Thursday, January 22, 2015

Large Family Illness

 
For some of you the words Large Family and Illness together in a sentence may make you want to run screaming.  For those of us with a large family, it is a reality~~that makes us want to run screaming!!  This week our family had the stomach flu make a brief but very noticeable stop at our house.  While I promise no pictures of what we all looked like, here's how we dealt with the stomach bug.
 
  • We have a "sick room"~usually our living room.  We line the floor with blankets or beach towels and the sickies stay in this room.  No healthy person is allowed in and no sick person is allowed out.  This is just easier than always running to bedrooms, trying to anticipate needs, or finding alternative beds for the healthy siblings who share a room with a sick one.
  • We use buckets.  Yes, I know that means hubby or I have to empty and take care of them!  Little kids are just not good at making it to the bathroom in time and it is just easier to take care of a bucket than it is to clean carpet.  We save ice cream buckets and use them~~then throw them away when we are done.
  • Nothing to eat or drink!  I know that may seem obvious, or it may sound strange since we want them to stay hydrated, but we also don't want them to continue vomiting.  We wait until their tummies can handle something, then very s.l.o.w.l.y add sips of water or 7Up.  If that stays down we add a few crackers, and then toast.
  • We all pitch in.  This time around 5 of us went down within 8 hours~~including myself.  Poor hubby {who stayed healthy!} was the one taking care of everyone!
  • Disinfect, Disinfect, and then Disinfect!!  I am not usually a germ freak, but when the flu is in the house, I can't seem to get the Clorox wipes or Lysol out fast enough!
  • Give thanks for the fact that the stomach bug usually departs as quickly as it entered our lives!!
Dealing with illness is something we all have to deal with.  Having a large family just makes it seem worse.  We've learned what works for our family and even though it is never welcomed we know sooner or later bugs show up and we'll have to deal with them!
 
Have a healthy weekend!!
 
Blessings,
 


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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy {Blessed} New Year!


Hello again, Friends!

It's been a while....a long while!  If you've hung in there waiting for me, I so appreciate you!  I have been re~focusing on my family and trying to be the best wife and mom I can.  But I have missed the blogging.

So with a new year comes new priorities and new perspectives.  I have a lot of posts and projects spinning around in my head and I hope to share them with you this year.  I hope you will stick around and see what is to come!

Blessings,

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Monday, February 24, 2014

The Announcement I've Been Longing To Share....


We are blessed to be able to announce that this August, Lord Willing, we will have another member in our family!  We are beyond excited!

Blessings,


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Friday, February 14, 2014

The Marriage You've Always Wanted~Review and GIVEAWAY!!


Whether your marriage is hanging on by a thread, or you are blissfully in love, this book has something for everyone.   I love reading books on marriage.  Not because my marriage is in trouble, but because I want to prevent just that!

Author Gary Chapman writes this book in a way that is easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to apply to your own marriage.  His wisdom and methods are practical, while giving you and your spouse lots of information to think about, pray about, and communicate about.

Another thing I like about this book is that at the end of each chapter, there is a section called "Your Turn".  This section has simple questions that help you really think about each chapter, relate it to your own marriage, and see area's where you can work on in your marriage.

If you are looking for a book on marriage that will not only give you practical advice, but will have you and your spouse communicating better, this is a book for you. 

Just in time for Valentine's Day, you get a chance to win a copy of this book!  Just enter below for your chance to win.  Good luck and have a wonderful Valentines Day with your sweetheart!


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Blessings,
 

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Worth Rubies LINKUP!~Contributing To Family Finances

 
"She considers a field, and buys it: with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard." Proverbs 31:16
 
We studied this verse last week, and discussed how the Proverbs 31 woman contributes to the financial health of the family. 

We each contribute in unique ways.  Some of us work outside the home.  Some of us work from home.  Some of us have an online business, sell on E~bay, or have an Etsy shop.  Some of us sell jewelry, candles, purses and bags, or other accessories.

For those of us who have our own businesses, I want to create a community where we can support each other.  This week, I'm including a LINKUP with this Worth Rubies post!  Please link up your online business, Etsy shop, a link to something you sell, or whatever your source of income may be.  Then lets check out each listing and start supporting fellow Proverbs 31 women!

Have a great {and prosperous!} week!

Blessings,


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