I was supposed to post about strength yesterday for the Love Blog Challenge. I’m a cohost for this particular topic so I’m really sorry that my post didn’t make it up on time. I’ve been sick and caring for two kids all at the same time. (My husband has helped, but work means he’s not always around to help.)

I’m not sure what my original topic was for this theme. My brain is still a bit muddled and I forgot to write down my original idea. So, I had to come up with something new and that’s where I came up with the idea to share a few quick tips for taking care of kids while sick. After all, that requires a special sort of strength and creativity. So, here you go – surviving sickness and kids!

Be flexible.

When you’re sick, it’s best to be flexible with your day. This may mean adjusting naps and schedules to meet your needs. It may also mean saying no to things that were previously scheduled. It’s okay to stay home and not expose others to your germs.

Call in help.

I know it can be hard to ask for help. However, when you’re sick is the best time to call in the reinforcements – even if it’s just for an hour or two so that you can get a nap. Trust me – I also understand not having help nearby. For me, help comes in the form of Daddy when he’s home.

Bend the rules.

Sometimes simply bending the rules a little can help you get through the day. I’m not talking about something drastic. It could be as simple as allowing a bigger mess of toys than normal.

Use screentime.

I know different families have different viewpoints on screentime. Sickness is one time when I allow more screentime than normal. It’s something that can help me out temporarily until we return back to healthy status.

All in all, parenting while sick is tough. Do what you can to rest and keep the kids safe at the same time. Survival is the name of the game until you can get back to the world of thriving as a mom.

Do you have any tips to add? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!


Today is the seventeenth day of the Love Blog challenge and I’m cohosting again! Today’s prompt was strength and I hope you enjoyed my spin on it. I’m not cohosting all of the prompts but there are a few here and there. Each time that I cohost, you’ll get the chance to learn a little bit more about the other ladies hosting. I’ve shared all of the bios and links below (including my own in case you’re new here!). I highly recommend checking out these ladies!

Meet Brita

Brita Long is the pink and sparkly personality behind the Christian feminist lifestyle blog, Belle Brita. On her blog and social media, you’ll discover more than authentic storytelling–she’s brutally honest about pursuing a fulfilling and joyful life even with Crohn’s Disease and depression. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Meet Susannah

You can find Susannah blogging at Simple Moments Stick where she helps moms reclaim simplicity in motherhood. Susannah believes that the simple life is beautiful and does her best to raise her three boys to have that mindset as well. At Simple Moments Stick you will find kids crafts, parenting tips, marriage advice, and so much more… all wrapped up in the Christian faith. You can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Meet Pam (That’s me!)

Pam is a former teacher turned work at home mom to two little boys. She blogs about motherhood and all it’s messy moments on her blog Hodge Podge Moments. She also shares play based learning activities at Little Learning Moments. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.

Time to Link Up!