is quite tricky.  That just means that its sometimes a whatever-they-will-eat situation at our house.  We often rely on carbonated drinks and yummy sweets.  I know, it's not super healthy but at least they are eating.

Besides keeping their tummies fed, I spend a lot of time trying to fill idle time.  While snuggling on the couch is so much fun, the kiddos grow weary of it after a while.  This is when things get interesting.  This past December, we decided to make dough ornaments on a day when one of the kiddos was under the weather. They had a blast and now I have keepsake ornaments to last a lifetime.  (be sure to shellac yours to keep them looking great.)

A few yummy treats and a fun activity go a long way towards making my children feel better when they have a cold, but the thing we can't live without is our Children's Mucinex.  I can give it to my babies for a runny nose or congestion and it helps thin the mucus that seems to stick in their throats.  I love that it helps control their coughs too.  Sleeping through the night is a challenge for all of us when one baby is sick, and getting a cough under wraps is the key!  If you have these problems, I highly recommend you give it a try!
If you have seen Children's Mucinex on the shelves and have wanted to give it a try, check out this coupon that's worth $2.00.  I sure thing you will be happy you did!
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OK, it's your turn.  Comment below and answer the question, “ What activity makes your child smile when they are under the weather?”  When you comment you enter yourself  into the drawing for a $100 CVS card.  Good luck and may you be blessed with health and wellness!

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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