Mom, I Really Don’t Feel Good
Living in Minnesota, fall is our favorite time of the year. The crisp air, turning leaves, and smell of bonfires in the air signal back to school, football season and last of the beautiful weather before snow falls.
Fall also brings the start of “cold and flu season.” My college freshman called me last week and said, “I feel sick, I’m achy and getting a cough.” She also had her first two big science tests and an English paper due in a 24-hour period. I’m not sure if the stress of her tests caused her to feel under the weather, or she really was starting to get a virus. Either way, I coached her through it, sent her a little surprise and she came through her tests (and feeling under the weather) with flying colors.
Tips from the Nest
An ounce of prevention is worth it’s weight in gold, especially on a bug-infested campus. Encourage your kids to:
· Take a multi-vitamin
· Eat all the fruits and veggies they can to strengthen their immune system
· Drink tons of water
· Get as much sleep as possible, realizing how hard this is in college
· Take Emergen-C as soon as they start feeling like they’re getting a cold (my husband swears by this). Emergen-C has more Vitamin C than 10 oranges, plus has other key antioxidants. A little boost for the child who isn’t eating enough fruits and veggies.
Fall Care Package Ideas:
If you’d like to share some of this beautiful fall season with your child, consider sending them our “Meet Me In The Woods” gift box. Packed full of items representing the great outdoors, they’ll love it!
And…if your kiddos are calling in sick, “Chicken Soup” may be just the right thing. This care package has goodies to soothe their throat, clear a stuffed nose, give them energy and ease their mind to help them feel better in no time.