The Cold That Won’t Quit!

by Jennifer Wieland

I have had a cold for most of this month and it just will not go away. Now if this was one of the kids I would have had them in at the doctor’s office and gotten them checked out and any meds if needed. Since it’s me though I have been procrastinating like I think most moms often do. It’s now at the stage where I am at least strongly debating making an appointment since I have a full week ahead. Since I have been sick I have not been baking as much. (Who wants to test a recipe from the chick with the cough?) Now this Friday is my daughter’s 4th birthday and Sunday is the Superbowl. We always do a birthday/Superbowl party since our only daughter managed to get herself born during the second half of the Superbowl. She did have the decency to hold the contractions to a tolerable level until halftime for me though, so we traveled to the hospital then. Being huge football fans my husband and I appreciated that. So now I have to get this cold in check and get into party mode. In the meantime though I have been working on other things.

In my effort to get my family healthier I have begun trying my hand at making some homemade remedies. My first go at this was making Grapefruit Beeswax Lotion using the recipe from A Sonoma Garden for Easy Beeswax Lotion. It is a nice sturdy lotion for those of us in the cold climates with skin issues. Having a house that has numerous people with Psoriasis and Eczema I am always searching out a good lotion. Since I am trying to avoid chemicals in our foods more it only makes sense to avoid chemicals on your largest organ… your skin.

My second effort at home remedies came from Living On a Dime. Since I have been sick a good chunk of this month I was looking for some remedies to try, and they had a recipe for Vapor Shower Disks. I made a batch using the vapor rub instead of the eucalyptus since that is what I had on hand. I also followed the instructions for drying them out in the oven. I tested one out last night hoping it would help me sleep better and it did help!

So far my foray into home remedies has left me pleasantly surprised and anxious to try more.

Grapefruit Beeswax Lotion & Shower Vaporizer Disks

Grapefruit Beeswax Lotion & Shower Vaporizer Disks

My other efforts this weekend since I was not up to taking the kids out to do anything included making sock puppets. The kids loved them and I think they came out really well.

Sock Puppets

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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 4-20 so things are always crazy with everything from preschool, to autism, to college. She tries to bake, craft and blog her way through all of the craziness that life throws her way.

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