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Well, it is the season (sick season)! Not our favorite time of year.

My son got sick a few weeks ago. It seemed like one day he was running around, laughing and playing without a care in the world, until the next day… The next day he coughed all day and all night. His nose was running and then it was stuffy. He was hot and then he was cold. But worst of all, all of his willful joy and smiles seemed to have washed away as quickly as the sickness set in. We started following these tips on dealing with the cold and flu season, that I mentioned a few weeks ago. He eventually felt ready to get up and off of the couch so we tried to sit at the table and start a craft or two.

First I checked in his backpack because I remembered that his teacher mentioned that she sent home some extra crafting projects to do if he wanted. Inside I found some construction paper with lots of ripped up pieces in a bag. The construction paper had some markings that made it look like an owl because he was learning about the letter “O”. I got some glue and he went to town. He knew where to put the feathers, the eyes, and the nose. He worked pretty quickly on the project so we decided to continue the idea of gluing things on paper. Next, I told him to make a tree with leaves. He started using the ripped brown pieces of paper to make leaves. Then he asked for some cereal to glue on the ground of the picture. We spent a lot of time having fun making new creations that day. Crafting really does make it all better!

How to beat the sick blues
One thing that helped us through the few days of cold like symptoms was Children’s Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold. We tried the berry flavor and the first thing he said afterwards was that it tasted like soda. He is not usually very good at drinking medicines but he did not have trouble with this one. I feel like he was able to sleep better at night after taking it.


Children’s Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold 
When your child has a bad cold, you both can feel miserable. Children’s Mucinex is the #1 children’s brand for relieving congestion* and provides fast acting relief from your child’s worst cold symptoms. Try Children’s Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold if your child needs relief from stuffy nose and chest congestion. Always use Children’s Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold as directed. (*Based on IRI unit share data for the 52 weeks ending November 2012) 


Mucinex is offering a $2 off coupon here so you can try it for yourself!


Enter to win a $100 CVS gift card. To enter leave a comment telling me: What activity makes your child smile when they are under the weather?

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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This sweepstakes runs from 2/6/2013 – 3/31/2013


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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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141 Responses to “How to beat the sick blues -CLOSED!”

  1. Melissa K.

    My girls like to craft too when sick. Last time we made homemade playdough and smushed things into it. :)

  2. Callie

    We absolutely LOVE watching movies, snuggling, eating some yummy homemade chicken noodle soup – and endless blankets and pillows to make being sick as comfy as possible!

  3. Leslie

    My son loves to have his pillow on my lap.I read a good book and rub his back while he enjoys his shows.

  4. BettyJane C.

    Fuzzy socks, comfy couch and a soft blanket with a great cartoon or movie on hand always helps!

  5. Courtney

    My boys love to cuddle in Mommy’s bed and read books with me when they are sick. It makes for precious memories for everybody :)

  6. Michelle Bala

    When my kids are under the weather they love some decaf tea, their backs tickled or rubbed or their hair brushed. It really relaxes them.

  7. Sandra

    I make the couch up like a bed with their favorite blanket, then get stacks of books to read to then usually I will put a movie on and cuddle up with them and take a rest.

  8. Julie

    my kids mostly get sick in the winter. mine like bringing their pillows to the couch and having hot chocolate or apple cider if their stomaches are uo to it!

  9. Crystal

    I bring out her pillow and blanket and make a pallet on the couch. She gets to watch movies and I make hot tea and soup. She loves being pampered! (She’s 15 and loves me babying her and it makes me feel great too!)

  10. Delieta

    Depending on the type of sickness, my children would like to color or do puzzles and games. Of course they would also get special treats like Coke or Gingerale and Ice Cream which would make them feel better.

  11. Karen

    No children of my own yet, but when I take care of myself (or my mom who got sick last Thanksgiving :() we love to watch old I Love Lucy episodes. Got them all on DVD, perfect way to cheer anyone up!

  12. Kala

    Lots of snuggles while laying on the couch watching a movie and sometimes a little ice cream doesn’t hurt either

  13. Margaret Smith

    My kids like to rest on our couch with lots of pillows and blankets and cuddle with me while watching movies together. Thanks so much.

  14. Stephanie V.

    frozen yogurt – I always get them their favorite flavor at the yogurt store and they love it! (and perfect for those sore throats)
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  15. Karen

    Getting special mommy attention,playing music, reading books, eating in bed and extra sleep!

  16. Mara Yager

    My son is almost 2, so when we are sick, we get a few special treats and cozy in for a Curious George marathon with the humidifier running and cough syrup aplenty! Hopefully everyone is healthy and well, though :) Thank you!!

  17. Marsha

    Well I am a Grandma, but let me tell you I wish I would of taken more time to play with and enjoy my children like I do my Grandchildren. All you have to do is come to Grandmas house to let loose and have fun. I have taken several craft Ideas from all of you and your cute board posts, and when my Grandchildren come there is always something new to create and do. Thanks to you!!!

  18. Danna T

    As a kid , my mom had a light bright for my brother and I when we were sick. It was the only toy we had that we could not play with any other time. So this past year, I was visiting with my mom and she gave me the light bright that amazingly still works and its now the special toy my son gets to play with when he is sick.

  19. Wild Orchid

    My son loves to cuddle with me and his favorite blanket while watching his favorite movies when he is feeling under the weather.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  20. Bessie

    I don’t have any kids yet. Expecting my first in about a month! But I always liked being sick when I was little. The extra pampering I got from Mom was just great!

  21. Anastasia

    Getting comfy and snuggling on the couch while watching their favorite tv shows :)

  22. Tara

    When my kids are sick I can always make them smile by cuddling with them on the couch and watching Americas funniest child videos!

  23. Nancy

    We usually put in movies since they normally don’t get to watch them. Leaving TV and movies for special times only makes it so they really enjoy watching it when the opportunity comes along.

  24. syy

    For my little cousin it’s tv or making storybooks. I kinda appreciate the fact that she’s less hyper when she’s not feeling well.

  25. Amy Tong

    baking in the kitchen always put a smile on my kids faces when they are under the weather. Comes to think of it, it helps me too.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  26. angie lilly

    no kids but I used to love it when my mom would play CandyLand with me or any of my other board games!

  27. Sarah L

    No kids. I sleep as much as possible, drink lots of water and hot herbal tea and use essential oils.

    Thanks for the contest.

  28. Katharina

    Lots and lots of reading aloud is always a hit here!
    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com