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What happens when you as a mom gets sick? Nothing, right?! There is usually no one to take care of you, make you soup or take care of the kids. Instead we as moms continue on with our daily lives sick or not because moms never get a sick day. The next time you are not feeling well take in consideration some of these tips from this sick day survival guide so you can feel better soon.
Mom’s Sick Day Survival Guide
Ask for Help
If you have a neighbor, friend or family member that can come over to help with chores, bringing you food, playing with the kids, just ask. While some may be okay with coming over to a house full of germs others may not. Even if they can take your kids for a few hours while you rest will be helpful.
Talk to Amwell
When you want to talk to a doctor but just don’t want to leave the house, connect with Amwell. They are a 24/7 urgent care in the comfort of your own home. Who wants to get dressed and leave the house when they’re sick? I wish I would of known of Amwell sooner as there were so many cases like the following examples where I just wanted to lie in bed with my pajamas on and talk to a doctor.
● Cold & flu
● Sinus infections
● Stomach bugs
So next time you’re not feeling well and have one of the following above, give Amwell a call. Remember that Amwell only complements in-person care and not a replacement in emergency situations. Head on over here to get 50% off doctor visit with Amwell by using the coupon code: everydayshortcuts
When you don’t feel good but are hungry order takeout. There are plenty of places that deliver or if they don’t you can use a delivering service that does such as Door Dash or Uber Eats.
I know as a mom this is hard to do but try to rest every chance you can such as when the kids go down for a nap, at school, etc. Or if you can have someone watch the kids for a few hours so you can rest do it. You need as much rest as you can get so you can get better sooner.
This is one of the most important things to do when you’re sick. You must drink, drink, drink. Be sure to drink plenty of water or Gatorade so you can stay hydrated.
Keep the Kids Busy
Think of ways to keep the kids busy so they will not bother you as much. Try some activities that they can play without you such as coloring, watching a movie, etc.
Plan ahead of time by keeping essentials on hand in case you get sick that way you don’t have to leave the house to get medicine and such when you feel your worst. Think of things that you may need when your sick such as cough drops, medicine, Gatorade, nasal spray, etc.
What are some things you do to survive sick days?