I see on facebook and other social media, everyone is sick. Some of my friends have had to stay home with their sick child. I read more and more that people are getting sick and there are easy ways to avoid being the next bed ridden person.
My husband Homie was feeling a little funky on Friday night. He didn't really sound normal but he forged on. Probably should have listened to the warning signs and stayed home instead of coming with me to the hockey game. Who knew he had a 101.5 fever on the horizon? Now, I'm playing nurse and washing my hands every five minutes. I AM NOT GOING TO GET THE FLU!
It's cold and flu season (and has been for a while). We heed all the warnings. Wash your hands, cough and sneeze into your elbow instead of your hands and stay home if you are feeling ill. Of course, people are also using an abundance of hand sanitizer, which makes your hands dry out. But, I found one that is alcohol free that you can make at home from jill at onegoodthingbyjillee.com.
Did you ever watch Star Trek with the Borg? They, as a collective, would say, "Resistance Is Futile." Meaning no matter how hard you tried, you would eventually become assimilated. A week ago the Borg showed up at our home, in the form of the Norovirus, and my defenses began.
There will come a time in your career when you have to call in sick. That’s fine. Companies offer employees sick days for a reason. But you should always use your sick days properly and professionally.
It's a struggle when you have a sick kid. The average child who attends daycare gets an upper respiratory infection (cold or flu) 6-8 times per year. Sometimes they can get the stomach bug 2-3 times per year. And here's the kicker, you can't give them over the counter medicine. So what do you do?