fighting colds

My least favorite part of the weather changing is the fact that every year, I inevitably catch a cold.  I sleep as much as I can, drink herbal tea with honey and lemon, sip chicken broth and kick the cold to the curb within a few days.

Unfortunately this year, I am not sick.

“Wait,” you say to yourself, “weren’t you just complaining about catching a cold?”

Why yes I was.  The problem is that my babies have both caught colds.  It breaks my heart to hear their tiny coughs, to see the red spots under their noses from wiping off the runniness.

As we are trying to make an effort to get away from chemically-laden medicines, I gave each girl 1/2 teaspoon of honey.  They both thought this was the best thing that ever happened to them!

We don’t own a humidifier because we have had so many problems with mold growth in ours, no matter how many times I scrubbed and dried them, so that option is out for us.

I’ve tried to get the girls to drink more fluids and to rest, but really, have you ever tried to convince two hyper toddlers to drink more water and juice and then lay down for a nap?  Ha!

I did the only thing I could think of.

Chicken broth.  Simple, delicious, healthy, healing.

These two little girls melt my heart.  So happy to try something new!

Still all smiles, even when they don’t feel well.

They still fight over toys and for attention, tackle each other, scream to see who’s louder… but they still share quiet, loving moments that absolutely melt my heart.

Here’s hoping that honey and chicken broth is just what the doctor ordered :)


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