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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

sickness in my house...again. I just...can't. {plus cute medication log printable}

This isn't an exaggeration. Brace yourself.

My family has been sick perhaps twelve times in the past six months. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Everyone keeps asking me if there is something in my house that is making us sick (super comforting thought, btw), and if I'm doing things to boost our immune system.

I don't know if there is something in this house making us sick, but I really don't think there is. It's been stomach bugs, head colds, combinations of the two, pneumonia, etc. Oh, and I am doing the best I can with the immune system thing. We are using a custom blend of essential oils for immunity (something I'm trying to convince ShabbyNot4Gotten to add to her fabulous side project, The High Heeled Hippy on Storenvy), we're doing probiotics, juices & smoothies, making sure we get enough exercise, etc. 

All that being said, we've just been sick SO MUCH. And I just can't. ("Just can't what?") I just can't.

I am in complete survival mode these days. Imagine me juggling sippy cups & bottles, medicine bottles, snacks, a pot boiling over in the background, approximately 3-4 kids screaming and crying in the background, me stepping on a duplo and dropping said cups, bottles, and medicine bottles, me yelling at said kids, me stomping into my room for a scream into a pillow and a deep, cleansing breath (or 50), and finally me coming out with tears in my eyes, ready to start over.

^^This. This has been my life nearly every of the times the past few months.

Allow me to clarify something right quick? I really don't want to complain about my life...it is SO awesome, and I am SO SO SO thankful for it. This is a vent, but also a hope that someone can relate to and be encouraged by all of this...somehow. 

With all this juggling and what not going on, and me constantly zombie-ing around, I worry about giving my kids the wrong dose of medicine or flat out the wrong medicine. Plus, my cubby goes to the hospital every now and then and I need to know everything he's had the previous few days...so...I try to always use a medication log. (Quick disclaimer: I am not beast mode organized. I really want to be, and I have been for a select few seasons of life, but this is not one of them.) It's just a simple little form to track which kid had which thing and how much they had; or rather, how much was in the cup or dropper...and I really have no idea how much made it down the hatch.

So, without further ado, I give you the medication log. Print a few and hang them up in your kitchen or bathroom, or wherever the pharmacy is in your home.

Here's to...praying through the rest of cold & flu season!


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